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1997 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.1, Offense: 1.7, Defense: -1.8, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 354 points (22.1/g), 11th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 359 points (22.4/g), 19th.
 Differential of -5 points (-0.3/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-8.1.

Coach: Dennis Green (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Brian Billick
 Defensive Coordinator: Foge Fazio
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Tice (Offensive Line)

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

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 34 13 17 385 200 185 1 22 426 279 147 4
2 Sun September 7 boxscore W 2-0 @ Chicago Bears 27 24 23 378 261 117 1 16 305 158 147 2
3 Sun September 14 boxscore L 2-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 28 20 382 310 72 2 17 376 185 191
4 Sun September 21 boxscore L 2-2 @ Green Bay Packers 32 38 22 393 208 185 2 24 350 257 93 3
5 Sun September 28 boxscore W 3-2 Philadelphia Eagles 28 19 17 365 221 144 1 25 372 272 100 3
6 Sun October 5 boxscore W 4-2 @ Arizona Cardinals 20 19 20 353 272 81 3 22 385 277 108 1
7 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-2 Carolina Panthers 21 14 17 361 203 158 1 15 277 197 80 2
8 Bye Week
9 Sun October 26 boxscore W 6-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 16 308 214 94 11 229 177 52
10 Sun November 2 boxscore W 7-2 New England Patriots 23 18 18 288 222 66 21 410 293 117 1
11 Sun November 9 boxscore W 8-2 Chicago Bears 29 22 19 302 193 109 2 20 341 251 90 2
12 Sun November 16 boxscore L 8-3 @ Detroit Lions 15 38 18 300 174 126 1 27 477 266 211
13 Sun November 23 boxscore L 8-4 @ New York Jets 21 23 19 386 312 74 1 22 357 227 130 3
14 Mon December 1 boxscore L 8-5 Green Bay Packers 11 27 17 253 154 99 2 17 326 187 139
15 Sun December 7 boxscore L 8-6 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 28 20 298 161 137 2 24 368 270 98
16 Sun December 14 boxscore L 8-7 Detroit Lions 13 14 13 257 43 214 21 390 242 148 1
17 Sun December 21 boxscore W 9-7 Indianapolis Colts 39 28 17 345 165 180 3 21 298 166 132 5
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 27 boxscore W 10-7 @ New York Giants 23 22 16 293 187 106 3 13 266 190 76 2
Division Sat January 3 boxscore L 10-8 @ San Francisco 49ers 22 38 16 378 321 57 1 31 394 219 175