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Minnesota Vikings Franchise Encyclopedia

Regular Season Record (all-time) : 431-365-10
Playoff Record (all-time) : 19-27 (Last appearance after 2012 season)
 Super Bowls Won: 0 out of 4 appearances
 Championships Won*: 0
Passing Leader (all-time): Fran Tarkenton - 33,098 yards
Rushing Leader (all-time): Adrian Peterson - 10,115 yards
Receiving Leader (all-time): Cris Carter - 12,383 yards
Winningest Coach (all-time): Bud Grant - 158 wins
Top Player by Approximate Value (all-time): Carl Eller - 164 AV

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Team Records, Leaders, and League Ranks

* indicate playoff appearances
Top Players Off Rank Def Rank Overall Rank Simple Rating System
Year Lg Tm W L T Playoffs Pts PtsO PtDif Coaches AV Passing Rushing Receiving Pts Yds Pts Yds T/G Pts± Yds± out of MoV SoS SRS OSRS DSRS
2013 NFL Minnesota Vikings 5 10 1 391 480 -89 Frazier Peterson Cassel Peterson Jennings 14 13 32 31 28 23 29 32 -5.6 -1.1 -6.6 0.2 -6.9
2012 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 10 6 0 Lost WC 379 348 31 Frazier Peterson Ponder Peterson Harvin 14 20 14 16 17 13 19 32 1.9 1.4 3.4 1.6 1.8
2011 NFL Minnesota Vikings 3 13 0 340 449 -109 Frazier Allen Ponder Peterson Harvin 19 18 31 21 19 28 24 32 -6.8 1.1 -5.7 -1.6 -4.1
2010 NFL Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 281 348 -67 Frazier,Childress Winfield Favre Peterson Harvin 29 23 18 8 29 25 17 32 -4.2 2.6 -1.6 -3.3 1.7
2009 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 12 4 0 Lost Conf 470 312 158 Childress Hutchinson Favre Peterson Rice 2 5 10 6 8 3 4 32 9.9 -2.7 7.2 6.6 0.6
2008 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 10 6 0 Lost WC 379 333 46 Childress Allen Frerotte Peterson Berrian 12 17 13 6 24 13 9 32 2.9 1.2 4.0 1.1 2.9
2007 NFL Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 365 311 54 Childress Williams Jackson Peterson Wade 15 13 12 20 13 10 18 32 3.4 0.4 3.8 1.4 2.4
2006 NFL Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 282 327 -45 Childress Williams Johnson Taylor Taylor 26 23 14 8 10 22 15 32 -2.8 -1.3 -4.1 -3.7 -0.4
2005 NFL Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 306 344 -38 Tice Sharper Johnson Moore Taylor 19 25 19 21 12 19 27 32 -2.4 -1.1 -3.5 -1.4 -2.1
2004 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 8 8 0 Lost Div 405 395 10 Tice Culpepper Culpepper Smith Burleson 6 4 26 28 18 13 11 32 0.6 -2.3 -1.7 3.0 -4.7
2003 NFL Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 416 353 63 Tice Moss Culpepper Williams Moss 6 1 23 23 5 11 5 32 3.9 -1.0 2.9 4.0 -1.1
2002 NFL Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 390 442 -52 Tice Culpepper Culpepper Bennett Moss 8 2 30 26 31 24 12 32 -3.3 0.2 -3.0 3.1 -6.1
2001 NFL Minnesota Vikings 5 11 0 290 390 -100 Green,Tice Moss Culpepper Bennett Moss 24 12 26 27 31 28 26 31 -6.3 1.5 -4.7 -0.8 -3.9
2000 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 11 5 0 Lost Conf 397 371 26 Green Culpepper Culpepper Smith Moss 5 5 24 28 26 15 15 31 1.6 0.3 1.9 4.3 -2.3
