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1970 Minnesota Vikings (NFL)

1st place • National Football Conference • Central Division • 12-2-0 .857
Playoff Statistics
1970 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Neill ArmstrongDefensive Backs
Jerry BurnsOffense
Bob HollwayDefense
Bus MertesOffensive Backs
John MichelsOffensive Line
Jack PateraDefensive Line
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sat8/8/1970NNew Orleans Saints13-14LCanton, OHFawcett Stadium17932
Sat8/15/1970HPittsburgh Steelers13-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45591
Sat8/22/1970AHouston Oilers14-7WHouston, TXAstrodome44563
Sun8/30/1970HNew York Jets52-21WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sat9/5/1970ACleveland Browns24-21WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83043
Fri9/11/1970AChicago Bears31-30WChicago, ILSoldier Field46630
Sun9/20/1970HKansas City Chiefs27-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun9/27/1970HNew Orleans Saints26-0WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun10/4/1970AGreen Bay Packers10-13LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47967
Sun10/11/1970AChicago Bears24-0WChicago, ILWrigley Field45485
Sun10/18/1970HDallas Cowboys54-13WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Mon10/26/1970HLos Angeles Rams13-3WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun11/1/1970ADetroit Lions30-17WDetroit, MITiger Stadium58210
Sun11/8/1970AWashington Redskins19-10WWashington, DCRFK Stadium50415
Sun11/15/1970HDetroit Lions24-20WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun11/22/1970HGreen Bay Packers10-3WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun11/29/1970ANew York Jets10-20LNew York, NYShea Stadium62333
Sat12/5/1970HChicago Bears16-13WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun12/13/1970ABoston Patriots35-14WCambridge, MAHarvard Stadium37819
Sun12/20/1970AAtlanta Falcons37-7WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57992
NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun12/27/1970HSan Francisco 49ers14-17LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium41050

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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Schedule Notes
ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Grady Alderman67LOT6-224232Detroit Mercy1411
John Beasley87TE6-323125California1414
Bill Brown30RB5-1122532Illinois148
Bobby Bryant20LCB-RCB6-017626South Carolina1110
Bill Cappleman17QB6-321023Florida State10
John Charles25S6-119926Purdue80
Fred Cox14K5-1020032Pittsburgh140
Gary Cuozzo15QB6-119529Virginia1212
Doug Davis71LOT6-425026Kentucky123
Paul Dickson76DT6-525233Baylor140
Carl Eller81LDE6-625228Minnesota1414
Hap Farber56LB6-122122Mississippi30
Bob Grim27WR6-019625Oregon State1411
Dale Hackbart49S6-321032Wisconsin140
Jim Hargrove50LB6-323325Howard Payne120
John Henderson80WR6-319127Michigan143
Wally Hilgenberg58RLB6-223028Iowa1414
Clint Jones26RB6-020425Michigan State144
Karl Kassulke29LS6-019429Marquette; Drake1414
Kent Kramer89TE6-523526Minnesota110
Paul Krause22RS6-319928Iowa1414
Gary Larsen77LDT6-525630Concordia (Moorhead)1414
Bob Lee19QB-P6-219024Arizona State; San Francisco CC; Pacific62
Jim Lindsey21RB6-221026Arkansas110
Jim Marshall70RDE6-323933Ohio State1414
Mike McGill55LB6-223524Notre Dame140
Tom McNeill12P6-119528Wharton County JC; Stephen F. Austin State140
Wayne Meylan66LB6-123724Nebraska20
Dave Osborn41RB6-020427North Dakota1412
Alan Page88RDT6-525525Notre Dame1414
Ted Provost28CB6-219022Ohio State70
Oscar Reed32RB5-1122226Colorado State124
Ed Sharockman45RCB6-020031Pittsburgh1413
Steve Smith74DE6-524626Michigan140
Milt Sunde64ROG6-224528Minnesota1414
Mick Tingelhoff53C6-123730Nebraska1414
Jim Vellone63LOG6-225526Cerritos JC; Southern California117
Stu Voigt83TE6-122322Wisconsin30
John Ward72DT6-425022Oklahoma State140
Lonnie Warwick59MLB6-323528Tennessee; Tennessee Tech1414
Gene Washington84WR6-321226Michigan State1414
Charlie West40LCB6-119024Angelo State; Texas-El Paso145
Ed White62LOG6-226423California147
