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2002 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Mike Tice
Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Results
Record 6–10
Place 2nd NFC North
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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2001 2003

2002 was the 42nd year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 83rd regular season of the National Football League.

On January 10, 2002, Mike Tice was named the sixth Head Coach in Vikings history. Tice was the third of the six Vikings head coaches to be promoted from within the team's coaching ranks but was the first to have actually played for the Vikings. The Vikings dropped their opening game in Chicago 27-23 after blowing a 20-10 halftime lead. Most games during the season were like that. They started out the games strong, but ended up struggling down the stretch. They were winless on the road in 2001 but did win two road games in 2002. They won in New Orleans 32-31 on a touchdown pass to Randy Moss and a two-point conversion with just a few seconds left on the clock in Week 15 and 38-36 in Detroit in Week 17. The team struggled to a 6-10 record but won their last three games.

2002 Draft resultsEdit

Round Pick Name Position College
1(7)Bryant McKinnieOffensive Tackle Miami (FL)
2(38)Raonall SmithLinebacker Washington State
3(70)Willie OffordStrong Safety South Carolina
4(105)Brian WilliamsCornerback North Carolina State
4(132)Ed Ta'amuOffensive Guard Utah
6(177)Nick RogersLinebacker Georgia Tech
7(218)Chad BeasleyOffensive TackleVirginia Tech

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2002 Minnesota Vikings staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Scott Linehan
  • Quarterbacks – Alex Wood
  • Running Backs – Dean Dalton
  • Wide Receivers – Charlie Baggett
  • Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line – John Tice
  • Offensive Line – Steve Loney
  • Offensive Assistant/Quality Control – Jim Panagos
 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator/Secondary – Willie Shaw
  • Linebackers – Brian Baker
  • Defensive Backfield – Chuck Knox, Jr.
  • Defensive Assistant/Quality Control – Pete Bercich

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Jay Hayes

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Steve Wetzel
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Daryl Lawrence

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8 at Chicago L 27-23
52,168
2 September 15 Buffalo L 45-39 (OT)
64,047
3 September 22 Carolina L 21-14
63,945
4 September 29 at Seattle L 48-23
65,212
5 Bye week
6 October 13 Detroit W 31-24
64,013
7 October 20 at New York Jets L 20-7
78,516
8 October 27 Chicago W 25-7
64,122
9 November 3 at Tampa Bay L 38-24
65,667
10 November 10 New York Giants L 27-20
64,005
11 November 17 Green Bay W 31-21
64,153
12 November 24 at New England L 24-17
68,436
13 December 1 Atlanta L 30-24 (OT)
63,947
14 December 8 at Green Bay L 26-22
64,070
15 December 15 at New Orleans W 32-31
67,851
16 December 21 Miami W 20-17
64,285
17 December 29 at Detroit W 38-36
60,233

StandingsEdit

Template:2002 NFC North standings

ReferencesEdit

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