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2004 Minnesota Vikings

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8-8-0, NFC North Division  · 2004 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.7, Offense: 3.0, Defense: -4.7, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 405 points (25.3/g), 6th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 395 points (24.7/g), 26th.
 Differential of 10 points (0.6/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.2-7.8.

Coach: Mike Tice (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Scott Linehan
 Defensive Coordinator: Ted Cottrell

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* 27 5 16 379 for 548, 4,717 yards, 39 td, 11 int, & 88 rushes for 406 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
RB Michael Bennett 26 3 7 70 rushes for 276 yards, 1 td, & 21 catches for 207 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 2001
WR Nate Burleson 23 1 15 68 catches for 1,006 yards, 9 td, & 6 rushes for 49 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 2003
WR Randy Moss 27 6 13 49 catches for 767 yards, 13 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
TE Sean Berton 25 1 7 9 catches for 78 yards, 0 td
TE Jermaine Wiggins 29 4 13 71 catches for 705 yards, 4 td
LT Bryant McKinnie 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
LG Chris Liwienski 29 6 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
C Matt Birk* 28 6 11 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
RG David Dixon 35 10 16 New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
RT Nat Dorsey 21 Rook 7 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 115th pick / 2004
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kenny Mixon 29 6 14 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 49th pick / 1998
LDT Chris Hovan 26 4 9 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
RDT Kevin Williams*+ 24 1 16 11.5 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
RDE Kenechi Udeze 21 Rook 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 2004
LLB Keith Newman 27 5 14 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 119th pick / 1999
MLB E.J. Henderson 24 1 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 2003
RLB Chris Claiborne 26 5 12 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 9th pick / 1999
LCB Antoine Winfield 27 5 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
RCB Brian Williams 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2002
SS Corey Chavous 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1998
FS Brian Russell 26 2 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Morten Andersen 44 22 0 18 of 22 field goals & 45 of 45 extra points New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
P Darren Bennett 39 9 0 57 punts for a 39.3 average, 0 blocked
PR Nate Burleson 23 1 15 25 punt returns for a 8.6 average and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 2003
KR Kelly Campbell 24 2 3 35 kick returns for a 21.7 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
7 Morten Andersen 44 K 16 0 217 6-2 Michigan St. 8/19/1960 22 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
2 Darren Bennett 39 P 15 0 235 6-5 none 1/9/1965 9 1
23 Michael Bennett 26 RB 11 7 211 5-9 Wisconsin 8/13/1978 3 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 2001
44 Sean Berton 25 TE 14 7 272 6-4 West Virginia,North Carolina St. 10/31/1979 1 1
78 Matt Birk* 28 C 12 11 300 6-4 Harvard 7/23/1976 6 10 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
33 Ralph Brown 26 12 0 185 5-10 Nebraska 9/16/1978 4 1 New York Giants / 5th / 140th pick / 2000
81 Nate Burleson 23 PR 16 15 192 6-0 Nevada-Reno 8/19/1981 1 11 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 2003
16 Kelly Campbell 24 KR 16 3 173 5-10 Georgia Tech 7/23/1980 2 4
21 Corey Chavous 28 SS 16 16 205 6-1 Vanderbilt 1/5/1976 6 5 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1998
55 Chris Claiborne 26 RLB 12 12 259 6-3 USC 7/26/1978 5 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 9th pick / 1999
63 Bill Conaty 31 8 0 306 6-2 Virginia Tech 3/8/1973 7 1
1 Jose Cortez 29 8 0 200 5-11 Oregon St. 5/27/1975 5 0
11 Daunte Culpepper* 27 QB 16 16 264 6-4 Central Florida 1/28/1977 5 20 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
58 Rod Davis 23 14 0 239 6-2 Southern Miss 4/2/1981 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 155th pick / 2004
71 David Dixon 35 RG 16 16 343 6-5 Arizona St. 1/5/1969 10 11 New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
65 Nat Dorsey 21 RT 13 7 324 6-6 Georgia Tech 9/9/1983 Rook 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 115th pick / 2004
