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1988 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Jerry Burns
General Manager Mike Lynn
Home Field Metrodome
Results
Record 11–5
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff Finish Won NFC Wild Card Round
Lost Divisional Round
Timeline
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1987 1989

1988 was the 28th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 69th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of eleven wins and five losses.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
19Minnesota VikingsRandall McDanielOffensive GuardArizona State

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1988 Minnesota Vikings final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Bob Schnelker
  • Receivers – Dick Rehbein
  • Offensive Assistant/Receivers – Jerry Brown
  • Running Backs – John Brunner
  • Tight Ends – Tom Batta
  • Offensive Line – John Michels
  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Tom Batta


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RosterEdit

1988 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 Result Attendance
1 September 4 at Buffalo Bills L 13-10
76,783
2 September 11 New England Patriots W 36-6
55,545
3 September 18 at Chicago Bears W 31-7
63,990
4 September 25 Philadelphia Eagles W 23-21
56,012
5 October 2 at Miami Dolphins L 24-7
59,867
6 October 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 14-13
55,274
7 October 16 Green Bay Packers L 34-14
59,053
8 October 23 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 49-20
48,020
9 October 30 at San Francisco 49ers L 24-21
60,738
10 November 6 Detroit Lions W 44-17
55,573
11 November 13 at Dallas Cowboys W 43-3
57,830
12 November 20 Indianapolis Colts W 12-3
58,342
13 November 24 at Detroit Lions W 23-0
46,379
14 December 4 New Orleans Saints W 45-3
61,215
15 December 11 at Green Bay Packers L 18-6
48,892
16 December 19 Chicago Bears W 28-27
62,067

PostseasonEdit

  • 12/26 LA Rams W 28-17 (NFC Wildcard)
  • 1/1 at San Francisco L 9-34 (NFC Divisional)

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Chicago Bears 1240.750312215
Minnesota Vikings 1150.688406233
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5110.313261350
Detroit Lions 4120.250220313
Green Bay Packers 4120.250240315

PlayoffsEdit

NFC Divisional PlayoffEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 0 6 0 9
49ers 7 14 0 13 34



ReferencesEdit

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