1999 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 10 6 0 Lost Div 399 335 64 Green Moss George Smith Moss 5 3 18 27 27 9 13 31 4.0 0.4 4.4 5.2 -0.8
1998 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 15 1 0 Lost Conf 556 296 260 Green Cunningham Cunningham Smith Moss 1 2 6 13 2 1 2 30 16.3 -1.4 14.9 13.2 1.6
1997 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 9 7 0 Lost Div 354 359 -5 Green Randle Johnson Smith Reed 11 8 19 29 10 16 21 30 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 1.7 -1.8
1996 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 9 7 0 Lost WC 298 315 -17 Green Randle Johnson Smith Reed 23 12 15 16 11 17 11 30 -1.1 0.9 -0.1 -0.9 0.7
1995 NFL Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 412 385 27 Green McDaniel Moon Smith Carter 4 4 27 20 2 10 8 30 1.7 2.0 3.7 5.1 -1.4
1994 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 10 6 0 Lost WC 356 314 42 Green Randle Moon Allen Carter 7 3 13 5 13 8 2 28 2.6 0.6 3.2 2.4 0.8
1993 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 9 7 0 Lost WC 277 290 -13 Green Randle McMahon Graham Carter 20 17 12 1 5 17 8 28 -0.8 0.7 -0.1 -1.3 1.2
1992 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 11 5 0 Lost WC 374 249 125 Green Doleman Gannon Allen Carter 4 11 7 8 3 4 10 28 7.8 -0.1 7.7 4.4 3.3
1991 NFL Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 301 306 -5 Burns McDaniel Gannon Walker Carter 13 10 16 14 9 16 12 28 -0.3 -1.7 -2.0 -0.2 -1.8
1990 NFL Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 351 326 25 Burns McDaniel Gannon Walker Carter 9 12 16 13 18 13 12 28 1.6 0.9 2.4 2.6 -0.2
1989 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 10 6 0 Lost Div 351 275 76 Burns Doleman Wilson Walker Carter 11 14 6 1 15 10 3 28 4.8 -0.4 4.3 0.2 4.1
1988 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 11 5 0 Lost Div 406 233 173 Burns Millard Wilson Nelson Carter 4 7 2 1 1 1 1 28 10.8 0.0 10.9 6.5 4.3
1987 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 8 7 0 Lost Conf 336 335 1 Burns Doleman Wilson Nelson Carter 13 15 16 10 12 12 14 28 0.1 -2.6 -2.6 -0.1 -2.5
1986 NFL Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 398 273 125 Burns Nelson Kramer Nelson Jordan 4 4 5 11 4 4 4 28 7.8 -1.3 6.5 4.0 2.5
1985 NFL Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 346 359 -13 Grant Kramer Kramer Nelson Carter 14 16 17 16 18 16 20 28 -0.8 -0.4 -1.2 0.1 -1.3
1984 NFL Minnesota Vikings 3 13 0 276 484 -208 Steckel Tausch Kramer Anderson Lewis 24 25 28 28 26 28 28 28 -13.0 2.1 -10.9 -2.7 -8.2
1983 NFL Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 316 348 -32 Grant Martin Dils Nelson Nelson 18 20 17 19 2 20 21 28 -2.0 -1.1 -3.1 -2.9 -0.1
1982 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 5 4 0 Lost Div 187 198 -11 Grant Kramer Kramer Brown White 13 14 20 19 7 16 15 28 -1.2 2.5 1.2 2.1 -1.0
1981 NFL Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 325 369 -44 Grant Brown Kramer Brown Senser 13 6 21 17 25 18 10 28 -2.8 0.7 -2.0 0.0 -2.1
