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1991 Minnesota Vikings

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.0, Offense: -0.2, Defense: -1.8, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (18.8/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 306 points (19.1/g), 16th.
 Differential of -5 points (-0.3/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.8-8.2.

Coach: Jerry Burns (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore
 Defensive Coordinator: Monte Kiffin
 Other Notable Asst.: Marc Trestman (Quarterbacks)

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

Team Info

VP/de facto General Manager Jeff Diamond
CEO/Managing Partner Roger Headrick
Offensive Scheme Smashmouth
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 301 5084 969 5.2 26 10 17 300 284 477 2883 16 16 5.7 158 464 2201 18 4.7 125
Team Defense 306 5016 988 5.1 28 11 23 301 286 499 3179 16 17 6.0 172 456 1837 17 4.0 106
Lg Rank Offense 13 10 8 3 10 22 21 14 11 20 9 4 4 2
Lg Rank Defense 16 14 20 21 19 12 13 7 14 14 18 20 21 17

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Bears 6 10 14 331 245 86 3 17 276 186 90
2 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 20 19 17 290 157 133 2 23 439 280 159 2
3 Sun September 15 boxscore W 2-1 San Francisco 49ers 17 14 17 299 179 120 1 20 355 265 90 2
4 Sun September 22 boxscore L 2-2 @ New Orleans Saints 0 26 6 151 108 43 3 16 343 147 196 2
5 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-3 Denver Broncos 6 13 15 324 121 203 3 17 242 63 179 1
6 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-4 @ Detroit Lions 20 24 15 202 105 97 25 400 276 124 1
7 Sun October 13 boxscore W 3-4 Phoenix Cardinals 34 7 25 385 254 131 17 254 204 50 1
8 Sun October 20 boxscore L OT 3-5 @ New England Patriots 23 26 29 444 303 141 2 20 399 302 97 2
9 Sun October 27 boxscore W 4-5 @ Phoenix Cardinals 28 0 23 354 142 212 1 7 158 122 36 3
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 5-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28 13 18 315 153 162 16 231 105 126 5
11 Mon November 11 boxscore L 5-6 Chicago Bears 17 34 15 255 168 87 1 28 358 180 178 2
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 6-6 @ Green Bay Packers 35 21 32 443 212 231 1 18 300 271 29 2
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L 6-7 Detroit Lions 14 34 20 320 230 90 6 20 383 116 267
14 Bye Week
15 Sun December 8 boxscore W 7-7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26 24 22 436 140 296 20 373 328 45
16 Sun December 15 boxscore W 8-7 Los Angeles Rams 20 14 20 263 141 122 21 317 254 63 5
17 Sat December 21 boxscore L 8-8 Green Bay Packers 7 27 12 272 225 47 3 16 188 80 108

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
16 Rich Gannon 26 QB 15 11 6-5-0 211 354 59.6% 2166 12 3.4 6 1.7 50 6.1 6.0 10.3 144.4 81.5 19 91 5.56 5.48 5.1 0 1
11 Wade Wilson 32 qb 5 5 2-3-0 72 122 59.0% 825 3 2.5 10 8.2 46 6.8 3.6 11.5 165.0 53.5 8 42 6.02 3.02 6.2
20 Darrin Nelson 32 KR 16 0 1 1 100.0% 25 1 100.0 0 0.0 25 25.0 45.0 25.0 1.6 158.3 0 0 25.00 45.00 0.0
84 Hassan Jones 27 wr 16 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0.00 0.00 100.0
Team Total 27.8 16 8-8-0 284 477 59.5% 3016 16 3.4 16 3.4 50 6.3 5.5 10.6 188.5 75.2 28 133 5.71 4.92 5.5 0 1
Opp Total 16 286 499 57.3% 3396 16 3.2 17 3.4 6.8 5.91 11.9 212.3 74.7 33 217 6.0 5.1 6.2

