1986 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Jerry Burns (9-7)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1986 Minnesota Vikings Roster
The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1986 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.
The Vikings moved the ball well, scoring 398 points, and the rigid defensive squad surrendered 273. Tommy Kramer tossed for 3,000 yards. Steve Jordan snagged 58 passes for 859 yards, while Darrin Nelson and Anthony Carter provided receiving help, too.
Darrin Nelson carried the pigskin for a team-best 793 yards for Minnesota.
Issiac Holt picked off 8 opponent throws. Keith Millard topped pass rushers with 10.5 quarterback sacks.
Jerry Burns coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 398
Regular Season Points Against: 273
|September 7, 1986||Detroit Lions 13 at Minnesota Vikings 10||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0|
|September 14, 1986||Minnesota Vikings 23 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10||W||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0|
|September 21, 1986||Pittsburgh Steelers 7 at Minnesota Vikings 31||W||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0|
|September 28, 1986||Green Bay Packers 7 at Minnesota Vikings 42||W||2-1-0||1-0-0||3-1-0|
|October 5, 1986||Minnesota Vikings 0 at Chicago Bears 23||L||2-1-0||1-1-0||3-2-0|
|October 12, 1986||Minnesota Vikings 27 at San Francisco 49ers 24||W||2-1-0||2-1-0||4-2-0||OT|
|October 19, 1986||Chicago Bears 7 at Minnesota Vikings 23||W||3-1-0||2-1-0||5-2-0|
|October 26, 1986||Cleveland Browns 23 at Minnesota Vikings 20||L||3-2-0||2-1-0||5-3-0|
|November 2, 1986||Minnesota Vikings 38 at Washington Redskins 44||L||3-2-0||2-2-0||5-4-0||OT|
|November 9, 1986||Minnesota Vikings 24 at Detroit Lions 10||W||3-2-0||3-2-0||6-4-0|
|November 16, 1986||New York Giants 22 at Minnesota Vikings 20||L||3-3-0||3-2-0||6-5-0|
|November 23, 1986||Minnesota Vikings 20 at Cincinnati Bengals 24||L||3-3-0||3-3-0||6-6-0|
|November 30, 1986||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 at Minnesota Vikings 45||W||4-3-0||3-3-0||7-6-0|
|December 7, 1986||Minnesota Vikings 32 at Green Bay Packers 6||W||4-3-0||4-3-0||8-6-0|
|December 14, 1986||Minnesota Vikings 10 at Houston Oilers 23||L||4-3-0||4-4-0||8-7-0|
|December 21, 1986||New Orleans Saints 17 at Minnesota Vikings 33||W||5-3-0||4-4-0||9-7-0|