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1985 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Central Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Defensive AssistantTom Batta
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineJerry Burns
Defensive BacksPete Carroll
Defensive CoordinatorBob Hollway
Offensive LineJohn Michels
LinebackersFloyd Reese
Kicking Teams/ReceiversDick Rehbein
Running BacksMarc Trestman
Defensive LinePaul Wiggin
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/10/1985AMiami Dolphins16-13WOTMiami, FLOrange Bowl41129
Sun9/8/1985HSan Francisco 49ers28-21WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome57375
Sun9/15/1985ATampa Bay Buccaneers31-16WTampa, FLTampa Stadium46188
Sat8/17/1985HPittsburgh Steelers41-34WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome56887
Thu9/19/1985HChicago Bears24-33LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome61242
Sat8/24/1985HSeattle Seahawks10-27LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome56562
Fri8/30/1985ADenver Broncos13-9WDenver, COMile High Stadium69373
Sun9/29/1985ABuffalo Bills27-20WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium45667
Sun10/6/1985ALos Angeles Rams10-13LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium61139
Sun10/13/1985AGreen Bay Packers17-20LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium54674
Sun10/20/1985HSan Diego Chargers21-17WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome61670
Sun10/27/1985AChicago Bears9-27LChicago, ILSoldier Field63815
Sun11/3/1985HDetroit Lions16-13WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome58012
Sun11/10/1985HGreen Bay Packers17-27LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome59970
Sun11/17/1985ADetroit Lions21-41LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome54647
Sun11/24/1985HNew Orleans Saints23-30LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome54117
Sun12/1/1985APhiladelphia Eagles28-23WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium54688
Sun12/8/1985HTampa Bay Buccaneers26-7WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome51593
Sun12/15/1985AAtlanta Falcons13-14LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium14167
Sun12/22/1985HPhiladelphia Eagles35-37LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome49722
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
46Alfred AndersonFB6'121824Baylor126
21Rufus BessLCB5'918329South Carolina State1111
59Matt BlairLOLB6'524235Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Iowa State62
13Steve BonoQB6'421323UCLA10
62Brent BoydLOG6'327528UCLA1514
23Ted BrownFB5'1021028North Carolina State149
47Joey BrownerSS6'221825Southern California1616
84Jay CarrollTE6'423024Minnesota160
81Anthony CarterWR5'1117425Michigan1615
8Greg ColemanP6'018231Florida A&M160
56Chris DolemanLOLB6'527324Pittsburgh1613
73Neil ElshireDE6'525627Oregon163
50Dennis FowlkesLILB6'224524West Virginia158
30Issiac HoltCB6'119923Alcorn State151
51Jim HoughC-OG6'226829Utah State41
54David HowardLB6'223224Oregon State; Long Beach State164
72Dave HuffmanLOT6'628428Notre Dame153
76Tim IrwinROT6'729427Tennessee1616
52Dennis JohnsonLB6'323527Southern California86
89Mike JonesWR5'1118325Tennessee State168
83Steve JordanTE6'323724Brown1616
9Tommy KramerQB6'220530Rice1515
39Carl LeeCB-S5'1118524Marshall155
87Leo LewisWR5'816929Missouri1010
63Kirk LowdermilkC6'326922Ohio State162
71Mark MacDonaldOG6'426724Boston College163
57Chris MartinROLB6'223225Auburn1212
79Doug MartinLDE6'326428Washington1615
54Fred McNeillLB6'222933UCLA103
53Tim MeamberLB6'322823Washington40
75Keith MillardRDE6'527223Washington State165
86Mike MularkeyTE6'423924Florida155
77Mark MullaneyRDE6'624632Colorado State1513
20Darrin NelsonRB5'918526Stanford1610
96Tim NewtonNT6'029022Florida1614
49Keith NordFS6'019528St. Cloud State1613
88Buster RhymesWR6'221823Oklahoma150
36Allen RiceRB5'1020523Wharton County JC; Ranger JC; Baylor141
28Ted RosnagleCB-S6'320224Fullerton JC; Portland State60
68Curtis RouseLOT6'332225Tennessee-Chattanooga1613
74Robert SmithDE6'727023Grambling State160
3Jan StenerudK6'218843Montana State160
55Scott StudwellLILB6'222831Illinois1412
67Dennis SwilleyC6'325730Texas A&M1613
66Terry TauschROG6'527526Texas1615
37Willie TealRCB5'1019528Louisiana State1616
