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2005 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, NFC North Division  · 2005 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.5, Offense: -1.4, Defense: -2.1, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 306 points (19.1/g), 19th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 344 points (21.5/g), 19th.
 Differential of -38 points (-2.4/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 6.9-9.1.

Coach: Mike Tice (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Steve Loney
 Defensive Coordinator: Ted Cottrell

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf
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 306 4613 945 4.9 30 14 33 285 323 510 3146 18 16 5.6 169 381 1467 10 3.9 83 190 27.9 14.2 Own 32.1 2:25 5.15 24.3 1.43
Team Defense 344 5173 1029 5.0 35 11 31 304 319 533 3332 23 24 5.9 177 462 1841 14 4.0 96 189 34.4 14.3 Own 33.4 2:38 5.6 27.3 1.81
Lg Rank Offense 19 25 20 21 20 16 20 20 17 22 28 27 22 19 21 13 21 28 29 25 22
Lg Rank Defense 19 21 5 17 21 22 22 24 2 19 21 19 18 17 8 8 6 21 19 19 23

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 24 15 248 215 33 5 12 345 199 146 2
2 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 8 37 21 304 227 77 7 26 504 337 167 1
3 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-2 New Orleans Saints 33 16 21 420 274 146 15 296 182 114 4
4 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 30 17 261 198 63 3 22 368 83 285
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 16 boxscore L 1-4 @ Chicago Bears 3 28 16 283 203 80 2 16 192 97 95 3
7 Sun October 23 boxscore W 2-4 Green Bay Packers 23 20 24 363 255 108 1 19 374 329 45
8 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-5 @ Carolina Panthers 13 38 14 253 171 82 27 449 338 111
9 Sun November 6 boxscore W 3-5 Detroit Lions 27 14 19 285 121 164 1 20 289 231 58 3
10 Sun November 13 boxscore W 4-5 @ New York Giants 24 21 11 137 125 12 1 25 405 281 124 5
11 Mon November 21 boxscore W 5-5 @ Green Bay Packers 20 17 22 331 171 160 2 13 236 215 21 2
12 Sun November 27 boxscore W 6-5 Cleveland Browns 24 12 18 281 200 81 2 20 262 184 78 5
13 Sun December 4 boxscore W 7-5 @ Detroit Lions 21 16 20 345 242 103 19 223 118 105 1
14 Sun December 11 boxscore W 8-5 St. Louis Rams 27 13 16 259 146 113 2 20 337 229 108 6
15 Sun December 18 boxscore L 8-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 18 11 185 131 54 3 14 275 133 142 1
16 Sun December 25 boxscore L 8-7 @ Baltimore Ravens 23 30 18 262 220 42 1 23 367 279 88 2
17 Sun January 1 boxscore W 9-7 Chicago Bears 34 10 22 396 247 149 13 251 97 154

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
14 Brad Johnson 37 QB 15 9 7-2-0 184 294 62.6 1885 12 4.1 4 1.4 80 6.4 6.6 10.2 125.7 88.9 23 134 5.52 5.71 7.3 0 2
11 Daunte Culpepper 28 qb 7 7 2-5-0 139 216 64.4 1564 6 2.8 12 5.6 68 7.2 5.3 11.3 223.4 72.0 31 169 5.65 3.95 12.6 1 1
Team Total 26.5 16 9-7-0 323 510 63.3 3449 18 3.5 16 3.1 80 6.8 6.1 10.7 215.6 81.7 54 303 5.58 4.94 9.6 1 3
Opp Total 16 319 533 59.8 3539 23 4.3 24 4.5 6.6 5.48 11.1 221.2 75.2 34 207 5.9 4.8 6.0