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
34 Herschel Walker 29 RB 15 15 198 825 10 71 4.2 55.0 13.2 33 204 6.2 0 19 2.2 13.6 1029 10 2
21 Terry Allen 23 FB 15 6 120 563 2 55 4.7 37.5 8.0 6 49 8.2 1 21 0.4 3.3 612 3 4
16 Rich Gannon 26 QB 15 11 43 236 2 42 5.5 15.7 2.9 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 236 2 2
20 Darrin Nelson 32 KR 16 0 28 210 2 29 7.5 13.1 1.8 19 142 7.5 0 13 1.2 8.9 352 2 2
46 Alfred Anderson 30 fb 16 5 26 118 1 19 4.5 7.4 1.6 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.1 120 1 0
31 Rick Fenney 27 11 0 23 99 0 17 4.3 9.0 2.1 2 11 5.5 0 8 0.2 1.0 110 0 0
81 Anthony Carter 31 WR 15 15 13 117 1 32 9.0 7.8 0.9 51 553 10.8 5 46 3.4 36.9 670 6 0
11 Wade Wilson 32 qb 5 5 13 33 0 15 2.5 6.6 2.6 33 0 3
80 Cris Carter 26 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 72 962 13.4 5 50 4.5 60.1 962 5 1
83 Steve Jordan* 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 57 638 11.2 2 25 3.6 39.9 638 2 2
84 Hassan Jones 27 wr 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 384 12.0 1 43 2.0 24.0 384 1 1
87 Leo Lewis 35 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 36 9.0 0 11 0.3 2.3 36 0 3
85 Brent Novoselsky 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 27 6.8 0 8 0.3 1.7 27 0 0
82 Mike Jones 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 8 4.0 2 5 0.1 0.5 8 2 0
Team Total 27.8 16 464 2201 18 71 4.7 137.6 29.0 284 3016 10.6 16 50 17.8 188.5 5217 34 21
Opp Total 16 456 1837 17 4.0 114.8 28.5 286 3179 11.1 16 17.9 198.7 5016 33 24

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
20 Darrin Nelson 32 KR 16 0 31 682 0 50 22.0 1034
87 Leo Lewis 35 PR 16 0 30 225 0 44 7.5 261
24 Pat Eilers 25 16 0 5 99 0 29 19.8 99
34 Herschel Walker 29 RB 15 15 5 83 0 21 16.6 1112
21 Terry Allen 23 FB 15 6 1 14 0 14 14.0 626
46 Alfred Anderson 30 fb 16 5 1 7 0 7 7.0 127
37 Randy Baldwin 24 4 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Team Total 27.8 16 30 225 0 44 7.5 44 899 0 50 20.4 6341
Opp Total 16 42 426 0 10.1 43 851 0 19.8

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
18 Harry Newsome 28 P 16 0 68 3095 65 0 45.5
7 Fuad Reveiz 28 K 16 0 9 9 3 3 7 3 5 2 24 17 70.8%% 35 34 97.1%%
Team Total 27.8 16 9 9 3 3 7 3 5 2 24 17 70.8%% 35 34 97.1%% 68 3095 65 0 45.5
Opp Total 16 29 20 69.0%% 35 34 97.1%% 67 2861 42.7

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
56 Chris Doleman 30 RDE 16 16 7.0 1 0 2 7 0 101 0
97 Henry Thomas* 26 RDT 16 15 8.0 0 0 1 0 0 100 0
93 John Randle 24 lde 16 8 9.5 2 0 0 0 0 58 0
99 Al Noga 26 LDE 16 8 3.0 54 0
39 Carl Lee 30 LCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 54 0
48 Najee Mustafaa 27 RCB 13 12 3 104 1 97 0 44 0
38 Todd Scott 23 db 16 1 33 0
24 Pat Eilers 25 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 10 0
21 Terry Allen 23 FB 15 6 0 4 1 0 0
47 Joey Browner 31 SS 14 14 5 97 0 45 0
26 Audray McMillian 29 rcb 16 7 4 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 13 0
87 Leo Lewis 35 PR 16 0 0 3 1 0 0
11 Wade Wilson 32 qb 5 5 0 3 1 -3 0
50 Ray Berry 28 MLB 16 16 1.0 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Steve Jordan* 30 TE 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
34 Herschel Walker 29 RB 15 15 0 2 1 0 0
94 Thomas Strauthers 30 de 15 1 2.5
53 Ivan Caesar 24 lb 14 2 0 0 2 0 0
16 Rich Gannon 26 QB 15 11 0 2 0 0 0
63 Kirk Lowdermilk 28 C 16 16 0 1 1 -22 0
91 Greg Manusky 25 16 0 1 0
57 Mike Merriweather 31 RLB 16 16 1.0 1 22 1 22 0
20 Darrin Nelson 32 KR 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
22 Felix Wright 32 FS 16 16 2 3 0 3 0
80 Cris Carter 26 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
76 Tim Irwin 33 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
84 Hassan Jones 27 wr 16 7 0 1 0 0 0
82 Mike Jones 25 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Michael Mayes 25 9 0 1.0
64 Randall McDaniel* 27 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.8 16 33.0 17 242 2 97 0 3 21 19 -5 0 455 0
Opp Total 16 28 24 13 1

