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1992 Minnesota Vikings

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1992 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.7, Offense: 4.4, Defense: 3.3, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 374 points (23.4/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 249 points (15.6/g), 7th.
 Differential of 125 points (7.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.6-4.4.

Coach: Dennis Green (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jack Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Tony Dungy
 Other Notable Asst.: Brian Billick (Tight Ends)

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 West Coast
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 374 4899 995 4.9 32 17 16 288 258 458 2869 18 15 5.8 157 497 2030 19 4.1 115
Team Defense 249 4515 997 4.5 42 14 26 293 320 508 2782 12 28 5.0 154 438 1733 11 4.0 113
Lg Rank Offense 4 11 12 20 9 19 18 12 6 16 5 7 4 14
Lg Rank Defense 7 8 2 13 22 22 7 3 1 2 14 14 11 12

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W OT 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 23 20 18 425 248 177 3 18 271 155 116 3
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 1-1 @ Detroit Lions 17 31 20 270 175 95 4 12 169 96 73 1
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 2-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26 20 20 319 190 129 1 18 333 231 102 2
4 Sun September 27 boxscore W 3-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 42 7 28 423 317 106 14 178 65 113 4
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 4-1 Chicago Bears 21 20 18 332 205 127 4 19 275 189 86 2
6 Bye Week
7 Thu October 15 boxscore W 5-1 Detroit Lions 31 14 23 393 291 102 17 293 226 67 2
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 5-2 Washington Redskins 13 15 12 218 143 75 3 15 252 136 116 2
9 Mon November 2 boxscore W 6-2 @ Chicago Bears 38 10 18 312 148 164 1 16 293 165 128 4
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35 7 22 296 171 125 3 24 351 278 73 3
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 7-3 Houston Oilers 13 17 10 170 96 74 1 27 342 215 127 4
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 8-3 Cleveland Browns 17 13 10 141 52 89 3 14 275 180 95 4
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 9-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 31 17 24 408 274 134 3 22 337 247 90 4
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 9-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 28 15 219 81 138 1 26 360 135 225 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 9-5 San Francisco 49ers 17 20 10 185 71 114 1 21 287 152 135 1
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 10-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 6 3 18 341 125 216 3 17 288 130 158 1
17 Sun December 27 boxscore W 11-5 Green Bay Packers 27 7 22 447 282 165 1 13 211 182 29 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 2 boxscore L 11-6 Washington Redskins 7 24 9 148 75 73 2 24 358 162 196 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
16 Rich Gannon 27 QB 12 12 8-4-0 159 279 57.0% 1905 12 4.3 13 4.7 60 6.8 5.6 12.0 158.8 72.9 25 177 5.68 4.55 8.2 2 2
12 Sean Salisbury 29 qb 10 4 3-1-0 97 175 55.4% 1203 5 2.9 2 1.1 51 6.9 6.9 12.4 120.3 81.7 15 116 5.72 5.77 7.9 1 1
81 Anthony Carter 32 WR 16 14 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
30 Keith Henderson 26 13 0 1 1 100.0% 36 1 100.0 0 0.0 36 36.0 56.0 36.0 2.8 158.3 0 0 36.00 56.00 0.0
84 Hassan Jones 28 wr 9 5 1 1 100.0% 18 0 0.0 0 0.0 18 18.0 18.0 18.0 2.0 118.7 0 0 18.00 18.00 0.0
18 Harry Newsome 29 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 27.6 16 11-5-0 258 458 56.3% 3162 18 3.9 15 3.3 60 6.9 6.2 12.3 197.6 77.2 40 293 5.76 5.13 8.0 3 3
Opp Total 16 320 508 63.0% 3124 12 2.4 28 5.5 6.1 4.14 9.8 195.3 65.1 51 342 5.0 3.2 9.1