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
30 Mewelde Moore 23 PR/RB 16 8 155 662 1 33 4.3 41.4 9.7 37 339 9.2 2 29 2.3 21.2 1001 3 2
23 Michael Bennett 27 rb 16 6 126 473 3 61 3.8 29.6 7.9 27 124 4.6 2 20 1.7 7.8 597 5 5
35 Ciatrick Fason 23 13 0 32 62 4 15 1.9 4.8 2.5 62 4 1
11 Daunte Culpepper 28 qb 7 7 24 147 1 18 6.1 21.0 3.4 147 1 5
14 Brad Johnson 37 QB 15 9 18 53 0 16 2.9 3.5 1.2 53 0 5
20 Moe Williams 31 rb 6 1 13 20 0 9 1.5 3.3 2.2 8 52 6.5 0 25 1.3 8.7 72 0 1
18 Koren Robinson* 25 KR/wr 14 5 4 27 1 13 6.8 1.9 0.3 22 347 15.8 1 80 1.6 24.8 374 2 2
19 Troy Williamson 22 wr 14 3 3 28 0 11 9.3 2.0 0.2 24 372 15.5 2 56 1.7 26.6 400 2 0
89 Travis Taylor 26 WR 16 13 2 3 0 5 1.5 0.2 0.1 50 604 12.1 4 31 3.1 37.8 607 4 1
81 Nate Burleson 24 WR 12 9 2 -6 0 -2 -3.0 -0.5 0.2 30 328 10.9 1 20 2.5 27.3 322 1 0
13 Shaun Hill 25 1 0 2 -2 0 -1 -1.0 -2.0 2.0 -2 0 0
85 Jermaine Wiggins 30 TE 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 69 568 8.2 1 24 4.3 35.5 568 1 0
87 Marcus Robinson 30 wr 15 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 515 16.6 5 68 2.1 34.3 515 5 0
40 Jim Kleinsasser 28 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 171 7.8 0 15 1.4 10.7 171 0 1
49 Richard Owens 25 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 18 9.0 0 12 0.1 1.1 18 0 0
86 Richard Angulo 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.5 5.5 11 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 381 1467 10 61 3.9 91.7 23.8 323 3449 10.7 18 80 20.2 215.6 4916 28 25
Opp Total 16 462 1841 14 4.0 115.1 28.9 319 3332 10.4 23 19.9 208.3 5173 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
18 Koren Robinson* 25 KR/wr 14 5 2 0 0 0 0.0 47 1221 1 86 26.0 1595
30 Mewelde Moore 23 PR/RB 16 8 21 245 1 71 11.7 4 72 0 27 18.0 1318
82 Keenan Howry 24 4 0 12 78 0 19 6.5 78
19 Troy Williamson 22 wr 14 3 12 192 0 28 16.0 592
81 Nate Burleson 24 WR 12 9 5 21 0 10 4.2 343
49 Richard Owens 25 te 16 2 3 25 0 16 8.3 43
35 Ciatrick Fason 23 13 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 66
56 E.J. Henderson 25 RLB 15 14 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
89 Travis Taylor 26 WR 16 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 607
54 Dontarrious Thomas 25 lb 14 2 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
20 Moe Williams 31 rb 6 1 1 16 0 16 16.0 88
Team Total 26.5 16 41 344 1 71 8.4 71 1549 1 86 21.8 6809
Opp Total 16 45 495 0 11.0 67 1416 0 21.1

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
5 Chris Kluwe 24 P 15 0 71 3130 62 0 44.1
1 Paul Edinger 27 K 16 0 11 11 8 3 10 8 5 3 34 25 73.5% 31 31 100.0% 2 75 40 0 37.5
2 Darren Bennett 40 p 1 0 8 300 53 0 37.5
Team Total 26.5 16 11 11 8 3 10 8 5 3 34 25 73.5% 31 31 100.0% 81 3505 62 0 43.3
Opp Total 16 33 28 84.8% 34 34 100.0% 72 3010 41.8

