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1993 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1993 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.1, Offense: -1.3, Defense: 1.2, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 277 points (17.3/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 290 points (18.1/g), 12th.
 Differential of -13 points (-0.8/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-8.4.

Coach: Dennis Green (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Brian Billick and Jack Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Tony Dungy
 Other Notable Asst.: Chris Foerster (Asst. OL/TE), Monte Kiffin (Linebackers) and Tom Moore (Wide Receivers)

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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 277 4824 1008 4.8 24 10 283 315 526 3200 18 14 5.7 182 447 1624 8 3.6 85 109 806 16
Opp. Stats 290 4406 938 4.7 34 10 259 310 478 2870 11 24 5.5 139 415 1536 14 3.7 98 97 768 22
Lg Rank Offense 20 17 5 4 17 12 14 13 9 14 17 21 21 17
Lg Rank Defense 12 1 9 23 1 7 6 1 2 8 7 6 21 10

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 5 boxscore L 0-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 7 24 18 205 147 58 3 19 312 214 98 1
2 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-1 Chicago Bears 10 7 15 276 155 121 1 7 140 52 88 1
3 Bye Week
4 Sun September 26 boxscore W 2-1 Green Bay Packers 15 13 17 317 210 107 1 15 256 150 106 2
5 Sun October 3 boxscore L 2-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 19 38 15 271 219 52 1 17 254 204 50 1
6 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 0 18 268 144 124 1 11 169 110 59 5
7 Bye Week
8 Mon October 25 boxscore W 4-2 @ Chicago Bears 19 12 14 252 87 165 1 12 250 159 91 3
9 Sun October 31 boxscore L 4-3 Detroit Lions 27 30 25 378 262 116 3 13 338 260 78 2
10 Sun November 7 boxscore L 4-4 San Diego Chargers 17 30 21 346 326 20 3 24 411 263 148 1
11 Sun November 14 boxscore W 5-4 @ Denver Broncos 26 23 18 427 357 70 3 25 342 250 92 4
12 Sun November 21 boxscore L 5-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 23 12 235 153 82 2 18 300 200 100
13 Sun November 28 boxscore L 5-6 New Orleans Saints 14 17 16 288 182 106 1 15 254 100 154 3
14 Sun December 5 boxscore W 6-6 @ Detroit Lions 13 0 14 234 133 101 1 16 219 111 108 5
15 Sun December 12 boxscore L 6-7 Dallas Cowboys 20 37 20 270 173 97 1 25 356 208 148
16 Sun December 19 boxscore W 7-7 @ Green Bay Packers 21 17 21 361 207 154 16 320 253 67 2
17 Sun December 26 boxscore W 8-7 Kansas City Chiefs 30 10 23 424 219 205 1 12 220 183 37 3
18 Fri December 31 boxscore W 9-7 @ Washington Redskins 14 9 16 272 226 46 1 14 265 153 112 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 9 boxscore L 9-8 @ New York Giants 10 17 11 260 181 79 1 17 270 94 176

