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2007 Minnesota Vikings

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8-8-0, Finished 2nd in NFC North Division  · 2007 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.8, Offense: 1.4, Defense: 2.4, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 365 points (22.8/g), 15th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 311 points (19.4/g), 12th.
 Differential of 54 points (3.4/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: Brad Childress (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Darrell Bevell
 Defensive Coordinator: Leslie Frazier

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tarvaris Jackson 24 1 12 171 for 294, 1,911 yards, 9 td, 12 int, & 54 rushes for 260 yards and 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 64th pick / 2006
RB Adrian Peterson* 22 Rook 9 238 rushes for 1,341 yards, 12 td, & 19 catches for 268 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2007
WR Robert Ferguson 28 6 8 32 catches for 391 yards, 1 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 2001
WR Bobby Wade 26 4 12 54 catches for 647 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -9 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 139th pick / 2003
TE Jim Kleinsasser 30 8 10 4 catches for 43 yards, 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
TE Visanthe Shiancoe 27 4 15 27 catches for 323 yards, 1 td New York Giants / 3rd / 91st pick / 2003
LT Bryant McKinnie 28 5 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
LG Steve Hutchinson*+ 30 6 16 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 17th pick / 2001
C Matt Birk* 31 9 16 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
RG Anthony Herrera 27 2 12
RT Ryan Cook 24 1 16 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 2006
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kenechi Udeze 24 3 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 2004
LDT Pat Williams* 35 10 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RDT Kevin Williams*+ 27 4 16 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
RDE Ray Edwards 22 1 11 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 127th pick / 2006
LLB Ben Leber 29 5 10 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2002
MLB E.J. Henderson 27 4 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 2003
RLB Chad Greenway 24 Rook 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 2006
LCB Antoine Winfield 30 8 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
RCB Cedric Griffin 25 1 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 2006
SS Darren Sharper* 32 10 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
FS Dwight Smith 29 6 13 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 84th pick / 2001
 Special Teams Starters
K Ryan Longwell 33 10 0 20 of 24 field goals & 39 of 40 extra points
P Chris Kluwe 26 2 0 81 punts for a 44.7 average, 0 blocked
PR Bobby Wade 26 4 12 16 punt returns for a 7.0 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 139th pick / 2003
KR Aundrae Allison 21 Rook 0 20 kick returns for a 28.7 average and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 146th pick / 2007

