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1982 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference 5-4-0 .556
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Offensive CoordinatorJerry Burns
Defensive LineTom Cecchini
DefenseBob Hollway
Running BacksJed Hughes
Offensive BacksBus Mertes
Offensive LineJohn Michels
LinebackersFloyd Reese
ReceiversLes Steckel
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/7/1982HBaltimore Colts30-14WCanton, OHFawcett Stadium23379
Sat8/14/1982AAtlanta Falcons17-20LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium49831
Sat8/21/1982HSeattle Seahawks7-3WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome57880
Sat8/28/1982ADenver Broncos17-27LDenver, COMile High Stadium73371
Fri9/3/1982HNew Orleans Saints24-21WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome59810
Sun9/12/1982HTampa Bay Buccaneers17-10WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome58440
Thu9/16/1982ABuffalo Bills22-23LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77753
Sun10/3/1982AChicago Bears-Chicago, ILSoldier FieldCanceled
Sun10/10/1982ATampa Bay Buccaneers-Tampa, FLTampa StadiumCanceled
Sun10/17/1982HNew Orleans Saints-Minneapolis, MNMetrodomeCanceled
Sun10/24/1982HGreen Bay Packers-Minneapolis, MNMetrodomeCanceled
Mon11/1/1982HDetroit Lions-Minneapolis, MNMetrodomeCanceled
Sun11/7/1982ASan Francisco 49ers-San Francisco, CACandlestick ParkCanceled
Sun11/14/1982AWashington Redskins-Washington, DCRFK StadiumCanceled
Sun11/21/1982AGreen Bay Packers7-26LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium44681
Sun11/28/1982HChicago Bears35-7WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome54724
Sun12/5/1982AMiami Dolphins14-22LMiami, FLOrange Bowl45721
Sun12/12/1982HBaltimore Colts13-10WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome53981
Sun12/19/1982ADetroit Lions34-31WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome73058
Sun12/26/1982HNew York Jets14-42LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome58672
Mon1/3/1983HDallas Cowboys31-27WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome60007Postponed from 9/26
Sun1/9/1983HAtlanta Falcons30-24WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome60560First Round Playoff
Sat1/15/1983AWashington Redskins7-21LWashington, DCRFK Stadium54593Second Round Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
21Rufus BessCB5'918326South Carolina State80
59Matt BlairLOLB6'524232Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Iowa State99
62Brent BoydOG6'327525UCLA40
23Ted BrownRB5'1021025North Carolina State88
82Bob BruerTE6'524029Minnesota State82
8Greg ColemanP6'018228Florida A&M90
7Rick DanmeierK6'018830Lakewood State JC; Sioux Falls90
12Steve DilsQB6'119127Stanford90
73Neil ElshireDE6'525624Oregon50
32Tony GalbreathRB6'022828Centerville JC; Missouri83
61Wes HamiltonROG6'327129Tulsa99
45Tom HannonFS5'1119527Michigan State99
36Sam HarrellRB6'221325East Carolina10
75Randy HollowayDE6'525527Pittsburgh90
51Jim HoughLOG6'226826Utah State99
24Bryan HowardS6'120023Tennessee State20
56Dave HuffmanC6'628425Notre Dame90
76Tim IrwinROT6'729424Tennessee99
89Harold JacksonWR5'1017536Jackson State10
65Charlie JohnsonNT6'326530Tyler JC; Colorado96
52Dennis JohnsonRILB6'323524Southern California99
53Henry JohnsonLB6'123524Georgia Tech90
83Steve JordanTE6'323721Brown91
25Kurt KnoffSS6'218828Kansas94
9Tommy KramerQB6'220527Rice99
80Terry LeCountWR5'1017626Florida93
87Leo LewisWR5'816926Missouri90
79Doug MartinLDE6'326425Washington99
84Sam McCullumWR6'219030Montana State62
88Mardye McDoleWR5'1120523Mississippi State20
54Fred McNeillROLB6'222930UCLA99
77Mark MullaneyRDE6'624629Colorado State99
20Darrin NelsonRB5'918523Stanford74
49Keith NordS6'019525St. Cloud State90
31Eddie PaytonRB5'817531Jackson State90
28Ahmad RashadWR6'220233Oregon76
22Jarvis RedwineRB5'1019825Oregon State; Nebraska70
78Steve RileyLOT6'625830Southern California99
68Curtis RouseOG6'332222Tennessee-Chattanooga50
57Robin SendleinLB6'322524Texas99
81Joe SenserTE6'423526West Chester99
50Jeff SiemonLB6'223532Stanford91
55Scott StudwellLILB6'222828Illinois88
29John SwainLCB6'119723Miami (Florida)95
