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1986 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, NFC Central Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.5, Offense: 4.0, Defense: 2.5, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 398 points (24.9/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 273 points (17.1/g), 5th.
 Differential of 125 points (7.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6.

Coach: Jerry Burns (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker
 Defensive Coordinator: Floyd Peters
 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
Offensive Scheme Smashmouth
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 398 5651 1024 5.5 29 14 21 321 290 519 3913 31 15 7.0 186 461 1738 14 3.8 114
Team Defense 273 5012 1013 4.9 42 18 25 286 276 494 3216 16 24 6.0 155 481 1796 10 3.7 106
Lg Rank Offense 4 4 5 11 7 15 5 2 4 3 19 16 15 17
Lg Rank Defense 5 11 7 8 9 10 13 5 7 19 14 13 4 10

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-1 Detroit Lions 10 13 14 275 213 62 2 19 303 79 224 1
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 1-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 10 17 242 120 122 21 239 156 83 3
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 7 22 412 250 162 1 13 235 154 81 3
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 3-1 Green Bay Packers 42 7 25 383 297 86 1 15 220 138 82 4
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 3-2 @ Chicago Bears 0 23 11 159 114 45 3 18 370 199 171 3
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W OT 4-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 24 21 351 317 34 3 21 413 348 65 2
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 5-2 Chicago Bears 23 7 19 376 219 157 1 10 190 137 53 2
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 5-3 Cleveland Browns 20 23 20 396 238 158 2 14 199 50 149 2
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L OT 5-4 @ Washington Redskins 38 44 21 526 471 55 3 20 487 378 109 1
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 6-4 @ Detroit Lions 24 10 22 432 270 162 3 15 282 201 81 4
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 6-5 New York Giants 20 22 21 353 244 109 1 23 383 293 90 2
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 6-6 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20 24 22 284 164 120 1 24 413 248 165 2
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 7-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 45 13 25 463 342 121 20 267 166 101 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-6 @ Green Bay Packers 32 6 20 303 146 157 1 19 367 223 144 3
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 8-7 @ Houston Oilers 10 23 18 301 191 110 6 18 377 259 118 1
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 9-7 New Orleans Saints 33 17 23 395 317 78 1 16 267 187 80 6

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* 31 QB 13 13 7-6-0 208 372 55.9 3000 24 6.5 10 2.7 76 8.1 8.1 14.4 230.8 92.6 31 178 7.00 7.08 7.7 1 1
11 Wade Wilson 27 qb 9 3 2-1-0 80 143 55.9 1165 7 4.9 5 3.5 39 8.1 7.6 14.6 129.4 84.4 13 94 6.87 6.32 8.3
46 Alfred Anderson 25 FB 16 8 1 2 50.0 17 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 8.5 8.5 17.0 1.1 79.2 0 0 8.50 8.50 0.0
13 Steve Bono 24 1 0 1 1 100.0 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 79.2 0 0 3.00 3.00 0.0
36 Allen Rice 24 fb 14 8 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 26.6 16 9-7-0 290 519 55.9 4185 31 6.0 15 2.9 76 8.1 8.0 14.4 261.6 90.1 44 272 6.95 6.85 7.8 1 1
Opp Total 16 276 494 55.9 3475 16 3.2 24 4.9 7.0 5.50 12.6 217.2 68.5 38 259 6.0 4.6 7.1

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 27 RB 16 16 191 793 4 42 4.2 49.6 11.9 53 593 11.2 3 34 3.3 37.1 1386 7 3
46 Alfred Anderson 25 FB 16 8 83 347 2 29 4.2 21.7 5.2 17 179 10.5 2 37 1.1 11.2 526 4 3
36 Allen Rice 24 fb 14 8 73 220 2 19 3.0 15.7 5.2 30 391 13.0 3 32 2.1 27.9 611 5 5
23 Ted Brown 29 13 0 63 251 4 60 4.0 19.3 4.8 15 132 8.8 0 20 1.2 10.2 383 4 0
9 Tommy Kramer* 31 QB 13 13 23 48 1 13 2.1 3.7 1.8 48 1 7
11 Wade Wilson 27 qb 9 3 13 9 1 13 0.7 1.0 1.4 9 1 3
45 Wayne Wilson 29 7 0 8 14 0 6 1.8 2.0 1.1 14 0 0
87 Leo Lewis 30 WR 16 16 3 -16 0 -2 -5.3 -1.0 0.2 32 600 18.8 2 76 2.0 37.5 584 2 3
8 Greg Coleman 32 P 16 0 2 46 0 30 23.0 2.9 0.1 46 0 0
81 Anthony Carter 26 WR 12 10 1 12 0 12 12.0 1.0 0.1 38 686 18.1 7 60 3.2 57.2 698 7 1
84 Hassan Jones 22 wr 16 6 1 14 0 14 14.0 0.9 0.1 28 570 20.4 4 55 1.8 35.6 584 4 1
83 Steve Jordan* 25 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 58 859 14.8 6 68 3.6 53.7 859 6 0
86 Mike Mularkey 25 te 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 89 8.1 2 20 0.7 5.6 89 2 0
80 Jim Gustafson 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 61 12.2 2 18 0.4 4.4 61 2 0
88 Buster Rhymes 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 25 8.3 0 12 0.6 5.0 25 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 461 1738 14 60 3.8 108.6 28.8 290 4185 14.4 31 76 18.1 261.6 5923 45 31
Opp Total 16 481 1796 10 3.7 112.3 30.1 276 3216 11.7 16 17.3 201.0 5012 26 32