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 Jim McMahon 34 QB 12 12 8-4-0 200 331 60.4 1968 9 2.7 8 2.4 58 5.9 5.4 9.8 164.0 76.2 23 104 5.27 4.76 6.5 2 2
12 Sean Salisbury 30 qb 11 4 1-3-0 115 195 59.0 1413 9 4.6 6 3.1 55 7.2 6.8 12.3 128.5 84.0 12 77 6.45 6.02 5.8 0 1
Team Total 27.2 16 9-7-0 315 526 59.9 3381 18 3.4 14 2.7 58 6.4 5.9 10.7 211.3 79.1 35 181 5.70 5.22 6.2 2 3
Opp Total 16 310 478 64.9 3146 11 2.3 24 5.0 6.6 4.78 10.1 196.6 70.3 45 276 5.5 3.8 8.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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
23 Barry Word 30 RB 13 8 142 458 2 14 3.2 35.2 10.9 9 105 11.7 0 27 0.7 8.1 563 2 3
31 Scottie Graham 24 rb 7 3 118 488 3 31 4.1 69.7 16.9 7 46 6.6 0 11 1.0 6.6 534 3 0
20 Robert Smith 21 rb 10 2 82 399 2 26 4.9 39.9 8.2 24 111 4.6 0 12 2.4 11.1 510 2 0
33 Roger Craig 33 rb 14 3 38 119 1 11 3.1 8.5 2.7 19 169 8.9 1 31 1.4 12.1 288 2 1
9 Jim McMahon 34 QB 12 12 33 96 0 16 2.9 8.0 2.8 96 0 4
29 Charles Evans 26 3 0 14 32 0 5 2.3 10.7 4.7 4 39 9.8 0 21 1.3 13.0 71 0 0
12 Sean Salisbury 30 qb 11 4 10 -1 0 6 -0.1 -0.1 0.9 -1 0 3
81 Anthony Carter 33 WR 15 14 7 19 0 9 2.7 1.3 0.5 60 775 12.9 5 39 4.0 51.7 794 5 1
82 Qadry Ismail 23 KR 15 3 3 14 0 6 4.7 0.9 0.2 19 212 11.2 1 37 1.3 14.1 226 1 1
80 Cris Carter* 28 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 86 1071 12.5 9 58 5.4 66.9 1071 9 0
83 Steve Jordan 32 TE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 56 542 9.7 1 53 4.0 38.7 542 1 0
46 Derek Tennell 29 te 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 122 8.1 0 17 0.9 7.6 122 0 0
87 Mike Tice 34 TE 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 39 6.5 1 21 0.4 2.4 39 1 1
86 Jake Reed 26 wr 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 65 13.0 0 18 0.5 6.5 65 0 0
89 Olanda Truitt 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 40 10.0 0 13 0.5 5.0 40 0 0
84 Eric Guliford 24 PR 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 45 45.0 0 45 0.1 4.5 45 0 1
Team Total 27.2 16 447 1624 8 31 3.6 101.5 27.9 315 3381 10.7 18 58 19.7 211.3 5005 26 15
Opp Total 16 415 1536 14 3.7 96.0 25.9 310 2870 9.3 11 19.4 179.4 4406 25 24

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
82 Qadry Ismail 23 KR 15 3 42 902 0 47 21.5 1128
84 Eric Guliford 24 PR 10 0 29 212 0 50 7.3 5 101 0 29 20.2 358
27 Anthony Parker 27 14 0 9 64 0 20 7.1 64
20 Robert Smith 21 rb 10 2 1 4 0 4 4.0 3 41 0 16 13.7 555
33 Roger Craig 33 rb 14 3 1 11 0 11 11.0 299
55 Jack Del Rio 30 MLB 16 16 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
29 Charles Evans 26 3 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 82
31 Scottie Graham 24 rb 7 3 1 16 0 16 16.0 550
26 Audray McMillian 31 RCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 39 280 0 50 7.2 55 1086 0 47 19.7 6359
Opp Total 16 46 560 1 12.2 58 1420 1 24.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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
18 Harry Newsome 30 P 16 0 90 3862 64 0 42.9
7 Fuad Reveiz 30 K 16 0 4 4 12 12 6 6 7 3 6 1 35 26 74.3% 28 27 96.4%
Team Total 27.2 16 4 4 12 12 6 6 7 3 6 1 35 26 74.3% 28 27 96.4% 90 3862 64 0 42.9
Opp Total 16 33 25 75.8% 31 29 93.5% 78 3307 42.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
55 Jack Del Rio 30 MLB 16 16 4 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.5 169 0
53 Fred Strickland 27 RLB 16 15 0 0 4 4 0 137 0
51 Carlos Jenkins 25 LLB 16 16 2 7 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 2.5 88 0
39 Carl Lee 32 LCB 16 16 3 20 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 77 0
25 Vencie Glenn 29 FS 16 16 5 49 0 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 76 0
56 Chris Doleman* 32 RDE 16 16 1 -3 0 -3 0 3 0 1 0 0 12.5 68 0
97 Henry Thomas 28 LDT 13 13 1 0 0 0 0 9.0 66 0 1
93 John Randle*+ 26 RDT 16 16 3 0 0 0 0 12.5 59 0
38 Todd Scott 25 SS 13 12 2 26 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0 61 0
37 Lamar McGriggs 25 db 9 4 1 63 1 63 0 1 0 0 0 0 30 0
58 Ed McDaniel 24 lb 7 1 21 0
27 Anthony Parker 27 14 0 1 1 0 1 0 20 0
98 Esera Tuaolo 25 nt 11 3 16 0
90 Robert Harris 24 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 14 0
54 Dave Garnett 23 16 0 11 0
77 Brad Culpepper 24 15 0 9 0
92 Roy Barker 24 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 6.0
9 Jim McMahon 34 QB 12 12 0 4 1 -7 0
26 Audray McMillian 31 RCB 16 16 4 45 1 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Bobby Abrams 26 4 0 2 0
12 Sean Salisbury 30 qb 11 4 0 3 1 -9 0
59 Ashley Sheppard 24 10 0 1.0 1 0
23 Barry Word 30 RB 13 8 0 3 0 0 0
99 James Harris 25 6 0 1 0
81 Anthony Carter 33 WR 15 14 0 1 0 0 0
80 Cris Carter* 28 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
33 Roger Craig 33 rb 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
84 Eric Guliford 24 PR 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Tim Irwin 35 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
82 Qadry Ismail 23 KR 15 3 0 1 0 0 0
24 J.C. Pearson 30 13 0 1 0 0 0 0
87 Mike Tice 34 TE 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 24 211 2 63 0 14 15 14 -12 0 45.0 926 0 1
Opp Total 16 24 14 35

