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1974 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Central Division 10-4-0 .714
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Neill ArmstrongDefensive Coordinator
Jerry BurnsOffensive Coordinator
Bus MertesOffensive Backs
John MichelsOffensive Line
Jocko NelsonLinebackers
Jack PateraDefensive Line
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/10/1974ADenver Broncos21-27LDenver, COMile High Stadium23822
Mon8/19/1974AMiami Dolphins9-21LMiami, FLOrange Bowl67693
Sun8/25/1974HBuffalo Bills32-13WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46553
Sat8/31/1974ASt. Louis Cardinals14-10WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium38040
Sat9/7/1974HSan Diego Chargers42-0WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46553
Sun9/15/1974AGreen Bay Packers32-17WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field55131
Sun9/22/1974ADetroit Lions7-6WDetroit, MITiger Stadium44546
Sun9/29/1974HChicago Bears11-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46217
Sun10/6/1974ADallas Cowboys23-21WIrving, TXTexas Stadium57847
Sun10/13/1974HHouston Oilers51-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium48006
Sun10/20/1974HDetroit Lions16-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47807
Sun10/27/1974HNew England Patriots14-17LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium48177
Sun11/3/1974AChicago Bears17-0WChicago, ILSoldier Field33343
Mon11/11/1974ASt. Louis Cardinals28-24WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50183
Sun11/17/1974HGreen Bay Packers7-19LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47924
Sun11/24/1974ALos Angeles Rams17-20LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum87138
Sun12/1/1974HNew Orleans Saints29-9WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44202
Sat12/7/1974HAtlanta Falcons23-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47105
Sat12/14/1974AKansas City Chiefs35-15WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium35480
Sat12/21/1974HSt. Louis Cardinals30-14WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44626NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun12/29/1974HLos Angeles Rams14-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47404NFC Championship
Sun1/12/1975HPittsburgh Steelers6-16LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium80997Super Bowl IX
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
67Grady AldermanLOT6-224236Detroit Mercy13
56Scott AndersonC6-424223Missouri5
17Bob BerryQB5-1118532Oregon10
21Joe BlahakDB5-918124Nebraska7
59Matt BlairLB6-524224Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Iowa State146
71Dave BooneDE6-324823Eastern Michigan5
30Bill BrownRB5-1122536Illinois14
24Terry BrownLS6-121027Oklahoma State14
20Bobby BryantCB6-017630South Carolina1
14Fred CoxK5-1020036Pittsburgh140
84Steve CraigTE6-323123Northwestern14
11Mike EischeidP6-019034Upper Iowa140
81Carl EllerLDE6-625232Minnesota1414
44Chuck ForemanRB6-220924Miami (Florida)1313
42John GilliamWR6-119029South Carolina State1414
68Charlie GoodrumLOT6-325624Florida A&M1212
58Wally HilgenbergRLB6-223032Iowa1312
85John HollandWR6-119022Tennessee State10
89Doug KingsriterTE6-222524Minnesota14
22Paul KrauseRS6-319932Iowa1410
77Gary LarsenLDT6-525634Concordia (Moorhead)11
82Jim LashWR6-220023Northwestern1414
65Steve LawsonROG6-326525Kansas13
75Bob LurtsemaDE-DT6-625132Grand Rapids CC; Michigan Tech; Western Michigan12
49Ed MarinaroRB6-221224Cornell14
70Jim MarshallRDE6-323937Ohio State1413
48Larry MarshallDB5-1019524Maryland50
55Amos MartinRLB6-322825Louisville14
66Andy MaurerLOG6-325526Oregon86
33Brent McClanahanRB5-1020223Arizona State14
80Sam McCullumWR6-219022Montana State120
54Fred McNeillLB6-222922UCLA140
41Dave OsbornRB6-020431North Dakota1310
88Alan PageRDT6-525529Notre Dame1414
29Randy PoltlS6-319022Stanford5
32Oscar ReedRB5-1122230Colorado State7
78Steve RileyOT6-625822Southern California20
50Jeff SiemonMLB6-223524Stanford1414
64Milt SundeLOG6-224532Minnesota11
69Doug SutherlandLDT6-325026Wisconsin-Superior148
10Fran TarkentonQB6-119034Georgia1313
53Mick TingelhoffC6-123734Nebraska1414
83Stu VoigtTE6-122326Wisconsin1413
25Jackie WallaceRCB6-319723Arizona1414
62Ed WhiteLOG-ROG6-226427California1313
60Roy WinstonLLB6-122834Louisiana State128
23Jeff WrightLS5-1119025Minnesota1110
