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2003 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC North Division  · 2003 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: 4.0, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 416 points (26.0/g), 6th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 353 points (22.1/g), 23rd.
 Differential of 63 points (3.9/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: Mike Tice (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Scott Linehan
 Defensive Coordinator: George O'Leary

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Red McCombs
VP of Football Operations Rob Brzezinski
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 416 6294 1055 6.0 24 11 18 336 333 520 3951 32 13 7.0 194 493 2343 15 4.8 124 183 35.5 13.1 Own 30.2 2:52 5.91 34.3 2.09
Team Defense 353 5356 955 5.6 35 7 36 316 311 531 3477 17 28 6.1 186 387 1879 22 4.9 94 178 33.7 13.5 Own 33.4 2:26 5.5 30.0 1.89
Lg Rank Offense 6 1 7 13 4 15 4 1 6 4 7 4 12 6 8 21 4 2 2 1 4
Lg Rank Defense 23 23 7 29 23 25 26 6 2 23 3 17 32 31 8 3 7 9 20 29 26

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 30 25 21 337 183 154 2 22 304 242 62 5
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Bears 24 13 25 400 198 202 1 10 208 128 80 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-0 @ Detroit Lions 23 13 14 414 287 127 1 22 302 225 77 3
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 4-0 San Francisco 49ers 35 7 19 354 252 102 18 372 227 145 3
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 5-0 @ Atlanta Falcons 39 26 16 399 233 166 1 21 440 336 104 3
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 6-0 Denver Broncos 28 20 14 340 268 72 27 321 183 138 3
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 6-1 New York Giants 17 29 22 359 222 137 2 26 450 367 83 1
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 6-2 Green Bay Packers 27 30 20 323 198 125 24 451 190 261 1
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 6-3 @ San Diego Chargers 28 42 27 460 350 110 2 26 458 247 211
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 6-4 @ Oakland Raiders 18 28 24 467 373 94 6 19 375 184 191 2
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 7-4 Detroit Lions 24 14 18 307 186 121 2 16 241 167 74 4
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 7-5 @ St. Louis Rams 17 48 25 465 276 189 3 21 396 255 141 1
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-5 Seattle Seahawks 34 7 22 465 272 193 13 258 202 56 3
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 8-6 @ Chicago Bears 10 13 22 393 215 178 1 15 232 145 87
16 Sat December 20 boxscore W 9-6 Kansas City Chiefs 45 20 27 469 246 223 1 21 329 224 105 4
17 Sun December 28 boxscore L 9-7 @ Arizona Cardinals 17 18 20 342 192 150 2 15 219 155 64 1

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
11 Daunte Culpepper* 26 QB 14 14 7-7-0 295 454 65.0 3479 25 5.5 11 2.4 59 7.7 7.7 11.8 248.5 96.4 37 196 6.69 6.70 7.5 0 1
12 Gus Frerotte 32 qb 16 2 2-0-0 38 65 58.5 690 7 10.8 2 3.1 72 10.6 11.4 18.2 43.1 118.1 5 22 9.54 10.26 7.1
84 Randy Moss*+ 26 WR 16 16 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
Team Total 26.4 16 9-7-0 333 520 64.0 4169 32 6.2 13 2.5 72 8.0 8.1 12.5 260.6 99.0 42 218 7.03 7.13 7.5 0 1
Opp Total 16 311 531 58.6 3722 17 3.2 28 5.3 7.0 5.28 12.0 232.6 68.8 37 245 6.1 4.5 6.5