27John TurnerFS6'019629Miami (Florida)154
24Maurice TurnerRB5'1120025Utah State100
85Sammy WhiteWR5'1119531Grambling State60
11Wade WilsonQB6'320826Texas A&M-Commerce41
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Chris Doleman14LBPittsburghfrom ATL
Issiac Holt230DBAlcorn State
Kirk Lowdermilk359COhio State
Tim Meamber360LBWashingtonfrom ATL
Tim Long366TMemphisfrom SD
Buster Rhymes485WROklahoma
Kyle Morrell4106DBBrigham Youngfrom LARM
Mark MacDonald5115GBoston College
Steve Bono6142QBUCLA
Tim Newton6164NTFloridafrom LARI
Nikita Blair8198LBTexas-El Paso
Jaime Covington9227RBSyracuse
Juan Johnson10254WRLangston
Tim Williams11283DBNorth Carolina A&T State
Byron Jones12310NTTulsa
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals449183128
Opponents Totals81929690
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:0731795189338120639.391369.288690
Opponents Totals31:53324139163229722343.581361.51231000
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jan Stenerud0414395.3152657.7086
Ted Brown100000060
Anthony Carter80000048
Darrin Nelson60000036
Alfred Anderson50000030
Mike Jones40000024
Allen Rice40000024
Leo Lewis30000018
Joey Browner1000006
Mike Mularkey1000006
Willie Teal1000006
Neil Elshire0000012
Team Totals43414395.3152657.71346
Opponents Totals39383997.4293778.40359
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jan Stenerud152657.71/210/113/71/50/1
Team Totals152657.71/210/113/71/50/1
Opponents Totals293778.41/111/136/810/111/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Darrin Nelson2008934.5375
Ted Brown933363.6307
Alfred Anderson501212.4104
Allen Rice311043.4153
Tommy Kramer27542.0110
Mike Jones263.060
Leo Lewis122.020
Greg Coleman200.000
Team Totals40615163.73719
Opponents Totals54222234.15916
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Tommy Kramer50627754.720335227.012.757t193.8265.139255326767.8
Wade Wilson603355.0244046.712.242t35.035.042837671.8
Steve Bono10110.0950.55.0500.000.0213-839.6
Team Totals57631154.023639316.812.657t223.8295.045296363567.3
Opponents Totals49028057.118834647.112.470t204.1224.533223324174.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Jordan6879511.7320
Mike Jones4664113.944t4
Anthony Carter4382119.157t8
Darrin Nelson433017.025t1
Ted Brown302919.754t3
Leo Lewis2944215.243t3
Alfred Anderson1617510.954t1
Mike Mularkey1319615.151t1
Allen Rice9616.8131
Sammy White8769.5150
Buster Rhymes512424.8360
Jay Carroll188.080
Team Totals311393112.657t22
Opponents Totals280346412.470t20
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
John Turner56212.4250
Carl Lee36822.7350
Willie Teal362.060
Tim Newton26331.5630
Rufus Bess22713.5270
Scott Studwell22010.0130
Joey Browner2178.515t1
Mark Mullaney11515.0150
Chris Doleman155.050
Issiac Holt100.000
Team Totals2228312.9631
Opponents Totals2931110.750t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Greg Coleman67286742.8620412328245936.7
Team Totals67286742.8620412328245936.7
Opponents Totals65269441.46511110250222434.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Darrin Nelson1631338.3210
Anthony Carter9511713.0410
Team Totals25825010.0410
Opponents Totals3633289.1210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Buster Rhymes53134525.4880
Allen Rice47017.5270
Maurice Turner46115.3180
Darrin Nelson35117.0260
Rufus Bess23316.5220
Ted Brown177.070
Joey Browner100.000
Mike Mularkey099L0
Team Totals68157623.2880
Opponents Totals68149121.9480
SACKSNOYDS
Keith Millard11.0
Neil Elshire5.0
Doug Martin4.0
Chris Martin3.5
Tim Newton2.0
Mark Mullaney2.0
Dennis Fowlkes2.0
Joey Browner1.0
Matt Blair1.0
Rufus Bess1.0
Chris Doleman0.5
Team Totals33.0223.0
Opponents Totals45.0296.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Rufus Bess0002200
Matt Blair0001100
Ted Brown101100
Joey Browner103350
Jay Carroll0001100
Anthony Carter101100
Greg Coleman110100
Chris Doleman0003300
Dennis Fowlkes0001100
Dave Huffman1000-260
Dennis Johnson0001100
Steve Jordan200000
Tommy Kramer9000-160
Leo Lewis110100
Doug Martin00022290
Keith Millard0001100
Mark Mullaney0002200
Darrin Nelson7202160
Tim Newton110100
Buster Rhymes220200
Allen Rice0001100
Curtis Rouse0010100
Dennis Swilley0010100
Willie Teal00022651
Team Totals271892231731
Opponents Totals2722218201
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