1987 Minnesota Vikings Statistics

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 Roster
1987 Minnesota Vikings Results

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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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Wade Wilson26414053.021068.0145.3134.9732619476.7
Tony Adams894955.16076.833.455.6631812064.2
Tommy Kramer814049.44525.644.933.74073567.5
Rich Gannon6233.3183.000.0116.712002.8
Larry Miller6116.720.300.0116.721100.0
Totals44623252.031857.1214.7235.273 52359


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Darrin Nelson1316424.972 2
Alfred Anderson683194.727 2
Wade Wilson412636.438 5
D.J. Dozier692573.719 5
Rick Fenney421744.112 2
Allen Rice511312.613 1
Tommy Kramer10444.415 2
James Brim23618.038 1
Tony Adams11312.812 0
Adam Walker5244.811 0
Jeff Womack9202.213 0
Brett Wilson5163.20
Jimmy Smith7131.90
Leonard Moore4112.80
Sam Harrell581.60
Phil Frye441.00
Andre Thomas640.70
Steve Harris430.80
Larry Miller1-1-1.0-1 0
Jim Gustafson1-2-2.0-2 0
Bucky Scribner1-7-7.0-7 0
Leo Lewis5-7-1.40
Totals48219834.172 20


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Anthony Carter3892224.373 7
Steve Jordan3549014.038 2
Darrin Nelson261295.013 0
Leo Lewis2438316.036 2
Allen Rice1920110.624 1
James Brim1828215.763 2
D.J. Dozier12897.420 2
Hassan Jones718927.058 2
Alfred Anderson7699.922 0
Rick Fenney7273.918 0
Jeff Womack5469.223 1
Jim Gustafson45513.823 0
Steve Finch35418.020 0
Rickey Parks34615.319 0
Phil Frye3258.312 0
Sam Harrell3206.70
Willie Gillespie22814.014 0
Ron Daugherty22110.513 0
Steve Harris2178.516 0
Carl Hilton2168.02
Brett Wilson2147.00
Andre Thomas2136.510 0
Adam Walker231.50
Marc May12222.022 0
Ed Schenk11010.010 0
Leonard Moore188.00
Mike Mularkey166.00
Totals232318513.773 21


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Chuck Nelson373697.3241354.275
Dale Dawson44100.05120.07


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Greg Coleman45178639.754
Bucky Scribner2082741.454
Dave Bruno1346435.753

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leo Lewis2227512.578 1
Rufus Bess78612.328 0
Anthony Carter34013.322 0
Greg Richardson4194.80
Totals3642011.778 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Neal Guggemos3680822.442 0
Rufus Bess1016916.933 0
Darrin Nelson716423.442 0
Jeff Womack57715.420 0
Greg Richardson47619.024 0
Jimmy Smith24221.022 0
Allen Rice22914.518 0
D.J. Dozier22311.513 0
Mike Mularkey11616.016 0
Carl Hilton11313.013 0
Sam Harrell144.00
Totals71142120.042 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Joey Browner66711.223 0
Wymon Henderson4338.217 0
Carl Lee35317.736 0
John Harris3206.714 0
Scott Studwell22613.014 0
Issiac Holt273.50
Jesse Solomon13030.030 0
Neal Guggemos12626.026 0
Wayne Smith12424.024 0
Fletcher Louallen11616.016 0
David Howard111.00
Henry Thomas100.00
Totals2630311.736 0


Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Chuck Nelson1336075
D.J. Dozier52000042
Anthony Carter7000042
Wade Wilson500030
James Brim1200018
Leo Lewis02100018
Rick Fenney2000012
Carl Hilton2000012
Steve Jordan200012
Allen Rice11000012
Hassan Jones200012
Alfred Anderson2000012
Darrin Nelson20000012
Tommy Kramer200012
Dale Dawson1407
Jeff Womack0100006
Joe Stepanek00012


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