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1967 Minnesota Vikings (NFL)
4th place Western Conference Central Division 3-8-3 .273
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Jimmy Carr Defensive Secondary
Bob Hollway Defensive Line
Bus Mertes Offensive Backs
John Michels Offensive Line
SCORES
Day Date Opponent Score Location Venue Attendance Notes
Sat 8/12/1967 N Philadelphia Eagles 34-0 W Tulsa, OK Skelly Field 24500
Fri 8/18/1967 A Denver Broncos 9-14 L Denver, CO University of Denver Stadium 31850
Sun 8/27/1967 A New York Giants 3-21 L New Haven, CT Yale Bowl 43584
Sat 9/2/1967 N Atlanta Falcons 16-3 W Cleveland, OH Cleveland Stadium 84236 Doubleheader
Sun 9/10/1967 N Cleveland Browns 14-42 L Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 40012
Sun 9/17/1967 H San Francisco 49ers 21-27 L Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 39638
Fri 9/22/1967 A Los Angeles Rams 3-39 L Los Angeles, CA Memorial Coliseum 52255
Sun 10/1/1967 H Chicago Bears 7-17 L Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 44868
Sun 10/8/1967 H St. Louis Cardinals 24-34 L Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 40017
Sun 10/15/1967 A Green Bay Packers 10-7 W Milwaukee, WI County Stadium 49601
Sun 10/22/1967 H Baltimore Colts 20-20 T Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 47693
Sun 10/29/1967 A Atlanta Falcons 20-21 L Atlanta, GA Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 52859
Sun 11/5/1967 H New York Giants 27-24 W Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 44960
Sun 11/12/1967 H Detroit Lions 10-10 T Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 40032
Sun 11/19/1967 A Cleveland Browns 10-14 L Cleveland, OH Cleveland Stadium 68431
Sun 11/26/1967 A Pittsburgh Steelers 41-27 W Pittsburgh, PA Pitt Stadium 23773
Sun 12/3/1967 H Green Bay Packers 27-30 L Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 47693
Sun 12/10/1967 A Chicago Bears 10-10 T Chicago, IL Wrigley Field 40110
Sun 12/17/1967 A Detroit Lions 3-14 L Detroit, MI Tiger Stadium 44874
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
No Player Pos Ht Wt Age College GP GS
67 Grady Alderman LOT 6-2 242 29 Detroit Mercy 14 14
87 John Beasley TE 6-3 231 22 California 14 0
17 Bob Berry QB 5-11 185 25 Oregon 2 0
71 Larry Bowie ROG 6-2 247 28 Purdue 14 13
75 Bob Breitenstein ROT 6-3 265 24 Tulsa 11 5
30 Bill Brown FB 5-11 225 29 Illinois 14 14
37 Al Coleman CB 6-1 185 23 Jackson State; Tennessee State 2 0
14 Fred Cox K 5-10 200 29 Pittsburgh 14 0
71 Doug Davis ROT 6-4 250 23 Kentucky 11 9
28 Earl Denny HB 6-1 200 22 Missouri 13 0
76 Paul Dickson RDT 6-5 252 30 Baylor 14 13
81 Carl Eller LDE 6-6 252 25 Minnesota 14 13
54 Paul Faust LB 6-0 220 24 Minnesota 1 0
37 Mike FitzGerald RCB 5-10 180 26 Iowa State 6 1
85 Paul Flatley SE-FL 6-1 187 26 Northwestern 13 13
27 Bob Grim FL 6-0 196 22 Oregon State 13 0
49 Dale Hackbart RS 6-3 210 29 Wisconsin 13 12
55 Don Hansen RLB-LLB 6-3 227 23 Illinois 12 3
50 Jim Hargrove MLB 6-3 233 22 Howard Payne 14 0
26 Clint Jones HB 6-0 204 22 Michigan State 14 0
22 Jeff Jordan RS 6-4 190 24 Tulsa 11 2
11 Joe Kapp QB 6-2 214 28 California 13 11
29 Karl Kassulke LS 6-0 194 26 Marquette; Drake 14 14
43 Brady Keys LCB 6-0 189 30 East Los Angeles JC; Colorado State 8 0