43Nate WrightLCB5-1117927Monterey Peninsula JC; San Diego State1414
73Ron YaryROT6-625628Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Fred McNeill117LBUCLAfrom ATL
Steve Riley125TSouthern California
John Holland229WRTennessee Statefrom SD
Matt Blair251LBIowa State
Steve Craig364TENorthwesternfrom GB/SD
Scott Anderson377CMissouri
Mike Townsend486DBNotre Damefrom NO
Jim Ferguson5120DBStanfordfrom DEN
Mark Kellar6155RBNorthern Illinois
Fred Tabron7181RBMissouri State
Berl Simmons8207KTexas Christian
Sam McCullum9232WRMontana State
Barry Reed10259RBPeru State
Dave Boone11285DEEastern Michigan
Randy Poltl12311DBStanford
Gary Keller13337DTUtah
Alan Dixon14363RBHarding
Kurt Wachtler15389DTSt. John's (Minnesota)
John Goebel16415RBSt. Thomas (Minnesota)
Earl Garrett17441DBMassachusetts-Boston
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals54877396
Opponents Totals26701782
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals30:192641141361485/207 41.1%8/14 57.1%56501
Opponents Totals29:412301001201071/197 36.0%7/11 63.6%70660
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Chuck Foreman150000090
Fred Cox0323982.1122060.0068
John Gilliam50000030
Stu Voigt50000030
Dave Osborn40000024
Sam McCullum30000018
Ed Marinaro20000012
Fran Tarkenton20000012
Steve Craig1000006
Amos Martin1000006
Brent McClanahan1000006
Oscar Reed1000006
Wally Hilgenberg0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals40324080.0122060.01310
Opponents Totals21182185.7172470.80195
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox122060.00/07/73/72/60/0
Team Totals122060.00/07/73/72/60/0
Opponents Totals172470.83/36/65/72/80/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Foreman1997773.9329
Dave Osborn1315143.9174
Oscar Reed622153.5150
Ed Marinaro441242.881
Fran Tarkenton211205.7152
Brent McClanahan9414.6141
Bill Brown19412.2110
John Gilliam2168.090
Bob Berry188.080
Team Totals48818563.83217
Opponents Totals43716053.73112
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Fran Tarkenton35119956.714025987.413.180t174.8123.417142245682.1
Bob Berry483470.8133056.49.021510.412.1212293113.6
Mike Eischeid11100.0066.06.0600.000.000691.7
Team Totals40023458.515329097.312.480225.5133.319154275585.9
Opponents Totals39621454.016025696.512.07082.0225.631267230257.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Foreman5358611.166t6
Jim Lash3263119.7570
Stu Voigt322688.4225
Dave Osborn291966.8250
John Gilliam2657822.280t5
Ed Marinaro171327.8201
Oscar Reed15996.6121
Sam McCullum713819.734t3
Doug Kingsriter58917.8210
John Holland58416.8200
Bill Brown5418.2210
Steve Craig4266.510t1
Brent McClanahan33511.7170
Nate Wright166.060
Team Totals234290912.480t22
Opponents Totals214256912.0708
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Nate Wright69115.2440
Jeff Wright46015.0270
Amos Martin33913.0280
Paul Krause25326.5450
Jeff Siemon22412.0220
Terry Brown2157.5110
Jackie Wallace133.030
Wally Hilgenberg100.000
Matt Blair1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals2228212.8450
Opponents Totals1318514.2731
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Eischeid73263636.1501414345221130.3
Team Totals73263636.150100345221130.7
Opponents Totals75278237.1640517320236231.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jackie Wallace2541917.6200
Sam McCullum122857.1130
Larry Marshall52469.2190
Wally Hilgenberg10-2-2.0-20
Team Totals4383207.4200
Opponents Totals4543457.7280
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Brent McClanahan2354923.9520
Sam McCullum1230025.0360
Larry Marshall45614.0210
John Gilliam38628.7310
Bill Brown3196.3190
Jackie Wallace23115.5160
Chuck Foreman13030.0240
Dave Osborn11414.0140
Ed Marinaro155.050
Team Totals50109021.8520
Opponents Totals64111617.4330
Team Totals31.0267.0Opponents Totals19.0154.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Matt Blair00011130
Bill Brown310100
Terry Brown0001100
Carl Eller0001100
Chuck Foreman620200
Paul Krause0011200
Jim Lash200000
Ed Marinaro300000
Larry Marshall100000
Amos Martin00011151
Brent McClanahan110100
Sam McCullum110100
Fred McNeill0001100
Dave Osborn100000
Jeff Siemon0012330
Fran Tarkenton200000
Mick Tingelhoff1000-60
Stu Voigt120200
Jackie Wallace2011230
Roy Winston0001100
Jeff Wright0001100
Team Totals241591120481
Opponents Totals2511149230
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