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1996 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Dennis Green
Home field Metrodome
Results
Record 9-7
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish Lost Wildcard
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1995 1997

1996 was the 36th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 77th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of nine wins and seven losses.

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Regular season

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 1, 1996 Detroit Lions W 17-13
2 September 8, 1996 at Atlanta Falcons W 23-17
3 September 15, 1996 at Chicago Bears W 20-14
4 September 22, 1996 Green Bay Packers W 30-21
5 September 29, 1996 at New York Giants L 15-10
6 October 6, 1996 Carolina Panthers W 14-12
7 October 13, 1996 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24-13
8 Bye
9 October 28, 1996 Chicago Bears L 15-13
10 November 3, 1996 Kansas City Chiefs L 21-6
11 November 10, 1996 at Seattle Seahawks L 42-23
12 November 17, 1996 at Oakland Raiders W 16-13
13 November 24, 1996 Denver Broncos L 21-17
14 December 1, 1996 Arizona Cardinals W 41-17
15 December 8, 1996 at Detroit Lions W 24-22
16 December 15, 1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21-10
17 December 22, 1996 at Green Bay Packers L 38-10

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 13 3 0 .813 456 210 W-5
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 298 315 L-1
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 283 305 L-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 221 293 W-1
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 302 368 L-5

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Wildcard December 28, 1996 at Dallas Cowboys L 40-15
AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Baltimore Denver Arizona Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cincinnati Kansas City Dallas Detroit Carolina
Miami Houston Oakland NY Giants Green Bay New Orleans
New England Jacksonville San Diego Philadelphia Minnesota St. Louis
NY Jets Pittsburgh Seattle Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco
1996 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXXI

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