1993 Minnesota Vikings season

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1993 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Dennis Green
Home field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1992 1994 >

The 1993 Minnesota Vikings season was the team's 33rd in the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of nine wins and seven losses.

Offseason[edit]

1993 Draft[edit]

Main article: 1993 NFL Draft
Draft order Player name Position College Notes
Round Choice Overall
1 21 21 Robert Smith Running Back Ohio State
2 23 52 Qadry Ismail Wide Receiver Syracuse
3 1 57 John Gerak Guard Penn State from Patriots via Raiders and Seahawks[a]
23 79 Gilbert Brown Defensive Tackle Kansas
4 22 106 Ashley Sheppard Linebacker Clemson
5 21 133 Everett Lindsay Offensive Tackle Mississippi
6 20 160 Traded to the Washington Redskins[b]
7 24 192 Gino Torretta Quarterback Miami
8 23 219 Traded to the San Francisco 49ers[c]
^[a] Seattle traded their 1992 2nd round selection (39th overall – Robert Harris) and this 3rd round selection (57th overall) to Minnesota in exchange for DT Keith Millard on April 25, 1992.
^[b] Minnesota traded their 6th round selection (160th overall) to Seattle for DE George Hinkle and WR Joe Johnson.
^[c] Minnesota traded their 8th round selection (219th overall) to San Francisco for RB Keith Henderson.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 at Los Angeles Raiders L 24–7
44,120
2 September 12, 1993 Chicago Bears W 10–7
57,921
3 Bye
4 September 26, 1993 Green Bay Packers W 15–13
61,746
5 October 3, 1993 at San Francisco 49ers L 38–19
63,071
6 October 10, 1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 15–0
54,215
7 Bye
8 October 25, 1993 at Chicago Bears W 19–12
64,677
9 October 31, 1993 Detroit Lions L 30–27
53,428
10 November 7, 1993 San Diego Chargers L 30–17
55,527
11 November 14, 1993 at Denver Broncos W 26–23
67,329
12 November 21, 1993 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 23–10
40,848
13 November 28, 1993 New Orleans Saints L 17–14
53,030
14 December 5, 1993 at Detroit Lions W 13–0
63,216
15 December 12, 1993 Dallas Cowboys L 37–20
63,321
16 December 19, 1993 at Green Bay Packers (Milw) W 21–17
54,773
17 December 26, 1993 Kansas City Chiefs W 30–10
59,236
18 December 31, 1993 at Washington Redskins W 14–9
42,836

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 10 6 0 .625 298 292 W-2
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 340 282 L-1
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 277 290 W-3
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 234 230 L-4
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 237 376 L-1

Postseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard January 9, 1994 at New York Giants L 17–10
75,089

Statistics[edit]

Team leaders[edit]

Category Player(s) Value
Passing Yards Jim McMahon 1,968
Passing Touchdowns Jim McMahon
Sean Salisbury
9
Rushing Yards Scottie Graham 488
Rushing Touchdowns Scottie Graham 3
Receiving Yards Cris Carter 1,071
Receiving Touchdowns Cris Carter 9
Points Fuad Reveiz 105
Kickoff Return Yards Qadry Ismail 902
Punt Return Yards Eric Guliford 212
Tackles Fred Strickland 110
Sacks Chris Doleman
John Randle
12.5
Interceptions Vencie Glenn 5
Forced Fumbles Roy Barker
Chris Doleman
Carlos Jenkins
John Randle
3

League rankings[edit]

Category Total Yards Yards Per Game NFL Rank
Passing Offense 3,200 Yards 200.0 YPG 14th
Rushing Offense 1,624 Yards 101.5 YPG 21st
Total Offense 4,824 Yards 301.5 YPG 17th
Passing Defense 2,870 Yards 179.4 YPG 6th
Rushing Defense 1,536 Yards 96.0 YPG 6th
Total Defense 4,406 Yards 275.4 YPG 1st

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1993 Minnesota Vikings staff
Front Office
  • Chairman of the Board – John Skoglund
  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Roger Headrick

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Tom Batta

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Steve Wetzel
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – Mike Wolf

[1]

Final roster[edit]

1993 Minnesota Vikings final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
54 Active, 6 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Minnesota Vikings Media Guide. p. 251. Retrieved 2010-02-26.