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2004 Minnesota Vikings season

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Record  8–8
Start date  2004
Owner  Red McCombs
Division place  2nd NFC North
Head coach  Mike Tice
Playoff finish  Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Packers) 31–17 Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Eagles) 14–27
Home field  Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
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The 2004 Minnesota Vikings season was the franchise's 42nd season in the National Football League and the 85th regular season of the.


The Vikings finished the 2004 season going 3–7 over the final 10 weeks just like they did in 2003. However, they made the playoffs with an 8–8 record. Daunte Culpepper amassed MVP-like statistics, throwing for 4,717 passing yards (leading the NFL), 39 passing touchdowns (a Viking record), and 5,123 total yards (an NFL record). In the wild card matchup, the Vikings defeated the rival Green Bay Packers in their first ever playoff meeting, 31–17, becoming the second team in NFL history to have a .500 record (8–8) in the regular season and win a playoff game (the first team to do it was the St. Louis Rams, who beat Seattle 27–20 the day before the Vikings-Packers game took place). In the divisional round, the Vikings were defeated by the eventual NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles 27–14, ending their season in a game noted for Viking penalties, turnovers, and other miscues.

Following the season, Randy Moss was traded to the Oakland Raiders. The Vikings would not make the playoffs again until 2008.

2004 Draft

^[a] Miami traded their 1st round selection (20th overall) and 4th round selection (119th overall) to Minnesota to move up 1 spot to the 19th overall selection and draft OT Vernon Carey. ^[b] Minnesota traded their 2nd round selection (50th overall) and 5th round selection (151st overall) to New Orleans to move up 2 spots to the 48th overall selection and make this pick. ^[c] Baltimore traded their 3rd round selection (88th overall) and 5th round selection (155th overall) to Minnesota to move up 6 spots to the 82nd overall selection and draft WR Devard Darling.

Team leaders

  • Vikings single season record.
  • References

    2004 Minnesota Vikings season Wikipedia