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 Fuad Reveiz 28 K 16 0 34 17 85
34 Herschel Walker 29 RB 15 15 10 10 60
81 Anthony Carter 31 WR 15 15 1 5 6 36
80 Cris Carter 26 WR 16 16 5 5 30
21 Terry Allen 23 FB 15 6 2 1 3 18
16 Rich Gannon 26 QB 15 11 2 2 12
82 Mike Jones 25 16 0 2 2 12
83 Steve Jordan* 30 TE 16 16 2 2 12
20 Darrin Nelson 32 KR 16 0 2 2 12
46 Alfred Anderson 30 fb 16 5 1 1 6
84 Hassan Jones 27 wr 16 7 1 1 6
57 Mike Merriweather 31 RLB 16 16 1 1 6
48 Najee Mustafaa 27 RCB 13 12 1 1 6
Team Total 27.8 16 18 16 2 36 34 17 301
Opp Total 16 17 16 1 1 34 20 1 306

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-08 @ ATL W, 20-19 1 25 pass Cris Carter 25 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Fuad Reveiz kick)
2 1991-09-08 @ ATL W, 20-19 3 14 rush Anthony Carter 14 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
3 1991-09-08 @ ATL W, 20-19 4 39 pass Cris Carter 39 yard pass from Wade Wilson
4 1991-09-15 SFO W, 17-14 2 46 pass Anthony Carter 46 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Fuad Reveiz kick)
5 1991-09-15 SFO W, 17-14 2 1 rush Herschel Walker 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
6 1991-10-06 @ DET L, 20-24 1 11 rush Darrin Nelson 11 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
7 1991-10-06 @ DET L, 20-24 2 2 pass Steve Jordan 2 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
8 1991-10-13 PHO W, 34-7 1 42 pass Cris Carter 42 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
9 1991-10-13 PHO W, 34-7 2 1 rush Herschel Walker 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
10 1991-10-13 PHO W, 34-7 2 18 rush Rich Gannon 18 yard rush
11 1991-10-13 PHO W, 34-7 3 3 pass Anthony Carter 3 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
12 1991-10-13 PHO W, 34-7 4 6 rush Alfred Anderson 6 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
13 1991-10-20 @ NWE L, 23-26 2 1 rush Herschel Walker 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
14 1991-10-20 @ NWE L, 23-26 4 4 pass Anthony Carter 4 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
15 1991-10-27 @ PHO W, 28-0 2 5 pass Hassan Jones 5 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
16 1991-10-27 @ PHO W, 28-0 3 16 rush Herschel Walker 16 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
17 1991-10-27 @ PHO W, 28-0 4 1 rush Herschel Walker 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
18 1991-10-27 @ PHO W, 28-0 4 5 rush Herschel Walker 5 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
19 1991-11-03 TAM W, 28-13 3 15 rush Terry Allen 15 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
20 1991-11-03 TAM W, 28-13 3 22 interception Mike Merriweather 22 yard interception return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
21 1991-11-03 TAM W, 28-13 4 55 rush Terry Allen 55 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
22 1991-11-03 TAM W, 28-13 4 2 pass Steve Jordan 2 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
23 1991-11-11 CHI L, 17-34 1 6 rush Darrin Nelson 6 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
24 1991-11-11 CHI L, 17-34 3 29 pass Anthony Carter 29 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
25 1991-11-17 @ GNB W, 35-21 1 29 pass Cris Carter 29 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
26 1991-11-17 @ GNB W, 35-21 2 3 pass Mike Jones 3 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
27 1991-11-17 @ GNB W, 35-21 3 17 pass Cris Carter 17 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
28 1991-11-17 @ GNB W, 35-21 4 5 rush Herschel Walker 5 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
29 1991-11-17 @ GNB W, 35-21 4 5 rush Rich Gannon 5 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
30 1991-11-24 DET L, 14-34 2 25 pass Anthony Carter 25 yard pass from Darrin Nelson (Fuad Reveiz kick)
31 1991-11-24 DET L, 14-34 4 1 rush Herschel Walker 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
32 1991-12-08 @ TAM W, 26-24 1 71 rush Herschel Walker 71 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
33 1991-12-08 @ TAM W, 26-24 2 5 pass Mike Jones 5 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