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
21 Terry Allen 24 RB 16 16 266 1201 13 51 4.5 75.1 16.6 49 478 9.8 2 36 3.1 29.9 1679 15 9
33 Roger Craig 32 rb 15 1 105 416 4 21 4.0 27.7 7.0 22 164 7.5 0 22 1.5 10.9 580 4 2
16 Rich Gannon 27 QB 12 12 45 187 0 14 4.2 15.6 3.8 187 0 5
30 Keith Henderson 26 13 0 34 113 1 12 3.3 8.7 2.6 4 60 15.0 0 23 0.3 4.6 173 1 1
81 Anthony Carter 32 WR 16 14 16 66 1 14 4.1 4.1 1.0 41 580 14.1 2 54 2.6 36.3 646 3 1
12 Sean Salisbury 29 qb 10 4 11 0 0 4 0.0 0.0 1.1 0 0 4
20 Darrin Nelson 33 KR 16 0 10 5 0 9 0.5 0.3 0.6 5 0 2
80 Cris Carter 27 WR 12 12 5 15 0 6 3.0 1.3 0.4 53 681 12.8 6 44 4.4 56.8 696 6 1
89 Joe Johnson 30 wr 15 6 4 26 0 9 6.5 1.7 0.3 21 211 10.0 1 37 1.4 14.1 237 1 0
84 Hassan Jones 28 wr 9 5 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 22 308 14.0 4 43 2.4 34.2 309 4 0
83 Steve Jordan 31 TE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 394 14.1 2 60 2.0 28.1 394 2 0
86 Jake Reed 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 142 23.7 0 51 0.4 8.9 142 0 0
87 Mike Tice 33 TE 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 65 13.0 1 34 0.4 5.4 65 1 0
85 Brent Novoselsky 26 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 63 15.8 0 34 0.3 3.9 63 0 0
46 Derek Tennell 28 te 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 12 6.0 0 8 0.7 4.0 12 0 0
82 Danta Whitaker 28 te 6 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.2 0.7 4 0 0
Team Total 27.6 16 497 2030 19 51 4.1 126.9 31.1 258 3162 12.3 18 60 16.1 197.6 5192 37 29
Opp Total 16 438 1733 11 4.0 108.3 27.4 320 2782 8.7 12 20.0 173.9 4515 23 23

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
27 Anthony Parker 26 PR 16 3 33 336 0 42 10.2 2 30 0 15 15.0 366
20 Darrin Nelson 33 KR 16 0 29 626 0 53 21.6 631
30 Keith Henderson 26 13 0 5 111 0 29 22.2 284
89 Joe Johnson 30 wr 15 6 5 79 0 25 15.8 316
35 Ronnie West 24 12 0 2 27 0 27 13.5 27
72 Scott Adams 26 15 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
86 Jake Reed 25 16 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 143
Team Total 27.6 16 33 336 0 42 10.2 45 874 0 53 19.4 6402
Opp Total 16 34 339 1 10.0 50 925 0 18.5

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 29 P 16 0 72 3243 84 1 45.0
7 Fuad Reveiz 29 K 16 0 6 4 7 7 8 5 4 3 25 19 76.0%% 45 45 100.0%%
Team Total 27.6 16 6 4 7 7 8 5 4 3 25 19 76.0%% 45 45 100.0%% 72 3243 84 1 45.0
Opp Total 16 25 20 80.0%% 27 27 100.0%% 76 3184 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
55 Jack Del Rio 29 MLB 16 16 2.0 2 92 1 84 0 1 0 2 0 0 153 0
92 Roy Barker 23 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 101 0
39 Carl Lee 31 LCB 16 16 2 20 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 75 0
51 Carlos Jenkins 24 LLB 16 12 4.0 1 19 1 19 0 1 0 1 22 1 73 0
38 Todd Scott* 24 SS 16 16 1.0 5 79 1 35 0 73 0
56 Chris Doleman*+ 31 RDE 16 16 14.5 1 27 1 27 0 6 0 3 0 0 64 0 1
97 Henry Thomas* 27 LDT 16 16 6.0 69 0
93 John Randle 25 RDT 16 14 11.5 0 0 1 0 0 56 0
99 Al Noga 27 LDE 16 16 9.0 0 0 1 3 0 54 0
25 Vencie Glenn 28 db 16 3 5 65 0 39 0 50 0
27 Anthony Parker 26 PR 16 3 3 23 0 23 0 0 2 2 58 1 29 0
77 Brad Culpepper 23 dt 11 2 10 0
58 Ed McDaniel 23 8 0 9 0
91 Greg Manusky 26 11 0 7 0
21 Terry Allen 24 RB 16 16 0 9 2 0 0
90 Robert Harris 23 7 0 4 0
26 Audray McMillian*+ 30 RCB 16 16 8 157 2 51 0
12 Sean Salisbury 29 qb 10 4 0 4 3 -5 0
16 Rich Gannon 27 QB 12 12 0 5 0 0 0
57 Mike Merriweather 32 RLB 16 16 3.0 0 0 2 3 0
20 Darrin Nelson 33 KR 16 0 0 2 2 0 0
33 Roger Craig 32 rb 15 1 0 2 0 0 0
85 Brent Novoselsky 26 te 16 1 0 0 2 0 0
72 Scott Adams 26 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Anthony Carter 32 WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
80 Cris Carter 27 WR 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
30 Keith Henderson 26 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
60 Adam Schreiber 30 g 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
87 Mike Tice 33 TE 12 9 0 0 1 4 0
35 Ronnie West 24 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 Felix Wright 33 FS 13 13 1 20 0 20 0
Team Total 27.6 16 51.0 28 502 6 84 0 11 29 25 85 2 827 0 1
Opp Total 16 40 23 9

