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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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Gus Frerotte 37 14 11 178 for 301, 2,157 yards, 12 td, 15 int, & 19 rushes for 7 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 7th / 197th pick / 1994
RB Adrian Peterson*+ 23 1 15 363 rushes for 1,760 yards, 10 td, & 21 catches for 125 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2007
WR Bernard Berrian 28 4 13 48 catches for 964 yards, 7 td, & 4 rushes for 26 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 2004
WR Bobby Wade 27 5 14 53 catches for 645 yards, 2 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 139th pick / 2003
TE Jim Kleinsasser 31 9 11 6 catches for 92 yards, 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
TE Visanthe Shiancoe 28 5 15 42 catches for 596 yards, 7 td New York Giants / 3rd / 91st pick / 2003
LT Bryant McKinnie 29 6 12 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
LG Steve Hutchinson*+ 31 7 16 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 17th pick / 2001
C Matt Birk 32 10 16 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
RG Anthony Herrera 28 3 16
RT Ryan Cook 25 2 14 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 2006
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ray Edwards 23 2 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 127th pick / 2006
NT Pat Williams* 36 11 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Kevin Williams*+ 28 5 16 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
RDE Jared Allen*+ 26 4 16 14.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 126th pick / 2004
LLB Chad Greenway 25 1 15 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 2006
MLB Napoleon Harris 29 6 5 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 2002
RLB Ben Leber 30 6 15 1.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2002
LCB Antoine Winfield* 31 9 16 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
RCB Cedric Griffin 26 2 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 2006
SS Darren Sharper 33 11 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
FS Madieu Williams 27 4 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 56th pick / 2004
 Special Teams Starters
K Ryan Longwell 34 11 0 29 of 34 field goals & 40 of 40 extra points
P Chris Kluwe 27 3 0 73 punts for a 47.6 average, 1 blocked
PR Charles Gordon 24 2 2 15 punt returns for a 4.4 average and 0 td
KR Maurice Hicks 30 4 0 29 kick returns for a 23.8 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
39 Husain Abdullah 23 16 0 204 6-0 Washington St. 7/27/1985 Rook 1
57 Rufus Alexander 25 1 0 228 6-1 Oklahoma 4/12/1983 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 176th pick / 2007
69 Jared Allen*+ 26 RDE 16 16 265 6-6 Idaho St. 4/3/1982 4 17 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 126th pick / 2004
84 Aundrae Allison 22 15 0 198 6-0 East Carolina 4/20/1986 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 146th pick / 2007
87 Bernard Berrian 28 WR 16 13 190 6-1 Fresno St. 12/27/1980 4 10 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 2004
78 Matt Birk 32 C 16 16 300 6-4 Harvard 7/23/1976 10 7 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
54 Vinny Ciurciu 28 lb 14 1 235 6-0 Clemson,Boston Col. 5/2/1980 5 2
62 Ryan Cook 25 RT 16 14 325 6-6 New Mexico 5/8/1983 2 6 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 2006
83 Jeff Dugan 27 te 9 2 261 6-4 Maryland 4/8/1981 4 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 220th pick / 2004
91 Ray Edwards 23 LDE 15 15 270 6-5 Purdue 1/1/1985 2 8 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 127th pick / 2006
90 Fred Evans 25 dt 16 2 307 6-5 Texas St. 11/6/1983 2 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 212th pick / 2006
89 Robert Ferguson 29 8 0 209 6-1 Texas A&M 12/17/1979 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 2001
37 Eric Frampton 24 16 0 204 5-11 Washington St. 2/6/1984 1 1 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 165th pick / 2007
12 Gus Frerotte 37 QB 11 11 237 6-3 Tulsa 7/31/1971 14 6 Washington Redskins / 7th / 197th pick / 1994
41 Charles Gordon 24 PR 9 2 180 5-11 Kansas 7/18/1984 2 0
52 Chad Greenway 25 LLB 16 15 240 6-2 Iowa 1/12/1983 1 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 2006
