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2008 Minnesota Vikings

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC North Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 1.1, Defense: 2.9, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (23.7/g), 12th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 333 points (20.8/g), 13th.
 Differential of 46 points (2.9/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-6.8.

Coach: Brad Childress (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Darrell Bevell
 Defensive Coordinator: Leslie Frazier

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 Rick Spielman
Offensive Scheme West Coast
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 379 5288 1014 5.2 31 14 23 292 267 452 2956 22 17 6.0 150 519 2332 15 4.5 119 190 34.7 14.7 Own 29.6 2:38 5.52 27.7 1.82
Team Defense 333 4679 946 4.9 25 13 20 255 324 530 3449 15 12 6.0 163 371 1230 10 3.3 72 191 27.7 14.7 Own 32.3 2:24 5.1 24.5 1.40
Lg Rank Offense 12 17 27 29 18 28 25 11 23 19 3 5 14 6 14 10 8 19 19 19 16
Lg Rank Defense 13 6 15 8 4 22 18 5 21 13 2 1 6 2 28 17 6 3 3 5 5

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 8 boxscore L 0-1 @ Green Bay Packers 19 24 21 355 168 187 1 15 317 178 139
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 0-2 Indianapolis Colts 15 18 16 299 120 179 1 17 321 296 25 2
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-2 Carolina Panthers 20 10 17 305 186 119 1 14 204 157 47 2
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-3 @ Tennessee Titans 17 30 18 333 253 80 4 16 275 199 76 1
5 Mon October 6 boxscore W 2-3 @ New Orleans Saints 30 27 16 270 226 44 17 375 320 55 4
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-3 Detroit Lions 12 10 23 392 257 135 3 8 212 112 100 1
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 3-4 @ Chicago Bears 41 48 28 439 284 155 5 20 327 274 53 1
8 Bye Week
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 4-4 Houston Texans 28 21 15 345 168 177 1 20 389 327 62 3
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 5-4 Green Bay Packers 28 27 18 361 141 220 3 12 184 110 74
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 5-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 19 14 210 111 99 2 21 363 255 108 1
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 6-5 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 30 12 15 226 104 122 1 17 321 286 35 5
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 7-5 Chicago Bears 34 14 17 378 200 178 1 10 228 125 103 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-5 @ Detroit Lions 20 16 20 301 168 133 2 15 268 191 77
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W 9-5 @ Arizona Cardinals 35 14 20 396 157 239 1 16 316 273 43 2
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 9-6 Atlanta Falcons 17 24 24 350 195 155 4 18 222 124 98
17 Sun December 28 boxscore W 10-6 New York Giants 20 19 15 328 218 110 1 19 357 222 135
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 4 boxscore L 10-7 Philadelphia Eagles 14 26 16 301 153 148 2 15 350 283 67 2

Passing

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
12 Gus Frerotte 37 QB 11 11 8-3-0 178 301 59.1 2157 12 4.0 15 5.0 99 7.2 5.7 12.1 196.1 73.7 42.32 29 164 6.04 4.72 8.8 3 3
7 Tarvaris Jackson 25 qb 9 5 2-3-0 88 149 59.1 1056 9 6.0 2 1.3 59 7.1 7.7 12.0 117.3 95.4 42.52 14 97 5.88 6.44 8.6 2 2
18 Sidney Rice 22 wr 13 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 2.18 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
29 Chester Taylor 29 rb 16 1 1 1 100.0 4 1 100.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 24.0 4.0 0.3 122.9 100 0 0 4.00 24.00 0.0
Team Total 27.1 16 10-6-0 267 452 59.1 3217 22 4.9 17 3.8 99 7.1 6.4 12.0 201.1 81.5 43 261 5.97 5.32 8.7 5 5
Opp Total 16 324 530 61.1 3753 15 2.8 12 2.3 7.1 6.63 11.6 234.6 82.5 45 304 6.0 5.6 7.8

