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2006 Minnesota Vikings

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6-10-0, Finished 3rd in NFC North Division  · 2006 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.1, Offense: -3.7, Defense: -0.4, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 282 points (17.6/g), 26th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (20.4/g), 14th.
 Differential of -45 points (-2.8/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 6.6-9.4.

Coach: Brad Childress (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Darrell Bevell
 Defensive Coordinator: Mike Tomlin

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf
VP of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Fran Foley
VP of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Rick Spielman
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Player PF 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 282 4943 1025 4.8 32 12 25 272 332 540 3123 13 20 5.4 160 442 1820 12 4.1 87 197 23.9 15.7 Own 30.1 2:35 5.33 25.1 1.24
Team Defense 327 4803 977 4.9 36 15 27 272 355 599 3818 15 21 6.1 192 348 985 9 2.8 53 192 30.2 16.1 Own 31.8 2:23 5.3 25.0 1.41
Lg Rank Offense 26 23 23 16 26 9 18 30 25 26 17 16 18 14 29 9 11 16 25 27 29
Lg Rank Defense 14 8 3 5 10 32 31 4 5 18 1 1 4 1 19 6 8 4 7 7 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Mon September 11 boxscore W 1-0 @ Washington Redskins 19 16 18 309 223 86 15 266 163 103 3.92 0.27 -0.40
2 Sun September 17 boxscore W OT 2-0 Carolina Panthers 16 13 17 365 225 140 1 14 271 164 107 1 -3.62 6.44 -0.03
3 Sun September 24 boxscore L 2-1 Chicago Bears 16 19 11 286 189 97 2 19 325 274 51 2 -11.64 8.41 -0.64
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 2-2 @ Buffalo Bills 12 17 14 330 267 63 2 20 298 203 95 -6.73 -0.77 5.03
5 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-2 Detroit Lions 26 17 18 336 201 135 3 13 217 201 16 4 -0.61 20.97 -11.98
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-2 @ Seattle Seahawks 31 13 14 332 157 175 16 290 237 53 3 2.70 15.20 -2.52
8 Mon October 30 boxscore L 4-3 New England Patriots 7 31 17 284 239 45 4 25 430 345 85 2 -21.72 -8.51 5.28
9 Sun November 5 boxscore L 4-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 3 9 17 238 103 135 3 8 133 91 42 1 -16.06 15.78 -6.10
10 Sun November 12 boxscore L 4-5 Green Bay Packers 17 23 14 312 222 90 2 16 394 347 47 -3.47 -4.46 0.02
11 Sun November 19 boxscore L 4-6 @ Miami Dolphins 20 24 25 361 247 114 3 15 254 247 7 2 -14.85 12.31 0.07
12 Sun November 26 boxscore W 5-6 Arizona Cardinals 31 26 30 412 255 157 1 22 412 395 17 5 5.86 4.14 -5.09
13 Sun December 3 boxscore L 5-7 @ Chicago Bears 13 23 21 346 156 190 5 6 107 24 83 5 -25.70 20.34 -2.99
14 Sun December 10 boxscore W 6-7 @ Detroit Lions 30 20 21 328 156 172 2 20 280 283 -3 6 -2.55 17.38 -5.54
15 Sun December 17 boxscore L 6-8 New York Jets 13 26 15 307 245 62 1 21 391 323 68 2 -3.01 -1.63 -7.57
16 Thu December 21 boxscore L 6-9 @ Green Bay Packers 7 9 3 104 27 77 1 19 319 273 46 3 -28.34 15.90 7.94
17 Sun December 31 boxscore L 6-10 St. Louis Rams 21 41 17 293 211 82 2 23 416 248 168 -1.37 -17.00 -0.33

Passing

No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Brad Johnson 38 QB 15 14 6-8-0 270 439 61.5% 2750 9 2.1 15 3.4 46 6.3 5.1 10.2 183.3 72.0 31.27 29 200 5.45 4.39 6.2 2 3
7 Tarvaris Jackson 23 qb 4 2 0-2-0 47 81 58.0% 475 2 2.5 4 4.9 50 5.9 4.1 10.1 118.8 62.5 6.94 8 37 4.92 3.35 9.0
9 Brooks Bollinger 27 2 0 13 18 72.2% 146 0 0.0 1 5.6 50 8.1 5.6 11.2 73.0 72.9 6.73 6 42 4.33 2.46 25.0
8 Ryan Longwell 32 K 16 0 1 1 100.0% 16 1 100.0 0 0.0 16 16.0 36.0 16.0 1.0 158.3 0 0 16.00 36.00 0.0
30 Mewelde Moore 24 PR 16 0 1 1 100.0% 15 1 100.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 35.0 15.0 0.9 158.3 100 0 0 15.00 35.00 0.0
Team Total 26.6 16 6-10-0 332 540 61.5% 3402 13 2.4 20 3.7 50 6.3 5.1 10.2 212.6 72.2 43 279 5.36 4.26 7.4 2 3
Opp Total 16 355 599 59.3% 4015 15 2.5 21 3.5 6.7 5.63 11.3 250.9 73.1 30 197 6.1 5.0 4.8