Roy Winston60LLB6-122830Louisiana State1414
Ron Yary73ROT6-625624Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
125John WardTOklahoma State
251Bill CapplemanQBFlorida State
377Chuck BurgoonLBNorth Park
5129Greg JonesRBUCLA
7181Hap FarberLBMississippi
8206Mike CarrollGMissouri
9233Buz MorrowDEMississippi
10260Stu VoigtTEWisconsin
11286Godfrey ZaunbrecherCLouisiana State
12311James HollandDBJackson State
13337Bob PearceDBStephen F. Austin State
14363Tommy SpinksWRLouisiana Tech
15388Bennie FrancisDEChadron State
16417Bruce CeroneWREmporia State
17441Brian HealyDBMichigan
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals711216875335
Opponents Totals44393624143
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals30:33225981111675/197 38.1%6/9 66.7%60631
Opponents Totals29:2716868891146/189 24.3%7/17 41.2%58586
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Fred Cox03535100.0304665.20125
Clint Jones90000054
Dave Osborn60000036
Gene Washington40000024
Ed Sharockman30000018
John Beasley20000012
Bill Brown20000012
John Henderson20000012
Bobby Bryant1000006
Bob Lee1000006
Jim Lindsey1000006
Mike McGill1000006
Alan Page1000006
Oscar Reed1000006
Roy Winston1000006
Team Totals353535100.0304665.20335
Opponents Totals141414100.0152755.60143
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox304665.20478/811/144/47/160/4
Team Totals304665.20478/811/144/47/160/4
Opponents Totals152755.64/57/83/101/10/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Osborn2076813.3165
Clint Jones1203693.1239
Bill Brown1013243.2180
Oscar Reed421323.1211
Gary Cuozzo17613.6150
Jim Lindsey11474.390
Bob Lee10202.0101
Team Totals50816343.22316
Opponents Totals39813653.4254
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Gary Cuozzo25712812811917206.713.47272.7103.923161155964.3
Bob Lee794040346107.715.35256.356.363657471.2
Bill Cappleman7443497.012.32600.000.0004978.9
Fred Cox1110-1-1.0-1.0-100.000.000-179.2
Team Totals34417317315623786.913.772123.5154.429197218166.3
Opponents Totals36719519514417984.99.25961.6287.649360143840.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gene Washington4470216.049t4
John Henderson3152717.0522
Bob Grim2328712.5350
Dave Osborn232028.828t1
John Beasley1723713.9402
Bill Brown151499.917t2
Clint Jones911713.0720
Oscar Reed6538.8190
Jim Lindsey49423.5491
Kent Kramer11010.0100
Team Totals173237813.77212
Opponents Totals19517989.2596
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ed Sharockman713218.9431
Paul Krause69015.0400
Bobby Bryant34013.339t1
Lonnie Warwick33010.0230
Karl Kassulke3227.3110
Wally Hilgenberg23316.5170
Alan Page12727.0270
John Charles12525.0250
Roy Winston11313.0130
Charlie West100.000
Team Totals2841214.7432
Opponents Totals1517511.7320
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom McNeill61230937.9640311322192731.6
Team Totals61230937.9640311322192731.6
Opponents Totals84314637.5654418216285035.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie West2991695.8530
Bob Grim55469.2240
Paul Dickson1011.010
Ed Sharockman0100
Team Totals35152166.2530
Opponents Totals3873228.575t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Clint Jones1945223.8410
Charlie West1131929.0660
Oscar Reed57114.2190
Steve Smith100.000
Team Totals3684223.4660
Opponents Totals69151421.9101t3
SACKSNOYDS
Carl Eller13.0
Alan Page10.5
Jim Marshall6.5
Gary Larsen6.0
Paul Dickson4.0
Karl Kassulke2.0
John Ward2.0
Roy Winston2.0
Dale Hackbart1.0
Wally Hilgenberg1.0
Lonnie Warwick1.0
Team Totals49.0360.0
Opponents Totals29.0197.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Grady Alderman0010100
Bill Brown300000
Fred Cox0010100
Gary Cuozzo320200
Carl Eller0002220
Bob Grim110100
Clint Jones510100
Kent Kramer0001100
Paul Krause100000
Gary Larsen0002200
Bob Lee200000
Jim Marshall00022240
Mike McGill0001151
Dave Osborn510100
Alan Page00077771
Oscar Reed200000
Steve Smith100000
Mick Tingelhoff0010100
Gene Washington110100
Charlie West100000
Roy Winston00011141
Team Totals2516916251223
Opponents Totals27161016260
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