Rushing & Receiving

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
28 Adrian Peterson*+ 23 RB 16 15 363 1760 10 67 4.8 110.0 22.7 21 125 6.0 0 16 1.3 7.8 1885 10 9
29 Chester Taylor 29 rb 16 1 101 399 4 21 4.0 24.9 6.3 45 399 8.9 2 47 2.8 24.9 798 6 2
7 Tarvaris Jackson 25 qb 9 5 26 145 0 29 5.6 16.1 2.9 145 0 5
12 Gus Frerotte 37 QB 11 11 19 7 1 5 0.4 0.6 1.7 7 1 4
87 Bernard Berrian 28 WR 16 13 4 26 0 14 6.5 1.6 0.3 48 964 20.1 7 99 3.0 60.3 990 7 1
83 Jeff Dugan 27 te 9 2 4 7 0 2 1.8 0.8 0.4 2 12 6.0 0 9 0.2 1.3 19 0 0
84 Aundrae Allison 22 15 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 10 109 10.9 0 21 0.7 7.3 110 0 2
5 Chris Kluwe 27 P 16 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.4 0.1 -7 0 1
19 Bobby Wade 27 WR 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 53 645 12.2 2 59 3.3 40.3 645 2 2
81 Visanthe Shiancoe 28 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 596 14.2 7 40 2.6 37.3 596 7 0
38 Naufahu Tahi 27 fb 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 37 2.3 0 7 1.0 2.3 37 0 1
18 Sidney Rice 22 wr 13 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 141 9.4 4 23 1.2 10.8 141 4 0
40 Jim Kleinsasser 31 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 92 15.3 0 34 0.4 5.8 92 0 0
45 Garrett Mills 25 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 65 13.0 0 23 0.6 8.1 65 0 0
89 Robert Ferguson 29 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 25 8.3 0 9 0.4 3.1 25 0 0
44 Thomas Tapeh 28 fb 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.5 3.5 7 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 519 2338 15 67 4.5 146.1 32.4 267 3217 12.0 22 99 16.7 201.1 5555 37 31
Opp Total 16 371 1230 10 3.3 76.9 23.2 324 3449 10.6 15 20.3 215.6 4679 25 34

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
43 Maurice Hicks 30 KR 11 0 29 690 0 38 23.8 690
41 Charles Gordon 24 PR 9 2 15 66 0 20 4.4 2 61 0 42 30.5 127
84 Aundrae Allison 22 15 0 9 58 0 27 6.4 6 100 0 22 16.7 268
29 Chester Taylor 29 rb 16 1 10 234 0 37 23.4 1032
82 Darius Reynaud 24 3 0 8 201 0 49 25.1 201
87 Bernard Berrian 28 WR 16 13 7 114 1 82 16.3 1104
40 Jim Kleinsasser 31 TE 16 11 3 36 0 14 12.0 128
19 Bobby Wade 27 WR 16 14 3 35 0 20 11.7 680
38 Naufahu Tahi 27 fb 16 5 2 31 0 20 15.5 68
28 Adrian Peterson*+ 23 RB 16 15 1 16 0 16 16.0 1901
Team Total 27.1 16 34 273 1 82 8.0 61 1369 0 49 22.4 7197
Opp Total 16 42 624 4 14.9 78 1830 0 23.5

Kicking & Punting

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
8 Ryan Longwell 34 K 16 0 10 10 9 7 9 6 6 6 34 29 85.3% 40 40 100.0%
5 Chris Kluwe 27 P 16 0 73 3473 62 1 47.6
Team Total 27.1 16 10 10 9 7 9 6 6 6 34 29 85.3% 40 40 100.0% 73 3473 62 1 47.6
Opp Total 16 36 26 72.2% 35 35 100.0% 80 3480 43.5

