BIG PLAY BENNETT – Vikings RB Michael Bennett broke the 1,000-yard mark vs. Green Bay (12/8/02). He set a team record at Tampa Bay (11/3) with an 85-yard TD run, the longest in team history. Bennett is now the only player in Vikings history to have 2 offensive plays of 80+ yards (an 80-yard screen pass TD in 2001 at Pittsburgh). Bennett set a career-high with his 167 yards including a 78-yard TD run vs. the N.Y. Giants (11/10) and has amassed 1,896 yards in his career to rank 14th in team history. Bennett is the only player in NFL history to have 3 straight games with at least a rush of 60 yards (11/3-11/17). Bennett ranks 2nd in the NFC with 1,214 rushing yards and ranks 5th in the NFC in total yards from scrimmage with 1,534, averaging 5.7 yards per touch. Bennett’s 5.1 yard per carry average is .4 behind Robert Smith’s team record of 5.5 set in 1997 for the highest single-season average in team history. His 1,214 yards is the 3rd-best single-season performance by a Vikings RB.