23 Cedric Griffin 26 RCB 16 15 190 6-0 Texas 11/11/1982 2 6 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 2006
73 Otis Grigsby 28 de 8 1 260 6-3 Kentucky 11/19/1980 1 1
98 Letroy Guion 21 2 0 295 6-4 Florida St. 6/21/1987 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 152nd pick / 2008
99 Napoleon Harris 29 MLB 10 5 255 6-2 Northwestern 2/25/1979 6 4 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 2002
56 E.J. Henderson 28 lb 4 3 245 6-1 Maryland 8/3/1980 5 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 2003
50 Erin Henderson 22 10 0 242 6-3 Maryland 7/1/1986 Rook 1
64 Anthony Herrera 28 RG 16 16 315 6-2 Tennessee 6/14/1980 3 7
58 David Herron 24 lb 14 3 248 6-1 Michigan St. 6/17/1984 1 2
79 Artis Hicks 30 lt 12 6 320 6-4 Memphis 11/28/1978 5 3
43 Maurice Hicks 30 KR 11 0 200 5-11 North Carolina A&T 7/22/1978 4 0
76 Steve Hutchinson*+ 31 LG 16 16 313 6-5 Michigan 11/1/1977 7 13 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 17th pick / 2001
7 Tarvaris Jackson 25 qb 9 5 226 6-2 Arkansas,Alabama St. 4/21/1983 2 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 64th pick / 2006
72 Marcus Johnson 27 7 0 321 6-6 Mississippi 12/1/1981 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 49th pick / 2005
25 Tyrell Johnson 23 fs 16 7 200 5-11 Arkansas St. 5/19/1985 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2008
71 Jimmy Kennedy 29 2 0 320 6-4 Penn St. 11/15/1979 5 0 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 12th pick / 2003
40 Jim Kleinsasser 31 TE 16 11 272 6-3 North Dakota 1/31/1977 9 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
5 Chris Kluwe 27 P 16 0 215 6-4 UCLA 12/24/1981 3 3
51 Ben Leber 30 RLB 16 15 244 6-3 Kansas St. 12/7/1978 6 9 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2002
46 Cullen Loeffler 27 16 0 241 6-5 Texas 1/27/1981 4 1
8 Ryan Longwell 34 K 16 0 199 6-0 California 8/16/1974 11 4
21 Marcus McCauley 25 db 10 1 203 6-1 Fresno St. 9/3/1983 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2007
74 Bryant McKinnie 29 LT 12 12 335 6-8 Miami (FL) 9/23/1979 6 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
45 Garrett Mills 25 8 0 230 6-1 Tulsa 10/12/1983 1 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 106th pick / 2006
28 Adrian Peterson*+ 23 RB 16 15 217 6-2 Oklahoma 3/21/1985 1 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2007
82 Darius Reynaud 24 3 0 201 5-9 West Virginia 12/29/1984 Rook 0
18 Sidney Rice 22 wr 13 3 200 6-4 South Carolina 9/1/1986 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 2007
96 Brian Robison 25 15 0 258 6-2 Texas 4/28/1983 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 102nd pick / 2007
Roderick Rogers 24 2 0 187 6-2 Wisconsin 9/7/1984 1 0
22 Benny Sapp 27 db 14 4 190 5-9 Iowa,Northern Iowa 1/20/1981 4 3
42 Darren Sharper 33 SS 16 16 210 6-2 William & Mary 11/3/1975 11 7 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
81 Visanthe Shiancoe 28 TE 16 15 250 6-4 Morgan St. 6/18/1980 5 6 New York Giants / 3rd / 91st pick / 2003
65 John Sullivan 23 16 0 300 6-4 Notre Dame 8/8/1985 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 187th pick / 2008
38 Naufahu Tahi 27 fb 16 5 230 6-0 BYU 10/30/1981 1 0
44 Thomas Tapeh 28 fb 2 1 243 6-1 Minnesota 3/28/1980 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 162nd pick / 2004
29 Chester Taylor 29 rb 16 1 213 5-11 Toledo 9/22/1979 6 6 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 207th pick / 2002
55 Dontarrious Thomas 28 4 0 241 6-2 Auburn 9/2/1980 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 2004
19 Bobby Wade 27 WR 16 14 193 5-10 Arizona 2/26/1981 5 6 Chicago Bears / 5th / 139th pick / 2003
93 Kevin Williams*+ 28 RDT 16 16 311 6-5 Oklahoma St. 8/16/1980 5 17 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
20 Madieu Williams 27 FS 9 9 193 6-1 Towson St.,Maryland 10/18/1981 4 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 56th pick / 2004
94 Pat Williams* 36 NT 14 14 315 6-3 NE State (OK),Texas A&M 10/24/1972 11 10
26 Antoine Winfield* 31 LCB 16 16 190 5-9 Ohio St. 6/24/1977 9 14 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
97 Ellis Wyms 29 16 0 279 6-3 Mississippi St. 4/12/1979 7 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 183rd pick / 2001
Team Total 27.1 16 244.2 6-2.1 3.9