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1966 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 6th place Western Conference 4-9-1 .308
Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin
Marion CampbellDefensive Line
Lew CarpenterOffensive Ends
Jimmy CarrDefensive Backs
Tom McCormickOffensive Backs
Walt YowarskyOffensive Line
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1966NDetroit Lions6-6TNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium38229
Sat8/13/1966NPittsburgh Steelers35-6WPortland, ORMultnomah Stadium21228
Sat8/20/1966HLos Angeles Rams24-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium40270
Fri8/26/1966NWashington Redskins30-27WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83418Doubleheader
Fri9/2/1966ADallas Cowboys24-28LDallas, TXCotton Bowl58316
Sun9/11/1966ASan Francisco 49ers20-20TSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium29312
Sun9/18/1966HBaltimore Colts23-38LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47426
Sun9/25/1966ADallas Cowboys17-28LDallas, TXCotton Bowl64116
Sun10/2/1966HChicago Bears10-13LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47426
Sun10/16/1966HLos Angeles Rams35-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47426
Sun10/23/1966ABaltimore Colts17-20LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60238
Sun10/30/1966HSan Francisco 49ers28-3WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45077
Sun11/6/1966AGreen Bay Packers20-17WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field50861
Sun11/13/1966HDetroit Lions31-32LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium43939
Sun11/20/1966ALos Angeles Rams6-21LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum38775
Sun11/27/1966HGreen Bay Packers16-28LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47426
Sun12/4/1966HAtlanta Falcons13-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium37117
Sun12/11/1966ADetroit Lions28-16WDetroit, MITiger Stadium43023
Sun12/18/1966AChicago Bears28-41LChicago, ILWrigley Field45191
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
67Grady AldermanLOT6-224228Detroit Mercy1414
79Chuck ArrobioROT-LOT6-425022Southern California11
33Billy Ray BarnesHB5-1120131Wake Forest2
86Hal BedsoleTE6-423025Los Angeles Pierce JC; Southern California1
17Bob BerryQB5-1118524Oregon3
61Larry BowieROG6-224727Purdue14
30Bill BrownFB5-1122528Illinois1414
40Preston CarpenterTE6-219732Arkansas1212
14Fred CoxK5-1020028Pittsburgh140
71Doug DavisROT6-425022Kentucky1312
76Paul DicksonRDT6-525229Baylor1212
81Carl EllerLDE6-625224Minnesota1414
37Mike FitzGeraldRCB5-1018025Iowa State9
85Paul FlatleySE6-118725Northwestern1312
49Dale HackbartRS6-321028Wisconsin1413
28Tom HallFL6-219526Minnesota14
55Don HansenRLB-LLB-MLB6-322722Illinois138
22Jeff JordanRS6-419023Tulsa14
29Karl KassulkeLS6-019425Marquette; Drake1414
24Phil KingFB6-422330Vanderbilt14
36John KirbyRLB6-322924Nebraska109
77Gary LarsenLDT6-525626Concordia (Moorhead)1414
21Jim LindseyHB6-221022Arkansas140
46Earsell MackbeeLCB-RCB6-119525Solano CC; Utah State1414
70Jim MarshallRDE6-323929Ohio State1414
20Tommy MasonHB6-019527Tulane76
41Dave OsbornHB6-020423North Dakota14
82Jim PhillipsFL-TE6-119730Auburn1210
83John PowersTE-LB6-221126Notre Dame5
19Lance RentzelSE6-220323Oklahoma9
44George RoseLCB-RCB5-1119024Auburn10
54Bob SchmitzLB6-123528Wisconsin; Montana State2
45Ed SharockmanRCB6-020027Pittsburgh1110
73Jerry ShayLDT6-324522Purdue142
64Milt SundeLOG6-224524Minnesota1414
72Archie SuttonROT6-426324Illinois3
10Fran TarkentonQB6-119026Georgia1412
74Mike TillemanRDT-LDT6-527522Montana12
53Mick TingelhoffC6-123726Nebraska1414
51Dave TobeyLLB-C6-323023Oregon141
15Ron Vander KelenQB6-118627Wisconsin31
63Jim VelloneROG-LOG6-225522Cerritos JC; Southern California149
39Bobby WaldenP6-019228Georgia140
59Lonnie WarwickMLB6-323524Tennessee; Tennessee Tech1212
23Jeff WilliamsHB6-121023Oklahoma State3
60Roy WinstonLLB6-122826Louisiana State1212
34Jim YoungDB-SE6-020523Queen's4
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jerry Shay17TPurdue
Jim Lindsey227HBArkansas
Don Hansen342LBIllinois
