6 of the most unbreakable records in Minnesota Vikings history

Former Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson
Former Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson / Hannah Foslien/GettyImages

The Minnesota Vikings have a rich history with some of the best players in NFL history making their way through the team's locker room. They have given fans some unbelievable performances over the years that will never be forgotten.

With the 2024 NFL season right around the corner, the Vikings will have an opportunity to create some new moments and put on great performances that will forever be captured and remembered for many years to come.

Minnesota has set the benchmark for some of the craziest statistics in league history, making those individual and team accomplishments very difficult to eclipse. However, this is the NFL and anything can happen on any given Sunday.

6 most unbreakable records in Minnesota Vikings history

There are some Vikings records that will likely never fall. Here are six of the franchise records for Minnesota that will likely never be broken.

1. Career Interceptions - Paul Krause (53)

No player in NFL history has ever had a nose for the football the way that Paul Krause did. The Hall of Fame safety holds the league record for most interceptions in a career at 81, with 53 of those coming as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. The closest active player is Harrison Smith with 34 takeaways in 12 seasons. It would take one heck of a career to break this record.

2. Longest Reception - Bernard Berrian (99 yards)

Tying the record for the longest reception in Vikings' history is the best anyone can do. Bernard Berrian set the record with the longest possible catch and run on a pass from Gus Frerotte during a Sunday Night Football broadcast in 2008. This happened against Berrian's former team, the Chicago Bears, making the play even more fun.

3. Consecutive Games Played - Jim Marshall (282)

Before Brett Favre became the NFL's "iron man", the Vikings had Jim Marshall as a regular on their defensive line. The former Purple People Eaters defender suited up for 282 consecutive games with Minnesota. Beating this record would take a lot of skill, training, and luck, making it extremely unlikely to be toppled.

4. Largest Comeback - vs. Colts in 2022 (33 points)

The most recent record on this list, many fans will fondly remember this game between the Vikings and Indianapolis Colts from 2022. Coming back from a 33-point deficit is so unlikely that this NFL record will likely never be beaten by the purple and gold.

5. Longest Kickoff Return - Cordarrelle Patterson (109 yards)

Here is another instance where the Vikings have a franchise record that cannot be beaten. Cordarrelle Patterson was one of the most explosive players for Minnesota and showcased his skills on kickoff returns. Taking the ball out from deep in the end zone against the Green Bay Packers in 2013, Patterson sliced through defenders during the Monday Night Football broadcast to tie an NFL record.

6. Points Scored - Fred Cox (1,365)

It is absolutely wild to think that kicker Fred Cox put 1,365 points on the board for the Minnesota Vikings. It took him 15 seasons to put that many points on the board, but 282 field goals and 519 extra points later, he holds a franchise record that will likely stand the test of time.

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