The Vikings were hoping for an explosive performance from rookie quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, but…
Record-Seekers vs. Rams
GAME NOTES vs. RAMS
Tarvaris Jackson scored his first NFL rushing touchdown. He became the first rookie QB in franchise history since Joe Kapp vs. Pittsburgh (11/26/67) to rush for a touchdown, and only the third overall. Fran Tarkenton had five as a rookie in 1961.
Chester Taylor's 29 yards rushing give him a season total of 1,214, making it the fourth-best in team history. He joined Robert Smith (1,521 in 2000, and 1,266 in 1997), Michael Bennett (1,296 in 2002) and Terry Allen (1,201 in 1992) to surpass 1,200 yards.
Taylor's 13 rushing attempts gave him 304 for the season, the most in franchise history.
Chris Kluwe's 50-yard punt gave him 19 punts of at least 50 yards this season, the second-most in team history. Mitch Berger had 22 such punts in 2000.
Kluwe's one punt inside the 20-yard line gave him 27 for the season, one short of tying the team record set by Greg Coleman in 1983 and equaled by Mike Saxon in 1994.
Heath Farwell's two tackles on special teams gave him 25 for the season, surpassing the team record of 24 set by Nate Allen in 1977.
Bethel Johnson's 225 yards in kickoff returns ranks second-most in team history to Nate Jaquet's 237 vs. Philadelphia on Nov. 11, 2001.