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
7 Fuad Reveiz 30 K 16 0 27 28 26 35 105
80 Cris Carter* 28 WR 16 16 9 9 54
81 Anthony Carter 33 WR 15 14 5 5 30
31 Scottie Graham 24 rb 7 3 3 3 18
33 Roger Craig 33 rb 14 3 1 1 2 12
20 Robert Smith 21 rb 10 2 2 2 12
23 Barry Word 30 RB 13 8 2 2 12
82 Qadry Ismail 23 KR 15 3 1 1 6
83 Steve Jordan 32 TE 14 12 1 1 6
37 Lamar McGriggs 25 db 9 4 1 1 6
26 Audray McMillian 31 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
87 Mike Tice 34 TE 16 12 1 1 6
97 Henry Thomas 28 LDT 13 13 1 2
Team Total 27.2 16 8 18 2 28 27 28 26 35 2 279
Opp Total 16 14 11 1 1 1 3 29 31 25 33 290

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1993-09-05 @ RAI L, 7-24 4 1 rush Roger Craig 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
2 1993-09-12 CHI W, 10-7 4 16 pass Cris Carter 16 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
3 1993-10-03 @ SFO L, 19-38 1 3 pass Mike Tice 3 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
4 1993-10-03 @ SFO L, 19-38 4 9 pass Cris Carter 9 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
5 1993-10-10 TAM W, 15-0 2 1 rush Barry Word 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
6 1993-10-25 @ CHI W, 19-12 1 26 rush Robert Smith 26 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
7 1993-10-25 @ CHI W, 19-12 3 22 interception Audray McMillian 22 yard interception return
8 1993-10-31 DET L, 27-30 1 10 pass Anthony Carter 10 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
9 1993-10-31 DET L, 27-30 2 5 pass Cris Carter 5 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
10 1993-10-31 DET L, 27-30 3 1 rush Robert Smith 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
11 1993-11-07 SDG L, 17-30 3 9 pass Anthony Carter 9 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
12 1993-11-07 SDG L, 17-30 3 1 rush Barry Word 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
13 1993-11-14 @ DEN W, 26-23 2 9 pass Cris Carter 9 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
14 1993-11-14 @ DEN W, 26-23 2 17 pass Roger Craig 17 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
15 1993-11-21 @ TAM L, 10-23 2 2 pass Anthony Carter 2 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
16 1993-11-28 NOR L, 14-17 1 14 pass Steve Jordan 14 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
17 1993-11-28 NOR L, 14-17 3 7 pass Cris Carter 7 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
18 1993-12-05 @ DET W, 13-0 4 63 interception Lamar McGriggs 63 yard interception return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
19 1993-12-12 DAL L, 20-37 3 1 rush Scottie Graham 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
20 1993-12-12 DAL L, 20-37 4 9 pass Anthony Carter 9 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
21 1993-12-19 @ GNB W, 21-17 2 6 pass Qadry Ismail 6 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
22 1993-12-19 @ GNB W, 21-17 3 6 pass Cris Carter 6 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
23 1993-12-19 @ GNB W, 21-17 4 25 pass Cris Carter 25 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
24 1993-12-26 KAN W, 30-10 2 31 pass Cris Carter 31 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
25 1993-12-26 KAN W, 30-10 3 29 pass Cris Carter 29 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
26 1993-12-26 KAN W, 30-10 4 6 rush Scottie Graham 6 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
