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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

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 277 4824 1008 4.8 24 10 16 283 315 526 3200 18 14 5.7 182 447 1624 8 3.6 85
Team Defense 290 4406 938 4.7 34 10 22 259 310 478 2870 11 24 5.5 139 415 1536 14 3.7 98
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

W# 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. 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
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. 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
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. Player 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 6371
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. 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 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. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
55 Jack Del Rio 30 MLB 16 16 0.5 4 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 169 0
53 Fred Strickland 27 RLB 16 15 0 0 4 4 0 137 0
51 Carlos Jenkins 25 LLB 16 16 2.5 2 7 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 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 12.5 1 -3 0 -3 0 3 0 1 0 0 68 0
97 Henry Thomas 28 LDT 13 13 9.0 1 0 0 0 0 66 0 1
93 John Randle*+ 26 RDT 16 16 12.5 3 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 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 6.0 0 0 1 0 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 45.0 24 211 2 63 0 14 15 14 -12 0 926 0 1
Opp Total 16 35 24 14

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 30 K 16 0 27 26 105
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 26 2 275
Opp Total 16 14 11 1 1 1 3 29 25 290

Touchdown Log

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