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1985 Minnesota Vikings

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7-9-0, NFC Central Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.2, Offense: 0.1, Defense: -1.3, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 346 points (21.6/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 359 points (22.4/g), 17th.
 Differential of -13 points (-0.8/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.7-8.3.

Coach: Bud Grant (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Hollway
 Other Notable Asst.: Pete Carroll (Defensive Backs) and Marc Trestman (Running Backs)

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
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 346 5151 1027 5.0 47 18 33 317 311 576 3635 22 29 5.9 189 406 1516 19 3.7 95
Team Defense 359 5464 1065 5.1 44 22 22 324 280 490 3241 20 22 6.2 163 542 2223 16 4.1 139
Lg Rank Offense 14 16 25 14 12 4 7 11 26 12 28 27 9 23
Lg Rank Defense 17 16 5 3 19 9 15 12 12 20 23 22 14 14

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-0 San Francisco 49ers 28 21 15 268 182 86 1 29 489 272 217 7
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 2-0 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 16 18 262 183 79 2 22 349 234 115 5
3 Thu September 19 boxscore L 2-1 Chicago Bears 24 33 23 445 411 34 5 21 480 353 127 1
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-1 @ Buffalo Bills 27 20 19 338 167 171 1 20 277 162 115 2
5 Sun October 6 boxscore L 3-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 10 13 25 306 172 134 1 14 188 130 58 1
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-3 @ Green Bay Packers 17 20 18 285 223 62 3 18 280 145 135 3
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 4-3 San Diego Chargers 21 17 27 360 298 62 3 23 295 163 132 4
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 4-4 @ Chicago Bears 9 27 16 236 206 30 5 24 413 211 202 2
9 Sun November 3 boxscore W 5-4 Detroit Lions 16 13 20 301 138 163 2 11 153 84 69
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 5-5 Green Bay Packers 17 27 19 311 134 177 3 20 370 195 175 1
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 5-6 @ Detroit Lions 21 41 16 311 248 63 5 24 365 217 148 2
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L 5-7 New Orleans Saints 23 30 17 284 225 59 3 19 371 137 234 3
13 Sun December 1 boxscore W 6-7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 28 23 13 239 172 67 24 443 306 137 3
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 7-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26 7 23 474 309 165 5 17 327 176 151 6
15 Sun December 15 boxscore L 7-8 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 14 23 377 286 91 5 15 274 190 84 1
16 Sun December 22 boxscore L 7-9 Philadelphia Eagles 35 37 25 354 281 73 3 23 390 266 124 3

Passing

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 30 QB 15 15 6-9-0 277 506 54.7 3522 19 3.8 26 5.1 57 7.0 5.4 12.7 234.8 67.8 39 255 5.99 4.54 7.2 2 4
11 Wade Wilson 26 qb 4 1 1-0-0 33 60 55.0 404 3 5.0 3 5.0 42 6.7 5.5 12.2 101.0 71.8 4 28 5.88 4.70 6.3 1 1
13 Steve Bono 23 1 0 1 10 10.0 5 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 0.5 0.5 5.0 5.0 39.6 2 13 -0.67 -0.67 16.7
Team Total 26.7 16 7-9-0 311 576 54.0 3931 22 3.8 29 5.0 57 6.8 5.3 12.6 245.7 67.3 45 296 5.85 4.46 7.2 3 5
Opp Total 16 280 490 57.1 3464 20 4.1 22 4.5 7.1 5.87 12.4 216.5 74.1 33 223 6.2 5.1 6.3

Rushing & Receiving

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
20 Darrin Nelson 26 PR/RB 16 10 200 893 5 37 4.5 55.8 12.5 43 301 7.0 1 25 2.7 18.8 1194 6 7
23 Ted Brown 28 FB 14 9 93 336 7 30 3.6 24.0 6.6 30 291 9.7 3 54 2.1 20.8 627 10 1
46 Alfred Anderson 24 fb 12 6 50 121 4 10 2.4 10.1 4.2 16 175 10.9 1 54 1.3 14.6 296 5 0
36 Allen Rice 23 rb 14 1 31 104 3 15 3.4 7.4 2.2 9 61 6.8 1 13 0.6 4.4 165 4 0
9 Tommy Kramer 30 QB 15 15 27 54 0 11 2.0 3.6 1.8 54 0 9
89 Mike Jones 25 wr 16 8 2 6 0 6 3.0 0.4 0.1 46 641 13.9 4 44 2.9 40.1 647 4 0
8 Greg Coleman 31 P 16 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
87 Leo Lewis 29 WR 10 10 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 29 442 15.2 3 43 2.9 44.2 444 3 1
83 Steve Jordan 24 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 68 795 11.7 0 32 4.3 49.7 795 0 2
81 Anthony Carter 25 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 821 19.1 8 57 2.7 51.3 821 8 1
86 Mike Mularkey 24 te 15 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 196 15.1 1 51 0.9 13.1 196 1 0
85 Sammy White 31 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 76 9.5 0 15 1.3 12.7 76 0 0
88 Buster Rhymes 23 KR 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 124 24.8 0 36 0.3 8.3 124 0 2
84 Jay Carroll 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.5 8 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 406 1516 19 37 3.7 94.8 25.4 311 3931 12.6 22 57 19.4 245.7 5447 41 27
Opp Total 16 542 2223 16 4.1 138.9 33.9 280 3241 11.6 20 17.5 202.6 5464 36 37

