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1998 Minnesota Vikings

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15-1-0, 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)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Randall Cunningham*+ 35 13 14 259 for 425, 3,704 yards, 34 td, 10 int, & 32 rushes for 132 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 37th pick / 1985
RB Robert Smith* 26 5 14 249 rushes for 1,187 yards, 6 td, & 28 catches for 291 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1993
WR Cris Carter* 33 11 16 78 catches for 1,011 yards, 12 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 3rd pick / 1987 Supp
WR Randy Moss*+ 21 Rook 11 69 catches for 1,313 yards, 17 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
WR Jake Reed 31 7 11 34 catches for 474 yards, 4 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 68th pick / 1991
TE Andrew Glover 31 7 12 35 catches for 522 yards, 5 td Los Angeles Raiders / 10th / 274th pick / 1991
LT Todd Steussie* 28 4 15 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1994
LG Randall McDaniel*+ 34 10 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1988
C Jeff Christy* 29 5 16 Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1992
RG David Dixon 29 4 16 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
RT Korey Stringer 24 3 14 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 24th pick / 1995
 Defensive Starters
LDE Derrick Alexander 25 3 16 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1995
LDT Jerry Ball 34 11 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
RDT Tony Williams 23 1 9 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 151st pick / 1997
RDE John Randle*+ 31 8 16 10.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LLB Dixon Edwards 30 7 14 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 37th pick / 1991
MLB Ed McDaniel* 29 6 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 125th pick / 1992
RLB Dwayne Rudd 22 1 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 1997
LCB Corey Fuller 27 3 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 1995
RCB Jimmy Hitchcock 28 3 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 88th pick / 1995
SS Robert Griffith 28 4 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Orlando Thomas 26 3 16 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1995
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Anderson*+ 39 16 0 35 of 35 field goals & 59 of 59 extra points Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
P Mitch Berger 26 4 0 55 punts for a 44.7 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
PR David Palmer 26 4 0 28 punt returns for a 10.3 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 1994
KR David Palmer 26 4 0 50 kick returns for a 23.5 average and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 1994

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
90 Derrick Alexander 25 LDE 16 16 277 6-4 Florida St. 11/13/1973 3 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1995
1 Gary Anderson*+ 39 K 16 0 193 5-11 Syracuse 7/16/1959 16 7 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
49 Obafemi Ayanbadejo 23 1 0 235 6-2 San Diego St. 3/5/1975 Rook 0
96 Jerry Ball 34 LDT 16 16 330 6-1 SMU 12/15/1964 11 7 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
30 Antonio Banks 25 4 0 203 5-10 Virginia Tech 3/12/1973 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 113th pick / 1997
38 Anthony Bass 23 3 0 192 6-1 Bethune-Cookman 3/27/1975 Rook 0
56 Pete Bercich 27 lb 15 1 240 6-1 Notre Dame 12/23/1971 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 211th pick / 1994
17 Mitch Berger 26 P 16 0 220 6-4 Colorado 6/24/1972 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
75 Matt Birk 22 7 0 300 6-4 Harvard 7/23/1976 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
18 Tony Bland 26 1 0 213 6-3 Florida A&M 12/12/1972 1 0
74 Orlando Bobo 24 4 0 320 6-3 La-Monroe 2/9/1974 1 0
31 Duane Butler 25 14 0 211 6-1 East. Michigan,Illinois St. 11/29/1973 1 1
80 Cris Carter* 33 WR 16 16 202 6-3 Ohio St. 11/25/1965 11 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 3rd pick / 1987 Supp
62 Jeff Christy* 29 C 16 16 284 6-3 Pittsburgh 2/3/1969 5 15 Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1992
92 Duane Clemons 24 de 16 4 275 6-5 California 5/23/1974 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 16th pick / 1996
99 Stalin Colinet 24 dt 11 3 281 6-6 Boston Col. 7/17/1974 1 2 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 78th pick / 1997
7 Randall Cunningham*+ 35 QB 15 14 212 6-4 UNLV 3/27/1963 13 19 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 37th pick / 1985
