5 quarterbacks who have always struggled against the Vikings

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Jim Everett (1986-1997)

Win/Loss vs. entire NFL: 64-89 (.418)

Win/Loss vs. Vikings: 0-6 (.333)

The Numbers:

  • 6 Games
  • 61.8 completion percentage
  • 222.2 passing yards per game
  • 8 touchdowns
  • 8 interceptions
  • 78.8 passer rating.

On his own, Jim Everett was not awful against Minnesota. He was basically average. But four times with Los Angeles Rams and twice with New Orleans Saints, Everett could not solve the Vikings.

Four of those times, his team lost by seven points or less. Most notably, the Rams lost to Minnesota on November 5, 1989, on a walk-off overtime safety inside the Metrodome. Los Angeles would later make an NFC Championship appearance in the same season.

You are probably thinking that Everett wasn’t much of a “good quarterback”. But there was a two-year period (1988-1989) where Everett was elite. In those two seasons, he had more touchdown passes than Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Warren Moon, and Jim Kelly.

He was arguably the best in the business. Soon after though, his production dipped and he had beef with Jim Rome.

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All statistics from Pro-Football-Reference.com unless otherwise stated.