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
88 Buster Rhymes 23 KR 15 0 53 1345 0 88 25.4 1469
20 Darrin Nelson 26 PR/RB 16 10 16 133 0 21 8.3 3 51 0 26 17.0 1378
81 Anthony Carter 25 WR 16 15 9 117 0 41 13.0 938
36 Allen Rice 23 rb 14 1 4 70 0 27 17.5 235
24 Maurice Turner 25 10 0 4 61 0 18 15.3 61
21 Rufus Bess 29 RCB 11 11 2 33 0 22 16.5 33
23 Ted Brown 28 FB 14 9 1 7 0 7 7.0 634
47 Joey Browner* 25 SS 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
86 Mike Mularkey 24 te 15 5 0 9 0 9 205
Team Total 26.7 16 25 250 0 41 10.0 68 1576 0 88 23.2 7273
Opp Total 16 36 328 0 9.1 68 1491 0 21.9

Kicking & Punting

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
3 Jan Stenerud 43 K 16 0 2 1 11 10 7 3 5 1 1 26 15 57.7% 43 41 95.3%
8 Greg Coleman 31 P 16 0 67 2867 62 0 42.8
Team Total 26.7 16 2 1 11 10 7 3 5 1 1 26 15 57.7% 43 41 95.3% 67 2867 62 0 42.8
Opp Total 16 37 29 78.4% 39 38 97.4% 65 2691 41.4

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
56 Chris Doleman 24 LOLB 16 13 0.5 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 113 0
57 Chris Martin 25 ROLB 12 12 3.5 98 0
39 Carl Lee 24 rcb 15 5 3 68 0 35 0 87 0
75 Keith Millard 23 nt 16 5 11.0 0 0 1 0 0
9 Tommy Kramer 30 QB 15 15 0 9 0 -16 0
20 Darrin Nelson 26 PR/RB 16 10 0 7 2 16 0
47 Joey Browner* 25 SS 16 16 1.0 2 17 1 15 0 0 1 3 5 0
79 Doug Martin 28 LDE 16 15 4.0 0 0 2 29 0
96 Tim Newton 22 NT 16 14 2.0 2 63 0 63 0 0 1 1 0 0
21 Rufus Bess 29 RCB 11 11 1.0 2 27 0 27 0 0 0 2 0 0
73 Neil Elshire 27 de 16 3 5.0 1
77 Mark Mullaney 32 RDE 15 13 2.0 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Willie Teal 28 LCB 16 16 3 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 65 1
27 John Turner 29 db 15 4 5 62 0 25 0
88 Buster Rhymes 23 KR 15 0 0 2 2 0 0
50 Dennis Fowlkes 24 RILB 15 8 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Matt Blair 35 lb 6 2 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Ted Brown 28 FB 14 9 0 1 1 0 0
81 Anthony Carter 25 WR 16 15 0 1 1 0 0
8 Greg Coleman 31 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
83 Steve Jordan 24 TE 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
87 Leo Lewis 29 WR 10 10 0 1 1 0 0
55 Scott Studwell 31 LILB 14 12 2 20 0 13 0
84 Jay Carroll 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Issiac Holt 23 db 15 1 1 0 0 0 0
72 Dave Huffman 28 g 15 3 0 1 0 -26 0
52 Dennis Johnson 27 rde 8 6 0 0 1 0 0
36 Allen Rice 23 rb 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
68 Curtis Rouse 25 LT 16 13 0 0 1 0 0
67 Dennis Swilley 30 C 16 13 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 33.0 22 283 1 63 0 0 27 31 73 1 298 0 1
Opp Total 16 45 37 15

Scoring Summary

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 43 K 16 0 41 15 86
23 Ted Brown 28 FB 14 9 7 3 10 60
81 Anthony Carter 25 WR 16 15 8 8 48
20 Darrin Nelson 26 PR/RB 16 10 5 1 6 36
46 Alfred Anderson 24 fb 12 6 4 1 5 30
89 Mike Jones 25 wr 16 8 4 4 24
36 Allen Rice 23 rb 14 1 3 1 4 24
87 Leo Lewis 29 WR 10 10 3 3 18
47 Joey Browner* 25 SS 16 16 1 1 6
86 Mike Mularkey 24 te 15 5 1 1 6
37 Willie Teal 28 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
73 Neil Elshire 27 de 16 3 1 2
Team Total 26.7 16 19 22 1 1 43 41 15 1 346
Opp Total 16 16 20 1 2 38 29 359