1984 was the 24th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 65th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of 3 wins and 13 losses. This remains the Vikings’ worst record since the merger, later equaled with the 2011 team, and the team's second worst overall record by win percentage (only 1962 was worse). The Vikings’ 484 points allowed (30.25 average points per game) was the most by any NFL team between 1983 and 2000, and the most any Vikings team allowed in one season.
The team was coached by Les Steckel after Bud Grant retired; after the bad season, Steckel was fired and Bud Grant was re-hired.
^[b] The Raiders traded their 5th round selection (140th overall), 7th round selection (196th overall), and 11th round selection (308th overall) to Minnesota to move up 17 spots and draft TE Andy Parker.
^[c] Minnesota originally chose 322nd overall but picked 321st overall when Green Bay passed and chose at 323rd overall.