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2005 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in 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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Brad Johnson 37 11 9 184 for 294, 1,885 yards, 12 td, 4 int, & 18 rushes for 53 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 227th pick / 1992
RB Mewelde Moore 23 1 8 155 rushes for 662 yards, 1 td, & 37 catches for 339 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 119th pick / 2004
WR Nate Burleson 24 2 9 30 catches for 328 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for -6 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 2003
WR Travis Taylor 26 5 13 50 catches for 604 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 3 yards and 0 td Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 10th pick / 2000
TE Jim Kleinsasser 28 6 16 22 catches for 171 yards, 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
TE Jermaine Wiggins 30 5 8 69 catches for 568 yards, 1 td
LT Bryant McKinnie 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
LG Chris Liwienski 30 7 9 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
C Melvin Fowler 26 3 9 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 76th pick / 2002
RG Adam Goldberg 25 1 12
RT Mike Rosenthal 28 6 12 New York Giants / 5th / 149th pick / 1999
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darrion Scott 24 1 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 88th pick / 2004
LDT Pat Williams 33 8 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Kevin Williams 25 2 14 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
RDE Erasmus James 23 Rook 9 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 2005
LLB Keith Newman 28 6 10 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 119th pick / 1999
MLB Sam Cowart 30 7 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1998
RLB E.J. Henderson 25 2 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 2003
LCB Antoine Winfield 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
RCB Brian Williams 26 3 9 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2002
SS Corey Chavous 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1998
FS Darren Sharper* 30 8 14 0.0 sacks, 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
 Special Teams Starters
K Paul Edinger 27 5 0 25 of 34 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points Chicago Bears / 6th / 174th pick / 2000
P Chris Kluwe 24 Rook 0 71 punts for a 44.1 average, 0 blocked
PR Mewelde Moore 23 1 8 21 punt returns for a 11.7 average and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 119th pick / 2004
KR Koren Robinson* 25 4 5 47 kick returns for a 26.0 average and 1 td Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 9th pick / 2001

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
86 Richard Angulo 25 2 0 260 6-7 West. New Mexico 8/13/1980 2 0 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 254th pick / 2003
2 Darren Bennett 40 1 0 235 6-5 none 1/9/1965 10 0
23 Michael Bennett 27 rb 16 6 211 5-9 Wisconsin 8/13/1978 4 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 2001
33 Ralph Brown 27 16 0 185 5-10 Nebraska 9/16/1978 5 1 New York Giants / 5th / 140th pick / 2000
81 Nate Burleson 24 WR 12 9 192 6-0 Nevada 8/19/1981 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 2003
21 Corey Chavous 29 SS 16 16 205 6-1 Vanderbilt 1/5/1976 7 6 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1998
55 Sam Cowart 30 MLB 15 14 245 6-2 Florida St. 2/26/1975 7 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1998
11 Daunte Culpepper 28 qb 7 7 264 6-4 Central Florida 1/28/1977 6 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
50 Rod Davis 24 lb 16 1 239 6-2 Southern Miss 4/2/1981 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 155th pick / 2004
83 Jeff Dugan 24 1 0 261 6-4 Maryland 4/8/1981 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 220th pick / 2004
39 Adimchinobe Echemandu 25 2 0 225 5-10 California 11/21/1980 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 208th pick / 2004
1 Paul Edinger 27 K 16 0 175 5-8 Michigan St. 1/17/1978 5 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 174th pick / 2000
36 Dovonte Edwards 23 12 0 182 6-0 North Carolina St. 10/17/1982 Rook 1
59 Heath Farwell 24 7 0 235 6-0 San Diego St. 12/31/1981 Rook 1
35 Ciatrick Fason 23 13 0 207 6-1 Florida 10/29/1982 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 112th pick / 2005
79 Toniu Fonoti 24 g 1 1 349 6-4 Nebraska 11/26/1981 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2002
