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2001 Minnesota Vikings

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5-11-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 2001 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.7, Offense: -0.8, Defense: -3.9, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 290 points (18.1/g), 24th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 390 points (24.4/g), 26th.
 Differential of -100 points (-6.2/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-10.7.

Coach: Mike Tice (0-1-0) and Dennis Green (5-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Sherman Lewis
 Defensive Coordinator: Emmitt Thomas

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Red McCombs
Head Coach/de facto General Manager Dennis Green
Offensive Scheme Balanced
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 290 5185 978 5.3 39 16 21 288 335 555 3576 23 23 5.9 179 376 1609 10 4.3 88 182 26.4 20.3 Own 29.2 2:34 5.48 28.4 1.52
Team Defense 390 5666 985 5.8 18 10 19 312 291 478 3367 16 8 6.6 166 477 2299 21 4.8 127 177 39.5 20.9 Own 31.5 2:47 5.8 31.8 2.02
Lg Rank Offense 24 12 30 27 17 10 7 9 27 13 28 25 20 10 23 2 3 13 13 7 17
Lg Rank Defense 26 27 31 24 28 5 18 7 31 27 24 30 31 31 2 31 14 30 28 30 28

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-1 Carolina Panthers 13 24 19 343 234 109 5 15 291 200 91 2 -6.30 7.79 -11.25
2 Sun September 23 boxscore L 0-2 @ Chicago Bears 10 17 19 319 215 104 2 15 284 237 47 1 -12.34 4.67 -1.69
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 1-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 16 25 402 312 90 2 20 331 223 108 1 10.60 -6.70 -1.18
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-3 @ New Orleans Saints 15 28 16 340 306 34 3 20 370 210 160 1 -7.98 -3.54 -2.99
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 2-3 Detroit Lions 31 26 23 343 198 145 1 28 457 328 129 1 21.00 -17.69 3.40
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 3-3 Green Bay Packers 35 13 23 377 177 200 2 10 234 160 74 1 15.10 10.08 -3.95
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 3-4 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 41 11 195 130 65 1 26 446 269 177 1 -8.86 -21.92 2.94
8 Bye Week
9 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 48 16 301 245 56 4 33 487 215 272 1 -13.55 -26.53 5.20
10 Mon November 19 boxscore W 4-5 New York Giants 28 16 24 359 263 96 3 18 358 297 61 2 11.72 1.73 -2.28
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 4-6 Chicago Bears 6 13 15 316 192 124 1 11 235 93 142 1 -12.90 10.51 -4.50
12 Sun December 2 boxscore L 4-7 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 16 21 12 385 340 45 3 21 364 157 207 2 1.65 -6.73 -3.83
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 5-7 Tennessee Titans 42 24 24 496 348 148 1 24 453 271 182 2 27.80 -10.86 -1.12
14 Sun December 16 boxscore L 5-8 @ Detroit Lions 24 27 16 314 234 80 2 19 369 202 167 1 -9.48 5.86 -0.43
15 Sun December 23 boxscore L 5-9 Jacksonville Jaguars 3 33 16 214 186 28 2 23 423 209 214 -11.14 -20.75 2.74
16 Sun December 30 boxscore L 5-10 @ Green Bay Packers 13 24 19 302 103 199 3 13 213 157 56 1 -11.90 3.76 -5.56
17 Mon January 7 boxscore L 5-11 @ Baltimore Ravens 3 19 10 179 93 86 4 16 351 139 212 -27.35 6.37 7.04

