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1996 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Central Division 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach: Dennis Green
Strength and ConditioningMark Asanovich
Offensive CoordinatorBrian Billick
Defensive CoordinatorFoge Fazio
Assistant Strength and ConditioningJeff Friday
Running BacksCarl Hargrave
Defensive LineJohn Levra
Wide ReceiversChip Myers
Inside LinebackersTom Olivadotti
Offensive LineKeith Rowen
QuarterbacksRay Sherman
Defensive BacksRichard Solomon
Tight EndsMike Tice
Outside LinebackersTrent Walters
Strength and ConditioningSteve Wetzel
Special TeamsGary Zauner
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/1/1996HDetroit Lions17-13WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome52972
Sat8/3/1996HSan Diego Chargers23-20WOTMinneapolis, MNMetrodome34367
Thu8/8/1996HBuffalo Bills12-35LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome36297
Sun9/8/1996AAtlanta Falcons23-17WAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome42688
Sun9/15/1996AChicago Bears20-14WChicago, ILSoldier Field61301
Mon8/19/1996AMiami Dolphins17-24LMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium55598
Sun9/22/1996HGreen Bay Packers30-21WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome64168
Fri8/23/1996ANew Orleans Saints13-16LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome35728
Sun9/29/1996ANew York Giants10-15LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium70970
Sun10/6/1996HCarolina Panthers14-12WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome60894
Sun10/13/1996ATampa Bay Buccaneers13-24LTampa, FLHoulihan's Stadium32175
Mon10/28/1996HChicago Bears13-15LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome58143
Sun11/3/1996HKansas City Chiefs6-21LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome59552
Sun11/10/1996ASeattle Seahawks23-42LSeattle, WAKingdome50794
Sun11/17/1996AOakland Raiders16-13WOTOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum41183
Sun11/24/1996HDenver Broncos17-21LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome59142
Sun12/1/1996HArizona Cardinals41-17WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome45767
Sun12/8/1996ADetroit Lions24-22WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome46043
Sun12/15/1996HTampa Bay Buccaneers21-10WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome49202
Sun12/22/1996AGreen Bay Packers10-38LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field59306
Sat12/28/1996ADallas Cowboys15-40LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64682NFC Wild Card 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
90Derrick AlexanderRDE6'428123Florida State129
23Tomur BarnesCB5'1018526Cisco JC; North Texas20
42Harlon BarnettS5'1120029Michigan State164
56Pete BercichLB6'124225Notre Dame151
17Mitch BergerP6'422424Tyler JC; Colorado160
50Jeff BradyMLB6'124128Kentucky1616
52Richard BrownLB6'324031San Diego State140
80Cris CarterWR6'320931Ohio State1616
62Jeff ChristyC6'328427Pittsburgh1616
92Duane ClemonsLB6'527522California130
85Greg DeLongTE6'425223North Carolina168
76Scott DillOT6'528430Memphis91
71David DixonOG6'535027Ricks JC; Arizona State136
59Dixon EdwardsRLB6'123228Michigan State1413
29Chuck EvansRB6'124329Clark Atlanta166
72Jason FiskDT6'329624Stanford166
83David FrischTE6'726026Missouri; Iowa Central JC; Colorado State101
27Corey FullerLCB5'1020925Florida State1614
54Dave GarnettLB6'221926Stanford124
66John GerakROG6'330026Penn State1410
94Robert GoffDT6'327031Butler CC; Auburn50
87Hunter GoodwinTE6'527024Texas A&M-Kingsville; Texas A&M96
31Scottie GrahamRB5'922127Ohio State110
24Robert GriffithSS5'1119826San Diego State1414
23Steven HallCB6'020923Kentucky10
51Ben HanksLB6'222224Florida120
91Martin HarrisonDE6'527529Washington168
44Leroy HoardRB5'1122528Michigan66
82Qadry IsmailWR6'019626Syracuse162
25Alfred JacksonCB6'018029San Diego State142
14Brad JohnsonQB6'522528Florida State128
35Chris JohnsonS6'020525San Diego State50
89Andrew JordanTE6'626324North Greenville JC; Western Carolina139
32Amp LeeRB5'1119925Florida State163
64Randall McDanielLOG6'327932Arizona State1616
1Warren MoonQB6'321740West Los Angeles JC; Washington88
68Mike MorrisC6'527535Truman State160
33Harold MorrowRB5'1122623Auburn80
22David PalmerWR5'817224Alabama111
40Anthony PriorCB5'1119426Washington State30
93John RandleRDT6'128729Trinity Valley CC; Texas A&M-Kingsville1616
86Jake ReedWR6'321629Grambling State1615
9Scott SissonK6'019625Georgia Tech160
95Fernando SmithLDE6'628325Jackson State1616
26Robert SmithRB6'221024Ohio State87
69Ariel SolomonC6'527128Colorado160
73Todd SteussieLOT6'631126California1616
