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2000 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Dennis Green
Home field Metrodome
Results
Record 11-5
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff finish Won NFC Divisional Playoff
Lost NFC Championship
Pro Bowlers 5
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1999 2001

2000 was the 40th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 81st regular season of the National Football League.

Led by first-year starting quarterback Daunte Culpepper, the Vikings had a 2000 season in which Robert Smith ran for a team record 1,521 yards and 7 touchdowns. The Vikings started out 7-0 and were 11-2 after 14 weeks, but slumped briefly, losing their last three to the Rams, Packers and Colts while Culpepper was hampered by injury. However, they would return to the playoffs again for the fifth straight year. After easily beating the Saints in the Divisional game 34-16, they were humiliated 41-0 by the New York Giants in the Conference Championship, and to top that, Robert Smith retired at the end of the year, after only playing eight NFL seasons.

Contents

2000 Draft

Round Pick Name Position College
1 (25) Chris Hovan Defensive Tackle Boston
2 (55) Fred Robbins Defensive Tackle Wake Forest
2 (56) Michael Boireau Defensive End University of Miami
3 (88) Doug Chapman Running Back Marshall
4 (106) Antonio Wilson Linebacker Texas A&M
4 (118) Tyrone Carter Safety Minnesota
5 (165) Troy Walters Wide Receiver Stanford
7 (240) Mike Milano Center San Diego State
7 (244) Giles Cole Tight End Texas
7 (248) Lewis Kelly Offensive Guard South Carolina State

Regular season

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 3, 2000 Chicago Bears W 30-27
2 September 10, 2000 Miami Dolphins W 13-7
3 September 17, 2000 at New England Patriots W 21-13
4 Bye
5 October 1, 2000 at Detroit Lions W 31-24
6 October 9, 2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30-23
7 October 15, 2000 at Chicago Bears W 28-16
8 October 22, 2000 Buffalo Bills W 31-27
9 October 29, 2000 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 41-13
10 November 6, 2000 at Green Bay Packers L 26-20
11 November 12, 2000 Arizona Cardinals W 31-14
12 November 19, 2000 Carolina Panthers W 31-17
13 November 23, 2000 at Dallas Cowboys W 27-15
14 November 30, 2000 Detroit Lions W 24-17
15 December 10, 2000 at St. Louis Rams L 40-29
16 December 17, 2000 Green Bay Packers L 33-28
17 December 24, 2000 at Indianapolis Colts L 31-10

Division Standings

NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 397 371
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 0 .625 388 269
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 353 323
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 307 307
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 216 355

Roster

Minnesota Vikings roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen DE

Linebackers

Defensive Backs CB

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Playoffs

NFC Divisional Playoffs

  • Minnesota Vikings 34, New Orleans Saints 16
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 0 7 6 16
Vikings 10 7 10 7 34

at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

NFC Championship Game

  • New York Giants 41, Minnesota Vikings 0
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 0 0 0
Giants 14 20 7 0 41

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Awards and records

  • Gary Anderson, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 8 [1]
  • Mitch Berger, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 14 [1]
  • Mitch Berger, NFC Special Teams Player of the Month, December [1]
  • Cris Carter, All-NFL Team (as selected by the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly, and the Pro Football Writers of America) [1]
  • Cris Carter, NFC Pro Bowl Selection [2]
  • Daunte Culpepper, NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 6 [1]
  • Duante Culpepper, NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 12 [1]
  • Chris Hovan, PFW/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team
  • Randy Moss, All-NFL Team (as selected by the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly, and the Pro Football Writers of America) [1]
  • Randy Moss, PFW/PFWA All-Pro Team [3]
  • Robert Smith, NFC Offensive Player of the Month, December [1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 202
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 362
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 203
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