1992 Minnesota Vikings season

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1992 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Dennis Green
Home field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st NFC Central
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Redskins) 7–24

The 1992 Minnesota Vikings season was the team's 32nd in the 73rd regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of 11 wins and five losses. With that record, they returned to the playoffs after a two-year absence. They met the Washington Redskins, their first playoff meeting in six years after the 1987 NFC Championship game, this time in the Wildcard round. The Vikings looked to avenge their loss, but it was too late as the Redskins would go on to stun the NFC Central Champions, 24-7.

Minnesota's starting quarterbacks were Rich Gannon, who went 8-4 in twelve starts, and Sean Salisbury, who won three of his four starts. The team's leading rusher was Terry Allen, who ran for 1,201 yards. Receivers Cris Carter and Anthony Carter led the team with 681 and 580 receiving yards, respectively.[1]

Offseason[edit]

On January 10, 1992, Dennis Green was named the fifth head coach in franchise history.[2]

1992 Draft[edit]

Main article: 1992 NFL draft
=Pro Bowler
1992 Minnesota Vikings Draft
Draft order Player name Position College Notes
Round Choice Overall
1 13 13 Traded to the Dallas Cowboys[a]
2 11 39 Robert Harris Defensive end Southern University from Seahawks[b]
12 40 Traded to the Dallas Cowboys[a]
3 15 71 Traded to the Dallas Cowboys[a]
4 14 98 Roy Barker Defensive tackle North Carolina
5 13 125 Ed McDaniel Linebacker Clemson
6 12 152 Mike Gaddis Running back Oklahoma
7 15 183 David Wilson Defensive back California
8 14 210 Luke Fisher Tight end East Carolina
9 3 227 Brad Johnson Quarterback Florida State from Buccaneers[c]
13 237 Ronnie West Wide receiver Pittsburg State
10 12 264 Brad Culpepper Defensive tackle Florida
11 15 295 Chuck Evans Running back Clark Atlanta
12 14 322 Joe Randolph Wide receiver Elon
^[a] These picks were involved in the Herschel Walker trade on October 12, 1989.
^[b] Seattle traded their 2nd round selection (39th overall – Robert Harris) and a 1993 3rd round selection (57th overall) to Minnesota in exchange for DT Keith Millard on April 25, 1992.
^[c] Tampa Bay traded their 9th round selection (227th overall) to Minnesota in exchange for LB Jimmy Williams.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 6, 1992 at Green Bay Packers W 23–20 (OT) Lambeau Field
58,617
2 September 13, 1992 at Detroit Lions L 31–17 Silverdome
57,519
3 September 20, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 26–20 Metrodome
48,113
4 September 27, 1992 at Cincinnati Bengals W 42–7 Riverfront Stadium
53,847
5 October 4, 1992 Chicago Bears W 21–20 Metrodome
60,992
6 Bye
7 October 15, 1992 Detroit Lions W 31–14 Metrodome
52,816
8 October 25, 1992 Washington Redskins L 15–13 Metrodome
59,098
9 November 2, 1992 at Chicago Bears W 38–10 Soldier Field
61,257
10 November 8, 1992 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 35–7 Tampa Stadium
49,095
11 November 15, 1992 Houston Oilers L 17–13 Metrodome
56,726
12 November 22, 1992 Cleveland Browns W 17–13 Metrodome
53,323
13 November 29, 1992 at Los Angeles Rams W 31–17 Anaheim Stadium
54,831
14 December 6, 1992 at Philadelphia Eagles L 28–17 Veterans Stadium
65,280
15 December 13, 1992 San Francisco 49ers L 20–17 Candlestick Park
60,685
16 December 20, 1992 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 6–3 Three Rivers Stadium
53,613
17 December 27, 1992 Green Bay Packers W 27–7 Metrodome
61,461

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 374 249 W2
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 276 296 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 3–5 5–9 267 365 W1
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 3–5 4–8 295 361 L2
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 3–5 3–9 273 332 L1

Playoffs[edit]

Washington Redskins 24, Minnesota Vikings 7
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 14 7 0 24
Vikings 7 0 0 0 7

at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Statistics[edit]

Team leaders[edit]

Category Player(s) Value
Passing Yards Rich Gannon 1,905
Passing Touchdowns Rich Gannon 12
Rushing Yards Terry Allen 1,201
Rushing Touchdowns Terry Allen 13
Receiving Yards Cris Carter 681
Receiving Touchdowns Cris Carter 6
Points Fuad Reveiz 102
Kickoff Return Yards Darrin Nelson 626
Punt Return Yards Anthony Parker 336
Tackles Jack Del Rio 153
Sacks Chris Doleman 14.5
Interceptions Audray McMillian 8
Forced Fumbles Chris Doleman 6

League rankings[edit]

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 28)
Passing Offense 2,869 Yards 179.3 YPG 18th
Rushing Offense 2,030 Yards 126.9 YPG 7th
Total Offense 4,899 Yards 306.2 YPG 11th
Passing Defense 2,782 Yards 173.9 YPG 7th
Rushing Defense 1,733 Yards 108.3 YPG 14th
Total Defense 4,515 Yards 282.2 YPG 8th

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 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

[3]

Final roster[edit]

1992 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
49 Active, 9 Inactive, 1 Practice squad

Awards and records[edit]

  • Audrey MacMillan, NFL leader, Interceptions (8)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992 Minnesota Vikings at Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.108
  3. ^ 2009 Minnesota Vikings Media Guide. p. 251. Retrieved February 26, 2010.