77Korey StringerROT6'434222Ohio State1615
55Darryl TalleyLLB6'423536West Virginia1212
43Orlando ThomasFS6'121724Louisiana-Lafayette1616
98Esera TuaoloLDT6'227828Oregon State149
37Sean VanhorseCB5'1018028Howard90
6Jay WalkerQB6'322924Howard10
81Chris WalshWR6'119828Stanford150
20DeWayne WashingtonRCB5'1119224North Carolina State1616
21Moe WilliamsRB6'120422Kentucky90
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Duane Clemons116DECalifornia
James Manley245DTVanderbilt
Moe Williams375RBKentucky
Hunter Goodwin497TETexas A&Mfrom ARI
Sean Boyd5148DBNorth Carolina
Jon Merrill7223GDuke
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals5093511013
Opponents Totals538880940
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:14284751862310124042.13560.0106835
Opponents Totals29:46309117169237021133.2101758.8105840
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Scott Sisson03030100.000222975.9096
Cris Carter10000100060
Jake Reed7000000042
Leroy Hoard3000000018
Qadry Ismail3000000018
Robert Smith3000000018
Amp Lee2000000012
Chris Walsh100110008
David Frisch100000006
Brad Johnson100000006
David Palmer100000006
DeWayne Washington100000006
Andrew Jordan000110002
Team Totals333030100.023222975.90298
Opponents Totals363333100.013203066.72315
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Scott Sisson222975.90/08/811/143/70/0
Team Totals222975.90/08/811/143/70/0
Opponents Totals203066.71/16/78/104/101/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Robert Smith1626924.357325512
Leroy Hoard1054204.025325303
Amp Lee511613.21205000
Scottie Graham571382.41204000
Brad Johnson34902.613113003
Chuck Evans13292.2900000
David Palmer294.5800000
Warren Moon960.7503001
Randall McDaniel210.5100000
Team Totals43515463.657775819
Opponents Totals44519664.4391511713012
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Brad Johnson31119562.710622587.311.682t175.5103.215119213911027789.4
Warren Moon24713454.310416106.512.054t72.893.61912214887419268.7
Jay Walker22100.003115.515.51900.000.00031200118.8
Chris Walsh100.0100.000.000.000000039.6
Team Totals56133159.021138997.011.882t244.3193.434241365818646980.4
Opponents Totals53731458.520133846.310.880t183.4224.143263312116939171.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Cris Carter96116312.143t10571631
Jake Reed72132018.382t7561950
Amp Lee544227.821225202
Qadry Ismail2235116.054t319510
Chuck Evans221356.11607000
Andrew Jordan191286.71505000
Leroy Hoard1012912.93705100
Greg DeLong8344.3900000
Scottie Graham7486.91802000
Robert Smith7395.61601000
David Palmer6406.72003100
Chris Walsh4399.81713000
David Frisch3279.02112100
Hunter Goodwin12424.02401100
Team Totals331389911.882t241864693
Opponents Totals314338410.880t181693913
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Orlando Thomas55711.4340
Robert Griffith46716.8410
Jeff Brady3206.780
Corey Fuller331.020
DeWayne Washington22713.527t1
Alfred Jackson242.040
Dixon Edwards11818.0180
Darryl Talley11010.0100
Jason Fisk100.000
Team Totals222069.4411
Opponents Totals1933917.875t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Mitch Berger88361641.1632626710577291932.4
Team Totals90361640.2632626710577291932.4
Opponents Totals84359642.8680737300315637.6
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
David Palmer22202169.869t1113
Amp Lee1011848.4180000
Team Totals32313009.469t1113
Opponents Totals372857715.6720
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Mitch Berger71488968.9217521309000
Scott Sisson199.00015010
Team Totals72489768.0217531314010
Opponents Totals5810750
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Qadry Ismail28052718.83201402
David Palmer13029222.5600610
Harold Morrow6011719.5260200
Amp Lee508517.0230100
Richard Brown303511.7120000
John Gerak101313.0130000
Cris Carter1033.030000
Greg DeLong1033.030000
Team Totals580107518.56002312
Opponents Totals53131424.8470
SACKSNOYDS
John Randle11.5
Fernando Smith9.5
Martin Harrison6.5
Derrick Alexander4.0
Dixon Edwards3.5
Esera Tuaolo2.5
Robert Griffith2.0
Jeff Brady1.5
Harlon Barnett1.0
Jason Fisk1.0
Team Totals43.0263.0
Opponents Totals34.0241.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Derrick Alexander0001130
Harlon Barnett0001100
Pete Bercich0001100
Jeff Brady0003300
Cris Carter101100
Duane Clemons0001180
Greg DeLong0010100
Jason Fisk0001100
Dave Garnett0001100
John Gerak0010100
Robert Griffith100000
Leroy Hoard300000
Qadry Ismail210100
Brad Johnson5303-80
Amp Lee210100
Warren Moon720200
David Palmer310100
Fernando Smith0002240
Robert Smith210100
Todd Steussie0010100
Orlando Thomas0001100
Team Totals261412132570
Opponents Totals27131312250
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