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11-5-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 2000 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.9, Offense: 4.3, Defense: -2.3, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 397 points (24.8/g), 5th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 371 points (23.2/g), 24th.
 Differential of 26 points (1.6/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 8.6-7.4.

Coach: Dennis Green (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Sherman Lewis
 Defensive Coordinator: Emmitt Thomas
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Tice (Offensive Line)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Daunte Culpepper* 23 1 16 297 for 474, 3,937 yards, 33 td, 16 int, & 89 rushes for 470 yards and 7 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
RB Robert Smith* 28 7 16 295 rushes for 1,521 yards, 7 td, & 36 catches for 348 yards and 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1993
FB Jim Kleinsasser 23 1 8 12 rushes for 43 yards, 0 td, & 10 catches for 98 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
WR Cris Carter* 35 13 16 96 catches for 1,274 yards, 9 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 3rd pick / 1987 Supp
WR Randy Moss*+ 23 2 16 77 catches for 1,437 yards, 15 td, & 3 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
TE John Davis 27 3 9 17 catches for 202 yards, 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 2nd pick / 1994 Supp
LT Todd Steussie 30 6 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1994
LG Corbin Lacina 30 6 15 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 167th pick / 1993
C Matt Birk* 24 2 16 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
RG David Dixon 31 6 16 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
RT Korey Stringer* 26 5 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 24th pick / 1995
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Randle 33 10 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LDT Chris Hovan 22 Rook 13 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
RDT Tony Williams 25 3 12 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 151st pick / 1997
RDE Talance Sawyer 24 1 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 185th pick / 1999
LLB Dwayne Rudd 24 3 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 1997
MLB Kailee Wong 24 2 16 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1998
RLB Ed McDaniel 31 8 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 125th pick / 1992
LCB Cris Dishman 35 12 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 125th pick / 1988
RCB Robert Tate 27 3 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 183rd pick / 1997
SS Robert Griffith* 30 6 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
FS Orlando Thomas 28 5 9 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1995
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Anderson 41 18 0 22 of 23 field goals & 45 of 45 extra points Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
P Mitch Berger 28 6 0 62 punts for a 44.7 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
PR Troy Walters 24 Rook 0 15 punt returns for a 14.5 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 165th pick / 2000
KR Troy Walters 24 Rook 0 30 kick returns for a 23.1 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 165th pick / 2000

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
1 Gary Anderson 41 K 16 0 193 5-11 Syracuse 7/16/1959 18 5 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
74 Brad Badger 25 16 0 320 6-4 Stanford 1/11/1975 3 2 Washington Redskins / 5th / 162nd pick / 1997
30 Antonio Banks 27 14 0 203 5-10 Virginia Tech 3/12/1973 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 113th pick / 1997
92 Roy Barker 31 4 0 287 6-5 North Carolina 2/14/1969 8 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 98th pick / 1992
50 Pete Bercich 29 2 0 240 6-1 Notre Dame 12/23/1971 5 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 211th pick / 1994
17 Mitch Berger 28 P 16 0 220 6-4 Colorado 6/24/1972 6 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
78 Matt Birk* 24 C 16 16 300 6-4 Harvard 7/23/1976 2 12 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
6 Bubby Brister 38 2 0 205 6-3 Tulane,La-Monroe 8/15/1962 14 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1986
91 John Burrough 28 lde 14 6 275 6-5 Washington St.,Wyoming 5/17/1972 5 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 245th pick / 1995
80 Cris Carter* 35 WR 16 16 202 6-3 Ohio St. 11/25/1965 13 15 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 3rd pick / 1987 Supp
37 Tyrone Carter 24 fs 15 7 190 5-8 Minnesota 3/31/1976 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 2000
48 Matt Cercone 25 2 0 252 6-5 Arizona St. 11/30/1975 Rook 0
11 Daunte Culpepper* 23 QB 16 16 264 6-4 Central Florida 1/28/1977 1 21 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