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
84 Aundrae Allison 21 KR 11 0 198 6-0 East Carolina 4/20/1986 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 146th pick / 2007
78 Matt Birk* 31 C 16 16 300 6-4 Harvard 7/23/1976 9 8 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
9 Brooks Bollinger 28 qb 5 1 205 6-1 Wisconsin 11/15/1979 3 1 New York Jets / 6th / 200th pick / 2003
60 Conrad Bolston 22 1 0 304 6-3 Maryland 1/9/1985 Rook 0
50 Vinny Ciurciu 27 13 0 235 6-0 Clemson,Boston Col. 5/2/1980 4 1
62 Ryan Cook 24 RT 16 16 325 6-6 New Mexico 5/8/1983 1 6 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 2006
21 Mike Doss 26 db 8 1 207 5-10 Ohio St. 3/24/1981 4 1 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 58th pick / 2003
83 Jeff Dugan 26 te 16 3 261 6-4 Maryland 4/8/1981 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 220th pick / 2004
91 Ray Edwards 22 RDE 12 11 270 6-5 Purdue 1/1/1985 1 6 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 127th pick / 2006
90 Fred Evans 24 11 0 307 6-5 Texas St. 11/6/1983 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 212th pick / 2006
59 Heath Farwell 26 16 0 235 6-0 San Diego St. 12/31/1981 2 2
89 Robert Ferguson 28 WR 15 8 209 6-1 Texas A&M 12/17/1979 6 4 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 2001
37 Eric Frampton 23 9 0 204 5-11 Washington St. 2/6/1984 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 165th pick / 2007
41 Charles Gordon 23 db 16 3 180 5-11 Kansas 7/18/1984 1 2
52 Chad Greenway 24 RLB 16 16 240 6-2 Iowa 1/12/1983 Rook 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 2006
23 Cedric Griffin 25 RCB 16 16 190 6-0 Texas 11/11/1982 1 7 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 2006
73 Otis Grigsby 27 4 0 260 6-3 Kentucky 11/19/1980 Rook 0
56 E.J. Henderson 27 MLB 16 16 245 6-1 Maryland 8/3/1980 4 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 2003
64 Anthony Herrera 27 RG 16 12 315 6-2 Tennessee 6/14/1980 2 5
58 David Herron 23 2 0 248 6-1 Michigan St. 6/17/1984 Rook 0
79 Artis Hicks 29 g 14 4 320 6-4 Memphis 11/28/1978 4 2
13 Kelly Holcomb 34 qb 3 3 212 6-2 Middle Tenn. St. 7/9/1973 10 2
76 Steve Hutchinson*+ 30 LG 16 16 313 6-5 Michigan 11/1/1977 6 12 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 17th pick / 2001
7 Tarvaris Jackson 24 QB 12 12 226 6-2 Arkansas,Alabama St. 4/21/1983 1 6 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 64th pick / 2006
99 Erasmus James 25 de 6 1 263 6-4 Wisconsin 11/4/1982 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 2005
72 Marcus Johnson 26 16 0 321 6-6 Mississippi 12/1/1981 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 49th pick / 2005
97 Spencer Johnson 26 16 0 286 6-3 Auburn 12/12/1981 3 2
40 Jim Kleinsasser 30 TE 16 10 272 6-3 North Dakota 1/31/1977 8 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
5 Chris Kluwe 26 P 16 0 215 6-4 UCLA 12/24/1981 2 3
51 Ben Leber 29 LLB 16 10 244 6-3 Kansas St. 12/7/1978 5 6 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2002
46 Cullen Loeffler 26 16 0 241 6-5 Texas 1/27/1981 3 1
8 Ryan Longwell 33 K 16 0 199 6-0 California 8/16/1974 10 4
31 Marcus McCauley 24 LCB 16 9 203 6-1 Fresno St. 9/3/1983 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2007
74 Bryant McKinnie 28 LT 16 16 335 6-8 Miami (FL) 9/23/1979 5 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
45 Garrett Mills 24 1 0 230 6-1 Tulsa 10/12/1983 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 106th pick / 2006
92 Jayme Mitchell 23 10 0 285 6-6 Mississippi 3/15/1984 1 1
30 Mewelde Moore 25 12 0 210 5-11 Tulane 7/24/1982 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 119th pick / 2004
28 Adrian Peterson* 22 RB 14 9 217 6-2 Oklahoma 3/21/1985 Rook 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2007
18 Sidney Rice 21 wr 13 4 200 6-4 South Carolina 9/1/1986 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 2007
49 Tony Richardson* 36 fb 14 3 238 6-1 Auburn 12/17/1971 12 1
96 Brian Robison 24 rde 16 5 258 6-2 Texas 4/28/1983 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 102nd pick / 2007
98 Darrion Scott 26 4 0 289 6-3 Ohio St. 10/25/1981 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 88th pick / 2004
42 Darren Sharper* 32 SS 16 16 210 6-2 William & Mary 11/3/1975 10 11 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
81 Visanthe Shiancoe 27 TE 16 15 250 6-4 Morgan St. 6/18/1980 4 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 91st pick / 2003
24 Dwight Smith 29 FS 14 13 201 5-10 Akron 8/13/1978 6 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 84th pick / 2001
38 Naufahu Tahi 26 10 0 230 6-0 BYU 10/30/1981 Rook 0
29 Chester Taylor 28 RB 14 8 213 5-11 Toledo 9/22/1979 5 8 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 207th pick / 2002
54 Dontarrious Thomas 27 13 0 241 6-2 Auburn 9/2/1980 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 2004
95 Kenechi Udeze 24 LDE 16 15 285 6-3 USC 3/5/1983 3 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 20th pick / 2004
19 Bobby Wade 26 PR 16 12 193 5-10 Arizona 2/26/1981 4 6 Chicago Bears / 5th / 139th pick / 2003
27 Ronyell Whitaker 28 11 0 196 5-9 Virginia Tech 3/19/1979 4 1
93 Kevin Williams*+ 27 RDT 16 16 311 6-5 Oklahoma St. 8/16/1980 4 15 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
94 Pat Williams* 35 LDT 16 16 315 6-3 NE State (OK),Texas A&M 10/24/1972 10 13
25 Tank Williams 27 db 13 2 223 6-3 Stanford 6/30/1980 5 1 Tennessee Titans / 2nd / 45th pick / 2002
82 Troy Williamson 24 WR 11 8 203 6-1 South Carolina 4/30/1983 2 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2005
26 Antoine Winfield 30 LCB 10 10 190 5-9 Ohio St. 6/24/1977 8 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
Team Total 26.5 16 246.0 6-2.0 3.4