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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in NFC North Division  · 2012 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.4, Offense: 1.6, Defense: 1.8, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (23.7/g), 14th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 348 points (21.8/g), 14th.
 Differential of 31 points (1.9/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.8-7.2.

Coach: Leslie Frazier (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bill Musgrave
 Defensive Coordinator: Alan Williams
 Other Notable Asst.: Jeff Davidson (Offensive Line)

Stadium: Mall of America Field
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Team Info

Principal Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf
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 379 5385 1001 5.4 23 11 30 306 300 483 2751 18 12 5.3 163 486 2634 16 5.4 113 182 37.9 12.6 Own 28.0 2:32 5.71 29.5 1.88
Team Defense 348 5600 1083 5.2 22 12 34 345 391 612 3908 28 10 6.0 229 427 1692 10 4.0 82 187 33.7 12.3 Own 27.1 2:42 6.0 30.0 1.82
Lg Rank Offense 14 20 12 21 18 28 31 25 8 30 8 2 9 1 8 16 19 20 13 16 13
Lg Rank Defense 14 16 22 8 27 30 24 23 27 10 16 11 8 7 16 19 19 22 29 16 18

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 Sun September 9 boxscore W OT 1-0 Jacksonville Jaguars 26 23 20 389 266 123 1 22 355 242 113 1 5.40 -6.14 5.52
2 Sun September 16 boxscore L 1-1 @ Indianapolis Colts 20 23 19 327 232 95 1 17 278 194 84 3.01 -3.68 0.98
3 Sun September 23 boxscore W 2-1 San Francisco 49ers 24 13 25 344 198 146 2 19 280 191 89 3 7.36 7.24 -4.51
4 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-1 @ Detroit Lions 20 13 15 227 100 127 23 341 286 55 1 -1.20 -0.01 10.46
5 Sun October 7 boxscore W 4-1 Tennessee Titans 30 7 25 433 258 175 2 18 267 215 52 2 13.46 8.67 0.25
6 Sun October 14 boxscore L 4-2 @ Washington Redskins 26 38 27 421 327 94 3 20 361 178 183 1 0.20 -13.91 3.02
7 Sun October 21 boxscore W 5-2 Arizona Cardinals 21 14 12 209 43 166 2 21 356 230 126 2 -7.23 9.12 9.29
8 Thu October 25 boxscore L 5-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 36 16 369 229 140 3 23 416 257 159 -7.24 -11.12 1.42
9 Sun November 4 boxscore L 5-4 @ Seattle Seahawks 20 30 16 287 44 243 2 28 385 190 195 4.22 -19.94 2.73
10 Sun November 11 boxscore W 6-4 Detroit Lions 34 24 18 403 207 196 23 368 308 60 2 9.28 -2.70 2.87
11 Bye Week
12 Sun November 25 boxscore L 6-5 @ Chicago Bears 10 28 15 258 144 114 3 23 296 183 113 2 -15.90 -0.25 -0.52
13 Sun December 2 boxscore L 6-6 @ Green Bay Packers 14 23 16 359 119 240 2 22 435 283 152 1 5.09 -13.97 3.87
14 Sun December 9 boxscore W 7-6 Chicago Bears 21 14 17 248 77 171 1 22 438 320 118 2 -1.72 2.49 3.97
15 Sun December 16 boxscore W 8-6 @ St. Louis Rams 36 22 18 322 109 213 29 432 345 87 2 4.37 -2.11 10.09
16 Sun December 23 boxscore W 9-6 @ Houston Texans 23 6 22 345 171 174 1 11 187 153 34 2 0.98 17.73 -1.45
17 Sun December 30 boxscore W 10-6 Green Bay Packers 37 34 25 444 227 217 24 405 333 72 1 21.59 -17.78 -0.81
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 5 boxscore L 10-7 @ Green Bay Packers 10 24 17 324 157 167 3 20 326 250 76 -7.53 -5.96 0.56

