1993 Season Archives

October 11, 2004
1993 Summary

The 1993 Season

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Note: Please bear with these season summaries as I play "catch-up" with my new blog. I'll post a current entry sometime this week.

1993 (9-7): Second in NFC Central
Head Coach: Dennis Green

9/5 L 7-24 @ L.A. Raiders 44,120
9/12 W 10-7 Chicago 57,921
9/26 W 15-13 Green Bay 61,746
10/3 L 19-38 @ San Francisco 63,071
10/10 W 15-0 Tampa Bay 54,215
10/25 W 19-12 @ Chicago 64,677
10/31 L 27-30 Detroit 53,428
11/7 L 17-30 San Diego 55,527
11/14 W 26-23 @ Denver 67,329
11/21 L 10-23 @ Tampa Bay 40,848
11/28 L 14-17 New Orleans 53,030
12/5 W 13-0 @ Detroit 63,216
12/12 L 20-37 Dallas 63,321
12/19 W 21-17 @ Green Bay (Milw.) 54,773
12/26 W 30-10 Kansas City 59,236
12/31 W 14-9 @ Washington 42,836
NFC First-Round Playoffs
1/9/94 L 10-17 @ N.Y. Giants 75,089

Key Draft Picks

They laughed in New York when the Vikings pick was announced. That really upset me as I sat out at America’s Original sports bar at the Mall of America. They were actually laughing. Eight years later when this running back announced his retirement from the game no one was laughing. The media lauded his play both on and off the field. Robert Smith was selected with the 21st overall pick. He was the first first-round pick since 1988. And he may go down as the greatest Vikings running back ever to lace up the cleats. Also chosen in the Class of 1993 were wide-receiver Qadry Ismail, guard John Gerak, defensive tackle Gilbert Brown, linebacker Ashley Sheppard, tackle Everett Lindsay, and quarterback and Heismann trophy winner Gina Torretta.

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