36 John Kirby RLB 6-3 229 25 Nebraska 14 11
77 Gary Larsen LDT-RDT 6-5 256 27 Concordia (Moorhead) 14 4
21 Jim Lindsey FB 6-2 210 23 Arkansas 8 0
46 Earsell Mackbee LCB 6-1 195 26 Solano CC; Utah State 14 14
70 Jim Marshall RDE 6-3 239 30 Ohio State 14 14
86 Marlin McKeever TE 6-1 233 27 Southern California 14 14
41 Dave Osborn HB 6-0 204 24 North Dakota 14 14
88 Alan Page LDT-RDT 6-5 255 22 Notre Dame 14 11
66 John Pentecost LOG 6-2 250 24 Santa Ana JC; UCLA 4 0
82 Jim Phillips FL 6-1 197 31 Auburn 13 13
45 Ed Sharockman RCB 6-0 200 28 Pittsburgh 14 13
73 Jerry Shay DT 6-3 245 23 Purdue 1 0
69 Arnie Simkus LDE 6-4 245 24 Michigan 11 1
64 Milt Sunde LOG 6-2 245 25 Minnesota 10 7
72 Archie Sutton ROT 6-4 263 25 Illinois 2 0
33 Pete Tatman FB 6-1 220 22 Nebraska 5 0
53 Mick Tingelhoff C 6-1 237 27 Nebraska 14 14
51 Dave Tobey LLB-RLB 6-3 230 24 Oregon 2 1
15 Ron Vander Kelen QB 6-1 186 28 Wisconsin 11 3
63 Jim Vellone LOG-ROG 6-2 255 23 Cerritos JC; Southern California 14 8
39 Bobby Walden P 6-0 192 29 Georgia 14 0
59 Lonnie Warwick MLB 6-3 235 25 Tennessee; Tennessee Tech 14 14
84 Gene Washington SE 6-3 212 23 Michigan State 14 2
60 Roy Winston LLB 6-1 228 27 Louisiana State 14 13
DRAFT LIST
Round Overall Player Pos College Notes
1 2 Clint Jones HB Michigan State
1 5 Henry Sorrell HB Tennessee-Chattanooga
1 8 Gene Washington FL Michigan State
1 15 Alan Page DE Notre Dame
2 28 Bob Grim HB Oregon State
3 61 Earl Denny FL Missouri
4 87 Al Coleman DB Tennessee State
5 115 Ken Last E Minnesota
7 167 Bobby Bryant DB South Carolina
8 197 John Beasley TE California
9 219 Bill Morris G Holy Cross
10 244 Pete Tatman FB Nebraska
11 271 Bob Trygstad DT Washington State
12 296 Fred Cremer G St. John's (Minnesota)
13 323 Charley Hardt DB Tulsa
14 348 Jimmy Hargrove LB Howard Payne
15 375 Jimmy Shea DB Eastern New Mexico
16 400 Gene Beard DB Virginia Union
17 427 Dick Wagoner DB Bowling Green State
SCORING BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Team Totals 27 64 30 112
Opponents Totals 57 103 68 66
TEAM STATS TOP 1ST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty 3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY 4TH DOWN EFFICIENCY PEN YDS
Team Totals 30:00 199 91 85 23 61/188 32.4% 7/11 63.6% 100 1075
Opponents Totals 30:00 217 105 90 22 73/197 37.1% 5/6 83.3% 90 906
SCORING TD X1 X1A PCT FG FGA PCT SAF PTS
Fred Cox 0 26 26 100.0 17 33 51.5 0 77
Bill Brown 5 0 0 0 0 0 30
John Beasley 4 0 0 0 0 0 24
Dave Osborn 3 0 0 0 0 0 18
Jim Phillips 3 0 0 0 0 0 18
Joe Kapp 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Earsell Mackbee 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Gene Washington 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Bob Grim 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Dale Hackbart 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Jimmy Hargrove 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Clint Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Ron Vander Kelen 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Team Totals 26 26 26 100.0 17 33 51.5 0 233
Opponents Totals 34 34 34 100.0 18 31 58.1 1 294
FIELD GOALS MADE ATT PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
Fred Cox 17 33 51.5 3/4 8/11 3/5 3/10 0/3
Team Totals 17 33 51.5 3/4 8/11 3/5 3/10 0/3