34 1991-12-15 RAM W, 20-14 2 2 rush Herschel Walker 2 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
35 1991-12-15 RAM W, 20-14 4 97 interception Najee Mustafaa 97 yard interception return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
36 1991-12-21 GNB L, 7-27 4 9 pass Terry Allen 9 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 @ CHI W, 10-6 2 37 pass Tom Waddle 37 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
2 1991-09-08 @ ATL L, 19-20 2 3 pass Gary Wilkins 3 yard pass from Chris Miller (Brad Daluiso kick)
3 1991-09-08 @ ATL L, 19-20 4 20 pass George Thomas 20 yard pass from Chris Miller (Brad Daluiso kick)
4 1991-09-15 SFO L, 14-17 1 15 pass Jerry Rice 15 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
5 1991-09-15 SFO L, 14-17 4 21 pass Jerry Rice 21 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
6 1991-09-22 @ NOR W, 26-0 2 8 rush Craig Heyward 8 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
7 1991-09-22 @ NOR W, 26-0 4 8 rush Craig Heyward 8 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
8 1991-09-29 DEN W, 13-6 3 17 rush John Elway 17 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)
9 1991-10-06 @ DET W, 24-20 4 68 pass Robert Clark 68 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Eddie Murray kick)
10 1991-10-06 @ DET W, 24-20 4 16 pass Willie Green 16 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Eddie Murray kick)
11 1991-10-06 @ DET W, 24-20 4 15 rush Barry Sanders 15 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
12 1991-10-13 PHO L, 7-34 4 1 rush Anthony Thompson 1 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
13 1991-10-20 @ NWE W, 26-23 1 18 pass Greg McMurtry 18 yard pass from Hugh Millen (Jason Staurovsky kick)
14 1991-10-20 @ NWE W, 26-23 2 1 rush Leonard Russell 1 yard rush (Jason Staurovsky kick)
15 1991-10-20 @ NWE W, 26-23 4 0 fumble Freddie Childress 0 yard fumble return
16 1991-11-03 TAM L, 13-28 4 1 pass Jesse Anderson 1 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Steve Christie kick)
17 1991-11-11 CHI W, 34-17 2 6 rush Neal Anderson 6 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
18 1991-11-11 CHI W, 34-17 2 7 pass Anthony Morgan 7 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
19 1991-11-11 CHI W, 34-17 4 24 rush Neal Anderson 24 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
20 1991-11-11 CHI W, 34-17 4 34 interception Lemuel Stinson 34 yard interception return (Kevin Butler kick)
21 1991-11-17 @ GNB L, 21-35 1 1 rush Vince Workman 1 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
22 1991-11-17 @ GNB L, 21-35 1 75 pass Charles Wilson 75 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Chris Jacke kick)
23 1991-11-17 @ GNB L, 21-35 2 1 pass Jackie Harris 1 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Chris Jacke kick)
24 1991-11-24 DET W, 34-14 1 17 rush Barry Sanders 17 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
25 1991-11-24 DET W, 34-14 3 45 rush Barry Sanders 45 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
26 1991-11-24 DET W, 34-14 3 4 rush Barry Sanders 4 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
27 1991-11-24 DET W, 34-14 4 9 rush Barry Sanders 9 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
28 1991-12-08 @ TAM L, 24-26 2 1 pass Jesse Anderson 1 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Steve Christie kick)
29 1991-12-08 @ TAM L, 24-26 3 1 rush Reggie Cobb 1 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
30 1991-12-08 @ TAM L, 24-26 4 21 pass Mark Carrier 21 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Steve Christie kick)
31 1991-12-15 RAM L, 14-20 3 1 rush Cleveland Gary 1 yard rush (Tony Zendejas kick)
32 1991-12-15 RAM L, 14-20 4 8 pass Henry Ellard 8 yard pass from Jim Everett (Tony Zendejas kick)
33 1991-12-21 GNB W, 27-7 1 12 pass Vince Workman 12 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Chris Jacke kick)
34 1991-12-21 GNB W, 27-7 3 1 rush Vince Workman 1 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
35 1991-12-21 GNB W, 27-7 4 10 rush Keith Woodside 10 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)