67 Melvin Fowler 26 C 11 9 310 6-3 Maryland 3/31/1979 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 76th pick / 2002
28 Laroni Gallishaw 24 5 0 190 6-0 Louisville,Murray St. 4/4/1981 Rook 0
73 Adam Goldberg 25 RG 16 12 310 6-7 Wyoming 8/12/1980 1 5
58 Napoleon Harris 26 lb 15 3 255 6-2 Northwestern 2/25/1979 3 2 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 2002
56 E.J. Henderson 25 RLB 15 14 245 6-1 Maryland 8/3/1980 2 6 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 2003
64 Anthony Herrera 25 lg 10 6 315 6-2 Tennessee 6/14/1980 Rook 3
13 Shaun Hill 25 1 0 210 6-5 Maryland 1/9/1980 Rook 0
82 Keenan Howry 24 4 0 172 5-10 Oregon 6/17/1981 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 221st pick / 2003
25 Will Hunter 26 13 0 190 5-10 Syracuse 3/24/1979 Rook 1
22 Ken Irvin 33 db 7 1 182 5-11 Memphis 7/11/1972 10 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1995
99 Erasmus James 23 RDE 15 9 263 6-4 Wisconsin 11/4/1982 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 2005
14 Brad Johnson 37 QB 15 9 226 6-5 Florida St. 9/13/1968 11 6 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 227th pick / 1992
72 Marcus Johnson 24 RG 14 8 321 6-6 Mississippi 12/1/1981 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 49th pick / 2005
97 Spencer Johnson 24 dt 10 2 286 6-3 Auburn 12/12/1981 1 2
51 Lance Johnstone 32 de 15 1 250 6-4 Temple 6/11/1973 9 2 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1996
40 Jim Kleinsasser 28 TE 16 16 272 6-3 North Dakota 1/31/1977 6 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
5 Chris Kluwe 24 P 15 0 215 6-4 UCLA 12/24/1981 Rook 3
76 Chris Liwienski 30 LG 15 9 325 6-5 Indiana 8/2/1975 7 4 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
46 Cullen Loeffler 24 16 0 241 6-5 Texas 1/27/1981 1 1
74 Bryant McKinnie 26 LT 16 16 335 6-8 Miami (FL) 9/23/1979 3 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
30 Mewelde Moore 23 PR 16 8 210 5-11 Tulane 7/24/1982 1 8 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 119th pick / 2004
96 C.J. Mosley 22 dt 12 2 314 6-2 Missouri 8/6/1983 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 191st pick / 2005
52 Keith Newman 28 LLB 13 10 248 6-2 North Carolina 1/19/1977 6 5 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 119th pick / 1999
24 Willie Offord 27 db 3 1 216 6-1 South Carolina 12/22/1978 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 70th pick / 2002
49 Richard Owens 25 te 16 2 273 6-4 Louisville 11/4/1980 1 0
18 Koren Robinson* 25 KR 14 5 205 6-1 North Carolina St. 3/19/1980 4 4 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 9th pick / 2001
87 Marcus Robinson 30 WR 15 9 215 6-3 South Carolina 2/27/1975 7 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 108th pick / 1997
75 Mike Rosenthal 28 RT 16 12 318 6-7 Notre Dame 6/10/1977 6 5 New York Giants / 5th / 149th pick / 1999
98 Darrion Scott 24 LDE 16 15 289 6-3 Ohio St. 10/25/1981 1 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 88th pick / 2004
42 Darren Sharper* 30 FS 14 14 210 6-2 William & Mary 11/3/1975 8 11 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
57 Raonall Smith 27 llb 16 6 241 6-2 Washington St. 10/22/1978 2 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 38th pick / 2002
27 Fred Smoot 26 RCB 11 8 174 5-11 Mississippi St. 4/17/1979 4 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 45th pick / 2001
90 Eric Taylor 24 1 0 305 6-2 Memphis 12/14/1981 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 212th pick / 2004
89 Travis Taylor 26 WR 16 13 210 6-1 Florida 3/30/1979 5 5 Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 10th pick / 2000
54 Dontarrious Thomas 25 lb 14 2 241 6-2 Auburn 9/2/1980 1 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 2004
95 Kenechi Udeze 22 de 3 2 285 6-3 USC 3/5/1983 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 2004
85 Jermaine Wiggins 30 TE 16 8 260 6-2 Marshall,Georgia 1/18/1975 5 5
29 Brian Williams 26 RCB 14 9 198 5-11 North Carolina St. 7/2/1979 3 4 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2002
93 Kevin Williams 25 RDT 14 14 311 6-5 Oklahoma St. 8/16/1980 2 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
20 Moe Williams 31 rb 6 1 205 6-1 Kentucky 7/26/1974 9 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 75th pick / 1996
94 Pat Williams 33 LDT 16 16 315 6-3 NE State (OK),Texas A&M 10/24/1972 8 7
19 Troy Williamson 22 wr 14 3 203 6-1 South Carolina 4/30/1983 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2005
26 Antoine Winfield 28 LCB 16 16 190 5-9 Ohio St. 6/24/1977 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
60 Cory Withrow 30 c 16 7 287 6-2 Washington St. 4/5/1975 5 4
Team Total 26.5 16 245.1 6-2.1 3.4