Opponents Totals 18 31 58.1 8/8 2/4 5/9 3/8 0/1
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Dave Osborn 215 972 4.5 73 2
Bill Brown 185 610 3.3 29 5
Joe Kapp 27 167 6.2 24 2
Clint Jones 13 23 1.8 9 0
Bob Grim 1 20 20.0 20 0
Jim Lindsey 4 10 2.5 6 0
Ron Vander Kelen 9 9 1.0 16 1
Team Totals 454 1811 4.0 73 10
Opponents Totals 500 2104 4.2 64 12
PASSING ATT COM PCT INC YDS Y/ATT Y/COM LG TD TD% INT INT% TS YL NYP RTG
Joe Kapp 214 102 47.7 95 1386 6.5 13.6 85t 8 3.7 17 7.9 23 200 1186 48.2
Ron Vander Kelen 115 45 39.1 63 522 4.5 11.6 42 3 2.6 7 6.1 6 35 487 36.9
Bob Berry 7 3 42.9 4 43 6.1 14.3 21 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 49 -6 63.4
Team Totals 336 150 44.6 162 1951 5.8 13.0 85t 11 3.3 24 7.1 35 284 1667 44.6
Opponents Totals 314 149 47.5 149 2071 6.6 13.9 86t 17 5.4 16 5.1 36 319 1752 65.9
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG LG TD
Dave Osborn 34 272 8.0 29 1
Paul Flatley 23 232 10.1 27 0
Bill Brown 22 263 12.0 43 0
Jim Phillips 21 352 16.8 42 3
Marlin McKeever 14 184 13.1 42 0
Gene Washington 13 384 29.5 85t 2
John Beasley 13 120 9.2 16 4
Bob Grim 6 108 18.0 26 1
Jim Lindsey 4 36 9.0 21 0
Team Totals 150 1951 13.0 85t 11
Opponents Totals 149 2071 13.9 86t 17
INTERCEPTIONS INT YDS AVG LG TD
Earsell Mackbee 5 98 19.6 40 1
Ed Sharockman 3 94 31.3 37 0
Dale Hackbart 2 45 22.5 24 1
Lonnie Warwick 2 36 18.0 19 0
Karl Kassulke 2 10 5.0 10 0
Brady Keys 1 30 30.0 30 0
Jimmy Hargrove 1 3 3.0 3 0
Team Totals 16 316 19.8 40 2
Opponents Totals 24 315 13.1 4
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG BL TB I20 RYDS NYDS NET
Bobby Walden 75 3117 41.6 76 0 2 19 163 2914 38.9
Team Totals 75 3117 41.6 76 0 2 19 163 2914 38.9
Opponents Totals 79 3076 38.9 62 1 4 24 107 2889 37.0
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Bob Grim 25 10 101 4.0 81 0
Brady Keys 5 8 2 .4.0 2 0
Ed Sharockman 4 6 0 0.0 3 0
Mike FitzGerald 1 0 4 4.0 4
Team Totals 35 24 107 3.1 81 0
Opponents Totals 39 21 163 4.2 57 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Clint Jones 25 597 23.9 96t 1
Bob Grim 22 493 22.4 46 0
Jim Lindsey 3 71 23.7 37 0
Ed Sharockman 1 22 22.0 22 0
Earl Denny 1 18 18.0 18 0
Pete Tatman 1 14 14.0 14 0
Team Totals 53 1215 22.9 96t 1
Opponents Totals 48 1076 22.4 51 0
FUMBLES NO LOST OWN OPP REC YDS TD
Bob Berry 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bill Brown 3 1 0 1 0 0
Earl Denny 0 0 0 2 2 1 0
Carl Eller 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Paul Flatley 1 1 0 1 0 0
Bob Grim 3 1 0 1 0 0
Don Hansen 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Clint Jones 3 2 0 2 0 0
Joe Kapp 4 2 0 2 0 0
Karl Kassulke 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Brady Keys 1 0 0 0 0 0
Gary Larsen 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Jim Lindsey 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Earsell Mackbee 0 0 0 2 2 59 1
Jim Marshall 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Dave Osborn 3 1 0 1 0 0
Alan Page 0 0 0 3 3 0 0
Ed Sharockman 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Ron Vander Kelen 3 2 0 2 0 0
Lonnie Warwick 1 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 23 13 10 19 29 60 1
Opponents Totals 38 19 19 13 32 1
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