83 Jeff Dugan 23 te 14 2 261 6-4 Maryland 4/8/1981 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 220th pick / 2004
8 Aaron Elling 26 7 0 201 6-2 George Fox,Wyoming 5/31/1978 1 0
12 Gus Frerotte 33 16 0 237 6-3 Tulsa 7/31/1971 10 0 Washington Redskins / 7th / 197th pick / 1994
73 Adam Goldberg 24 rt 13 6 310 6-7 Wyoming 8/12/1980 Rook 5
72 Adam Haayer 27 t 4 1 311 6-6 Minnesota 2/22/1977 2 1 Tennessee Titans / 6th / 199th pick / 2001
56 E.J. Henderson 24 MLB 14 14 245 6-1 Maryland 8/3/1980 1 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 2003
99 Chris Hovan 26 LDT 13 9 296 6-2 Boston Col. 5/12/1978 4 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
82 Keenan Howry 23 3 0 172 5-10 Oregon 6/17/1981 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 221st pick / 2003
97 Spencer Johnson 23 ldt 9 7 286 6-3 Auburn 12/12/1981 Rook 2
51 Lance Johnstone 31 de 16 1 250 6-4 Temple 6/11/1973 8 2 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1996
31 Rushen Jones 24 5 0 194 5-10 Vanderbilt 4/4/1980 1 0
40 Jim Kleinsasser 27 te 1 1 272 6-3 North Dakota 1/31/1977 5 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
76 Chris Liwienski 29 LG 16 16 325 6-5 Indiana 8/2/1975 6 11 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
46 Cullen Loeffler 23 16 0 241 6-5 Texas 1/27/1981 Rook 2
90 Steve Martin 30 12 0 320 6-4 Missouri 5/31/1974 8 1 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 151st pick / 1996
74 Bryant McKinnie 25 LT 16 16 335 6-8 Miami (FL) 9/23/1979 2 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
79 Kenny Mixon 29 LDE 14 14 271 6-4 LSU 5/31/1975 6 4 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 49th pick / 1998
30 Mewelde Moore 22 rb 10 3 210 5-11 Tulane 7/24/1982 Rook 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 119th pick / 2004
84 Randy Moss 27 WR 13 13 215 6-4 Marshall 2/13/1977 6 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
59 Mike Nattiel 24 16 0 227 6-0 Florida 11/8/1980 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 190th pick / 2003
28 Larry Ned 26 16 0 217 5-11 San Diego St. 8/23/1978 1 0 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 197th pick / 2002
17 Ben Nelson 25 3 0 185 6-2 St. Cloud St. 8/21/1979 Rook 0
38 Rhett Nelson 24 4 0 200 6-0 Colorado St. 2/16/1980 1 0
52 Keith Newman 27 LLB 15 14 248 6-2 North Carolina 1/19/1977 5 4 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 119th pick / 1999
24 Willie Offord 26 16 0 216 6-1 South Carolina 12/22/1978 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 70th pick / 2002
89 Richard Owens 24 te 7 2 273 6-4 Louisville 11/4/1980 Rook 1
87 Marcus Robinson 29 wr 16 7 215 6-3 South Carolina 2/27/1975 6 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 108th pick / 1997
75 Mike Rosenthal 27 t 2 2 318 6-7 Notre Dame 6/10/1977 5 2 New York Giants / 5th / 149th pick / 1999
37 Derek Ross 24 9 0 197 5-10 Ohio St. 1/5/1980 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 75th pick / 2002
27 Brian Russell 26 FS 16 16 204 6-2 San Diego St. 2/5/1978 2 5
98 Darrion Scott 23 12 0 289 6-3 Ohio St. 10/25/1981 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 88th pick / 2004
25 Terrance Shaw 31 db 15 4 200 6-0 S.F. Austin 11/11/1973 9 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1995
32 Onterrio Smith 24 rb 11 6 214 5-10 Tennessee,Oregon 12/8/1980 1 8 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2003
57 Raonall Smith 26 lb 7 3 241 6-2 Washington St. 10/22/1978 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 38th pick / 2002
54 Dontarrious Thomas 24 rlb 16 5 241 6-2 Auburn 9/2/1980 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 2004
95 Kenechi Udeze 21 RDE 16 15 285 6-3 USC 3/5/1983 Rook 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 2004
85 Jermaine Wiggins 29 TE 14 13 260 6-2 Marshall,Georgia 1/18/1975 4 7
94 Chuck Wiley 29 de 5 2 275 6-5 LSU 3/6/1975 5 1 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1998
29 Brian Williams 25 RCB 16 16 198 5-11 North Carolina St. 7/2/1979 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2002
93 Kevin Williams*+ 24 RDT 16 16 311 6-5 Oklahoma St. 8/16/1980 1 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
20 Moe Williams 30 rb 14 1 205 6-1 Kentucky 7/26/1974 8 4 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 75th pick / 1996
26 Antoine Winfield 27 LCB 14 12 190 5-9 Ohio St. 6/24/1977 5 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
60 Cory Withrow 29 c 12 5 287 6-2 Washington St. 4/5/1975 4 4
50 Max Yates 25 1 0 228 6-2 Marshall 10/30/1979 Rook 0
Team Total 26.7 16 246.7 6-2.2 3.5