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1985 Minnesota Vikings (NFL)

3rd place • National Football Conference • Central Division • 7-9-0 .438
1985 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Tom BattaDefensive Assistant
Jerry BurnsAssistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Pete CarrollDefensive Backs
Bob HollwayDefensive Coordinator
John MichelsOffensive Line
Floyd ReeseLinebackers
Dick RehbeinKicking Teams/Receivers
Marc TrestmanRunning Backs
Paul WigginDefensive Line
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sat8/10/1985AMiami Dolphins16-13WOTMiami, FLOrange Bowl41129
Sat8/17/1985HPittsburgh Steelers41-34WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome56887
Sat8/24/1985HSeattle Seahawks10-27LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome56562
Fri8/30/1985ADenver Broncos13-9WDenver, COMile High Stadium69373
Sun9/8/1985HSan Francisco 49ers28-21WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome57375
Sun9/15/1985ATampa Bay Buccaneers31-16WTampa, FLTampa Stadium46188
Thu9/19/1985HChicago Bears24-33LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome61242
Sun9/29/1985ABuffalo Bills27-20WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium45667
Sun10/6/1985ALos Angeles Rams10-13LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium61139
Sun10/13/1985AGreen Bay Packers17-20LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium54674
Sun10/20/1985HSan Diego Chargers21-17WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome61670
Sun10/27/1985AChicago Bears9-27LChicago, ILSoldier Field63815
Sun11/3/1985HDetroit Lions16-13WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome58012
Sun11/10/1985HGreen Bay Packers17-27LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome59970
Sun11/17/1985ADetroit Lions21-41LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome54647
Sun11/24/1985HNew Orleans Saints23-30LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome54117
Sun12/1/1985APhiladelphia Eagles28-23WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium54688
Sun12/8/1985HTampa Bay Buccaneers26-7WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome51593
Sun12/15/1985AAtlanta Falcons13-14LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium14167
Sun12/22/1985HPhiladelphia Eagles35-37LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome49722

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Alfred Anderson46FB6-121824Baylor126
Rufus Bess21LCB5-918329South Carolina State1111
Matt Blair59LLB-LOLB6-524235Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Iowa State62
Steve Bono13QB6-421323UCLA10
Brent Boyd62LOG6-327528UCLA1514
Ted Brown23FB5-1021028North Carolina State149
Joey Browner47SS6-221825Southern California1616
Jay Carroll84TE6-423024Minnesota160
Anthony Carter81WR5-1117425Michigan1616
Greg Coleman8P6-018231Florida A&M160
Chris Doleman56LOLB6-527324Pittsburgh1613
Neil Elshire73LDE-LDT6-525627Oregon163
Dennis Fowlkes50LILB6-224524West Virginia158
Issiac Holt30LCB6-119923Alcorn State151
Jim Hough51C6-226829Utah State41
David Howard54RILB6-223224Oregon State; Long Beach State164
Dave Huffman72LOT6-628428Notre Dame153
Tim Irwin76ROT6-729427Tennessee1616
Dennis Johnson52LILB6-323527Southern California86
Mike Jones89WR5-1118325Tennessee State167
Steve Jordan83TE6-323724Brown1616
Tommy Kramer9QB6-220530Rice1515
Carl Lee39LCB5-1118524Marshall155
Leo Lewis87WR5-816929Missouri1010
Kirk Lowdermilk63C6-326922Ohio State162
Mark MacDonald71LOG-ROG6-426724Boston College163
Chris Martin57ROLB-RLB6-223225Auburn1212
Doug Martin79LDE-LDT6-326428Washington1615
Fred McNeill54ROLB6-222933UCLA103
Tim Meamber53LB6-322823Washington40
Keith Millard75RDE6-527223Washington State165
Mike Mularkey86TE6-423924Florida155
Mark Mullaney77RDT-RDE6-624632Colorado State1513
Darrin Nelson20RB5-918526Stanford1610
Tim Newton96NT-LDE6-029022Florida1614
Keith Nord49FS6-019528St. Cloud State1613
Buster Rhymes88WR6-221823Oklahoma150
Allen Rice36RB5-1020523Wharton County JC; Ranger JC; Baylor141
Ted Rosnagle28CB-S6-320224Fullerton JC; Portland State60
Curtis Rouse68LOT6-332225Tennessee-Chattanooga1613
Robert Smith74DE6-727023Grambling State160
Jan Stenerud3K6-218843Montana State160
Scott Studwell55RILB-MLB6-222831Illinois1412
Dennis Swilley67C6-325730Texas A&M1613
Terry Tausch66ROG6-527526Texas1615
