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1998 Minnesota Vikings

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15-1-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.9, Offense: 13.2, Defense: 1.6, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 556 points (34.8/g), 1st of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 296 points (18.5/g), 6th.
 Differential of 260 points (16.2/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 13.1-2.9.

Coach: Dennis Green (15-1-0)
 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 Info

Principal Owner Red McCombs
VP/de facto General Manager Jeff Diamond
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 556 6264 1008 6.2 20 4 27 335 327 533 4328 41 16 7.8 210 450 1936 17 4.3 98
Team Defense 296 5066 997 5.1 34 15 27 300 320 555 3452 17 19 5.8 171 404 1614 12 4.0 102
Lg Rank Offense 1 2 3 1 4 13 1 1 15 1 15 11 8 5
Lg Rank Defense 6 13 6 6 18 25 19 3 10 15 9 11 14 16

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 7 19 298 181 117 1 17 319 251 68 2
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 @ St. Louis Rams 38 31 23 421 227 194 3 22 410 275 135 4
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 3-0 Detroit Lions 29 6 17 287 211 76 19 279 142 137 4
4 Sun September 27 boxscore W 4-0 @ Chicago Bears 31 28 17 351 258 93 23 452 361 91 1
5 Mon October 5 boxscore W 5-0 @ Green Bay Packers 37 24 22 545 442 103 1 21 306 204 102 3
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 6-0 Washington Redskins 41 7 25 435 288 147 1 9 177 95 82 1
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W 7-0 @ Detroit Lions 34 13 23 329 170 159 3 17 351 214 137 1
9 Sun November 1 boxscore L 7-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 27 18 340 270 70 1 22 378 132 246
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 8-1 New Orleans Saints 31 24 23 465 303 162 2 11 190 138 52 1
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 9-1 Cincinnati Bengals 24 3 16 349 224 125 3 15 194 91 103 2
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 10-1 Green Bay Packers 28 14 15 340 248 92 1 22 330 277 53 3
13 Thu November 26 boxscore W 11-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 46 36 21 471 353 118 1 32 513 455 58
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 12-1 Chicago Bears 48 22 23 458 349 109 1 19 339 272 67 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 13-1 @ Baltimore Ravens 38 28 26 420 332 88 1 16 267 212 55 6
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 14-1 Jacksonville Jaguars 50 10 25 417 237 180 15 207 69 138 4
17 Sat December 26 boxscore W 15-1 @ Tennessee Oilers 26 16 22 338 235 103 1 20 354 264 90
Playoffs
Division Sun January 10 boxscore W 16-1 Arizona Cardinals 41 21 26 416 228 188 1 23 316 242 74 3
ConfChamp Sun January 17 boxscore L OT 16-2 Atlanta Falcons 27 30 26 356 254 102 2 25 427 317 110 2

Passing

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
7 Randall Cunningham*+ 35 QB 15 14 13-1-0 259 425 60.9 3704 34 8.0 10 2.4 67 8.7 9.3 14.3 246.9 106.0 20 132 8.03 8.54 4.5 0 1
14 Brad Johnson 30 qb 4 2 2-0-0 65 101 64.4 747 7 6.9 5 5.0 48 7.4 6.6 11.5 186.8 89.0 4 30 6.83 6.02 3.8 0 1
11 Jay Fiedler 27 5 0 3 7 42.9 41 0 0.0 1 14.3 19 5.9 -0.6 13.7 8.2 22.6 0 0 5.86 -0.57 0.0
22 David Palmer 26 KR/PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 -2.00 -2.00 100.0
Team Total 27.2 16 15-1-0 327 533 61.4 4492 41 7.7 16 3.0 67 8.4 8.6 13.7 280.8 101.5 25 164 7.76 7.94 4.5 0 2
Opp Total 16 320 555 57.7 3699 17 3.1 19 3.4 6.7 5.74 11.6 231.2 73.8 38 247 5.8 5.0 6.4

Rushing & Receiving

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
26 Robert Smith* 26 RB 14 14 249 1187 6 74 4.8 84.8 17.8 28 291 10.4 2 67 2.0 20.8 1478 8 1
44 Leroy Hoard 30 rb 16 1 115 479 9 50 4.2 29.9 7.2 22 198 9.0 1 24 1.4 12.4 677 10 1
7 Randall Cunningham*+ 35 QB 15 14 32 132 1 22 4.1 8.8 2.1 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3 0.1 -0.2 129 1 2
29 Charles Evans 31 fb 16 8 23 67 1 12 2.9 4.2 1.4 12 84 7.0 0 14 0.8 5.3 151 1 0
14 Brad Johnson 30 qb 4 2 12 15 0 6 1.3 3.8 3.0 15 0 1
22 David Palmer 26 KR/PR 16 0 10 52 0 15 5.2 3.3 0.6 18 185 10.3 0 33 1.1 11.6 237 0 2
11 Jay Fiedler 27 5 0 4 -6 0 -1 -1.5 -1.2 0.8 -6 0 0
33 Harold Morrow 25 11 0 3 7 0 8 2.3 0.6 0.3 7 0 0
80 Cris Carter* 33 WR 16 16 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 78 1011 13.0 12 54 4.9 63.2 1010 12 0
84 Randy Moss*+ 21 WR 16 11 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 69 1313 19.0 17 61 4.3 82.1 1317 17 2
82 Andrew Glover 31 TE 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 522 14.9 5 36 2.2 32.6 522 5 0
86 Jake Reed 31 WR 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 474 13.9 4 56 3.1 43.1 474 4 0
89 Matthew Hatchette 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 216 14.4 0 25 3.0 43.2 216 0 0
85 Greg DeLong 25 te 15 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 58 7.3 0 17 0.5 3.9 58 0 0
87 Hunter Goodwin 26 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 16 5.3 0 9 0.2 1.1 16 0 0
81 Chris Walsh 30 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 46 23.0 0 25 0.1 3.1 46 0 0
83 Robert Tate 25 db 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.1 1.1 17 0 0
21 Moe Williams 24 rb 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 64 64.0 0 64 0.1 5.3 64 0 1
Team Total 27.2 16 450 1936 17 74 4.3 121.0 28.1 327 4492 13.7 41 67 20.4 280.8 6428 58 10
Opp Total 16 404 1614 12 4.0 100.9 25.3 320 3452 10.8 17 20.0 215.8 5066 29 21