86 John Davis 27 TE 15 9 257 6-4 Emporia St. 5/14/1973 3 2 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 2nd pick / 1994 Supp
25 Cris Dishman 35 LCB 11 9 195 6-0 Purdue 8/13/1965 12 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 125th pick / 1988
71 David Dixon 31 RG 16 16 343 6-5 Arizona St. 1/5/1969 6 10 New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
24 Robert Griffith* 30 SS 16 16 197 5-11 San Diego St. 11/30/1970 6 7
55 Lemanski Hall 30 lb 15 1 231 6-0 Alabama 11/24/1970 5 1 Houston Oilers / 7th / 220th pick / 1994
89 Matthew Hatchette 26 wr 14 4 200 6-3 Mercyhurst,Langston 5/1/1974 3 2 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 235th pick / 1997
99 Chris Hovan 22 LDT 16 13 296 6-2 Boston Col. 5/12/1978 Rook 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
83 Nate Jacquet 25 1 0 185 6-0 San Diego St. 9/2/1975 3 0 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 150th pick / 1997
85 Andrew Jordan 28 te 16 4 260 6-6 West. Carolina 6/21/1972 6 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 179th pick / 1994
40 Jim Kleinsasser 23 FB 14 8 272 6-3 North Dakota 1/31/1977 1 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
63 Corbin Lacina 30 LG 15 15 302 6-4 Augustana (SD) 11/2/1970 6 9 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 167th pick / 1993
76 Chris Liwienski 25 g 14 1 325 6-5 Indiana 8/2/1975 2 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
58 Ed McDaniel 31 RLB 16 15 230 5-11 Clemson 2/23/1969 8 6 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 125th pick / 1992
87 Johnny McWilliams 28 te 15 7 271 6-4 USC 12/14/1972 4 2 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1996
31 Don Morgan 25 2 0 202 5-11 Nevada-Reno 9/18/1975 1 0
33 Harold Morrow 27 16 0 232 5-11 Auburn 2/24/1973 4 0
84 Randy Moss*+ 23 WR 16 16 215 6-4 Marshall 2/13/1977 2 17 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
56 Jim Nelson 25 16 0 234 6-1 Penn St. 4/16/1975 2 1
90 Gabe Northern 26 lb 9 2 240 6-2 LSU 6/8/1974 4 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1996
22 David Palmer 28 6 0 173 5-8 Alabama 11/19/1972 6 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 1994
51 Mitch Palmer 27 16 0 259 6-4 Colorado St. 9/2/1973 2 1
95 Bryce Paup 32 10 0 247 6-5 Northern Iowa 2/29/1968 10 1 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 159th pick / 1990
93 John Randle 33 LDE 16 16 290 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 12/12/1967 10 5
98 Fred Robbins 23 8 0 325 6-4 Wake Forest 3/25/1977 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 2000
57 Dwayne Rudd 24 LLB 14 13 235 6-2 Alabama 2/3/1976 3 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 1997
59 Craig Sauer 28 9 0 240 6-1 Minnesota 12/13/1972 4 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 188th pick / 1996
97 Talance Sawyer 24 RDE 16 16 270 6-2 UNLV 6/14/1976 1 6 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 185th pick / 1999
29 Wasswa Serwanga 24 db 7 2 203 5-11 Sacramento St.,Pacific,UCLA 7/23/1976 1 1
92 Fernando Smith 29 1 0 287 6-6 Jackson St. 8/2/1971 6 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 1994
26 Robert Smith* 28 RB 16 16 212 6-2 Ohio St. 3/4/1972 7 18 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1993
73 Todd Steussie 30 LT 16 16 320 6-6 California 12/1/1970 6 10 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1994
77 Korey Stringer* 26 RT 16 16 350 6-4 Ohio St. 5/8/1974 5 12 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 24th pick / 1995
28 Robert Tate 27 RCB 16 16 188 5-10 Cincinnati 10/19/1973 3 6 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 183rd pick / 1997
27 Keith Thibodeaux 26 16 0 189 5-11 NW State (LA) 5/16/1974 3 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 140th pick / 1997
42 Orlando Thomas 28 FS 9 9 222 6-1 La-Lafayette 10/21/1972 5 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1995
81 Chris Walsh 32 16 0 194 6-1 Stanford 12/12/1968 8 2 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 251st pick / 1992
82 Troy Walters 24 KR 12 0 172 5-7 Stanford 12/15/1976 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 165th pick / 2000
21 Moe Williams 26 16 0 205 6-1 Kentucky 7/26/1974 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 75th pick / 1996
94 Tony Williams 25 RDT 14 12 296 6-2 Memphis 7/9/1975 3 4 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 151st pick / 1997
54 Antonio Wilson 23 1 0 247 6-2 Texas A&M-Commerce 12/29/1977 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 106th pick / 2000
60 Cory Withrow 25 12 0 287 6-2 Washington St. 4/5/1975 Rook 1
52 Kailee Wong 24 MLB 16 16 250 6-2 Stanford 5/23/1976 2 6 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1998
20 Kenny Wright 23 lcb 16 7 205 6-1 Arkansas,NW State (LA) 9/14/1977 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 120th pick / 1999
Team Total 27.4 16 244.7 6-1.9 4.4