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
7 Christian Ponder 24 QB 16 16 10-6-0 300 483 62.1% 2935 18 3.7 12 2.5 65 6.1 5.7 9.8 183.4 81.2 53.77 32 184 5.34 4.99 6.2 1 2
Team Total 25.5 16 10-6-0 300 483 62.1% 2935 18 3.7 12 2.5 65 6.1 5.7 9.8 183.4 81.2 32 184 5.34 4.99 6.2 1 2
Opp Total 16 391 612 63.9% 4192 28 4.6 10 1.6 6.8 7.03 10.7 262.0 92.3 44 284 6.0 6.1 6.7

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
28 Adrian Peterson*+ 27 RB/rb 16 16 348 2097 12 82 6.0 131.1 21.8 51 40 217 5.4 1 20 2.5 13.6 2314 13 4
7 Christian Ponder 24 QB 16 16 60 253 2 29 4.2 15.8 3.8 1 1 -15 -15.0 0 -15 0.1 -0.9 238 2 7
32 Toby Gerhart 25 16 0 50 169 1 22 3.4 10.6 3.1 27 20 155 7.8 0 21 1.3 9.7 324 1 2
12 Percy Harvin 24 wr 9 8 22 96 1 20 4.4 10.7 2.4 85 62 677 10.9 3 45 6.9 75.2 773 4 2
48 Matt Asiata 25 16 0 3 9 0 5 3.0 0.6 0.2 1 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.1 11 0 0
17 Jarius Wright 23 wr 7 1 2 11 0 8 5.5 1.6 0.3 36 22 310 14.1 2 65 3.1 44.3 321 2 0
14 Joe Webb 26 1 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1.0 1.0 -1 0 0
82 Kyle Rudolph* 23 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 93 53 493 9.3 9 29 3.3 30.8 493 9 0
84 Michael Jenkins 30 wr 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 72 40 449 11.2 2 32 2.5 28.1 449 2 0
81 Jerome Simpson 26 WR 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 26 274 10.5 0 33 2.2 22.8 274 0 2
19 Devin Aromashodu 28 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 11 182 16.5 0 31 0.7 12.1 182 0 0
89 John Carlson 28 te/wr 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 8 43 5.4 0 14 0.6 3.1 43 0 0
40 Rhett Ellison 24 fb/te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 7 65 9.3 0 29 0.4 4.1 65 0 0
11 Stephen Burton 23 wr 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 5 35 7.0 1 13 0.4 2.9 35 1 0
42 Jerome Felton* 26 fb/wr 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 3 35 11.7 0 17 0.2 2.2 35 0 0
83 Allen Reisner 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.3 3.3 13 0 0
Team Total 25.5 16 486 2634 16 82 5.4 164.6 30.4 480 300 2935 9.8 18 65 18.8 183.4 5569 34 21
Opp Total 16 427 1692 10 4.0 105.8 26.7 391 3908 10.0 28 24.4 244.3 5600 38 23

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
35 Marcus Sherels 25 16 0 32 287 1 77 9.0 16 422 0 41 26.4 709
12 Percy Harvin 24 wr 9 8 16 574 1 105 35.9 1347
48 Matt Asiata 25 16 0 3 55 0 22 18.3 66
21 Josh Robinson 21 cb/lcb/wlb 16 6 3 61 0 24 20.3 61
99 Christian Ballard 23 16 0 2 12 0 8 6.0 12
42 Jerome Felton* 26 fb/wr 16 7 1 16 0 16 16.0 51
24 A.J. Jefferson 24 cb/rcb 15 7 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
91 D'Aundre Reed 24 6 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
82 Kyle Rudolph* 23 TE 16 16 1 1 0 1 1.0 494
Team Total 25.5 16 32 287 1 77 9.0 44 1171 1 105 26.6 7027
Opp Total 16 41 341 0 8.3 33 795 0 24.1

