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1984 Minnesota Vikings

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3-13-0, NFC Central Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.9, Offense: -2.7, Defense: -8.2, SoS: 2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 276 points (17.2/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 484 points (30.2/g), 28th.
 Differential of -208 points (-13.0/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 3.3-12.7.

Coach: Les Steckel (3-13-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Floyd Reese

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

Team Info

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

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 276 4716 1041 4.5 41 16 28 289 281 533 2872 18 25 4.8 150 444 1844 10 4.2 111
Team Defense 484 6352 1062 6.0 29 18 16 342 319 490 3779 35 11 7.3 182 547 2573 20 4.7 144
Lg Rank Offense 24 25 22 14 22 10 22 20 21 26 24 18 23 9
Lg Rank Defense 28 28 24 7 25 7 26 28 28 28 24 27 24 27

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore L 0-1 San Diego Chargers 13 42 12 206 91 115 4 27 526 396 130 2
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 19 14 231 113 118 1 21 376 224 152 2
3 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-2 Atlanta Falcons 27 20 23 414 234 180 1 13 258 147 111 2
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 2-2 @ Detroit Lions 29 28 23 420 215 205 17 336 222 114 3
5 Sun September 30 boxscore L 2-3 Seattle Seahawks 12 20 20 334 196 138 4 19 409 217 192 4
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 2-4 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 35 30 543 374 169 5 18 314 212 102
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L 2-5 @ Los Angeles Raiders 20 23 16 226 122 104 2 24 393 251 142 2
8 Sun October 21 boxscore L 2-6 Detroit Lions 14 16 14 190 157 33 2 20 435 260 175 3
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 2-7 @ Chicago Bears 7 16 16 167 126 41 2 18 307 178 129 1
10 Sun November 4 boxscore W 3-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 24 24 362 218 144 2 23 336 183 153 2
11 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-8 @ Green Bay Packers 17 45 14 272 162 110 2 26 513 302 211 1
12 Sun November 18 boxscore L 3-9 @ Denver Broncos 21 42 19 314 247 67 5 22 435 229 206 2
13 Sun November 25 boxscore L 3-10 Chicago Bears 3 34 9 161 71 90 2 20 399 170 229
14 Thu November 29 boxscore L 3-11 Washington Redskins 17 31 21 370 200 170 4 19 346 217 129 1
15 Sat December 8 boxscore L 3-12 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 51 18 265 175 90 1 29 521 337 184
16 Sun December 16 boxscore L 3-13 Green Bay Packers 14 38 16 241 171 70 4 26 448 234 214 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
9 Tommy Kramer 29 QB 9 9 2-7-0 124 236 52.5 1678 9 3.8 10 4.2 70 7.1 6.0 13.5 186.4 70.6 24 145 5.90 4.86 9.2
11 Wade Wilson 25 qb 8 5 1-4-0 102 195 52.3 1019 5 2.6 11 5.6 38 5.2 3.2 10.0 127.4 52.5 20 159 4.00 2.16 9.3 0 1
4 Archie Manning 35 qb 6 2 0-2-0 52 94 55.3 545 2 2.1 3 3.2 56 5.8 4.8 10.5 90.8 66.1 18 153 3.50 2.65 16.1
46 Alfred Anderson 23 FB 16 14 3 7 42.9 95 2 28.6 1 14.3 43 13.6 12.9 31.7 5.9 89.9 2 8 9.67 9.11 22.2
8 Greg Coleman 30 P 16 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.7 16 3-13-0 281 533 52.7 3337 18 3.4 25 4.7 70 6.3 4.8 11.9 208.6 63.8 64 465 4.81 3.53 10.7 0 1
Opp Total 16 319 490 65.1 3954 35 7.1 11 2.2 8.1 8.49 12.4 247.1 104.4 25 175 7.3 7.7 4.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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
46 Alfred Anderson 23 FB 16 14 201 773 2 23 3.8 48.3 12.6 17 102 6.0 1 28 1.1 6.4 875 3 8
23 Ted Brown 27 RB 13 9 98 442 3 19 4.5 34.0 7.5 46 349 7.6 3 35 3.5 26.8 791 6 2
20 Darrin Nelson 25 KR/PR/rb 15 8 80 406 3 39 5.1 27.1 5.3 27 162 6.0 1 17 1.8 10.8 568 4 4
9 Tommy Kramer 29 QB 9 9 15 9 0 14 0.6 1.0 1.7 1 20 20.0 1 20 0.1 2.2 29 1 10
36 Allen Rice 22 14 0 14 58 1 16 4.1 4.1 1.0 4 59 14.8 1 24 0.3 4.2 117 2 1
4 Archie Manning 35 qb 6 2 11 42 0 16 3.8 7.0 1.8 42 0 4
11 Wade Wilson 25 qb 8 5 9 30 0 12 3.3 3.8 1.1 30 0 2
89 Mike Jones 24 WR 16 14 4 45 0 36 11.3 2.8 0.3 38 591 15.6 1 70 2.4 36.9 636 1 1
84 Dwight Collins 23 wr 16 1 3 -14 0 1 -4.7 -0.9 0.2 11 143 13.0 1 43 0.7 8.9 129 1 0
80 Billy Waddy 30 4 0 3 24 0 11 8.0 6.0 0.8 24 0 1
87 Leo Lewis 28 wr 16 5 2 11 0 6 5.5 0.7 0.1 47 830 17.7 4 56 2.9 51.9 841 4 1
8 Greg Coleman 30 P 16 0 2 11 0 13 5.5 0.7 0.1 11 0 0
83 Steve Jordan 23 TE 14 14 1 4 1 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 38 414 10.9 2 26 2.7 29.6 418 3 0
32 David Nelson 21 2 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 1.5 0.5 3 0 0
85 Sammy White 30 WR 13 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 399 19.0 1 47 1.6 30.7 399 1 1
81 Joe Senser 28 te 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 110 7.3 0 26 1.9 13.8 110 0 0
86 Mike Mularkey 23 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 134 9.6 2 26 0.9 8.4 134 2 1
88 Don Hasselbeck 29 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.6 10 0 0
80 Terry LeCount 28 wr 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.5 7.0 14 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 444 1844 10 39 4.2 115.3 27.8 281 3337 11.9 18 70 17.6 208.6 5181 28 39
Opp Total 16 547 2573 20 4.7 160.8 34.2 319 3779 11.8 35 19.9 236.2 6352 55 35