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
26 Antoine Winfield 28 LCB 16 16 4 5 0 4 8 0 0 2 0 0 89 9
55 Sam Cowart 30 MLB 15 14 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 72 13
56 E.J. Henderson 25 RLB 15 14 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 53 22
21 Corey Chavous 29 SS 16 16 2 0 0 0 5 54 17
94 Pat Williams 33 LDT 16 16 1.5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 41 25
42 Darren Sharper* 30 FS 14 14 9 276 2 92 16 0 1 1 14 0 41 10
98 Darrion Scott 24 LDE/rde 16 15 4.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 39 19
29 Brian Williams 26 RCB 14 9 1.0 4 59 0 31 9 2 1 0 0 0 35 12
54 Dontarrious Thomas 25 lb 14 2 0 0 0 0 2 35 13
27 Fred Smoot 26 rcb 11 8 2 0 0 0 9 37 4
93 Kevin Williams 25 RDT 14 14 4.0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 6 0 30 12
52 Keith Newman 28 LLB 13 10 3.0 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 28 14
33 Ralph Brown 27 16 0 0 0 0 0 5 34 3
57 Raonall Smith 27 llb 16 6 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 28 7
99 Erasmus James 23 RDE 15 9 4.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 23 5
97 Spencer Johnson 24 dt 10 2 0 0 0 0 2 20 9
58 Napoleon Harris 26 lb 15 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 18 7
51 Lance Johnstone 32 de 15 1 7.5 15 5
96 C.J. Mosley 22 dt 12 2 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 4
36 Dovonte Edwards 23 12 0 1 51 1 51 3 16 1
50 Rod Davis 24 lb 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 6
49 Richard Owens 25 te 16 2 0 0 1 0 0 11 6
25 Will Hunter 26 13 0 10 2
22 Ken Irvin 33 db 7 1 9 1
59 Heath Farwell 24 7 0 6 1
24 Willie Offord 27 db 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 2
95 Kenechi Udeze 22 de 3 2 1.0 5 0
14 Brad Johnson 37 QB 15 9 0 5 1 -1 0 2 0
81 Nate Burleson 24 WR 12 9 0 0 2 0 0 3 0
23 Michael Bennett 27 rb 16 6 0 5 2 0 0
11 Daunte Culpepper 28 qb 7 7 0 5 0 -4 0 1 0
85 Jermaine Wiggins 30 TE 16 8 3 0
20 Moe Williams 31 rb 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
30 Mewelde Moore 23 PR/RB 16 8 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
1 Paul Edinger 27 K 16 0 2 0
28 Laroni Gallishaw 24 5 0 2 0
5 Chris Kluwe 24 P 15 0 2 0
35 Ciatrick Fason 23 13 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
89 Travis Taylor 26 WR 16 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
39 Adimchinobe Echemandu 25 2 0 1 0
18 Koren Robinson* 25 KR/wr 14 5 0 2 0 0 0
19 Troy Williamson 22 wr 14 3 1 0
40 Jim Kleinsasser 28 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
74 Bryant McKinnie 26 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 34.0 24 392 3 92 86 9 25 20 16 0 802 230
Opp Total 16 54 22 11 1

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 Paul Edinger 27 K 16 0 31 25 106
87 Marcus Robinson 30 wr 15 9 5 5 1 32
23 Michael Bennett 27 rb 16 6 3 2 5 30
35 Ciatrick Fason 23 13 0 4 4 24
30 Mewelde Moore 23 PR/RB 16 8 1 2 1 4 24
89 Travis Taylor 26 WR 16 13 4 4 24
18 Koren Robinson* 25 KR/wr 14 5 1 1 1 3 18
42 Darren Sharper* 30 FS 14 14 2 2 12
19 Troy Williamson 22 wr 14 3 2 2 12
81 Nate Burleson 24 WR 12 9 1 1 6
11 Daunte Culpepper 28 qb 7 7 1 1 6
36 Dovonte Edwards 23 12 0 1 1 6
85 Jermaine Wiggins 30 TE 16 8 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 16 10 18 1 1 3 33 1 31 25 306
Opp Total 16 14 23 1 34 28 1 344