1989 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
10-6-0 0-1 5640 3488 2152 38 351 4587 2742 1845 37 288
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The Minnesota Vikings' twenty-ninth season was in 1989, and it was the fourth season Jerry Burns served as the head coach of the team. The Vikings played their home games at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC Central, but they lost their first playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers 41-13. At the end of the season, Keith Millard was awarded with the AP Defensive Player of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Houston Oilers 38-7
Week 2 @ Chicago Bears 7-38
Week 3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14-27
Week 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-3
Week 5 Detroit Lions 24-17
Week 6 Green Bay Packers 26-14
Week 7 @ Detroit Lions 20-7
Week 8 @ New York Giants 14-24
Week 9 Los Angeles Rams 23-21
Week 10 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-10
Week 11 @ Philadelphia Eagles 9-10
Week 12 @ Green Bay Packers 19-20
Week 13 Chicago Bears 27-16
Week 14 Atlanta Falcons 43-17
Week 15 @ Cleveland Browns 17-23
Week 16 Cincinnati Bengals 29-21


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ San Francisco 49ers 13-41

1989 Minnesota Vikings Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Jerry Burns Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker Defensive Coordinator: Floyd Peters Offensive Pass Game Coordinator: Dick Rehbein Assistant Offensive Coordinator: Dick Rehbein Wide Receivers Coach: Jerry Brown Offensive Line Coach: John Michels Running Backs Coach: John Brunner Tight Ends Coach: Tom Batta Defensive Line Coach: Paul Wiggin Linebackers Coach: Monte Kiffin Defensive Backs Coach: Pete Carroll Special Teams Coach: Tom Batta Consultant: Bud Grant Coaching Office Secretary: Kirsten Lindberg