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1987 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Central Division 8-7-0 .533
Head Coach: Jerry Burns
Tight Ends/Special TeamsTom Batta
SecondaryPete Carroll
Running BacksRollie Dotsch
LinebackersMonte Kiffin
Offensive LineJohn Michels
Defensive CoordinatorFloyd Peters
ReceiversDick Rehbein
Offensive CoordinatorBob Schnelker
Defensive LinePaul Wiggin
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/15/1987ANew Orleans Saints17-23LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome52884
Sat8/22/1987HIndianapolis Colts37-19WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome49304
Sat8/29/1987HNew England Patriots27-38LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome49339
Thu9/3/1987ADenver Broncos27-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium74081
Sun9/13/1987HDetroit Lions34-19WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome57061
Sun9/20/1987ALos Angeles Rams21-16WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium63567
Sun9/27/1987AKansas City Chiefs-Kansas City, MOArrowhead StadiumCanceled
Sun10/4/1987HGreen Bay Packers16-23LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome13911
Sun10/11/1987AChicago Bears7-27LChicago, ILSoldier Field32113
Sun10/18/1987ATampa Bay Buccaneers10-20LTampa, FLTampa Stadium20850
Mon10/26/1987HDenver Broncos34-27WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome51011
Sun11/1/1987ASeattle Seahawks17-28LSeattle, WAKingdome61134
Sun11/8/1987HLos Angeles Raiders31-20WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome57150
Sun11/15/1987HTampa Bay Buccaneers23-17WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome48605
Sun11/22/1987HAtlanta Falcons24-13WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome53866
Thu11/26/1987ADallas Cowboys44-38WOTIrving, TXTexas Stadium54229
Sun12/6/1987HChicago Bears24-30LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome62331
Sun12/13/1987AGreen Bay Packers10-16LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47059
Sun12/20/1987ADetroit Lions17-14WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome27693
Sat12/26/1987HWashington Redskins24-27LOTMinneapolis, MNMetrodome59160
Sun1/3/1988ANew Orleans Saints44-10WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome68127NFC Wild Card Playoff
Sat1/9/1988ASan Francisco 49ers36-24WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park62547NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/17/1988AWashington Redskins10-17LWashington, DCRFK Stadium55212NFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
53Steve AcheLB6'322925Coffeyville CC; Triton JC; Missouri State30
7Tony AdamsQB6'019237Texas; Riverside CC; Utah State33
46Alfred AndersonFB6'121826Baylor1010
53Sam AnnoLB6'223522Southern California60
58Walker Lee AshleyLB6'023527Penn State120
50Ray BerryLB6'223024Baylor110
21Rufus BessRCB5'918331South Carolina State32
61Don BramlettDT6'227025Memphis; Carson-Newman31
84Jim BrimWR6'318724Wake Forest33
80Larry BrownWR5'1118024Minnesota State10
47Joey BrownerSS6'221827Southern California1212
13Dave BrunoP6'123524Gavilan JC; Moraine Valley JC20
94Tim BryantLB6'121725Vanderbilt; Southern Mississippi10
71Derek BurtonROT6'228024Oklahoma State33
81Anthony CarterWR5'1117427Michigan1211
91Dan ColemanRDE6'424925Murray State31
8Greg ColemanP6'018233Florida A&M90
59Fabray CollinsLB6'221526Southern Illinois31
82Ron DaughertyWR6'318529Northeastern Illinois30
4Dale DawsonK6'021323Eastern Kentucky30
52Jim DickMLB6'123023North Dakota State32
56Chris DolemanRDE6'527326Pittsburgh1212
42D.J. DozierRB6'019822Penn State93
86Clifton EleyTE6'523026Mississippi State20
26David EvansLCB6'017828Central Arkansas33
31Rick FenneyRB6'124023Washington110
85Steve FinchFL6'020026Elmhurst11
29Jamie FitzgeraldS-CB6'018022Idaho State20
62Chris FooteC6'326531Southern California60
22Steve FreemanS5'1118534Mississippi State120
37Phil FryeRB5'1118029California Lutheran11
16Rich GannonQB6'321022Delaware40
86Willie GillespieFL5'917026Eastern Mississippi JC; Tennessee-Chattanooga11
41Neal GuggemosS6'018723St. Thomas121
80Jim GustafsonWR6'118026St. Thomas120
64Mark HansonOG6'226022Minnesota State10
