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Vikings announce all-Metrodome team

Posted by: Chip Scoggins under Vikings off the field, Vikings players Updated: December 12, 2013 - 2:56 PM

With only two games left in the Metrodome, the Vikings announced their all-Mall of America Field team on Thursday.

The team was chosen by fan voting over the past month and recognizes the "greatest Vikings to play in the stadium." The team consists of 27 current and former players -- 12 offensive players, 11 defensive players and four special teamers, as well as the head coach. The team will be honored during halftime of Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

Here is the team:

OFFENSE

PLAYER               POS.             YEARS

Daunte Culpepper... QB........... 1999-05

Adrian Peterson....... RB........... 2007-13

Robert Smith........... RB........... 1993-00

Anthony Carter....... WR........... 1985-93

Cris Carter.............. WR........... 1990-01

Randy Moss........... WR...... 1998-04,’10

Steve Jordan............ TE........... 1982-94

Tim Irwin..................... T........... 1981-93

Gary Zimmerman....... T........... 1986-92

Steve Hutchinson...... G........... 2006-11

Randall McDaniel...... G........... 1988-99

Matt Birk..................... C........... 1998-08

DEFENSE

PLAYER               POS.             YEARS

Jared Allen............... DE........... 2008-13

Chris Doleman......... DE...... 1985-93,’99

John Randle............. DT........... 1990-00

Kevin Williams......... DT........... 2003-13

Chad Greenway....... LB........... 2006-13

Ed McDaniel............. LB........... 1992-01

Scott Studwell.......... LB........... 1977-90

Carl Lee................... CB........... 1983-93

Antoine Winfield....... CB........... 2004-12

Robert Griffith............ S........... 1994-01

Joey Browner............. S........... 1983-91

SPECIAL TEAMS

PLAYER               POS.             YEARS

Percy Harvin........... RS........... 2009-12

Chris Kluwe................ P........... 2005-12

Ryan Longwell............ K........... 2006-11

Chris Walsh.............. ST........... 1994-02

HEAD COACH

Dennis Green ........................... 1992-01

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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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