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1999 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Dennis Green
Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Results
Record 10–6
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff Finish Won NFC Wild Card Playoff
Lost NFC Divisional Round
Timeline
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1999 was the 39th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 80th regular season of 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, 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 matchup. 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.

1999 Draft ResultsEdit

Round Pick Name Position College
1 (11) Daunte Culpepper Quarterback Central Florida
1 (29) Dimitrius Underwood Defensive Tackle Michigan State
2 (44) Jim Kleinsasser Tight End North Dakota
4 (120) Kenny Wright Cornerback Northwestern State
4 (125) Jay Humphrey Tackle Texas
5 (169) Chris Jones Safety Clemson
6 (185) Talance Sawyer Defensive Tackle UNLV
6 (199) Antico Dalton Linebacker Hampton
7 (236) Noel Scarlett Defensive Tackle Langston

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

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

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ray Sherman
  • Quarterbacks – Alex Wood
  • Running Backs – Carl Hargrave
  • Wide Receivers – Hubbard Alexander
  • Tight Ends – Dave Atkins
  • Offensive Line – Mike Tice
  • Quality Control – Dean Dalton
 

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

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12 at Atlanta Falcons W 17-14
69,555
2 September 19 Oakland Raiders L 22-17
64,080
3 September 26 at Green Bay Packers L 23-20
59,868
4 October 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21-14
64,106
5 October 10 Chicago Bears L 24-22
64,107
6 October 17 at Detroit Lions L 25-23
76,516
7 October 24 San Francisco 49ers W 40-16
64,109
8 October 31 at Denver Broncos W 23-20
75,021
9 November 8 Dallas Cowboys W 27-17
64,111
10 November 14 at Chicago Bears W 27-24 (OT)
61,481
11 Bye week
12 November 28 San Diego Chargers W 35-27
64,232
13 December 6 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24-17
65,741
14 December 12 at Kansas City Chiefs L 31-28
78,932
15 December 20 Green Bay Packers W 24-20
64,203
16 December 26 at New York Giants W 34-17
78,095
17 January 2 Detroit Lions W 24-17
64,103

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 5 0 .688 270 235 W-2
Minnesota Vikings 10 6 0 .625 399 335 W-3
Detroit Lions 8 8 0 .500 322 323 L-4
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 357 341 W-1
Chicago Bears 6 10 0 .375 272 341 L-2

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard January 9 Dallas Cowboys W 27-10
64,056
Division January 16 at St. Louis Rams L 49-37
66,194

ReferencesEdit

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