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
20 Moe Williams 29 RB/rb 16 7 174 745 5 61 4.3 46.6 10.9 65 644 9.9 3 42 4.1 40.3 1389 8 2
32 Onterrio Smith 23 KR/rb 15 3 107 579 5 47 5.4 38.6 7.1 15 129 8.6 0 20 1.0 8.6 708 5 1
23 Michael Bennett 25 rb 8 7 90 447 1 28 5.0 55.9 11.3 12 132 11.0 0 40 1.5 16.5 579 1 2
11 Daunte Culpepper* 26 QB 14 14 73 422 4 42 5.8 30.1 5.2 422 4 16
34 Doug Chapman 26 4 0 15 33 0 6 2.2 8.3 3.8 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.3 2.0 41 0 0
12 Gus Frerotte 32 qb 16 2 12 -2 0 4 -0.2 -0.1 0.8 -2 0 2
16 Kelly Campbell 23 fb/WR/wr 15 6 10 71 0 19 7.1 4.7 0.7 25 522 20.9 4 72 1.7 34.8 593 4 2
84 Randy Moss*+ 26 WR 16 16 6 18 0 11 3.0 1.1 0.4 111 1632 14.7 17 72 6.9 102.0 1650 17 1
40 Jim Kleinsasser 26 TE 16 16 2 15 0 12 7.5 0.9 0.1 46 401 8.7 4 19 2.9 25.1 416 4 0
4 Eddie Johnson 22 P/p 14 0 2 15 0 15 7.5 1.1 0.1 15 0 2
45 Charles Stackhouse 23 fb 14 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 6 30 5.0 0 10 0.4 2.1 30 0 0
33 John Avery 27 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2 24 12.0 1 13 0.3 4.0 24 1 1
81 Nate Burleson 22 WR 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 455 15.7 2 52 1.8 28.4 455 2 1
85 D'Wayne Bates 28 wr 10 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 151 10.1 1 18 1.5 15.1 151 1 0
83 Hunter Goodwin 31 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 26 6.5 0 12 0.3 1.6 26 0 0
82 Keenan Howry 22 PR/wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 15 7.5 0 8 0.1 0.9 15 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 493 2343 15 61 4.8 146.4 30.8 333 4169 12.5 32 72 20.8 260.6 6512 47 31
Opp Total 16 387 1879 22 4.9 117.4 24.2 311 3477 11.2 17 19.4 217.3 5356 39 28

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
82 Keenan Howry 22 PR/wr 16 1 35 247 0 52 7.1 12 271 0 42 22.6 533
32 Onterrio Smith 23 KR/rb 15 3 27 588 0 46 21.8 1296
33 John Avery 27 6 0 16 346 0 48 21.6 370
16 Kelly Campbell 23 fb/WR/wr 15 6 5 101 0 23 20.2 694
34 Doug Chapman 26 4 0 4 51 0 20 12.8 92
89 Kenny Clark 25 1 0 2 33 0 21 16.5 33
45 Sean Berton 24 16 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
81 Nate Burleson 22 WR 16 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 455
56 E.J. Henderson 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
84 Randy Moss*+ 26 WR 16 16 1 22 0 22 22.0 1672
58 Nick Rogers 24 rlb/slb/wlb 16 5 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
60 Cory Withrow 28 8 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 26.4 16 36 247 0 52 6.9 71 1428 0 48 20.1 8187
Opp Total 16 29 310 0 10.7 75 1608 0 21.4

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
8 Aaron Elling 25 K/k 16 0 7 7 8 6 7 4 3 1 25 18 72.0% 48 48 100.0%
4 Eddie Johnson 22 P/p 14 0 56 2191 55 1 39.1
2 Leo Araguz 33 p 2 0 7 271 44 0 38.7
Team Total 26.4 16 7 7 8 6 7 4 3 1 25 18 72.0% 48 48 100.0% 63 2462 55 1 39.1
Opp Total 16 26 21 80.8% 36 36 100.0% 64 2579 40.3