27 1993-12-31 @ WAS W, 14-9 2 1 rush Scottie Graham 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
28 1993-12-31 @ WAS W, 14-9 3 11 pass Anthony Carter 11 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Fuad Reveiz kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1993-09-05 @ RAI L, 7-24 1 17 pass Tim Brown 17 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler (Jeff Jaeger kick)
2 1993-09-05 @ RAI L, 7-24 2 1 rush Greg Robinson 1 yard rush (Jeff Jaeger kick)
3 1993-09-05 @ RAI L, 7-24 2 36 interception Terry McDaniel 36 yard interception return (Jeff Jaeger kick)
4 1993-09-12 CHI W, 10-7 1 1 rush Jim Harbaugh 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
5 1993-09-26 GNB W, 15-13 1 2 rush Brett Favre 2 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
6 1993-10-03 @ SFO L, 19-38 1 39 pass Jerry Rice 39 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
7 1993-10-03 @ SFO L, 19-38 2 1 rush Marc Logan 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
8 1993-10-03 @ SFO L, 19-38 2 41 interception Eric Davis 41 yard interception return (Mike Cofer kick)
9 1993-10-03 @ SFO L, 19-38 4 3 rush Ricky Watters 3 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
10 1993-10-03 @ SFO L, 19-38 4 72 punt Dexter Carter 72 yard punt return (Mike Cofer kick)
11 1993-10-31 DET L, 27-30 1 39 fumble Willie Clay 39 yard fumble return (Jason Hanson kick)
12 1993-10-31 DET L, 27-30 4 93 pass Herman Moore 93 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
13 1993-10-31 DET L, 27-30 4 1 rush Derrick Moore 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
14 1993-11-07 SDG L, 17-30 1 3 rush Marion Butts 3 yard rush (John Carney kick)
15 1993-11-07 SDG L, 17-30 3 66 pass Anthony Miller 66 yard pass from John Friesz
16 1993-11-07 SDG L, 17-30 4 7 rush Natrone Means 7 yard rush (John Carney kick)
17 1993-11-07 SDG L, 17-30 4 18 pass Shawn Jefferson 18 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
18 1993-11-14 @ DEN W, 26-23 1 4 pass Derek Russell 4 yard pass from John Elway
19 1993-11-14 @ DEN W, 26-23 2 3 rush Robert Delpino 3 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
20 1993-11-14 @ DEN W, 26-23 2 15 pass Vance Johnson 15 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
21 1993-11-21 @ TAM L, 10-23 3 27 interception Milton Mack 27 yard interception return (Michael Husted kick)
22 1993-11-21 @ TAM L, 10-23 4 1 rush Vince Workman 1 yard rush (Michael Husted kick)
23 1993-11-28 NOR L, 14-17 1 3 rush Fred McAfee 3 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
24 1993-11-28 NOR L, 14-17 3 99 kickoff Tyrone Hughes 99 yard kickoff return (Morten Andersen kick)
25 1993-12-12 DAL L, 20-37 2 10 pass Michael Irvin 10 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Eddie Murray kick)
26 1993-12-12 DAL L, 20-37 2 4 rush Emmitt Smith 4 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
27 1993-12-12 DAL L, 20-37 3 1 rush Daryl Johnston 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
28 1993-12-12 DAL L, 20-37 4 1 rush Lincoln Coleman 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
29 1993-12-19 @ GNB W, 21-17 2 37 pass Sterling Sharpe 37 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
30 1993-12-19 @ GNB W, 21-17 4 11 pass Mark Clayton 11 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
31 1993-12-26 KAN W, 30-10 4 2 pass Keith Cash 2 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Nick Lowery kick)