1987 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
8-7-0 2-1 5882 3496 2386 37 359 5611 3558 2053 45 318
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The Minnesota Vikings' twenty-seventh season was in 1987, and it was the second season Jerry Burns served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 8-7-0 in the regular season and 2-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Washington Redskins 17-10.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Detroit Lions 34-19
Week 2 @ Los Angeles Rams 21-16
Week 4 Green Bay Packers 16-23
Week 5 @ Chicago Bears 7-27
Week 6 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10-20
Week 7 Denver Broncos 34-27
Week 8 @ Seattle Seahawks 17-28
Week 9 Los Angeles Raiders 31-20
Week 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-17
Week 11 Atlanta Falcons 24-13
Week 12 @ Dallas Cowboys 44-38
Week 13 Chicago Bears 24-30
Week 14 @ Green Bay Packers 10-16
Week 15 @ Detroit Lions 17-14
Week 16 Washington Redskins 24-27

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round @ New Orleans Saints 44-10
Divisional Round @ San Francisco 49ers 36-24
Conference Championship @ Washington Redskins 10-17

Coaches

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