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
11 Daunte Culpepper 24 QB 11 11 4-7-0 235 366 64.2 2612 14 3.8 13 3.6 57 7.1 6.3 11.1 237.5 83.3 33 186 6.08 5.32 8.3 2 2
3 Spergon Wynn 23 qb 3 2 0-2-0 48 98 49.0 418 1 1.0 6 6.1 47 4.3 1.7 8.7 139.3 38.6 10 65 3.27 0.95 9.3
8 Todd Bouman 29 qb 5 3 1-2-0 51 89 57.3 795 8 9.0 4 4.5 80 8.9 8.7 15.6 159.0 98.3 4 27 8.26 8.04 4.3
17 Mitch Berger 29 P 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
84 Randy Moss 24 WR 16 16 1 1 100.0 29 0 0.0 0 0.0 29 29.0 29.0 29.0 1.8 118.7 0 0 29.00 29.00 0.0
Team Total 27.3 16 5-11-0 335 555 60.4 3854 23 4.1 23 4.1 80 6.9 5.9 11.5 240.9 77.9 47 278 5.94 4.99 7.8 2 2
Opp Total 16 291 478 60.9 3571 16 3.3 8 1.7 7.5 7.39 12.3 223.2 88.1 30 204 6.6 6.5 5.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
23 Michael Bennett 23 RB 13 13 172 682 2 31 4.0 52.5 13.2 29 226 7.8 1 80 2.2 17.4 908 3 0
11 Daunte Culpepper 24 QB 11 11 71 416 5 34 5.9 37.8 6.5 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 416 5 16
34 Doug Chapman 24 rb 16 3 63 195 0 19 3.1 12.2 3.9 16 135 8.4 1 38 1.0 8.4 330 1 1
40 Jim Kleinsasser 24 FB 11 11 23 72 1 11 3.1 6.5 2.1 24 184 7.7 0 18 2.2 16.7 256 1 2
30 Travis Prentice 25 14 0 14 13 2 6 0.9 0.9 1.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.7 23 2 1
33 Harold Morrow 28 fb 16 2 12 67 0 15 5.6 4.2 0.8 13 142 10.9 0 28 0.8 8.9 209 0 1
8 Todd Bouman 29 qb 5 3 9 61 0 21 6.8 12.2 1.8 61 0 1
3 Spergon Wynn 23 qb 3 2 8 61 0 14 7.6 20.3 2.7 61 0 3
84 Randy Moss 24 WR 16 16 3 38 0 18 12.7 2.4 0.2 82 1233 15.0 10 73 5.1 77.1 1271 10 0
80 Cris Carter 36 WR 16 16 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 73 871 11.9 6 52 4.6 54.4 875 6 2
87 Byron Chamberlain* 30 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 57 666 11.7 3 47 3.6 41.6 666 3 1
86 Jake Reed 34 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 309 11.4 1 27 1.7 19.3 309 1 0
81 Chris Walsh 33 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 67 7.4 0 19 0.6 4.2 67 0 0
85 Andrew Jordan 29 te 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 11 3.7 1 4 0.2 0.7 11 1 0
Team Total 27.3 16 376 1609 10 34 4.3 100.6 23.5 335 3854 11.5 23 80 20.9 240.9 5463 33 35
Opp Total 16 477 2299 21 4.8 143.7 29.8 291 3367 11.6 16 18.2 210.4 5666 37 22

