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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)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Brad Johnson 38 12 14 270 for 439, 2,750 yards, 9 td, 15 int, & 29 rushes for 82 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 227th pick / 1992
RB Chester Taylor 27 4 15 303 rushes for 1,216 yards, 6 td, & 42 catches for 288 yards and 0 td Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 207th pick / 2002
FB Tony Richardson 35 11 7 5 rushes for 12 yards, 0 td, & 13 catches for 111 yards and 0 td
WR Travis Taylor 27 6 16 57 catches for 651 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 10th pick / 2000
WR Troy Williamson 23 1 11 37 catches for 455 yards, 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2005
TE Jim Kleinsasser 29 7 12 7 catches for 47 yards, 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
LT Bryant McKinnie 27 4 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
LG Steve Hutchinson* 29 5 16 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 17th pick / 2001
C Matt Birk* 30 8 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
RG Artis Hicks 28 3 14
RT Marcus Johnson 25 1 10 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 49th pick / 2005
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darrion Scott 25 2 13 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 88th pick / 2004
LDT Pat Williams* 34 9 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDT Kevin Williams*+ 26 3 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
RDE Kenechi Udeze 23 2 15 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 2004
LLB Ben Leber 28 4 10 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2002
MLB Napoleon Harris 27 4 14 2.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 2002
RLB E.J. Henderson 26 3 16 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 2003
LCB Antoine Winfield 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
RCB Fred Smoot 27 5 11 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 45th pick / 2001
SS Darren Sharper 31 9 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
FS Dwight Smith 28 5 14 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 84th pick / 2001
 Special Teams Starters
K Ryan Longwell 32 9 0 21 of 25 field goals & 27 of 28 extra points
P Chris Kluwe 25 1 0 93 punts for a 42.3 average, 0 blocked
PR Mewelde Moore 24 2 0 36 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 119th pick / 2004
KR Bethel Johnson 27 3 2 45 kick returns for a 23.4 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 45th pick / 2003

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
28 Rashad Baker 24 1 0 198 5-10 Tennessee 2/22/1982 2 0
78 Matt Birk* 30 C 16 16 300 6-4 Harvard 7/23/1976 8 7 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
20 Greg Blue 24 db 16 2 215 6-2 Georgia 3/12/1982 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 149th pick / 2006
9 Brooks Bollinger 27 2 0 205 6-1 Wisconsin 11/15/1979 2 0 New York Jets / 6th / 200th pick / 2003
11 Jason Carter 24 1 0 205 6-0 Texas A&M 9/15/1982 Rook 0
62 Ryan Cook 23 c 6 3 325 6-6 New Mexico 5/8/1983 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 2006
50 Marquis Cooper 24 1 0 215 6-3 Washington 3/11/1982 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 79th pick / 2004
50 Rod Davis 25 9 0 239 6-2 Southern Miss 4/2/1981 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 155th pick / 2004
83 Jeff Dugan 25 fb 7 7 261 6-4 Maryland 4/8/1981 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 220th pick / 2004
91 Ray Edwards 21 de 15 2 270 6-5 Purdue 1/1/1985 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 127th pick / 2006
59 Heath Farwell 25 16 0 235 6-0 San Diego St. 12/31/1981 1 2
35 Ciatrick Fason 24 5 0 207 6-1 Florida 10/29/1982 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 112th pick / 2005
55 Jason Glenn 27 9 0 231 6-0 Texas A&M 8/20/1979 5 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 173rd pick / 2001
41 Charles Gordon 22 db 8 1 180 5-11 Kansas 7/18/1984 Rook 1
23 Cedric Griffin 24 rcb 14 7 190 6-0 Texas 11/11/1982 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 2006
58 Napoleon Harris 27 MLB 14 14 255 6-2 Northwestern 2/25/1979 4 8 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 2002
56 E.J. Henderson 26 RLB 16 16 245 6-1 Maryland 8/3/1980 3 10 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 2003