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 29 K 16 0 45 19 102
21 Terry Allen 24 RB 16 16 13 2 15 90
80 Cris Carter 27 WR 12 12 6 6 36
33 Roger Craig 32 rb 15 1 4 4 24
84 Hassan Jones 28 wr 9 5 4 4 24
81 Anthony Carter 32 WR 16 14 1 2 3 18
51 Carlos Jenkins 24 LLB 16 12 1 1 2 12
83 Steve Jordan 31 TE 14 12 2 2 12
26 Audray McMillian*+ 30 RCB 16 16 2 2 12
56 Chris Doleman*+ 31 RDE 16 16 1 1 1 8
55 Jack Del Rio 29 MLB 16 16 1 1 6
30 Keith Henderson 26 13 0 1 1 6
89 Joe Johnson 30 wr 15 6 1 1 6
27 Anthony Parker 26 PR 16 3 1 1 6
38 Todd Scott* 24 SS 16 16 1 1 6
87 Mike Tice 33 TE 12 9 1 1 6
Team Total 27.6 16 19 18 2 6 45 45 19 1 374
Opp Total 16 11 12 1 1 1 27 20 249

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1992-09-06 @ GNB W, 23-20 2 11 pass Hassan Jones 11 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
2 1992-09-06 @ GNB W, 23-20 4 4 pass Hassan Jones 4 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
3 1992-09-13 @ DET L, 17-31 4 3 rush Terry Allen 3 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
4 1992-09-13 @ DET L, 17-31 4 11 pass Anthony Carter 11 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
5 1992-09-20 TAM W, 26-20 1 30 pass Cris Carter 30 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
6 1992-09-20 TAM W, 26-20 3 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
7 1992-09-20 TAM W, 26-20 3 29 pass Cris Carter 29 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
8 1992-09-27 @ CIN W, 42-7 1 15 pass Terry Allen 15 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
9 1992-09-27 @ CIN W, 42-7 1 15 pass Cris Carter 15 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
10 1992-09-27 @ CIN W, 42-7 2 2 rush Terry Allen 2 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
11 1992-09-27 @ CIN W, 42-7 2 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
12 1992-09-27 @ CIN W, 42-7 3 30 pass Cris Carter 30 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
13 1992-09-27 @ CIN W, 42-7 4 32 pass Hassan Jones 32 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
14 1992-10-04 CHI W, 21-20 4 35 interception Todd Scott 35 yard interception return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
15 1992-10-04 CHI W, 21-20 4 16 pass Cris Carter 16 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
16 1992-10-04 CHI W, 21-20 4 1 rush Roger Craig 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
17 1992-10-15 DET W, 31-14 1 47 pass Anthony Carter 47 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
18 1992-10-15 DET W, 31-14 1 43 pass Hassan Jones 43 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
19 1992-10-15 DET W, 31-14 1 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
20 1992-10-15 DET W, 31-14 4 29 pass Cris Carter 29 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
21 1992-10-25 WAS L, 13-15 4 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
22 1992-11-02 @ CHI W, 38-10 1 1 rush Roger Craig 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
23 1992-11-02 @ CHI W, 38-10 2 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
24 1992-11-02 @ CHI W, 38-10 3 84 interception Jack Del Rio 84 yard interception return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
25 1992-11-02 @ CHI W, 38-10 4 60 pass Steve Jordan 60 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
26 1992-11-02 @ CHI W, 38-10 4 19 interception Carlos Jenkins 19 yard interception return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
27 1992-11-08 @ TAM W, 35-7 1 5 rush Roger Craig 5 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
28 1992-11-08 @ TAM W, 35-7 1 22 fumble Carlos Jenkins 22 yard fumble return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
29 1992-11-08 @ TAM W, 35-7 2 10 rush Anthony Carter 10 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
30 1992-11-08 @ TAM W, 35-7 2 27 interception Chris Doleman 27 yard interception return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
31 1992-11-08 @ TAM W, 35-7 4 2 rush Roger Craig 2 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
32 1992-11-15 HOU L, 13-17 2 58 fumble Anthony Parker 58 yard fumble return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
