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1982 Minnesota Vikings

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5-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.2, Offense: 2.1, Defense: -1.0, SoS: 2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 187 points (20.8/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 198 points (22.0/g), 20th.
 Differential of -11 points (-1.2/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-4.8.

Coach: Bud Grant (5-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Hollway

Stadium: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Team Info

Principal Owner/President Max Winter
General Manager Mike Lynn
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 187 2879 601 4.8 17 5 8 167 187 334 1967 15 12 5.5 107 245 912 6 3.7 52
Team Defense 198 2895 582 5.0 21 9 19 159 157 292 1875 11 12 5.8 87 260 1020 8 3.9 53
Lg Rank Offense 13 14 5 2 14 3 5 6 13 16 23 22 17 15
Lg Rank Defense 20 19 17 14 6 20 19 13 14 13 9 14 12 19

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 10 16 216 115 101 1 16 355 290 65 4
2 Thu September 16 boxscore L 1-1 @ Buffalo Bills 22 23 22 371 258 113 1 26 451 317 134 2
3 Sun November 21 boxscore L 1-2 @ Green Bay Packers 7 26 12 184 159 25 1 21 359 223 136 1
4 Sun November 28 boxscore W 2-2 Chicago Bears 35 7 20 384 321 63 3 12 197 103 94 5
5 Sun December 5 boxscore L 2-3 @ Miami Dolphins 14 22 13 182 89 93 4 17 301 123 178 1
6 Sun December 12 boxscore W 3-3 Baltimore Colts 13 10 16 345 258 87 1 15 198 116 82 2
7 Sun December 19 boxscore W 4-3 @ Detroit Lions 34 31 17 332 216 116 19 346 304 42 3
8 Sun December 26 boxscore L 4-4 New York Jets 14 42 28 484 329 155 3 15 324 232 92 1
9 Mon January 3 boxscore W 5-4 Dallas Cowboys 31 27 23 381 222 159 3 18 364 167 197 2
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 9 boxscore W 6-4 Atlanta Falcons 30 24 30 378 253 125 1 24 235 115 120 2
Division Sat January 15 boxscore L 6-5 @ Washington Redskins 7 21 15 317 238 79 23 415 211 204 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
9 Tommy Kramer 27 QB 9 9 5-4-0 176 308 57.1% 2037 15 4.9 12 3.9 65 6.6 5.8 11.6 226.3 77.3 21 130 5.80 5.07 6.4 2 3
12 Steve Dils 27 9 0 11 26 42.3% 68 0 0.0 0 0.0 12 2.6 2.6 6.2 7.6 49.8 1 8 2.22 2.22 3.7
Team Total 26.8 9 5-4-0 187 334 56.0% 2105 15 4.5 12 3.6 65 6.3 5.6 11.3 233.9 75.0 22 138 5.53 4.85 6.2 2 3
Opp Total 9 157 292 53.8% 2106 11 3.8 12 4.1 7.2 6.12 13.4 234.0 72.4 30 231 5.8 4.8 9.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
23 Ted Brown 25 FB 8 8 120 515 1 30 4.3 64.4 15.0 31 207 6.7 2 29 3.9 25.9 722 3 0
20 Darrin Nelson 23 RB 7 4 44 136 0 18 3.1 19.4 6.3 9 100 11.1 0 22 1.3 14.3 236 0 2
32 Tony Galbreath 28 rb 8 3 39 116 1 12 3.0 14.5 4.9 17 153 9.0 0 32 2.1 19.1 269 1 1
9 Tommy Kramer 27 QB 9 9 21 77 3 18 3.7 8.6 2.3 77 3 3
34 Rickey Young 29 rb 9 1 16 49 1 11 3.1 5.4 1.8 4 44 11.0 1 25 0.4 4.9 93 2 0
22 Jarvis Redwine 25 KR 7 0 2 2 0 2 1.0 0.3 0.3 2 0 1
80 Terry LeCount 26 wr 9 3 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 14 179 12.8 1 28 1.6 19.9 176 1 0
8 Greg Coleman 28 P 9 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 1.7 0.1 15 0 0
12 Steve Dils 27 9 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.6 0.1 5 0 0
81 Joe Senser 26 TE 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 261 9.0 1 22 3.2 29.0 261 1 0
85 Sammy White 28 WR 7 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 503 17.3 5 65 4.1 71.9 503 5 0
28 Ahmad Rashad 33 WR 7 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 233 10.1 0 21 3.3 33.3 233 0 0
84 Sam McCullum 30 wr 6 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 131 10.9 0 21 2.0 21.8 131 0 1
82 Bob Bruer 29 te 8 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 102 12.8 2 24 1.0 12.8 102 2 0
87 Leo Lewis 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 150 18.8 3 39 0.9 16.7 150 3 0
83 Steve Jordan 21 te 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 42 14.0 0 29 0.3 4.7 42 0 0
Team Total 26.8 9 245 912 6 30 3.7 101.3 27.2 187 2105 11.3 15 65 20.8 233.9 3017 21 12
Opp Total 9 260 1020 8 3.9 113.3 28.9 157 1875 11.9 11 17.4 208.3 2895 19 22