85 Greg DeLong 25 te 15 5 250 6-4 North Carolina 4/3/1973 3 1
71 David Dixon 29 RG 16 16 343 6-5 Arizona St. 1/5/1969 4 10 New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
59 Dixon Edwards 30 LLB 15 14 230 6-1 Michigan St. 3/25/1968 7 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 37th pick / 1991
29 Charles Evans 31 FB 16 8 240 6-1 Clark (GA) 4/16/1967 5 2 Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 295th pick / 1992
11 Jay Fiedler 27 5 0 225 6-2 Dartmouth 12/29/1971 3 0
72 Jason Fisk 26 16 0 295 6-3 Stanford 9/4/1972 3 2 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 243rd pick / 1995
27 Corey Fuller 27 LCB 16 16 220 5-10 Florida St. 5/1/1971 3 6 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 1995
82 Andrew Glover 31 TE 16 12 250 6-6 Grambling St. 8/12/1967 7 7 Los Angeles Raiders / 10th / 274th pick / 1991
87 Hunter Goodwin 26 15 0 268 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville,Texas A&M 10/10/1972 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 97th pick / 1996
23 Torrian Gray 24 db 9 1 200 6-0 Virginia Tech 3/18/1974 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 49th pick / 1997
24 Robert Griffith 28 SS 16 16 197 5-11 San Diego St. 11/30/1970 4 11
89 Matthew Hatchette 24 5 0 200 6-3 Mercyhurst,Langston 5/1/1974 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 235th pick / 1997
37 Jimmy Hitchcock 28 RCB 16 16 190 5-10 North Carolina 11/9/1970 3 8 New England Patriots / 3rd / 88th pick / 1995
44 Leroy Hoard 30 rb 16 1 225 5-11 Michigan 5/15/1968 8 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 45th pick / 1990
55 Bobby Houston 31 lb 8 1 242 6-2 North Carolina St. 10/26/1967 8 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1990
14 Brad Johnson 30 qb 4 2 226 6-5 Florida St. 9/13/1968 4 3 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 227th pick / 1992
61 Everett Lindsay 28 t 16 3 305 6-4 Mississippi 9/18/1970 5 3 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 133rd pick / 1993
76 Chris Liwienski 23 1 0 325 6-5 Indiana 8/2/1975 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
53 Kivuusama Mays 23 16 0 247 6-3 North Carolina 1/7/1975 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 110th pick / 1998
58 Ed McDaniel* 29 MLB 16 16 230 5-11 Clemson 2/23/1969 6 11 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 125th pick / 1992
64 Randall McDaniel*+ 34 LG 16 16 276 6-3 Arizona St. 12/19/1964 10 18 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1988
34 Ramos McDonald 22 15 0 195 5-11 New Mexico 4/30/1976 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 80th pick / 1998
68 Mike Morris 37 16 0 276 6-5 Truman St. 2/22/1961 11 2
33 Harold Morrow 25 11 0 232 5-11 Auburn 2/24/1973 2 0
84 Randy Moss*+ 21 WR 16 11 215 6-4 Marshall 2/13/1977 Rook 17 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
22 David Palmer 26 KR 16 0 173 5-8 Alabama 11/19/1972 4 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 1994
28 Anthony Phillips 28 2 0 209 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/5/1970 4 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1994
93 John Randle*+ 31 RDE 16 16 290 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 12/12/1967 8 15
86 Jake Reed 31 WR 11 11 216 6-3 Grambling St. 9/28/1967 7 6 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 68th pick / 1991
57 Dwayne Rudd 22 RLB 15 15 235 6-2 Alabama 2/3/1976 1 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 1997
26 Robert Smith* 26 RB 14 14 212 6-2 Ohio St. 3/4/1972 5 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1993
73 Todd Steussie* 28 LT 15 15 320 6-6 California 12/1/1970 4 14 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1994
77 Korey Stringer 24 RT 14 14 350 6-4 Ohio St. 5/8/1974 3 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 24th pick / 1995
83 Robert Tate 25 db 15 1 188 5-10 Cincinnati 10/19/1973 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 183rd pick / 1997
42 Orlando Thomas 26 FS 16 16 222 6-1 La-Lafayette 10/21/1972 3 6 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1995
81 Chris Walsh 30 15 0 194 6-1 Stanford 12/12/1968 6 1 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 251st pick / 1992
98 Ben Williams 28 1 0 275 6-2 Minnesota 5/28/1970 Rook 0
21 Moe Williams 24 rb 12 1 205 6-1 Kentucky 7/26/1974 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 75th pick / 1996
94 Tony Williams 23 RDT 14 9 296 6-2 Memphis 7/9/1975 1 5 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 151st pick / 1997
52 Kailee Wong 22 15 0 250 6-2 Stanford 5/23/1976 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1998
Team Total 27.2 16 243.8 6-2.1 3.9