33 1992-11-22 CLE W, 17-13 4 3 pass Joe Johnson 3 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
34 1992-11-22 CLE W, 17-13 4 25 interception Audray McMillian 25 yard interception return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
35 1992-11-29 @ RAM W, 31-17 1 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
36 1992-11-29 @ RAM W, 31-17 2 36 pass Terry Allen 36 yard pass from Keith Henderson (Fuad Reveiz kick)
37 1992-11-29 @ RAM W, 31-17 3 12 rush Terry Allen 12 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
38 1992-11-29 @ RAM W, 31-17 3 8 rush Keith Henderson 8 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
39 1992-12-06 @ PHI L, 17-28 2 3 rush Terry Allen 3 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
40 1992-12-06 @ PHI L, 17-28 4 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
41 1992-12-13 SFO L, 17-20 1 51 interception Audray McMillian 51 yard interception return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
42 1992-12-13 SFO L, 17-20 4 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
43 1992-12-27 GNB W, 27-7 1 13 pass Steve Jordan 13 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
44 1992-12-27 GNB W, 27-7 2 34 pass Mike Tice 34 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
45 1992-12-27 GNB W, 27-7 3 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1992-09-06 @ GNB L, 20-23 1 12 pass Sterling Sharpe 12 yard pass from Don Majkowski (Chris Jacke kick)
2 1992-09-06 @ GNB L, 20-23 4 4 pass Sanjay Beach 4 yard pass from Don Majkowski (Chris Jacke kick)
3 1992-09-13 @ DET W, 31-17 1 58 punt Mel Gray 58 yard punt return (Jason Hanson kick)
4 1992-09-13 @ DET W, 31-17 2 56 blocked field goal Mel Jenkins 56 yard blocked field goal return (Jason Hanson kick)
5 1992-09-13 @ DET W, 31-17 3 21 fumble Jerry Ball 21 yard fumble return (Jason Hanson kick)
6 1992-09-13 @ DET W, 31-17 3 16 pass Willie Green 16 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
7 1992-09-20 TAM L, 20-26 2 28 pass Courtney Hawkins 28 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Ken Willis kick)
8 1992-09-20 TAM L, 20-26 4 14 pass Lawrence Dawsey 14 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Ken Willis kick)
9 1992-09-27 @ CIN L, 7-42 4 1 rush Derrick Fenner 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
10 1992-10-04 CHI L, 20-21 2 28 pass Tom Waddle 28 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
11 1992-10-04 CHI L, 20-21 3 6 rush Jim Harbaugh 6 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
12 1992-10-15 DET L, 14-31 2 11 rush Barry Sanders 11 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
13 1992-10-15 DET L, 14-31 4 47 pass Herman Moore 47 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
14 1992-11-02 @ CHI L, 10-38 4 14 pass Wendell Davis 14 yard pass from Peter Tom Willis (Kevin Butler kick)
15 1992-11-08 @ TAM L, 7-35 4 4 rush Gary Anderson 4 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
16 1992-11-15 HOU W, 17-13 2 5 pass Ernest Givins 5 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
17 1992-11-15 HOU W, 17-13 4 1 rush Lorenzo White 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
18 1992-11-22 CLE L, 13-17 1 1 rush Kevin Mack 1 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
19 1992-11-29 @ RAM L, 17-31 1 17 pass Flipper Anderson 17 yard pass from Jim Everett (Tony Zendejas kick)
20 1992-11-29 @ RAM L, 17-31 4 16 pass Jim Price 16 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Tony Zendejas kick)
21 1992-12-06 @ PHI W, 28-17 1 1 rush Randall Cunningham 1 yard rush (Roger Ruzek kick)
22 1992-12-06 @ PHI W, 28-17 2 1 rush Heath Sherman 1 yard rush (Roger Ruzek kick)
23 1992-12-06 @ PHI W, 28-17 3 1 rush Randall Cunningham 1 yard rush (Roger Ruzek kick)
24 1992-12-06 @ PHI W, 28-17 4 24 interception Seth Joyner 24 yard interception return (Roger Ruzek kick)
25 1992-12-13 SFO W, 20-17 2 3 pass Amp Lee 3 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
26 1992-12-13 SFO W, 20-17 2 2 rush Amp Lee 2 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
27 1992-12-27 GNB L, 7-27 1 2 rush Harry Sydney 2 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)