1980 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 9 7 0 Lost Div 317 308 9 Grant Blair Kramer Brown Rashad 15 11 11 26 3 14 20 28 0.6 -0.9 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3
1979 NFL Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 259 337 -78 Grant Kramer Kramer Young Rashad 24 19 17 18 21 22 21 28 -4.9 -2.7 -7.5 -4.5 -3.1
1978 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 8 7 1 Lost Div 294 306 -12 Grant Tarkenton Tarkenton Foreman Rashad 12 17 20 14 24 13 15 28 -0.8 0.6 -0.2 1.0 -1.1
1977 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 9 5 0 Lost Conf 231 227 4 Grant Foreman Tarkenton Foreman White 16 14 13 11 28 14 7 28 0.3 -1.9 -1.6 -1.0 -0.6
1976 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 11 2 1 Lost SB 305 176 129 Grant Foreman Tarkenton Foreman White 9 6 2 6 12 5 3 28 9.2 0.1 9.3 3.7 5.7
1975 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 12 2 0 Lost Div 377 180 197 Grant Foreman Tarkenton Foreman Gilliam 3 5 3 1 2 2 1 26 14.1 -5.2 8.9 3.5 5.4
1974 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 10 4 0 Lost SB 310 195 115 Grant Foreman Tarkenton Foreman Lash 5 3 3 10 3 4 5 26 8.2 -2.1 6.1 3.6 2.5
1973 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 12 2 0 Lost SB 296 168 128 Grant Eller Tarkenton Foreman Gilliam 9 7 2 12 5 5 8 26 9.1 -0.5 8.6 1.7 6.9
1972 NFL Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 301 252 49 Grant Gilliam Tarkenton Reed Gilliam 12 12 11 5 6 10 7 26 3.5 2.6 6.1 2.6 3.4
1971 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 11 3 0 Lost Div 245 139 106 Grant Page Cuozzo Jones Grim 18 23 1 2 4 4 14 26 7.6 -1.1 6.5 -3.4 9.9
1970 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 12 2 0 Lost Div 335 143 192 Grant Page Cuozzo Osborn Washington 3 19 1 1 4 1 1 26 13.7 1.4 15.1 5.9 9.2
1969 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 12 2 0 Lost SB 379 133 246 Grant Page Kapp Osborn Washington 1 10 1 1 3 1 2 16 17.6 0.0 17.6 6.9 10.6
1968 NFL Minnesota Vikings* 8 6 0 Lost Div 282 242 40 Grant Eller Kapp Brown Washington 8 14 6 5 5 6 9 16 2.9 -0.2 2.7 0.3 2.4
1967 NFL Minnesota Vikings 3 8 3 233 294 -61 Grant Osborn Kapp Osborn Washington 14 14 7 6 9 13 12 16 -4.4 2.3 -2.1 -3.2 1.2
1966 NFL Minnesota Vikings 4 9 1 292 304 -12 Van Brocklin Tingelhoff Tarkenton Brown Flatley 9 4 8 5 13 9 3 15 -0.9 3.0 2.2 1.9 0.3
1965 NFL Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 383 403 -20 Van Brocklin Tingelhoff Tarkenton Brown Flatley 4 4 14 7 11 9 4 14 -1.4 6.5 5.1 7.9 -2.8
1964 NFL Minnesota Vikings 8 5 1 355 296 59 Van Brocklin Brown Tarkenton Brown Brown 4 6 6 10 5 4 5 14 4.2 1.7 5.9 4.7 1.2
1963 NFL Minnesota Vikings 5 8 1 309 390 -81 Van Brocklin Tarkenton Tarkenton Mason Flatley 8 11 12 9 4 10 10 14 -5.8 0.4 -5.4 1.7 -7.1
1962 NFL Minnesota Vikings 2 11 1 254 410 -156 Van Brocklin Tarkenton Tarkenton Mason Mason 13 12 14 12 13 14 13 14 -11.1 4.4 -6.7 -0.8 -6.0
1961 NFL Minnesota Vikings 3 11 0 285 407 -122 Van Brocklin Tarkenton Tarkenton McElhenny Reichow 9 12 14 14 6 12 14 14 -8.7 2.1 -6.6 0.1 -6.8