1996 Minnesota Vikings Schedule & Results

1996 Minnesota Vikings schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Preseason

Saturday, August 3, 1996 F/OT
San Diego (1-1) 20
Minnesota (1-0) 23
Thursday, August 8, 1996 FINAL
Buffalo (1-1) 35
Minnesota (1-1) 12
Monday, August 19, 1996 FINAL
Minnesota (1-2) 17
Miami (2-1) 24
Friday, August 23, 1996 FINAL
Minnesota (1-3) 13
New Orleans (3-2) 16

Regular Season

Sun 9/1 1234FINAL
Detroit (0-1) 0100313
Minnesota (1-0) 7001017
Pass
S. Mitchell (DET), 41-20-260, 4 INT, 1 TD
B. Johnson (MIN), 23-16-157, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Sanders (DET), 24-163
R. Smith (MIN), 22-113
Rec
H. Moore (DET), 12-157, 1 TD
C. Carter (MIN), 8-88, 1 TD
Sun 9/8 1234FINAL
Minnesota (2-0) 3701323
Atlanta (0-2) 3014017
Pass
B. Johnson (MIN), 26-15-275, 1 INT, 2 TD
J. George (ATL), 41-24-266, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Smith (MIN), 30-90
J. Anderson (ATL), 16-73
Rec
C. Carter (MIN), 4-75, 1 TD
B. Emanuel (ATL), 9-116
Sun 9/15 1234FINAL
Minnesota (3-0) 0140620
Chicago (1-2) 770014
Pass
W. Moon (MIN), 44-22-239, 1 INT, 1 TD
E. Kramer (CHI), 40-18-199, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Smith (MIN), 18-81, 1 TD
R. Green (CHI), 14-55
Rec
C. Carter (MIN), 5-74
M. Timpson (CHI), 5-54
Sun 9/22 1234FINAL
Green Bay (3-1) 7014021
Minnesota (4-0) 7731330
Pass
B. Favre (GB), 27-14-198, 1 INT, 2 TD
W. Moon (MIN), 40-24-280, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
E. Bennett (GB), 11-33
R. Smith (MIN), 26-88, 1 TD
Rec
D. Beebe (GB), 3-96, 1 TD
J. Reed (MIN), 7-129, 1 TD
Sun 9/29 1234FINAL
Minnesota (4-1) 070310
NY Giants (2-3) 336315
Pass
W. Moon (MIN), 25-13-143, 1 INT, 0 TD
D. Brown (NYG), 29-18-167, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
R. Smith (MIN), 17-86
R. Hampton (NYG), 24-82
Rec
C. Carter (MIN), 6-55
T. Lewis (NYG), 5-44
Sun 10/6 1234FINAL
Carolina (3-2) 009312
Minnesota (5-1) 077014
Pass
K. Collins (CAR), 30-15-155, 4 INT, 0 TD
W. Moon (MIN), 34-19-209, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
A. Johnson (CAR), 23-102, 1 TD
R. Smith (MIN), 27-102
Rec
W. Walls (CAR), 6-71
C. Carter (MIN), 7-90, 2 TD
Sun 10/13 1234FINAL
Minnesota (5-2) 703313
Tampa Bay (1-5) 0071724
Pass
W. Moon (MIN), 34-22-277, 1 INT, 0 TD
T. Dilfer (TB), 35-22-218, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
R. Smith (MIN), 18-133, 1 TD
R. Brooks (TB), 20-45
Rec
A. Lee (MIN), 5-32
J. Harris (TB), 5-38
Mon 10/28 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-5) 2130015
Minnesota (5-3) 3010013
Pass
D. Krieg (CHI), 35-23-187, 2 INT, 0 TD
W. Moon (MIN), 26-15-218, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Harris (CHI), 15-61
S. Graham (MIN), 4-8
Rec
M. Timpson (CHI), 7-78
J. Reed (MIN), 11-153