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
3 Blair Walsh*+ 22 k 16 0 10 10 9 8 9 7 10 10 38 35 92.1%% 36 36 100.0%%
5 Chris Kluwe 31 p 16 0 72 3237 59 0 45.0
Team Total 25.5 16 10 10 9 8 9 7 10 10 38 35 92.1%% 36 36 100.0%% 72 3237 59 0 45.0
Opp Total 16 30 25 83.3%% 35 33 94.3%% 76 0 0 0.0

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
52 Chad Greenway* 29 SLB 16 16 3.0 1 3 0 3 4 0 0 2 0 0 98 50
26 Antoine Winfield 35 LCB 16 15 0.5 3 37 0 31 12 0 0 1 0 0 72 29
22 Harrison Smith 23 FS 16 16 1.0 3 87 2 56 11 1 0 1 0 0 69 28
54 Jasper Brinkley 27 MLB 16 15 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 62 35
50 Erin Henderson 26 WLB 14 10 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 50 29
33 Jamarca Sanford 27 SS 16 13 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 1 0 0 47 14
21 Josh Robinson 21 cb/lcb/wlb 16 6 2 68 0 44 3 49 3
69 Jared Allen* 30 RDE/rde 16 16 12.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 35 10
96 Brian Robison 29 lde/le 15 15 8.5 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 1 0 0 26 11
24 A.J. Jefferson 24 cb/rcb 15 7 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 -2 0 33 3
20 Chris Cook 25 RCB 10 10 1.0 0 0 0 0 5 27 8
97 Everson Griffen 25 lde 16 1 8.0 1 29 1 29 2 0 0 2 5 0 20 3
93 Kevin Williams 32 NT 16 16 2.0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 2 0 0 19 11
98 Letroy Guion 25 NT 15 15 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 16 15
90 Fred Evans 29 nt 16 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 15 8
99 Christian Ballard 23 16 0 1.0 0 1 2 0 0 10 6
41 Mistral Raymond 25 ss 10 3 0 0 0 0 1 14 2
55 Marvin Mitchell 28 wlb 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
35 Marcus Sherels 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 7 2
7 Christian Ponder 24 QB 16 16 0 7 2 0 0 1 0
36 Robert Blanton 23 13 0 4 1
28 Adrian Peterson*+ 27 RB/rb 16 16 0 4 0 0 0 2 0
48 Matt Asiata 25 16 0 3 1
12 Percy Harvin 24 wr 9 8 0 2 2 0 0
82 Kyle Rudolph* 23 TE 16 16 2 0
81 Jerome Simpson 26 WR 12 10 0 2 1 0 0
32 Toby Gerhart 25 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
5 Chris Kluwe 31 p 16 0 1 0
58 Tyrone McKenzie 27 16 0 1 0
65 John Sullivan 27 C 16 16 0 1 0 -12 0
Team Total 25.5 16 44.0 10 224 3 56 73 15 21 20 -9 0 692 270
Opp Total 16 32 0 23 12 0 0

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
3 Blair Walsh*+ 22 k 16 0 36 35 141
28 Adrian Peterson*+ 27 RB/rb 16 16 12 1 13 1 80
82 Kyle Rudolph* 23 TE 16 16 9 9 1 56
12 Percy Harvin 24 wr 9 8 1 3 1 5 30
84 Michael Jenkins 30 wr 16 8 2 2 12
7 Christian Ponder 24 QB 16 16 2 2 12
22 Harrison Smith 23 FS 16 16 2 2 12
17 Jarius Wright 23 wr 7 1 2 2 12
11 Stephen Burton 23 wr 12 1 1 1 6
32 Toby Gerhart 25 16 0 1 1 6
97 Everson Griffen 25 lde 16 1 1 1 6
35 Marcus Sherels 25 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.5 16 16 18 1 1 3 39 2 36 35 379
Opp Total 16 10 28 1 3 33 25 348