1996 Minnesota Vikings schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
9-7-0 0-1 5472 3863 1609 38 296 5525 3304 2221 37 336
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The Minnesota Vikings' thirty-sixth season was in 1996, and it was the fifth season Dennis Green served as the head coach of the team. The Vikings played their home games at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. They finished the year 9-7-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Dallas Cowboys 40-15.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Detroit Lions 17-13
Week 2 @ Atlanta Falcons 23-17
Week 3 @ Chicago Bears 20-14
Week 4 Green Bay Packers 30-21
Week 5 @ New York Giants 10-15
Week 6 Carolina Panthers 14-12
Week 7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-24
Week 9 Chicago Bears 13-15
Week 10 Kansas City Chiefs 6-21
Week 11 @ Seattle Seahawks 23-42
Week 12 @ Oakland Raiders 16-13
Week 13 Denver Broncos 17-21
Week 14 Arizona Cardinals 41-17
Week 15 @ Detroit Lions 24-22
Week 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-10
Week 17 @ Green Bay Packers 10-38


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round @ Dallas Cowboys 15-40

1996 Minnesota Vikings Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Dennis Green Offensive Coordinator: Brian Billick Defensive Coordinator: Foge Fazio Special Teams Coordinator: Gary Zauner Quarterbacks Coach: Ray Sherman Wide Receivers Coach: Phillip "Chip" Myers Offensive Line Coach: Keith Rowen Running Backs Coach: Carl Hargrave Tight Ends Coach: Mike Tice Defensive Line Coach: John Levra Linebackers Coach: Tom Olivadotti Outside Linebackers Coach: Trent Walters Coaching Assistant: Erica Weiland Strength and Conditioning Coach: Steve Wetzel Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jeff Friday Pro Personnel Assistant: Erica Weiland Coaches Secretary: Kirsten Lindberg