1986 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 0-0 5651 3913 1738 29 321 5012 3216 1796 42 286
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The Minnesota Vikings' twenty-sixth season was in 1986, playing their home games at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. During the offseason they promoted Jerry Burns to lead the team. Burns previously was the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings and had twenty years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 9-7-0, 5-3-0 at home and 4-4-0 on the road. At the end of the season, Tommy Kramer was awarded with the Comeback Player of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Detroit Lions 10-13
Week 2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-10
Week 3 Pittsburgh Steelers 31-7
Week 4 Green Bay Packers 42-7
Week 5 @ Chicago Bears 0-23
Week 6 @ San Francisco 49ers 27-24
Week 7 Chicago Bears 23-7
Week 8 Cleveland Browns 20-23
Week 9 @ Washington Redskins 38-44
Week 10 @ Detroit Lions 24-10
Week 11 New York Giants 20-22
Week 12 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20-24
Week 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 45-13
Week 14 @ Green Bay Packers 32-6
Week 15 @ Houston Oilers 10-23
Week 16 New Orleans Saints 33-17

1986 Minnesota Vikings Coaching Staff

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: Marc Trestman Tight Ends Coach: Tom Batta Offensive Backfield Coach: Marc Trestman Defensive Line Coach: Paul Wiggin Linebackers Coach: Monte Kiffin Defensive Backs Coach: Pete Carroll Special Teams Coach: Tom Batta Special Assistant: Bob Hollway Consultant: Bud Grant Football Operations: Bob Hollway Coaching Office Secretary: Kirsten Lindberg