Ron Acks457DBIllinois
Doug Davis572TKentucky
Bob Hall576DBBrownfrom CHIB
Wilbur Aylor683TTexas Statefrom PIT
Bob Meers7106EMassachusetts
Ron Green9134FLNorth Dakota
Stan Quintana11162DBNew Mexico
Bob Petrella12181DBTennessee
Larry Martin13195TSan Diego State
Howard Twilley14209ETulsa
Hugh Wright15223HBAdams StateFuture
Jim Williams16237DEArkansas
Monroe Beard17256HBVirginia Union
Dale Greco18270DTIllinois
Jesse Stokes19284HBCorpus Christi
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals64758568
Opponents Totals431165095
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals31:4827912613221101/229 44.1%12/20 60.0%67787
Opponents Totals28:12213851161259/182 32.4%5/10 50.0%67667
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Fred Cox03434100.0183354.5088
Bill Brown60000036
Preston Carpenter40000024
Fran Tarkenton40000024
Paul Flatley30000018
Jim Lindsey30000018
Tommy Mason30000018
Dave Osborn30000018
Jim Phillips30000018
Tom Hall20000012
Billy Ray Barnes1000006
Dale Hackbart1000006
Phil King1000006
Team Totals343434100.0183354.50292
Opponents Totals33323397.0244158.51304
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox183354.53/37/75/103/110/2
Team Totals183354.53/37/75/103/110/2
Opponents Totals244158.58/85/85/96/1501/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Brown2518293.333t6
Fran Tarkenton623766.1284
Dave Osborn873444.0251
Tommy Mason582354.152t2
Jim Lindsey571462.6141
Bobby Walden58216.4450
Phil King17402.4120
Ron Vander Kelen4194.8150
Billy Ray Barnes5163.241
Bob Berry3124.050
Jeff Williams122.020
Preston Carpenter1-10-10.0-100
Team Totals55120913.852t15
Opponents Totals41216864.15415
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Fran Tarkenton35819253.615025617.213.368t174.7164.537322223973.8
Bob Berry371335.1192155.816.552t12.7513.575316225.0
Ron Vander Kelen201050.091477.414.74300.015.01913853.5
Phil King11100.0099.09.0900.000.0009104.2
Bill Brown100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals41721651.817929327.013.668t184.3225.345384254867.0
Opponents Totals39120652.717124266.211.883t133.3143.625190223668.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Flatley5077715.5413
Bill Brown373599.7560
Jim Phillips3255417.368t3
Preston Carpenter2748718.0524
Tom Hall2327111.8302
Jim Lindsey2025012.5462
Dave Osborn151419.438t2
Tommy Mason7395.6171
Phil King22412.0181
Lance Rentzel2105.080
Billy Ray Barnes12020.0200
Team Totals216293213.668t18
Opponents Totals206242611.883t13
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dale Hackbart57314.641t1
Karl Kassulke23015.0300
Earsell Mackbee22713.5170
Lonnie Warwick22713.5230
Ed Sharockman13838.0380
Mike FitzGerald11818.0180
George Rose11717.0170
Team Totals1423016.441t1
Opponents Totals2233715.32
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Walden60246341.1700511250211335.2
Team Totals60246341.1700511250211335.2
Opponents Totals72292340.6590621129267437.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lance Rentzel116161.5140
Ed Sharockman919510.6760
Jeff Williams43-2-.5.040
Tommy Mason3493.060
Jim Young2273.560
Jim Lindsey2542.040
George Rose0100
Team Totals31221294.2760
Opponents Totals2892508.9640
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mike FitzGerald1430121.5300
Lance Rentzel918120.1280
Tom Hall714120.1270
Phil King67813.0260
Jim Young510521.0250
Jim Lindsey47919.8220
Jeff Williams36120.3260
George Rose12020.0200
Dave Osborn11919.0190
Roy Winston122.020
Milt Sunde100.000
Team Totals5298719.0300
Opponents Totals50120324.1900
Team Totals25.0190.0Opponents Totals45.0384.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Grady Alderman0030300
Bob Berry0010100
Bill Brown410100
Doug Davis0010100
Carl Eller0004400
Tom Hall110100
Karl Kassulke0002200
Jim Lindsey320200
Tommy Mason600000
Dave Osborn210130
Lance Rentzel100000
George Rose110100
Ed Sharockman2202-30
Fran Tarkenton840400
Mick Tingelhoff1000-240
Ron Vander Kelen210100
Bobby Walden110100
Lonnie Warwick0001100
Jeff Williams100000
Roy Winston00011100
Team Totals331419827-140
Opponents Totals2481614302
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