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2004 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Mike Tice
Home field Metrodome
Results
Record 8-8
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish Won NFC Wild Card Playoff
Lost NFC Divisional Playoff
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2003 2005

2004 was the 44th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 85th regular season of the National Football League.

The Vikings finished the 2004 season going 3-7 over the final 10 weeks just like they did in 2003. However, they made the playoffs with an 8-8 record. Daunte Culpepper amassed MVP-like statistics, throwing for 4,717 passing yards (leading the NFL), 39 passing touchdowns (a Viking record), and 5,123 total yards (an NFL record). In the wild card matchup, the Vikings defeated the rival Green Bay Packers in their first ever playoff meeting, 31-17, becoming the second team in NFL history to have a .500 record (8-8) in the regular season and win a playoff game (the first team to do it was the St. Louis Rams, who beat Seattle 27-20 the day before the Vikings-Packers game took place). In the divisional round, the Vikings were defeated by the eventual NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles 27-14, ending their season in a game noted for Viking penalties, turnovers, and other miscues.

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2004 Draft

Round Pick Name Position College
1 (20) Kenechi Udeze Defensive End USC
2 (48) Dontarrious Thomas Linebacker Auburn
3 (88) Darrion Scott Defensive End Ohio State
4 (115) Nat Dorsey Offensive Tackle Georgia Tech
4 (119) Mewelde Moore Running Back Tulane
5 (155) Rod Davis Linebacker Southern Mississippi
6 (184) Deandre Eiland Strong Safety South Carolina
7 (220) Jeff Dugan Tight End Maryland

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 12, 2004 Dallas Cowboys W 35-17
2 September 20, 2004 at Philadelphia Eagles L 27-16
3 September 26, 2004 Chicago Bears W 27-22
4 Bye
5 October 10, 2004 at Houston Texans W 34-28
6 October 17, 2004 at New Orleans Saints W 38-31
7 October 24, 2004 Tennessee Titans W 20-3
8 October 31, 2004 New York Giants L 34-13
9 November 8, 2004 at Indianapolis Colts L 31-28
10 November 14, 2004 at Green Bay Packers L 34-31
11 November 21, 2004 Detroit Lions W 22-19
12 November 28, 2004 Jacksonville Jaguars W 27-16
13 December 5, 2004 at Chicago Bears L 24-14
14 December 12, 2004 Seattle Seahawks L 27-23
15 December 19, 2004 at Detroit Lions W 28-27
16 December 24, 2004 Green Bay Packers L 34-31
17 January 2, 2005 at Washington Redskins L 21-18

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Wilcard January 9, 2005 at Green Bay Packers W 31-17
Division January 16, 2005 at Philadelphia Eagles L 27-14

Standings

NFC North
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 6 0 .625 424 380 W-2
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 405 395 L-2
Detroit Lions 6 10 0 .375 296 350 L-1
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 231 331 L-4
AFC East North South West East North South West NFC
Buffalo Baltimore Houston Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta Arizona
Miami Cincinnati Indianapolis Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Carolina St. Louis
New England Cleveland Jacksonville Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans San Francisco
NY Jets Pittsburgh Tennessee San Diego Washington Minnesota Tampa Bay Seattle
2004 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXXIX
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