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 David Palmer 26 KR/PR 16 0 28 289 0 53 10.3 50 1176 1 88 23.5 1702
83 Robert Tate 25 db 15 1 2 43 0 23 21.5 60
21 Moe Williams 24 rb 12 1 2 19 0 12 9.5 83
84 Randy Moss*+ 21 WR 16 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 1317
Team Total 27.2 16 29 289 0 53 10.0 54 1238 1 88 22.9 7955
Opp Total 16 27 325 1 12.0 73 2008 4 27.5

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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
1 Gary Anderson*+ 39 K 16 0 1 1 11 11 9 9 12 12 2 2 35 35 100.0% 59 59 100.0%
17 Mitch Berger 26 P 16 0 55 2458 67 0 44.7
Team Total 27.2 16 1 1 11 11 9 9 12 12 2 2 35 35 100.0% 59 59 100.0% 55 2458 67 0 44.7
Opp Total 16 19 17 89.5% 31 31 100.0% 74 3152 42.6

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
58 Ed McDaniel* 29 MLB 16 16 7.0 3 0 2 5 0 93 35
57 Dwayne Rudd 22 RLB 15 15 2.0 0 0 3 157 2 79 14
24 Robert Griffith 28 SS 16 16 5 25 0 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 74 15
27 Corey Fuller 27 LCB 16 16 1.0 4 36 0 26 0 70 9
37 Jimmy Hitchcock 28 RCB 16 16 7 242 3 79 0 0 0 1 1 0 58 9
42 Orlando Thomas 26 FS 16 16 0.5 2 27 0 27 0 60 9
90 Derrick Alexander 25 LDE 16 16 7.5 37 5
93 John Randle*+ 31 RDE 16 16 10.5 3 0 1 0 0 27 14
59 Dixon Edwards 30 LLB 15 14 1 0 1 0 0 29 17
94 Tony Williams 23 RDT 14 9 1.0 0 0 1 6 0 26 10
96 Jerry Ball 34 LDT 16 16 1 0 1 0 0 24 7
92 Duane Clemons 24 de 16 4 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 17 8
23 Torrian Gray 24 db 9 1 1.0 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 14 0 19 1
56 Pete Bercich 27 lb 15 1 15 2
72 Jason Fisk 26 16 0 1.5 1 0 1 0 0 12 5
52 Kailee Wong 22 15 0 1.5 12 2
55 Bobby Houston 31 lb 8 1 0 0 1 14 0 9 4
99 Stalin Colinet 24 dt 11 3 1.0 5 6
34 Ramos McDonald 22 15 0 5 5
31 Duane Butler 25 14 0 4 0
53 Kivuusama Mays 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
30 Antonio Banks 25 4 0 3 0
22 David Palmer 26 KR/PR 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
7 Randall Cunningham*+ 35 QB 15 14 0 2 0 0 0
44 Leroy Hoard 30 rb 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
84 Randy Moss*+ 21 WR 16 11 0 2 0 0 0
28 Anthony Phillips 28 2 0 1 0
21 Moe Williams 24 rb 12 1 0 1 1 0 0
71 David Dixon 29 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
87 Hunter Goodwin 26 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 Brad Johnson 30 qb 4 2 0 1 0 0 0
33 Harold Morrow 25 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Robert Smith* 26 RB 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 37.0 19 341 3 79 0 12 10 20 197 2 682 178
Opp Total 16 25 21 6

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Gary Anderson*+ 39 K 16 0 59 35 164
84 Randy Moss*+ 21 WR 16 11 17 17 2 106
80 Cris Carter* 33 WR 16 16 12 12 72
44 Leroy Hoard 30 rb 16 1 9 1 10 60
26 Robert Smith* 26 RB 14 14 6 2 8 48
82 Andrew Glover 31 TE 16 12 5 5 30
86 Jake Reed 31 WR 11 11 4 4 24
37 Jimmy Hitchcock 28 RCB 16 16 3 3 18
57 Dwayne Rudd 22 RLB 15 15 2 2 12
7 Randall Cunningham*+ 35 QB 15 14 1 1 1 8
29 Charles Evans 31 fb 16 8 1 1 6
22 David Palmer 26 KR/PR 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.2 16 17 41 1 2 3 64 3 59 35 1 554
Opp Total 16 12 17 1 4 1 2 31 17 296