29Sam HarrellFB6'221330East Carolina11
44John HarrisFS6'220031Arizona State1212
32Steve HarrisRB5'1119425Northern Iowa20
78Mike HartenstineDE6'325434Penn State50
24Wymon HendersonLCB5'1018726Allan Hancock JC; Nevada-Las Vegas128
82Carl HiltonTE6'323423Houston111
30Issiac HoltCB6'119925Alcorn State96
99David HowardLLB6'223226Oregon State; Long Beach State107
72Dave HuffmanLOG6'628430Notre Dame1212
76Tim IrwinROT6'729429Tennessee1212
84Hassan JonesWR6'019823Florida State120
69Wayne JonesOG6'427027Utah60
83Steve JordanTE6'323726Brown1212
80Keith KiddWR6'119525Arkansas10
68Greg KochROG6'427632Arkansas96
9Tommy KramerQB6'220532Rice65
80Terry LeCountWR5'1017631Florida10
39Carl LeeRCB5'1118526Marshall1212
87Leo LewisFL5'816931Missouri1212
38Fletcher LouallenFS6'019525West Alabama33
23Terry LoveS6'220529Canyons JC; Murray State10
63Kirk LowdermilkC6'326924Ohio State1212
71Mark MacDonaldOG6'426726Boston College121
57Chris MartinLB6'223227Auburn124
79Doug MartinLDE6'326430Washington1212
88Marc MayTE6'423029Purdue33
73Stafford MaysRDE6'225129Mount Hood JC; Washington127
74Mike McCurryROG6'325824Arizona Western JC; Indiana33
98Phil MicechLDE6'526526Wisconsin-Platteville33
75Keith MillardRDT6'527225Washington State98
5Larry MillerQB6'422025Northern Iowa20
64Ted MillionOG6'426024Duke10
90Fred MoldenDT6'227224Southern Mississippi; Jackson State20
45Leonard MooreFB6'022224Jackson State11
86Mike MularkeyTE6'423926Florida90
48Najee MustafaaS6'119123Georgia Tech70
51Pete NajarianRLB6'223424Minnesota53
1Chuck NelsonK5'1117327Washington120
20Darrin NelsonRB5'918528Stanford109
96Tim NewtonDT6'029024Florida90
97Tony NormanDE6'527032Iowa State20
69Frank OriLOG6'225523Garden City CC; Northern Iowa33
81Rickey ParksWR6'117923Arkansas-Pine Bluff21
63Kurt PloegerLDT6'525925Gustavus Adolphus11
92Kelly QuinnLLB6'122024Michigan State32
52Randy RasmussenC6'125427Minnesota50
36Allen RiceRB5'1020525Wharton County JC; Ranger JC; Baylor122
89Greg RichardsonWR5'718023Alabama20
95Gerald RobinsonDE6'326224Auburn40
28Ted RosnagleSS6'320226Fullerton JC; Portland State33
78John ScardinaLOT6'426529Concordia JC; Lincoln (Missouri)33
89Ed SchenkTE6'423027Baldwin-Wallace; Central Florida30
50Randy ScottLB6'122828Alabama21
13Bucky ScribnerP6'020527Pratt CC; Kansas40
60Ron SeleskyOG6'126622North Central20
35Mike SlatonCB-S6'219423South Dakota10
43Jimmy SmithRB6'119727Purdue; Elon11
40Wayne SmithRCB6'017030Wisconsin-LaCrosse; Loop JC; Purdue61
54Jesse SolomonRLB6'023524North Florida JC; Florida State1212
34Timothy StarksCB-S5'917524Kent State10
73Joe StepanekRDT6'526824Waldorf JC; Minnesota11
55Scott StudwellMLB6'222833Illinois1211
67Dennis SwilleyC6'325732Texas A&M60
66Terry TauschOG6'527528Texas55
35Andre ThomasRB6'020527Mississippi10
97Henry ThomasLDT6'227722Louisiana State1211
27John TurnerS6'019631Miami (Florida)20
61Mike TurnerOG6'325527Louisiana State10
49Adam WalkerRB5'1122024Carthage20
93Jimmy WalkerLDT6'227031Arkansas22
68Kevin WebsterC6'226025Northern Iowa33
62Brad WhiteRDT6'225029Tennessee11
27Brett WilsonFB6'022027Illinois31
11Wade WilsonQB6'320828Texas A&M-Commerce127
33Jeff WomackRB5'918824Memphis21
65Gary ZimmermanLOT6'628926Oregon1212
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
D.J. Dozier114RBPenn Statefrom MIA
Ray Berry244LBBaylor
Henry Thomas372NTLouisiana State
Najee Mustafaa4100DBGeorgia Tech
Greg Richardson6156WRAlabama
Rick Fenney8211RBWashington
Leonard Jones9239DBTexas Tech
Bob Riley10267OTIndiana
Brent Pease11295QBMontana
Keith Williams12323DTFlorida
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals5281100976
Opponents Totals36106871033
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:20293129136287620537.161250.096814
Opponents Totals30:4028195159277620636.921020.0107964
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Chuck Nelson0363797.3132454.2075
Anthony Carter70000042
D.J. Dozier70000042
Wade Wilson50000030
Jim Brim30000018
Leo Lewis30000018
Alfred Anderson20000012
Rick Fenney20000012
Carl Hilton20000012
Hassan Jones20000012
Steve Jordan20000012
Tommy Kramer20000012
Darrin Nelson20000012
Allen Rice20000012
Dale Dawson044100.01520.007
Jeff Womack1000006
Joe Stepanek0000012