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
31 Eddie Payton 31 PR 9 0 22 179 0 35 8.1 12 271 0 32 22.6 450
22 Jarvis Redwine 25 KR 7 0 12 286 0 76 23.8 288
20 Darrin Nelson 23 RB 7 4 6 132 0 33 22.0 368
49 Keith Nord 25 9 0 3 43 0 19 14.3 43
21 Rufus Bess 26 8 0 2 17 0 11 8.5 17
36 Sam Harrell 25 1 0 2 21 0 17 10.5 21
73 Neil Elshire 24 5 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
88 Mardye McDole 23 2 0 1 26 0 26 26.0 26
Team Total 26.8 9 24 196 0 35 8.2 37 786 0 76 21.2 3999
Opp Total 9 30 176 0 5.9 38 663 0 17.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
8 Greg Coleman 28 P 9 0 58 2384 67 0 41.1
7 Rick Danmeier 30 K 9 0 5 4 2 1 6 3 1 14 8 57.1%% 23 23 100.0%%
Team Total 26.8 9 5 4 2 1 6 3 1 14 8 57.1%% 23 23 100.0%% 58 2384 67 0 41.1
Opp Total 9 19 11 57.9%% 24 21 87.5%% 50 2095 41.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
79 Doug Martin 25 LDE 9 9 11.5 1 0 0 0 0
77 Mark Mullaney 29 RDE 9 9 5.0
55 Scott Studwell 28 RILB 8 8 3.0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Randy Holloway 27 9 0 2.5 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
9 Tommy Kramer 27 QB 9 9 0 3 1 -21 0
37 Willie Teal 25 RCB 9 9 4 15 0 13 0
72 James White 29 dt 9 3 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Eddie Payton 31 PR 9 0 0 3 0 0 0
27 John Turner 26 FS 9 9 2 43 1 33 0 0 0 1 35 0
45 Tom Hannon 27 SS 9 9 0 0 2 0 0
65 Charlie Johnson 30 NT 9 6 1.0 0 0 1 44 1
52 Dennis Johnson 24 LILB 9 9 0 0 2 0 0
25 Kurt Knoff 28 db 9 4 1.0 1 4 0 4 0
20 Darrin Nelson 23 RB 7 4 0 2 0 -8 0
22 Jarvis Redwine 25 KR 7 0 0 1 1 0 0
29 John Swain 23 LCB 9 5 2 20 0 16 0
59 Matt Blair* 32 LOLB 9 9 1.5
23 Ted Brown 25 FB 8 8 0 0 1 0 0
73 Neil Elshire 24 5 0 1.0
32 Tony Galbreath 28 rb 8 3 0 1 0 0 0
36 Sam Harrell 25 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
51 Jim Hough 26 LG 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
84 Sam McCullum 30 wr 6 2 0 1 0 0 0
49 Keith Nord 25 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
67 Dennis Swilley 27 C 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
34 Rickey Young 29 rb 9 1 0 0 1 0 0
21 Rufus Bess 26 8 0 0.5
Team Total 26.8 9 30.0 12 91 1 33 0 0 12 16 50 1
Opp Total 9 22 22 13

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
7 Rick Danmeier 30 K 9 0 23 8 47
85 Sammy White 28 WR 7 6 5 5 30
23 Ted Brown 25 FB 8 8 1 2 3 18
9 Tommy Kramer 27 QB 9 9 3 3 18
87 Leo Lewis 26 9 0 3 3 18
82 Bob Bruer 29 te 8 2 2 2 12
34 Rickey Young 29 rb 9 1 1 1 2 12
32 Tony Galbreath 28 rb 8 3 1 1 6
65 Charlie Johnson 30 NT 9 6 1 1 6
80 Terry LeCount 26 wr 9 3 1 1 6
81 Joe Senser 26 TE 9 9 1 1 6
27 John Turner 26 FS 9 9 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 9 6 15 1 1 23 23 8 1 185
Opp Total 9 8 11 1 3 21 11 198