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
20 Darrin Nelson 25 KR/PR/rb 15 8 23 180 0 21 7.8 39 891 0 47 22.8 1639
46 Alfred Anderson 23 FB 16 14 30 639 0 41 21.3 1514
21 Rufus Bess 28 RCB 16 13 2 9 0 7 4.5 3 47 0 19 15.7 56
87 Leo Lewis 28 wr 16 5 4 31 0 13 7.8 1 31 0 31 31.0 903
80 Billy Waddy 30 4 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 3 64 0 31 21.3 85
36 Allen Rice 22 14 0 3 34 0 13 11.3 151
68 Curtis Rouse 24 LG 16 15 2 22 0 15 11.0 22
91 Greg Smith 25 rde 16 6 2 26 0 15 13.0 26
24 Maurice Turner 24 13 0 2 21 0 14 10.5 21
32 David Nelson 21 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 3
37 Willie Teal 27 db 11 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 31 217 0 21 7.0 86 1775 0 47 20.6 7173
Opp Total 16 49 435 0 8.9 59 1281 0 21.7

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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 30 P 16 0 82 3473 62 0 42.4
3 Jan Stenerud* 42 K 16 0 2 2 3 3 9 9 5 3 4 3 23 20 87.0% 31 30 96.8%
Team Total 26.7 16 2 2 3 3 9 9 5 3 4 3 23 20 87.0% 31 30 96.8% 82 3473 62 0 42.4
Opp Total 16 28 24 85.7% 59 58 98.3% 68 2774 40.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
39 Carl Lee 23 FS 16 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100 0
94 Chris Martin 24 lb 16 1 1.0 0 0 1 8 1 45 0
9 Tommy Kramer 29 QB 9 9 0 10 3 -5 0
46 Alfred Anderson 23 FB 16 14 0 8 2 0 0
21 Rufus Bess 28 RCB 16 13 1.0 3 7 0 7 0 0 1 2 0 0
75 Randy Holloway 29 rde 8 5 5.0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Darrin Nelson 25 KR/PR/rb 15 8 0 4 3 0 0
4 Archie Manning 35 qb 6 2 0 4 2 0 0
47 Joey Browner 24 lcb 16 8 1.0 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 3 63 1
73 Neil Elshire 26 LDE 12 10 3.5 0 0 1 0 0
65 Charlie Johnson 32 NT 16 15 4.0
87 Leo Lewis 28 wr 16 5 0 1 3 0 0
54 Fred McNeill 32 ROLB 13 13 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
90 John Haines 23 8 0 2.0 0 0 1 6 0
89 Mike Jones 24 WR 16 14 0 1 2 0 0
36 Allen Rice 22 14 0 0 1 2 0 0
29 John Swain 25 LCB 15 10 2 20 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Matt Blair 34 LOLB 11 9 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Ted Brown 27 RB 13 9 0 2 0 0 0
86 Mike Mularkey 23 te 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
77 Mark Mullaney 31 RDE 7 6 2.0
37 Willie Teal 27 db 11 4 1 53 1 53 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Billy Waddy 30 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
11 Wade Wilson 25 qb 8 5 0 2 0 0 0
63 Robert Cobb 27 de 2 1 1.0
45 Tom Hannon 29 SS 16 16 1 0 0 0 0
88 Don Hasselbeck 29 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Tim Irwin 26 RT 16 16 0 0 1 2 0
52 Dennis Johnson 26 RILB 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
83 Steve Jordan 23 TE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
79 Doug Martin 27 lde 13 6 1.0
68 Curtis Rouse 24 LG 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
67 Ron Sams 23 C 12 10 0 1 0 -17 0
57 Robin Sendlein 26 lolb 15 8 1.0
55 Scott Studwell 30 LILB 16 15 1 20 0 20 0
85 Sammy White 30 WR 13 11 0 1 0 0 0
69 Hasson Arbubakrr 24 4 0 0.5
Team Total 26.7 16 25.0 11 120 1 53 0 0 39 39 57 2 145 0
Opp Total 16 64 35 17

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Jan Stenerud* 42 K 16 0 30 20 90
23 Ted Brown 27 RB 13 9 3 3 6 36
87 Leo Lewis 28 wr 16 5 4 4 24
20 Darrin Nelson 25 KR/PR/rb 15 8 3 1 4 24
46 Alfred Anderson 23 FB 16 14 2 1 3 18
83 Steve Jordan 23 TE 14 14 1 2 3 18
86 Mike Mularkey 23 te 16 2 2 2 12
36 Allen Rice 22 14 0 1 1 2 12
47 Joey Browner 24 lcb 16 8 1 1 6
84 Dwight Collins 23 wr 16 1 1 1 6
89 Mike Jones 24 WR 16 14 1 1 6
9 Tommy Kramer 29 QB 9 9 1 1 6
94 Chris Martin 24 lb 16 1 1 1 6
37 Willie Teal 27 db 11 4 1 1 6
85 Sammy White 30 WR 13 11 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 16 10 18 2 1 31 30 20 276
Opp Total 16 20 35 2 2 58 24 484