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
21 Rufus Bess 30 KR/PR 16 0 23 162 0 15 7.0 31 705 0 43 22.7 867
88 Buster Rhymes 24 5 0 9 213 0 34 23.7 238
87 Leo Lewis 30 WR 16 16 7 53 0 13 7.6 637
36 Allen Rice 24 fb 14 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 5 88 0 23 17.6 699
46 Alfred Anderson 25 FB 16 8 3 38 0 17 12.7 564
20 Darrin Nelson 27 RB 16 16 3 105 0 40 35.0 1491
23 Ted Brown 29 13 0 2 18 0 17 9.0 401
45 Wayne Wilson 29 7 0 2 33 0 26 16.5 47
76 Tim Irwin 28 RT 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 31 215 0 15 6.9 56 1200 0 43 21.4 7338
Opp Total 16 40 356 0 8.9 79 1532 0 19.4

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
1 Chuck Nelson 26 K 16 0 8 7 10 9 7 4 3 2 28 22 78.6% 47 44 93.6% 3 72 31 0 24.0
8 Greg Coleman 32 P 16 0 67 2774 69 0 41.4
11 Wade Wilson 27 qb 9 3 2 76 46 1 38.0
Team Total 26.6 16 8 7 10 9 7 4 3 2 28 22 78.6% 47 44 93.6% 72 2922 69 1 40.6
Opp Total 16 33 27 81.8% 27 24 88.9% 75 3022 40.3

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
54 Jesse Solomon 23 lb 13 4 2 34 0 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 96 0
39 Carl Lee 25 RCB 16 16 3 10 0 10 0 86 0
57 Chris Martin 26 LLB 16 10 0 0 1 0 0 65 0
56 Chris Doleman 25 llb 16 9 3.0 1 59 1 59 0 2 0 0 0 0 49 0
95 Gerald Robinson 23 de 12 4 3.5 43 0
75 Keith Millard 24 RDT 15 15 10.5 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 1 3 0
79 Doug Martin 29 LDE 15 15 9.0 0 0 2 0 0
91 Joe Phillips 23 nt 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 0
9 Tommy Kramer* 31 QB 13 13 0 7 3 -3 0
30 Issiac Holt 24 LCB 16 15 8 54 0 27 0 0 1 0 0 0
47 Joey Browner* 26 SS 16 16 0.5 4 62 1 39 0 0 0 4 0 0
21 Rufus Bess 30 KR/PR 16 0 1 12 0 12 0 0 3 3 0 0
36 Allen Rice 24 fb 14 8 0 5 2 0 0
96 Tim Newton 23 LDT 14 9 5.0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Scott Studwell 32 MLB 15 15 1.0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0
46 Alfred Anderson 25 FB 16 8 0 3 2 0 0
87 Leo Lewis 30 WR 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
11 Wade Wilson 27 qb 9 3 0 3 1 -2 0
44 John Harris 30 FS 16 15 3 69 0 28 0
20 Darrin Nelson 27 RB 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
99 David Howard 25 RLB 14 13 2.5
76 Tim Irwin 28 RT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
77 Mark Mullaney 33 RDE 11 9 2.0
65 Gary Zimmerman 25 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
58 Walker Lee Ashley 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Anthony Carter 26 WR 12 10 0 1 0 0 0
84 Hassan Jones 22 wr 16 6 0 1 0 0 0
83 Steve Jordan* 25 TE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
74 Mike Stensrud 30 nt 11 4 1.0
67 Dennis Swilley 31 C 16 16 0 1 0 -14 0
Team Total 26.6 16 38.0 24 319 2 59 0 2 31 34 -16 0 344 0
Opp Total 16 44 32 14

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Chuck Nelson 26 K 16 0 44 22 110
81 Anthony Carter 26 WR 12 10 7 7 42
20 Darrin Nelson 27 RB 16 16 4 3 7 42
83 Steve Jordan* 25 TE 16 16 6 6 36
36 Allen Rice 24 fb 14 8 2 3 5 30
46 Alfred Anderson 25 FB 16 8 2 2 4 24
23 Ted Brown 29 13 0 4 4 24
84 Hassan Jones 22 wr 16 6 4 4 24
80 Jim Gustafson 25 14 0 2 2 12
87 Leo Lewis 30 WR 16 16 2 2 12
86 Mike Mularkey 25 te 16 0 2 2 12
47 Joey Browner* 26 SS 16 16 1 1 6
56 Chris Doleman 25 llb 16 9 1 1 6
30 Issiac Holt 24 LCB 16 15 1 1 6
9 Tommy Kramer* 31 QB 13 13 1 1 6
11 Wade Wilson 27 qb 9 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 14 31 2 1 48 44 22 398
Opp Total 16 10 16 1 24 27 273