1997 Minnesota Vikings Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Dennis Green (9-7)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1997 Minnesota Vikings Roster
1997 Minnesota Vikings Results

The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

The Vikings chalked up 354 points, but the defensive squad gave up 359. Brad Johnson threw for 3,036 yards. Cris Carter paced the receiving corps, snagging 89 passes, while Jake Reed accumulated 1,138 receiving yards.

Robert Smith carried the ball for a team-best 1,266 yards for Minnesota.

Dewayne Washington seized 4 opponent throws. John Randle topped the defensive unit with 15.5 quarterback sacks, part of an overall team total of 44 sacks.

Dennis Green coached the team. The 1997 Minnesota Vikings lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Brad Johnson45227560.830366.7204.4122.7562616484.5
Randall Cunningham884450.05015.766.844.53476071.3
Totals54031959.135376.6264.8163.056 33224


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Robert Smith23212665.578 6
Leroy Hoard802352.920 4
Charles Evans431573.713 2
Brad Johnson351394.028 0
Randall Cunningham191276.728 0
Moe Williams22592.71
David Palmer11363.310 1
Robert Green6223.70
Mitch Berger100.00
Totals44920414.578 14


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Cris Carter89106912.043 13
Jake Reed68113816.756 6
Robert Smith371975.320 1
Andrew Glover3237811.843 3
David Palmer261937.423 1
Charles Evans211527.217 0
Chris Walsh1111410.419 1
Leroy Hoard11847.630 0
Greg DeLong8759.423 0
Hunter Goodwin7618.714 0
Moe Williams4143.50
Matthew Hatchette35418.038 0
Robert Green155.00
Brad Johnson133.01
Totals319353711.156 26


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Eddie Murray242395.8171270.659
Greg Davis1010100.010770.031


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Mitch Berger73313342.965
Randall Cunningham827434.265

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
David Palmer3444413.157 0
Totals3444413.157 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
David Palmer3271122.262 0
Moe Williams1638824.274 0
Robert Tate1019619.636 0
Harold Morrow59919.842 0
Chris Walsh11010.010 0
Ron George11010.010 0
Totals65141421.874 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dewayne Washington47117.827 0
Robert Griffith22613.021 0
Corey Fuller22412.022 0
Orlando Thomas210.50
Ed McDaniel11818.018 0
Jason Fisk111.00
Totals1214111.827 0


Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF
Robert Griffith102.59025000001
Corey Fuller86.5829000002
Dewayne Washington7974100
Ed McDaniel77.56525000002
Jeff Brady706216033012
Orlando Thomas63.557130122611
John Randle52.5471102502
Derrick Alexander43351601003
Dixon Edwards42341601002
Dwayne Rudd38.5311500001
Fernando Smith32231801601
Leonard Wheeler2523401000
Duane Clemons23.523101002
Jason Fisk24208001001
Jerry Ball23.5171302000
Torrian Gray19.5167
Stalin Colinet16144
Ron George12.5121
Tony Williams10.593
Pete Bercich872
Brad Johnson4300
Randall Cunningham42000
Robert Smith0100
Charles Evans0100
Greg Briggs01000
Robert Green01000
Greg DeLong10000
Mitch Berger10-900
Cris Carter3000
David Palmer2000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Cris Carter13000384
Eddie Murray1223059
Robert Smith6100042
Jake Reed600036
Greg Davis710031
Leroy Hoard4000024
Andrew Glover300018
Charles Evans20000114
David Palmer110000012
Brad Johnson01000210
Moe Williams1000006
Orlando Thomas010006
Chris Walsh100006
Jeff Brady10006


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