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
83 Nate Jacquet 26 KR/PR 10 0 29 219 0 23 7.6 46 1012 0 53 22.0 1231
82 Troy Walters 25 6 0 11 69 0 16 6.3 18 425 0 50 23.6 494
31 Don Morgan 26 db 16 2 4 17 0 6 4.3 4 78 0 24 19.5 95
33 Harold Morrow 28 fb 16 2 6 109 0 28 18.2 318
81 Chris Walsh 33 16 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 1 10 0 10 10.0 79
30 Travis Prentice 25 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 25
95 Shawn Worthen 26 4 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
Team Total 27.3 16 45 307 0 23 6.8 77 1647 0 53 21.4 7417
Opp Total 16 34 350 0 10.3 59 1266 1 21.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 42 K 16 0 7 7 4 2 7 6 18 15 83.3% 30 29 96.7%
17 Mitch Berger 29 P 12 0 47 2046 67 0 43.5
12 Lee Johnson 40 p 4 0 25 983 59 0 39.3
Team Total 27.3 16 7 7 4 2 7 6 18 15 83.3% 30 29 96.7% 72 3029 67 0 42.1
Opp Total 16 38 33 86.8% 39 39 100.0% 72 2902 40.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
52 Kailee Wong 25 MLB 16 16 3.0 1 27 1 27 4 83 16
58 Ed McDaniel 32 RLB 14 13 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 59 16
25 Eric Kelly 24 RCB 16 11 2 -7 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 59 15
24 Robert Griffith 31 SS 10 9 2 25 0 14 6 1 0 0 0 0 47 16
55 Lemanski Hall 31 LLB 16 13 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 46 14
42 Orlando Thomas 29 FS 13 10 1 0 0 0 7 45 16
97 Talance Sawyer 25 lde/RDE 16 16 5.0 1 2 0 2 4 1 0 2 0 0 35 20
22 Tyrone Carter 25 fs 15 7 1.0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 46 1 45 5
99 Chris Hovan 23 RDT 16 16 6.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 30 15
28 Robert Tate 28 rcb 16 5 0 0 0 0 5 34 7
20 Kenny Wright 24 lcb 15 8 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 34 5
51 Lance Johnstone 28 rde 16 5 5.5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 29 9
56 Jim Nelson 26 lb 16 2 0 0 1 -1 0 22 16
21 Dale Carter 32 LCB 9 8 0 0 0 0 5 24 9
21 Henry Jones 34 ss 5 5 21 7
98 Fred Robbins 24 LDT 16 12 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 17 10
92 Winfield Garnett 25 dt 12 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 12 7
93 Stalin Colinet 27 LDE 11 11 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 11 2
91 Willie Howard 24 8 0 10 5
11 Daunte Culpepper 24 QB 11 11 0 16 7 -17 0
27 Keith Thibodeaux 27 db 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
50 Patrick Chukwurah 22 lb 16 3 2.5 3 0 0 0 0 5 3
31 Don Morgan 26 db 16 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
54 Antonio Wilson 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
83 Nate Jacquet 26 KR/PR 10 0 0 4 2 0 0
95 Shawn Worthen 26 4 0 3 0
33 Harold Morrow 28 fb 16 2 0 1 3 0 0
96 Andre O'Neal 26 lb 4 1 1 2
34 Doug Chapman 24 rb 16 3 0 1 2 0 0
3 Spergon Wynn 23 qb 3 2 0 3 0 -2 0
80 Cris Carter 36 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
87 Byron Chamberlain* 30 TE 16 15 0 1 1 0 0
40 Jim Kleinsasser 24 FB 11 11 0 2 0 0 0
30 Travis Prentice 25 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
29 Wasswa Serwanga 25 7 0 1 0
82 Troy Walters 25 6 0 0 2 0 0 0
59 Fearon Wright 23 7 0 1 0
74 Brad Badger 26 LT 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
23 Michael Bennett 23 RB 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
8 Todd Bouman 29 qb 5 3 0 1 0 0 0
71 David Dixon 32 RG 15 14 0 0 1 0 0
90 Jeff Hazuga 23 3 0 0 1
81 Chris Walsh 33 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 30.0 8 47 1 27 69 14 35 28 26 1 693 221
Opp Total 16 47 22 12

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 42 K 16 0 29 15 74
84 Randy Moss 24 WR 16 16 10 10 60
80 Cris Carter 36 WR 16 16 6 6 36
11 Daunte Culpepper 24 QB 11 11 5 5 2 34
23 Michael Bennett 23 RB 13 13 2 1 3 18
87 Byron Chamberlain* 30 TE 16 15 3 3 18
30 Travis Prentice 25 14 0 2 2 12
86 Jake Reed 34 16 0 1 1 1 8
22 Tyrone Carter 25 fs 15 7 1 1 6
34 Doug Chapman 24 rb 16 3 1 1 6
85 Andrew Jordan 29 te 16 4 1 1 6
40 Jim Kleinsasser 24 FB 11 11 1 1 6
52 Kailee Wong 25 MLB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 27.3 16 10 23 1 1 35 3 29 15 290
Opp Total 16 21 16 1 2 2 39 33 390