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
27 Brian Russell 25 FS/rcb 16 16 1.0 9 185 0 50 11 0 0 1 0 0 78 17
21 Corey Chavous* 27 SS 16 16 8 143 1 39 14 0 1 0 0 0 75 11
55 Chris Claiborne 25 RLB/slb/WLB 12 12 3.0 1 3 0 3 7 1 0 2 0 0 61 19
29 Brian Williams 24 lc/LCB/lcb/rc/RCB/rcb 16 16 3.0 5 205 1 77 16 2 0 0 0 0 61 16
54 Greg Biekert 34 MLB 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 60 16
26 Denard Walker 30 lcb 16 8 1 0 0 0 6 49 4
22 Ken Irvin 31 fs/lc/lcb/rc/RCB/rcb 16 8 1 1 0 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 45 11
93 Kevin Williams 23 LDE/LE/nt 16 16 10.5 1 3 0 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 36 15
79 Kenny Mixon 28 le/RDE/RE 16 16 5.0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 42 10
52 Henri Crockett 29 LLB/SLB/wlb 16 15 0 0 0 0 2 32 2
56 E.J. Henderson 23 16 0 1 0 1 0 0 27 5
51 Lance Johnstone 30 16 0 10.0 1 33 1 33 6 2 0 1 0 0 20 8
98 Fred Robbins 26 LDT/NT 16 12 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 21 7
99 Chris Hovan 25 RDT/rt/UT 16 16 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 19 8
58 Nick Rogers 24 rlb/slb/wlb 16 5 1 0 0 0 0 22 4
59 Mike Nattiel 23 16 0 1 80 1 80 3 1 0 0 0 0 15 2
31 Rushen Jones 23 11 0 14 1
11 Daunte Culpepper* 26 QB 14 14 0 16 6 0 0 2 0
24 Willie Offord 25 16 0 11 2
25 Eric Kelly 26 16 0 7 1
94 Chuck Wiley 28 de/re 7 4 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 5 0
20 Moe Williams 29 RB/rb 16 7 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
42 Jack Brewer 24 6 0 4 1
96 Billy Lyon 30 13 0 4 1
8 Aaron Elling 25 K/k 16 0 4 0
45 Charles Stackhouse 23 fb 14 2 4 0
4 Eddie Johnson 22 P/p 14 0 0 2 2 -5 0 1 0
16 Kelly Campbell 23 fb/WR/wr 15 6 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
84 Randy Moss*+ 26 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
57 Raonall Smith 25 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
12 Gus Frerotte 32 qb 16 2 0 2 2 -2 0
32 Onterrio Smith 23 KR/rb 15 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
23 Michael Bennett 25 rb 8 7 0 2 1 0 0
81 Nate Burleson 22 WR 16 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
45 Sean Berton 24 16 0 1 0
37 Ron Israel 25 1 0 1 0
43 Brody Liddiard 26 16 0 1 0
28 Larry Ned 25 3 0 1 0
33 John Avery 27 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 Matt Birk* 27 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
71 David Dixon 34 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
40 Jim Kleinsasser 26 TE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
97 Talance Sawyer 27 3 0 0 1
Team Total 26.4 16 37.0 28 693 4 80 90 16 31 25 -7 0 733 164
Opp Total 16 42 28 21

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
8 Aaron Elling 25 K/k 16 0 48 18 102
84 Randy Moss*+ 26 WR 16 16 17 17 102
20 Moe Williams 29 RB/rb 16 7 5 3 8 48
32 Onterrio Smith 23 KR/rb 15 3 5 5 1 32
16 Kelly Campbell 23 fb/WR/wr 15 6 4 4 24
11 Daunte Culpepper* 26 QB 14 14 4 4 24
40 Jim Kleinsasser 26 TE 16 16 4 4 24
81 Nate Burleson 22 WR 16 9 2 2 12
33 John Avery 27 6 0 1 1 6
85 D'Wayne Bates 28 wr 10 8 1 1 6
23 Michael Bennett 25 rb 8 7 1 1 6
21 Corey Chavous* 27 SS 16 16 1 1 6
51 Lance Johnstone 30 16 0 1 1 6
59 Mike Nattiel 23 16 0 1 1 6
29 Brian Williams 24 lc/LCB/lcb/rc/RCB/rcb 16 16 1 1 6
83 Hunter Goodwin 31 te 16 5 1 2
Team Total 26.4 16 15 32 4 51 2 48 18 2 412
Opp Total 16 22 17 2 1 1 36 21 353