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1984 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Les Steckel
General Manager Mike Lynn
Home Field Metrodome
Results
Record 3–13
Place 5th NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1983 1985

1984 was the 24th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 65th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of 3 wins and 13 losses. This remains to be the Vikings worst record since the merger to date.

The team was coached by Les Steckel after Bud Grant retired; after a bad season, Steckel was fired and Bud Grant was re-hired.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1984 Supplemental USFL/CFL DraftEdit

  • 1.13.Allanda Smith.CB.Los Angeles Express.TCU
  • 2.40.Robert B. Smith.DE.Arizona Wranglers.Grambling
  • 3.67.David Howard.LB.Los Angeles Express.Long Beach State

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1984 Minnesota Vikings final staff
Front Office
  • President – Max Winter
  • General Manager – Mike Lynn

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers – Floyd Reese
  • Defensive Line – Tom Batta
  • Outside Linebackers – Mike Sweatman
  • Defensive Backfield – Ross Fichtner
  • Quality Control – Bob Hollway

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Mike Sweatman

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bud Bjornaraa
  • Strength and Conditioning – Dean Brittenham

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RosterEdit

1984 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
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Results Attendance
Final score Team record
1 September 2 San Diego Chargers L 42-13 0–1
57,276
2 September 9 at Philadelphia Eagles L 19-17 0–2
55,942
3 September 16 Atlanta Falcons W 27–20 1–2
53,955
4 September 23 at Detroit Lions W 29–28 2–2
57,511
5 September 30 Seattle Seahawks L 20-12 2–3
57,171
6 October 7 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 35-31 2–4
47,405
7 October 14 at Los Angeles Raiders L 23–20 2–5
49,276
8 October 21 Detroit Lions L 16–14 2–6
57,953
9 October 28 at Chicago Bears L 16-7 2–7
57,517
10 November 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27–24 3–7
54,949
11 November 11 at Green Bay Packers (Mil) L 45-17 3–8
52,931
12 November 18 at Denver Broncos L 42-21 3–9
74,716
13 November 25 Chicago Bears L 34-3 3–10
56,881
14 November 29 Washington Redskins L 31-17 3–11
55,017
15 December 8 (Sat) at San Francisco 49ers L 51-7 3–12
56,670
16 December 16 Green Bay Packers L 38-14 3–13
51,197

StandingsEdit

Template:1984 NFC Central standings

ReferencesEdit

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