Willie Teal37RCB5-1019528Louisiana State1616
John Turner27FS6-019629Miami (Florida)154
Maurice Turner24RB5-1120025Utah State100
Sammy White85WR5-1119531Grambling State60
Wade Wilson11QB6-320826Texas A&M-Commerce41
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
14Chris DolemanLBPittsburgh
230Issiac HoltDBAlcorn State
359Kirk LowdermilkCOhio State
360Tim MeamberLBWashington
366Tim LongTMemphis
485Buster RhymesWROklahoma
4106Kyle MorrellDBBrigham Young
5115Mark MacDonaldGBoston College
6142Steve BonoQBUCLA
6164Tim NewtonNTFlorida
8198Nikita BlairLBTexas-El Paso
9227Jaime CovingtonRBSyracuse
10254Juan JohnsonWRLangston
11283Tim WilliamsDBNorth Carolina A&T State
12310Byron JonesNTTulsa
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals449183128346
Opponents Totals81929690359
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals28:07317951893381/206 39.3%9/13 69.2%88690
Opponents Totals31:533241391632297/223 43.5%8/13 61.5%1231000
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jan Stenerud0414395.3152657.7086
Ted Brown100000060
Anthony Carter80000048
Darrin Nelson60000036
Alfred Anderson50000030
Mike Jones40000024
Allen Rice40000024
Leo Lewis30000018
Joey Browner1000006
Mike Mularkey1000006
Willie Teal1000006
Neil Elshire0000012
Team Totals43414395.3152657.71346
Opponents Totals39383997.4293778.40359
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jan Stenerud152657.73491/210/113/71/50/1
Team Totals152657.73491/210/113/71/50/1
Opponents Totals293778.41/111/136/810/111/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Darrin Nelson2008934.5375
Ted Brown933363.6307
Alfred Anderson501212.4104
Allen Rice311043.4153
Tommy Kramer27542.0110
Mike Jones263.060
Leo Lewis122.020
Greg Coleman200.000
Team Totals40615163.73719
Opponents Totals54222234.15916
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Tommy Kramer50627727720335227.012.757t193.8265.139255326767.8
Wade Wilson603333244046.712.242t35.035.042837671.8
Steve Bono1011950.55.0500.000.0213-839.6
Team Totals57631131123639316.812.657t223.8295.045296363567.3
Opponents Totals49028028018834647.112.470t204.1224.533223324174.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Jordan6879511.7320
Mike Jones4664113.944t4
Anthony Carter4382119.157t8
Darrin Nelson433017.025t1
Ted Brown302919.754t3
Leo Lewis2944215.243t3
Alfred Anderson1617510.954t1
Mike Mularkey1319615.151t1
Allen Rice9616.8131
Sammy White8769.5150
Buster Rhymes512424.8360
Jay Carroll188.080
Team Totals311393112.657t22
Opponents Totals280346412.470t20
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
John Turner56212.4250
Carl Lee36822.7350
Willie Teal362.060
Tim Newton26331.5630
Rufus Bess22713.5270
Scott Studwell22010.0130
Joey Browner2178.515t1
Mark Mullaney11515.0150
Chris Doleman155.050
Issiac Holt100.000
Team Totals2228312.9631
Opponents Totals2931110.750t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Greg Coleman67286742.8620412328245936.7
Team Totals67286742.8620412328245936.7
Opponents Totals65269441.46511110250222434.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Darrin Nelson1631338.3210
Anthony Carter9511713.0410
Team Totals25825010.0410
Opponents Totals3633289.1210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Buster Rhymes530134525.4880
Allen Rice407017.5270
Maurice Turner406115.3180
Darrin Nelson305117.0260
Rufus Bess203316.5220
Ted Brown1077.070
Joey Browner1000.000
Mike Mularkey0099L0
Team Totals680157623.2880
Opponents Totals680149121.9480
SACKSNOYDS
Keith Millard11.0
Neil Elshire5.0
Doug Martin4.0
Chris Martin3.5
Tim Newton2.0
Mark Mullaney2.0
Dennis Fowlkes2.0
Joey Browner1.0
Matt Blair1.0
Rufus Bess1.0
Chris Doleman0.5
Team Totals33.0223.0
Opponents Totals45.0296.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Rufus Bess0002200
Matt Blair0001100
Ted Brown101100
Joey Browner103350
Jay Carroll0001100
Anthony Carter101100
Greg Coleman110100
Chris Doleman0003300
Dennis Fowlkes0001100
Dave Huffman1000-260
Dennis Johnson0001100
Steve Jordan200000
Tommy Kramer9000-160
Leo Lewis110100
Doug Martin00022290
Keith Millard0001100
Mark Mullaney0002200
Darrin Nelson7202160
Tim Newton110100
Buster Rhymes220200
Allen Rice0001100
Curtis Rouse0010100
Dennis Swilley0010100
Willie Teal00022651
Team Totals271892231731
Opponents Totals2722218201
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