1987 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-7
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Jerry Burns (8-7)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1987 Minnesota Vikings Statistics
1987 Minnesota Vikings Roster

The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 8 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

The Vikings racked up 336 points, and the defense yielded 335. Wade Wilson threw for 2,106 yards. Anthony Carter snagged 38 passes for 922 yards. Steve Jordan contributed to the receiving game, too.

Darrin Nelson carried the ball for a team-best 642 yards for Minnesota.

Joey Browner picked off 6 opponent throws. Chris Doleman topped pass rushers with 11 quarterback sacks.

Jerry Burns coached the team. The 1987 Minnesota Vikings lost in the Conference Championship.

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Regular Season Points For: 336
Regular Season Points Against: 335

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 13, 1987 Detroit Lions 19 at Minnesota Vikings 34 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 20, 1987 Minnesota Vikings 21 at Los Angeles Rams 16 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
October 4, 1987 Green Bay Packers 23 at Minnesota Vikings 16 L 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
October 11, 1987 Minnesota Vikings 7 at Chicago Bears 27 L 1-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-0
October 18, 1987 Minnesota Vikings 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 L 1-1-0 1-2-0 2-3-0
October 26, 1987 Denver Broncos 27 at Minnesota Vikings 34 W 2-1-0 1-2-0 3-3-0
November 1, 1987 Minnesota Vikings 17 at Seattle Seahawks 28 L 2-1-0 1-3-0 3-4-0
November 8, 1987 Los Angeles Raiders 20 at Minnesota Vikings 31 W 3-1-0 1-3-0 4-4-0
November 15, 1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 at Minnesota Vikings 23 W 4-1-0 1-3-0 5-4-0
November 22, 1987 Atlanta Falcons 13 at Minnesota Vikings 24 W 5-1-0 1-3-0 6-4-0
November 26, 1987 Minnesota Vikings 44 at Dallas Cowboys 38 W 5-1-0 2-3-0 7-4-0 OT
December 6, 1987 Chicago Bears 30 at Minnesota Vikings 24 L 5-2-0 2-3-0 7-5-0
December 13, 1987 Minnesota Vikings 10 at Green Bay Packers 16 L 5-2-0 2-4-0 7-6-0 Milwaukee
December 20, 1987 Minnesota Vikings 17 at Detroit Lions 14 W 5-2-0 3-4-0 8-6-0
December 26, 1987 Washington Redskins 27 at Minnesota Vikings 24 L 5-3-0 3-4-0 8-7-0 OT
January 3, 1988 Minnesota Vikings 44 at New Orleans Saints 10 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 NFC Wild Card Playoff
January 9, 1988 Minnesota Vikings 36 at San Francisco 49ers 24 W 0-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 NFC Divisional Playoff
January 17, 1988 Minnesota Vikings 10 at Washington Redskins 17 L 0-0-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 NFC Championship


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