64 Anthony Herrera 26 2 0 315 6-2 Tennessee 6/14/1980 1 0
79 Artis Hicks 28 RG 14 14 320 6-4 Memphis 11/28/1978 3 5
31 Will Hunter 27 10 0 190 5-10 Syracuse 3/24/1979 1 1
76 Steve Hutchinson* 29 LG 16 16 313 6-5 Michigan 11/1/1977 5 9 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 17th pick / 2001
7 Tarvaris Jackson 23 qb 4 2 226 6-2 Arkansas,Alabama St. 4/21/1983 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 64th pick / 2006
99 Erasmus James 24 de 2 2 263 6-4 Wisconsin 11/4/1982 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 2005
81 Bethel Johnson 27 KR 11 2 200 5-11 Texas A&M 2/11/1979 3 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 45th pick / 2003
14 Brad Johnson 38 QB 15 14 226 6-5 Florida St. 9/13/1968 12 6 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 227th pick / 1992
72 Marcus Johnson 25 RT 10 10 321 6-6 Mississippi 12/1/1981 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 49th pick / 2005
97 Spencer Johnson 25 14 0 286 6-3 Auburn 12/12/1981 2 1
40 Jim Kleinsasser 29 TE 16 12 272 6-3 North Dakota 1/31/1977 7 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
5 Chris Kluwe 25 P 16 0 215 6-4 UCLA 12/24/1981 1 2
96 Ross Kolodziej 28 12 0 295 6-3 Wisconsin 5/11/1978 5 1 New York Giants / 7th / 230th pick / 2001
51 Ben Leber 28 LLB 15 10 244 6-3 Kansas St. 12/7/1978 4 7 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2002
46 Cullen Loeffler 25 16 0 241 6-5 Texas 1/27/1981 2 1
8 Ryan Longwell 32 K 16 0 199 6-0 California 8/16/1974 9 3
17 Maurice Mann 24 1 0 190 6-1 Nevada-Reno 9/14/1982 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 149th pick / 2004
74 Bryant McKinnie 27 LT 16 16 335 6-8 Miami (FL) 9/23/1979 4 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
12 Billy McMullen 26 16 0 210 6-4 Virginia 3/8/1980 3 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 95th pick / 2003
92 Jayme Mitchell 22 13 0 285 6-6 Mississippi 3/15/1984 Rook 1
30 Mewelde Moore 24 PR 16 0 210 5-11 Tulane 7/24/1982 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 119th pick / 2004
15 Martin Nance 23 wr 1 1 215 6-5 Miami (OH) 5/26/1983 Rook 0
45 Richard Owens 26 te 16 2 273 6-4 Louisville 11/4/1980 2 0
22 Artose Pinner 28 rb 12 1 232 5-10 Kentucky 1/5/1978 3 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 99th pick / 2003
49 Tony Richardson 35 FB 9 7 238 6-1 Auburn 12/17/1971 11 1
87 Marcus Robinson 31 wr 10 3 215 6-3 South Carolina 2/27/1975 8 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 108th pick / 1997
75 Mike Rosenthal 29 t 15 3 318 6-7 Notre Dame 6/10/1977 7 2 New York Giants / 5th / 149th pick / 1999
98 Darrion Scott 25 LDE 16 13 289 6-3 Ohio St. 10/25/1981 2 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 88th pick / 2004
42 Darren Sharper 31 SS 16 16 210 6-2 William & Mary 11/3/1975 9 8 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
24 Dwight Smith 28 FS 15 14 201 5-10 Akron 8/13/1978 5 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 84th pick / 2001
90 Khreem Smith 27 1 0 250 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1979 Rook 0
21 Fred Smoot 27 RCB 14 11 174 5-11 Mississippi St. 4/17/1979 5 6 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 45th pick / 2001
29 Chester Taylor 27 RB 15 15 213 5-11 Toledo 9/22/1979 4 7 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 207th pick / 2002
89 Travis Taylor 27 WR 16 16 210 6-1 Florida 3/30/1979 6 4 Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 10th pick / 2000
54 Dontarrious Thomas 26 lb 16 3 241 6-2 Auburn 9/2/1980 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 2004
95 Kenechi Udeze 23 RDE 16 15 285 6-3 USC 3/5/1983 2 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 2004
27 Ronyell Whitaker 27 db 16 2 196 5-9 Virginia Tech 3/19/1979 3 2
65 Jason Whittle 31 g 16 2 305 6-4 SW Missouri St. 3/7/1975 8 2
85 Jermaine Wiggins 31 te 16 3 260 6-2 Marshall,Georgia 1/18/1975 6 3
93 Kevin Williams*+ 26 RDT 16 16 311 6-5 Oklahoma St. 8/16/1980 3 17 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
94 Pat Williams* 34 LDT 16 16 315 6-3 NE State (OK),Texas A&M 10/24/1972 9 11
82 Troy Williamson 23 WR 14 11 203 6-1 South Carolina 4/30/1983 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2005
26 Antoine Winfield 29 LCB 16 16 190 5-9 Ohio St. 6/24/1977 7 8 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
Team Total 26.6 16 244.6 6-2.2 3.4