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Continued: Vikings history: Two backs at a time

  • Article by: CHRIS MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 8, 2007 - 2:55 PM

1992

11-5, 126.9 rush yds/game

Key backs: Terry Allen and Roger Craig

Allen 1,201 rushing yards, 49 receptions; Craig 416 rushing yards.

• New coach Dennis Green brought in the modern West Coast offense.

1993

9-7, 101.4 rush yds/game

Key backs: Scottie Graham and Barry Word

Graham 487 rushing yards; Word 458

• Allen's knee injury made it official: The Vikings were a pass-first team behind Jim McMahon.

1995

8-8, 108.3 rush yds/game

Key backs: Robert Smith, Scottie Graham and Amp Lee

Smith 632 rushing yards; Graham 406 rushing yards; Lee 71 receptions

• In his third year as a pro, Smith took over for Allen and had the first of six strong seasons. Graham and Lee got busy when Smith went down because of an injury.

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