Sun 11/3 1234FINAL
Kansas City (6-3) 0701421
Minnesota (5-4) 00066
Pass
S. Bono (KC), 32-19-165, 1 INT, 0 TD
B. Johnson (MIN), 42-22-218, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
G. Hill (KC), 15-100, 2 TD
A. Lee (MIN), 5-22
Rec
K. Anders (KC), 7-48
C. Carter (MIN), 9-89, 1 TD
Sun 11/10 1234FINAL
Minnesota (5-5) 0701623
Seattle (5-5) 10187742
Pass
W. Moon (MIN), 30-14-187, 2 INT, 1 TD
J. Friesz (SEA), 33-22-263, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
S. Graham (MIN), 6-9
L. Smith (SEA), 15-90, 1 TD
Rec
C. Carter (MIN), 7-142
J. Galloway (SEA), 8-91, 1 TD
Sun 11/17 12345F/OT
Minnesota (6-5) 10003316
Oakland (4-7) 0733013
Pass
B. Johnson (MIN), 33-20-275, 2 INT, 1 TD
J. Hostetler (OAK), 27-14-139, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
L. Hoard (MIN), 20-108
N. Kaufman (OAK), 20-63
Rec
C. Carter (MIN), 6-56
J. Jett (OAK), 4-38
Sun 11/24 1234FINAL
Denver (11-1) 770721
Minnesota (6-6) 0107017
Pass
J. Elway (DEN), 36-27-334, 1 INT, 2 TD
B. Johnson (MIN), 35-24-266, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. Davis (DEN), 19-68, 1 TD
S. Graham (MIN), 6-19
Rec
T. Davis (DEN), 6-37, 1 TD
C. Carter (MIN), 8-74, 1 TD
Sun 12/1 1234FINAL
Arizona (6-7) 0301417
Minnesota (7-6) 310141441
Pass
B. Esiason (ARI), 40-26-270, 2 INT, 1 TD
B. Johnson (MIN), 26-19-238, 0 INT, 4 TD
Rush
L. Centers (ARI), 4-21, 1 TD
L. Hoard (MIN), 22-94, 1 TD
Rec
L. Centers (ARI), 10-85, 1 TD
C. Carter (MIN), 5-40, 1 TD
Sun 12/8 1234FINAL
Minnesota (8-6) 3140724
Detroit (5-9) 0103922
Pass
B. Johnson (MIN), 29-19-195, 0 INT, 3 TD
S. Mitchell (DET), 31-21-250, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
L. Hoard (MIN), 17-66
B. Sanders (DET), 20-134, 1 TD
Rec
C. Carter (MIN), 7-83, 1 TD
H. Moore (DET), 9-126
Sun 12/15 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (5-10) 703010
Minnesota (9-6) 077721
Pass
T. Dilfer (TB), 32-13-104, 2 INT, 0 TD
B. Johnson (MIN), 35-25-221, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
M. Alstott (TB), 7-50
L. Hoard (MIN), 20-101, 2 TD
Rec
M. Alstott (TB), 5-10
C. Carter (MIN), 8-89, 1 TD
Sun 12/22 1234FINAL
Minnesota (9-7) 730010
Green Bay (13-3) 73141438
Pass
B. Johnson (MIN), 34-17-211, 1 INT, 1 TD
B. Favre (GB), 23-15-202, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
L. Hoard (MIN), 13-41
E. Bennett (GB), 18-109, 1 TD
Rec
J. Reed (MIN), 5-74
M. Chmura (GB), 4-43

Postseason

1996 NFC Wild Card Game
Sat 12/28 1234FINAL
Minnesota (9-7) 007815
Dallas (10-6) 7237340
Pass
B. Johnson (MIN), 27-15-208, 2 INT, 1 TD
T. Aikman (DAL), 29-19-178, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
A. Lee (MIN), 7-26
E. Smith (DAL), 17-116, 2 TD
Rec
C. Carter (MIN), 3-36, 1 TD
M. Irvin (DAL), 8-103

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