CHICAGO -- Devin Hester extended his NFL record for combined touchdowns on kick returns with his 16th when he ran a kickoff back 98 yards for the Chicago Bears early in the third quarter of Sunday's 39-10 win against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings' Adrian Peterson had just scored on a 4-yard run when Hester delivered the longest kickoff return of his career.
He turned to his right and was touched once on his way to the end zone, making it 33-10. It was his first kickoff return for a touchdown since Nov. 25, 2007, against Denver.
"The shocking part to us," Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said after the game, "is that people still kick to him because he is such a threat."
Along with the big return, Hester had five catches for 91 yards.
"We're all kind of witnessing history every time he touches it," Bears coach Lovie Smith said after the game.
Hester set a record with his 11th punt return for a touchdown against Carolina on Oct. 2.
Hester left the game early in the fourth quarter with a chest injury and did not return.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.