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
52 Chad Greenway 25 LLB 16 15 5.5 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 86 29
26 Antoine Winfield* 31 LCB 16 16 2.0 2 5 0 4 11 4 0 2 28 1 81 14
23 Cedric Griffin 26 RCB 16 15 1 -2 0 -2 14 4 0 0 0 0 80 11
42 Darren Sharper 33 SS 16 16 1 12 0 12 5 0 0 2 20 0 60 9
51 Ben Leber 30 RLB 16 15 1.5 2 29 0 28 7 1 1 4 10 0 47 17
93 Kevin Williams*+ 28 RDT 16 16 8.5 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 45 15
69 Jared Allen*+ 26 RDE 16 16 14.5 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 41 13 2
91 Ray Edwards 23 LDE 15 15 5.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 35 19
20 Madieu Williams 27 FS 9 9 2 -1 0 0 3 38 4
94 Pat Williams* 36 NT 14 14 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 31 13
99 Napoleon Harris 29 MLB 10 5 1.0 0 0 1 27 1 24 8
56 E.J. Henderson 28 lb 4 3 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 23 4
25 Tyrell Johnson 23 fs 16 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 0 20 7
41 Charles Gordon 24 PR 9 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 21 1
22 Benny Sapp 27 db 14 4 2 13 0 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 19 3
58 David Herron 24 lb 14 3 12 2
43 Maurice Hicks 30 KR 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
96 Brian Robison 25 15 0 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 7 7
37 Eric Frampton 24 16 0 11 1
54 Vinny Ciurciu 28 lb 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 1
90 Fred Evans 25 dt 16 2 6 10
28 Adrian Peterson*+ 23 RB 16 15 0 9 2 0 0 4 0
97 Ellis Wyms 29 16 0 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 6 2
21 Marcus McCauley 25 db 10 1 5 1
38 Naufahu Tahi 27 fb 16 5 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
12 Gus Frerotte 37 QB 11 11 0 4 1 -1 0 2 0
81 Visanthe Shiancoe 28 TE 16 15 0 0 1 0 0 4 0
78 Matt Birk 32 C 16 16 0 1 0 -22 0 3 0
29 Chester Taylor 29 rb 16 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0
39 Husain Abdullah 23 16 0 0 6
89 Robert Ferguson 29 8 0 3 0
7 Tarvaris Jackson 25 qb 9 5 0 5 1 0 0
45 Garrett Mills 25 8 0 3 0
84 Aundrae Allison 22 15 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
87 Bernard Berrian 28 WR 16 13 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
62 Ryan Cook 25 RT 16 14 0 0 2 2 0 1 0
40 Jim Kleinsasser 31 TE 16 11 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
83 Jeff Dugan 27 te 9 2 1 0
73 Otis Grigsby 28 de 8 1 1 0
76 Steve Hutchinson*+ 31 LG 16 16 1 0
71 Jimmy Kennedy 29 2 0 1 0
5 Chris Kluwe 27 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
55 Dontarrious Thomas 28 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
19 Bobby Wade 27 WR 16 14 0 2 0 0 0
46 Cullen Loeffler 27 16 0 0 1
Team Total 27.1 16 45.0 12 56 0 28 66 23 31 26 71 2 754 200 2
Opp Total 16 43 34 21 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
8 Ryan Longwell 34 K 16 0 40 29 127
28 Adrian Peterson*+ 23 RB 16 15 10 10 60
87 Bernard Berrian 28 WR 16 13 7 1 8 48
81 Visanthe Shiancoe 28 TE 16 15 7 7 42
29 Chester Taylor 29 rb 16 1 4 2 6 36
18 Sidney Rice 22 wr 13 3 4 4 24
19 Bobby Wade 27 WR 16 14 2 2 12
26 Antoine Winfield* 31 LCB 16 16 1 1 2 12
12 Gus Frerotte 37 QB 11 11 1 1 6
99 Napoleon Harris 29 MLB 10 5 1 1 6
69 Jared Allen*+ 26 RDE 16 16 2 4
Team Total 27.1 16 15 22 1 2 1 41 40 29 3 377
Opp Total 16 10 15 4 3 2 1 35 26 1 333