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1999 Minnesota Vikings season


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Updated: 2017-04-03T07:29Z
1999 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coachDennis Green
Home fieldHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Results
Record10–6
Division place2nd NFC Central
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Cowboys) 27–10
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Rams) 37–49

The 1999 Minnesota Vikings season was the franchise's 39th season in the National Football League.

After going 15–1 in 1998 the Vikings began the 1999 season with high hopes of another great season. Randall Cunningham resumed duties again in 1999, but after a lukewarm 2–4 start, he was benched and Jeff George was given the starting job. He finished the season with an 8–2 record, and led the Vikings into the postseason once again, with an overall team record of 10–6. Minnesota beat Dallas in the Wild Card Game 27–10, and faced playoff newcomer Kurt Warner and the St. Louis Rams in the Divisional Round. The game was a shootout which Minnesota led 17–14 at halftime, but the Rams outscored Minnesota 35 to 20 in the second half to win 49–37. St. Louis would go on to win Super Bowl XXXIV.

Offseason

1999 Expansion Draft

Minnesota Vikings selected by the Expansion
Cleveland Browns
PickNamePosition
18Duane ButlerSafety
27Orlando BoboOffensive Guard

1999 Draft

Main article: 1999 NFL draft
=Pro Bowler
1999 Minnesota Vikings Draft
Draft orderPlayer namePositionCollegeNotes
RoundChoiceOverall
11111Daunte CulpepperQuarterbackCentral Floridafrom Redskins[a]
2929Dimitrius UnderwoodDefensive TackleMichigan State
21344Jim KleinsasserTight EndNorth Dakotafrom Steelers[b]
2859Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[b]
31273Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[b]from Redskins[a]
3091Traded to the New England Patriots[c]
425120Kenny WrightCornerbackNorthwestern Statefrom Dolphins[d]
30125Jay HumphreyTackleTexas
530163Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[b]
36169Chris JonesSafetyClemsonCompensatory pick
616185Talance SawyerDefensive TackleUNLVfrom Buccaneers via Ravens[e]
30199Antico DaltonLinebackerHampton
730236Noel ScarlettDefensive TackleLangston
^[a] Washington traded their 1st round selection (11th overall), 3rd round selection (73rd overall)[b], and 2000 2nd round selection to Minnesota in exchange for QB Brad Johnson.
^[b] Minnesota traded their 2nd round selection (59th overall), Washington's 3rd round selection (73rd overall), and their own 5th round selection (163rd overall) to Pittsburgh to move up 15 spots to the 44th overall selection and make this pick.
^[c] Minnesota traded their 3rd round selection (91st overall) to New England for CB Jimmy Hitchcock.
^[d] Minnesota received Miami's 4th round selection (120th overall) as compensation for restricted free agent TE Hunter Goodwin.
^[e] Baltimore traded Tampa Bay's 6th round selection (185th overall) to Minnesota in exchange for OL Everett Lindsay.

Regular season

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentResultTV Time (CT)VenueAttendance
1September 12, 1999at Atlanta FalconsW 17–14FOX 3:15pmGeorgia Dome
69,555
2September 19, 1999Oakland RaidersL 17-22CBS 12:00pmMetrodome
64,080
3September 26, 1999at Green Bay PackersL 20-23FOX 3:15pmLambeau Field
59,868
4October 3, 1999Tampa Bay BuccaneersW 21–14FOX 12:00pmMetrodome
64,106
5October 10, 1999Chicago BearsL 22-24FOX 12:00pmMetrodome
64,107
6October 17, 1999at Detroit LionsL 23-25FOX 12:00pmSilverdome
76,516
7October 24, 1999San Francisco 49ersW 40–16FOX 3:15pmMetrodome
64,109
8October 31, 1999at Denver BroncosW 23–20FOX 3:15pmMile High Stadium
75,021
9November 8, 1999Dallas CowboysW 27–17ABC 8:00pmMetrodome
64,111
10November 14, 1999at Chicago BearsW 27–24 (OT)FOX 12:00pmSoldier Field
61,481
11Bye
12November 28, 1999San Diego ChargersW 35–27CBS 12:00pmMetrodome
64,232
13December 6, 1999at Tampa Bay BuccaneersL 17-24ABC 8:00pmRaymond James Stadium
65,741
14December 12, 1999at Kansas City ChiefsL 28-31ESPN 7:30pmArrowhead Stadium
78,932
15December 20, 1999Green Bay PackersW 24–20ABC 8:00pmMetrodome
64,203
16December 26, 1999at New York GiantsW 34–17FOX 12:00pmGiants Stadium
78,095
17January 2, 2000Detroit LionsW 24–17FOX 12:00pmMetrodome
64,103

Standings

NFC Central
WLTPCTPFPASTK
(2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers1150.688270235W-2
(4) Minnesota Vikings1060.625399335W-3
(6) Detroit Lions880.500322323L-4
Green Bay Packers880.500357341W-1
Chicago Bears6100.375272341L-2

Postseason

WeekDateOpponentResultVenueAttendance
WildcardJanuary 9, 2000Dallas CowboysW 27–10Metrodome
64,056
DivisionJanuary 16, 2000at St. Louis RamsL 37-49TWA Dome
66,194

Statistics

Team leaders

CategoryPlayer(s)Value
Passing YardsJeff George2,816
Passing TouchdownsJeff George23
Rushing YardsRobert Smith1,015
Rushing TouchdownsLeroy Hoard10
Receiving YardsRandy Moss1,413
Receiving TouchdownsCris Carter13
PointsGary Anderson103
Kickoff Return YardsRobert Tate627
Punt Return YardsRandy Moss162
TacklesRobert Griffith128
SacksJohn Randle10
InterceptionsRobert Griffith3
Forced FumblesJohn Randle4

League rankings

CategoryTotal yardsYards per gameNFL rank
(out of 31)
Passing Offense3,989 Yards249.3 YPG5th
Rushing Offense1,804 Yards112.8 YPG14th
Total Offense5,793 Yards362.1 YPG3rd
Passing Defense3,980 Yards248.8 YPG30th
Rushing Defense1,617 Yards101.1 YPG14th
Total Defense5,597 Yards349.8 YPG27th

Personnel

Staff

1999 Minnesota Vikings staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Red McCombs
  • President – Gary Woods
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Tim Connolly
  • Director of Football Administration – Rob Brzezinski

Head Coaches

  • Head Coach – Dennis Green
  • Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs – Richard Solomon

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Foge Fazio
  • Defensive Line – Andre Patterson
  • Inside Linebackers – Tom Olivadotti
  • Outside Linebackers – Trent Walters

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Steve Wetzel
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – John Kasper

[1]

Final roster

1999 Minnesota Vikings final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
52 Active, 6 Inactive, 3 Practice squad

References

  1. ^ 2009 Minnesota Vikings Media Guide. p. 251. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
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