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1982-09-12 TAM W, 17-10 2 3 rush Rickey Young 3 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
2 1982-09-12 TAM W, 17-10 3 22 pass Sammy White 22 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
3 1982-09-16 @ BUF L, 22-23 2 22 pass Bob Bruer 22 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
4 1982-09-16 @ BUF L, 22-23 2 2 pass Bob Bruer 2 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
5 1982-11-21 @ GNB L, 7-26 2 4 rush Tommy Kramer 4 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
6 1982-11-28 CHI W, 35-7 2 5 pass Sammy White 5 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
7 1982-11-28 CHI W, 35-7 2 1 pass Joe Senser 1 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
8 1982-11-28 CHI W, 35-7 3 8 pass Sammy White 8 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
9 1982-11-28 CHI W, 35-7 4 31 pass Leo Lewis 31 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
10 1982-11-28 CHI W, 35-7 4 13 pass Sammy White 13 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
11 1982-12-05 @ MIA L, 14-22 2 18 rush Tommy Kramer 18 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
12 1982-12-05 @ MIA L, 14-22 4 1 rush Tony Galbreath 1 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
13 1982-12-12 BAL W, 13-10 1 24 pass Sammy White 24 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
14 1982-12-19 @ DET W, 34-31 1 15 pass Terry LeCount 15 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
15 1982-12-19 @ DET W, 34-31 2 5 pass Leo Lewis 5 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
16 1982-12-19 @ DET W, 34-31 2 39 pass Leo Lewis 39 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
17 1982-12-19 @ DET W, 34-31 4 44 fumble Charlie Johnson 44 yard fumble return (Rick Danmeier kick)
18 1982-12-26 NYJ L, 14-42 2 1 rush Tommy Kramer 1 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
19 1982-12-26 NYJ L, 14-42 4 16 pass Ted Brown 16 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
20 1983-01-03 DAL W, 31-27 2 1 rush Ted Brown 1 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
21 1983-01-03 DAL W, 31-27 3 13 pass Ted Brown 13 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
22 1983-01-03 DAL W, 31-27 4 33 interception John Turner 33 yard interception return (Rick Danmeier kick)
23 1983-01-03 DAL W, 31-27 4 14 pass Rickey Young 14 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1982-09-12 TAM L, 10-17 4 20 pass Jimmie Giles 20 yard pass from Doug Williams (Bill Capece kick)
2 1982-09-16 @ BUF W, 23-22 2 6 pass Frank Lewis 6 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
3 1982-09-16 @ BUF W, 23-22 3 4 pass Jerry Butler 4 yard pass from Joe Ferguson
4 1982-09-16 @ BUF W, 23-22 4 11 pass Jerry Butler 11 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
5 1982-11-21 @ GNB W, 26-7 2 5 pass Eddie Lee Ivery 5 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1982-11-21 @ GNB W, 26-7 3 25 fumble Maurice Harvey 25 yard fumble return
7 1982-11-21 @ GNB W, 26-7 3 1 rush Eddie Lee Ivery 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1982-11-28 CHI L, 7-35 2 50 pass Emery Moorehead 50 yard pass from Jim McMahon (John Roveto kick)
9 1982-12-05 @ MIA W, 22-14 1 1 rush David Woodley 1 yard rush
10 1982-12-05 @ MIA W, 22-14 4 9 rush Andra Franklin 9 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
11 1982-12-12 BAL L, 10-13 3 94 interception Jim Burroughs 94 yard interception return (Mike Wood kick)
12 1982-12-19 @ DET L, 31-34 1 70 pass Leonard Thompson 70 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)
13 1982-12-19 @ DET L, 31-34 4 1 rush Billy Sims 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
14 1982-12-19 @ DET L, 31-34 4 7 pass Horace King 7 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)
15 1982-12-19 @ DET L, 31-34 4 1 pass Leonard Thompson 1 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)
16 1982-12-26 NYJ W, 42-14 1 2 rush Freeman McNeil 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
17 1982-12-26 NYJ W, 42-14 2 80 blocked field goal Bobby Jackson 80 yard blocked field goal return (Pat Leahy kick)
18 1982-12-26 NYJ W, 42-14 2 1 rush Freeman McNeil 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
19 1982-12-26 NYJ W, 42-14 3 20 pass Mickey Shuler 20 yard pass from Pat Ryan (Pat Leahy kick)
20 1982-12-26 NYJ W, 42-14 4 39 pass Bruce Harper 39 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
21 1982-12-26 NYJ W, 42-14 4 77 interception Bobby Jackson 77 yard interception return (Pat Leahy kick)
22 1983-01-03 DAL L, 27-31 2 60 interception Dennis Thurman 60 yard interception return (Rafael Septien kick)
23 1983-01-03 DAL L, 27-31 4 99 rush Tony Dorsett 99 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
24 1983-01-03 DAL L, 27-31 4 2 rush Ron Springs 2 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)