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
29 Chester Taylor 27 RB 15 15 303 1216 6 95 4.0 81.1 20.2 51 42 288 6.9 0 24 2.8 19.2 1504 6 5
22 Artose Pinner 28 rb 12 1 43 190 3 21 4.4 15.8 3.6 4 2 15 7.5 0 8 0.2 1.3 205 3 1
14 Brad Johnson 38 QB 15 14 29 82 1 10 2.8 5.5 1.9 82 1 9
30 Mewelde Moore 24 PR 16 0 24 131 0 15 5.5 8.2 1.5 62 46 468 10.2 1 50 2.9 29.3 599 1 3
35 Ciatrick Fason 24 5 0 18 99 1 15 5.5 19.8 3.6 5 3 19 6.3 0 12 0.6 3.8 118 1 0
7 Tarvaris Jackson 23 qb 4 2 15 77 1 13 5.1 19.3 3.8 77 1 4
49 Tony Richardson 35 FB 9 7 5 12 0 3 2.4 1.3 0.6 14 13 111 8.5 0 25 1.4 12.3 123 0 0
81 Bethel Johnson 27 KR 11 2 4 8 0 5 2.0 0.7 0.4 19 9 156 17.3 0 40 0.8 14.2 164 0 1
89 Travis Taylor 27 WR 16 16 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 87 57 651 11.4 3 36 3.6 40.7 656 3 2
85 Jermaine Wiggins 31 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 67 46 386 8.4 1 24 2.9 24.1 386 1 1
82 Troy Williamson 23 WR 14 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 76 37 455 12.3 0 46 2.6 32.5 455 0 0
87 Marcus Robinson 31 wr 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 58 29 381 13.1 4 40 2.9 38.1 381 4 2
12 Billy McMullen 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 23 307 13.3 2 40 1.4 19.2 307 2 0
83 Jeff Dugan 25 fb 7 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 8 40 5.0 1 10 1.1 5.7 40 1 0
40 Jim Kleinsasser 29 TE 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 7 47 6.7 0 14 0.4 2.9 47 0 0
45 Richard Owens 26 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 6 45 7.5 1 16 0.4 2.8 45 1 0
15 Martin Nance 23 wr 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 4 33 8.3 0 12 4.0 33.0 33 0 1
Team Total 26.6 16 442 1820 12 95 4.1 113.8 27.6 530 332 3402 10.2 13 50 20.8 212.6 5222 25 30
Opp Total 16 348 985 9 2.8 61.6 21.8 355 3818 10.8 15 22.2 238.6 4803 24 25

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
81 Bethel Johnson 27 KR 11 2 45 1054 0 65 23.4 1218
30 Mewelde Moore 24 PR 16 0 36 365 1 71 10.1 1 25 0 25 25.0 989
82 Troy Williamson 23 WR 14 11 14 324 0 44 23.1 779
22 Artose Pinner 28 rb 12 1 4 76 0 24 19.0 281
41 Charles Gordon 22 db 8 1 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
45 Richard Owens 26 te 16 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 45
75 Mike Rosenthal 29 t 15 3 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
24 Dwight Smith 28 FS 15 14 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 26.6 16 38 374 1 71 9.8 66 1492 0 65 22.6 7088
Opp Total 16 50 485 1 9.7 59 1369 1 23.2

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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 25 P 16 0 93 3934 68 0 42.3
8 Ryan Longwell 32 K 16 0 2 2 7 7 8 8 6 4 2 25 21 84.0%% 28 27 96.4%% 1 27 27 0 27.0
Team Total 26.6 16 2 2 7 7 8 8 6 4 2 25 21 84.0%% 28 27 96.4%% 94 3961 68 0 42.1
Opp Total 16 40 34 85.0%% 31 31 100.0%% 79 3587 45.4

