1997 Minnesota Vikings

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Season Overview

9-7 Lost Divisional
Record Outcome

1997 Minnesota Vikings

What was the record of the 1997 Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings finished the regular season with a 9-7 record. They went 5-3 at home and 4-4 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Minnesota Vikings went 10-8. Their final game was a loss in the Divisional Round to the San Francisco 49ers.

What division did the 1997 Minnesota Vikings play in?

The 1997 Minnesota Vikings played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1997 Minnesota Vikings?

During the regular season, the 1997 Minnesota Vikings went 3-5 against their NFC Central opponents.

What was the 1997 Minnesota Vikings record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win % Point Diff
Bears 2-0 100% +10
Buccaneers 1-1 50.0% -10
Packers 0-2 0.0% -22
Lions 0-2 0.0% -24

Did the 1997 Minnesota Vikings make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Minnesota Vikings made the Playoffs in 1997. They won their first game against the New York Giants in the Wild Card Round. They eventually lost against the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round.

What was the point differential for the 1997 Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings finished the regular season with a point differential of -5. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Vikings could have been expected to have about 7.9 wins, or a 8-8 record in the regular season.

How did the 1997 Minnesota Vikings perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1997 Minnesota Vikings went 6-3. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Vikings went 2-2.

How did the 1997 Minnesota Vikings perform in overtime games?

The 1997 Minnesota Vikings did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1997 Minnesota Vikings?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1997 Minnesota Vikings was a 6 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1997 Minnesota Vikings?

The longest losing streak that the Minnesota Vikings had during the 1997 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1997 Minnesota Vikings Schedule

= Playoff Team

= Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Aug 31 @ Bills W 34 - 13
2 Sun, Sep 7 @ Bears W 27 - 24
3 Sun, Sep 14 vs Buccaneers L 14 - 28
4 Sun, Sep 21 @ Packers L 32 - 38
5 Sun, Sep 28 vs Eagles W 28 - 19
6 Sun, Oct 5 @ Cardinals W 20 - 19
7 Sun, Oct 12 vs Panthers W 21 - 14
9 Sun, Oct 26 @ Buccaneers W 10 - 6
10 Sun, Nov 2 vs Patriots W 23 - 18
11 Sun, Nov 9 vs Bears W 29 - 22
12 Sun, Nov 16 @ Lions L 15 - 38
13 Sun, Nov 23 @ Jets L 21 - 23
14 Mon, Dec 1 vs Packers L 11 - 27
15 Sun, Dec 7 @ 49ers L 17 - 28
16 Sun, Dec 14 vs Lions L 13 - 14
17 Sun, Dec 21 vs Colts W 39 - 28
Playoffs
Wild Card Sat, Dec 27 @ Giants W 23 - 22
Divisional Sat, Jan 3, 1998 @ 49ers L 22 - 38

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