Team Totals42404197.6142948.31336
Opponents Totals38353892.1243177.40335
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Dale Dawson1520.00/00/01/20/30/0
Chuck Nelson132454.20/010/122/40/61/2
Team Totals142948.30/010/123/60/91/2
Opponents Totals243177.40/011/118/123/42/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Darrin Nelson1316424.9722
Alfred Anderson683194.7272
Wade Wilson412636.4385
D.J. Dozier692573.7195
Rick Fenney421744.1122
Allen Rice511312.6131
Tommy Kramer10444.4152
Jim Brim23618.038t1
Tony Adams11312.8120
Adam Walker5244.8110
Jeff Womack9202.2130
Brett Wilson5163.260
Jimmy Smith7131.950
Leonard Moore4112.840
Sam Harrell581.640
Phil Frye441.020
Andre Thomas640.750
Steve Harris430.820
Larry Miller1-1-1.0-10
Jim Gustafson1-2-2.0-20
Bucky Scribner1-7-7.0-70
Leo Lewis5-7-1.440
Team Totals48219834.17220
Opponents Totals44017243.9299
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Wade Wilson26414053.011121068.015.073t145.3134.926194191276.7
Tommy Kramer814049.4384525.611.340t44.933.773541767.5
Tony Adams894955.1356076.812.463t33.455.61812048764.2
Rich Gannon6233.33183.09.01200.0116.700182.8
Larry Miller6116.7420.32.0200.0116.7110-80.0
Team Totals44623252.019131857.113.773t214.7235.252359282669.4
Opponents Totals49827855.819434076.812.364t244.8265.241307310071.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Anthony Carter3892224.373t7
Steve Jordan3549014.0382
Darrin Nelson261295.0130
Leo Lewis2438316.0362
Allen Rice1920110.6241
Jim Brim1828215.763t2
D.J. Dozier12897.420t2
Hassan Jones718927.058t2
Alfred Anderson7699.9220
Rick Fenney7273.9180
Jeff Womack5469.22311
Jim Gustafson45513.8230
Steve Finch35418.0200
Rickey Parks34615.3190
Phil Frye3258.3120
Sam Harrell3206.780
Willie Gillespie22814.0140
Ron Daugherty22110.5130
Steve Harris2178.5160
Carl Hilton2168.08t2
Brett Wilson2147.090
Andre Thomas2136.5100
Adam Walker231.520
Marc May12222.0220
Ed Schenk11010.0100
Leonard Moore188.080
Mike Mularkey166.060
Team Totals232318513.773t21
Opponents Totals278340712.364t24
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Joey Browner66711.2230
Wymon Henderson4338.3170
Carl Lee35317.7360
John Harris3206.7140
Scott Studwell22613.0140
Issiac Holt273.570
Jesse Solomon13030.0300
Neal Guggemos12626.0260
Wayne Smith12424.0240
Fletcher Louallen11616.0160
David Howard111.010
Henry Thomas100.000
Team Totals2630311.7360
Opponents Totals2339917.3100t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Greg Coleman45178639.754135323140330.5
Bucky Scribner2082741.4540147972836.4
Dave Bruno1346435.7530122242232.5
Team Totals79307738.9541511424255332.3
Opponents Totals74295439.95811013420233431.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Leo Lewis22727512.578t1
Rufus Bess738612.3280
Greg Richardson42194.870
Anthony Carter304013.3220
Team Totals361242011.778t1
Opponents Totals4474249.6400
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Neal Guggemos36080822.4420
Rufus Bess10016916.9330
Darrin Nelson7016423.4420
Jeff Womack507715.4200
Greg Richardson407619.0240
Jimmy Smith204221.0220
Allen Rice202914.5180
D.J. Dozier202311.5130
Mike Mularkey101616.0160
Carl Hilton101313.0130
Sam Harrell1044.040
Team Totals710142120.0420
Opponents Totals64117318.3400
SACKSNOYDS
Chris Doleman11.0
Doug Martin9.0
Stafford Mays7.0
Keith Millard3.5
Henry Thomas2.5
Dan Coleman2.0
Jesse Solomon2.0
Joey Browner1.0
Fred Molden1.0
Scott Studwell1.0
Jimmy Walker1.0
Team Totals41.0307.0
Opponents Totals52.0359.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Tony Adams300000
Alfred Anderson100000
Ray Berry0010100
Rufus Bess400000
Don Bramlett0010100
Joey Browner0001100
D.J. Dozier200000
David Evans0001100
Neal Guggemos430300
Sam Harrell100000
John Harris0001100
Steve Harris0010100
Steve Jordan100000
Tommy Kramer200000
Leo Lewis120200
Chris Martin0001100
Marc May100000
Stafford Mays0002200
Keith Millard0002280
Darrin Nelson200000
Frank Ori0020200
Allen Rice110100
Greg Richardson100000
Bucky Scribner100000
Jesse Solomon00011330
Scott Studwell0001100
Henry Thomas0001100
Wade Wilson3000-30
Jeff Womack0010100
Gary Zimmerman0010140
Team Totals2815131124420
Opponents Totals30111710271
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