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
56 E.J. Henderson 26 RLB 16 16 3.0 2 48 1 45 4 1 0 2 2 0 76 33
26 Antoine Winfield 29 LCB 16 16 4 33 1 26 14 0 0 1 0 0 83 14
24 Dwight Smith 28 FS 15 14 1.0 4 81 0 47 6 1 0 1 5 0 62 16
42 Darren Sharper 31 SS 16 16 1.0 4 10 0 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 51 16
21 Fred Smoot 27 RCB 14 11 1 47 1 47 5 2 0 1 29 0 57 4
58 Napoleon Harris 27 MLB 14 14 2.5 3 20 0 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 42 17
51 Ben Leber 28 LLB 15 10 3.0 1 0 0 0 5 3 0 2 0 1 34 12
94 Pat Williams* 34 LDT 16 16 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 37 7
23 Cedric Griffin 24 rcb 14 7 2 4 0 4 10 2 0 1 0 0 36 5
98 Darrion Scott 25 LDE 16 13 5.5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 25 21
93 Kevin Williams*+ 26 RDT 16 16 5.0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 3 0 1 28 8
54 Dontarrious Thomas 26 lb 16 3 1.0 20 11
59 Heath Farwell 25 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 21 6
95 Kenechi Udeze 23 RDE 16 15 0 0 1 0 0 19 10
27 Ronyell Whitaker 27 db 16 2 0 0 0 0 1 21 3
41 Charles Gordon 22 db 8 1 0 1 2 0 0 13 1
20 Greg Blue 24 db 16 2 12 2
97 Spencer Johnson 25 14 0 11 4
50 Rod Davis 25 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 3
91 Ray Edwards 21 de 15 2 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 7 3
92 Jayme Mitchell 22 13 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 5 4
55 Jason Glenn 27 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 2
31 Will Hunter 27 10 0 6 1
14 Brad Johnson 38 QB 15 14 0 9 1 -9 0
96 Ross Kolodziej 28 12 0 5 0
45 Richard Owens 26 te 16 2 4 1
22 Artose Pinner 28 rb 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
35 Ciatrick Fason 24 5 0 3 0
30 Mewelde Moore 24 PR 16 0 0 3 3 6 0
29 Chester Taylor 27 RB 15 15 0 5 1 0 0
89 Travis Taylor 27 WR 16 16 0 2 2 -1 0 1 0
82 Troy Williamson 23 WR 14 11 3 0
7 Tarvaris Jackson 23 qb 4 2 0 4 1 0 0
83 Jeff Dugan 25 fb 7 7 2 0
99 Erasmus James 24 de 2 2 2 0
85 Jermaine Wiggins 31 te 16 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
12 Billy McMullen 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
9 Brooks Bollinger 27 2 0 1 0
8 Ryan Longwell 32 K 16 0 1 0
87 Marcus Robinson 31 wr 10 3 0 2 0 0 0
90 Khreem Smith 27 1 0 1 0
78 Matt Birk* 30 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
81 Bethel Johnson 27 KR 11 2 0 1 0 0 0
72 Marcus Johnson 25 RT 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
5 Chris Kluwe 25 P 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Cullen Loeffler 25 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 Martin Nance 23 wr 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 26.0 21 243 3 47 70 13 30 24 32 3 591 169
Opp Total 16 43 25 10 1

Scoring Summary

No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
8 Ryan Longwell 32 K 16 0 27 21 90
29 Chester Taylor 27 RB 15 15 6 6 36
87 Marcus Robinson 31 wr 10 3 4 4 24
12 Billy McMullen 26 16 0 2 1 3 18
22 Artose Pinner 28 rb 12 1 3 3 18
89 Travis Taylor 27 WR 16 16 3 3 18
30 Mewelde Moore 24 PR 16 0 1 1 2 12
83 Jeff Dugan 25 fb 7 7 1 1 6
35 Ciatrick Fason 24 5 0 1 1 6
56 E.J. Henderson 26 RLB 16 16 1 1 6
7 Tarvaris Jackson 23 qb 4 2 1 1 6
14 Brad Johnson 38 QB 15 14 1 1 6
51 Ben Leber 28 LLB 15 10 1 1 6
45 Richard Owens 26 te 16 2 1 1 6
21 Fred Smoot 27 RCB 14 11 1 1 6
85 Jermaine Wiggins 31 te 16 3 1 1 6
93 Kevin Williams*+ 26 RDT 16 16 1 1 6
26 Antoine Winfield 29 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 12 13 1 3 3 32 27 21 282
Opp Total 16 9 15 1 1 2 4 31 34 1 327