67Dennis SwilleyC6'325727Texas A&M99
66Terry TauschOT6'527523Texas20
37Willie TealRCB5'1019525Louisiana State99
27John TurnerLCB6'019626Miami (Florida)99
72James WhiteNT6'327029Oklahoma State93
85Sammy WhiteWR5'1119528Grambling State76
44Walt WilliamsCB6'118528Ashland; New Mexico State10
91Ray YakavonisNT6'425025East Stroudsburg20
34Rickey YoungRB6'219829Jackson State91
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Darrin Nelson17RBStanford
Terry Tausch239TTexas
Jim Fahnhorst492LBMinnesota
Greg Storr6147LBBoston College
Steve Jordan7179TEBrown
Kirk Harmon8206LBPacific
Bryan Howard9233DBTennessee State
Gerald Lucear10260WRTemple
Curtis Rouse11286GTennessee-Chattanooga
Hobson Milner12318RBCincinnati
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals16862758
Opponents Totals26544276
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:511675210784313232.661060.062496
Opponents Totals29:091595387194312733.941136.448399
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rick Danmeier02323100.081457.1047
Sammy White50000030
Ted Brown30000018
Tommy Kramer30000018
Leo Lewis30000018
Bob Bruer20000012
Rickey Young20000012
Tony Galbreath1000006
Charlie Johnson1000006
Terry LeCount1000006
Joe Senser1000006
John Turner1000006
(Team)0000012
Team Totals232323100.081457.11187
Opponents Totals24212487.5111957.90198
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rick Danmeier81457.10/04/51/23/60/1
Team Totals81457.10/04/51/23/60/1
Opponents Totals111957.91/15/63/51/51/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ted Brown1205154.3301
Darrin Nelson441363.1180
Tony Galbreath391163.0121
Tommy Kramer21773.718t3
Rickey Young16493.1111
Greg Coleman11515.0150
Steve Dils155.050
Jarvis Redwine221.020
Terry LeCount1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals2459123.7306
Opponents Totals26010203.999t8
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Tommy Kramer30817657.112020376.611.665154.9123.921130190777.3
Steve Dils261142.315682.66.21200.000.0186049.8
Team Totals33418756.013521056.311.365154.5123.622138196775.0
Opponents Totals29215753.812321067.213.470t113.8124.130231187572.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ted Brown312076.7292
Sammy White2950317.3655
Joe Senser292619.0221
Ahmad Rashad2323310.1210
Tony Galbreath171539.0320
Terry LeCount1417912.8281
Sam McCullum1213110.9210
Darrin Nelson910011.1220
Leo Lewis815018.839t3
Bob Bruer810212.8242
Rickey Young44411.0251
Steve Jordan34214.0290
Team Totals187210511.36515
Opponents Totals157210613.470t11
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Teal4153.8130
John Turner24321.533t1
John Swain22010.0160
Randy Holloway166.060
Kurt Knoff144.040
Scott Studwell133.030
Doug Martin100.000
Team Totals12917.633t1
Opponents Totals1233728.194t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Greg Coleman58238441.167067176208836.0
Team Totals58238441.167067176208836.0
Opponents Totals50209541.9590312196183936.8
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Eddie Payton2251798.1350
Rufus Bess20178.5110
Tom Hannon0100
Team Totals2461968.2350
Opponents Totals3061765.9260
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jarvis Redwine1228623.8760
Eddie Payton1227122.6320
Darrin Nelson613222.0330
Keith Nord34314.3190
Sam Harrell22110.5110
Mardye McDole12626.0260
Neil Elshire177.070
Team Totals3778621.2760
Opponents Totals3866317.4300
SACKSNOYDS
Doug Martin11.5
Mark Mullaney5.0
Scott Studwell3.0
James White3.0
Randy Holloway2.5
Matt Blair1.5
Neil Elshire1.0
Charlie Johnson1.0
Kurt Knoff1.0
Rufus Bess0.5
Team Totals30.0231.0
Opponents Totals22.0138.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ted Brown0010100
Tony Galbreath100000
Tom Hannon0011200
Sam Harrell100000
Randy Holloway0001100
Jim Hough0001100
Charlie Johnson00011441
Dennis Johnson0002200
Tommy Kramer3101-210
Sam McCullum100000
Darrin Nelson2000-80
Keith Nord0001100
Eddie Payton300000
Jarvis Redwine110100
Scott Studwell0001100
Dennis Swilley0010100
John Turner00011350
James White0010100
Rickey Young0010100
Team Totals1257916501
Opponents Totals229115162
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