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Fran Tarkenton

Francis Asbury Tarkenton (The Scrambler)

Position: QB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 190 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: February 3, 1940 in Richmond, VA
High School: Athens
College: Georgia   (school history)    (Tarkenton college stats)
Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 3rd round (29th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the Boston Patriots in the 5th round (34th overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 149 (6th overall since 1950)
9-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1986, finalist in 1984, 1985

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Fran Tarkenton 1978 Game Log

1978 Game Log: Regular Season · Playoffs · vs.

Regular Season

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk G# Date Age Tm Opp Result GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Pts
1 1 1978-09-03 38-212 MIN @ NOR L 24-31 * 28 49 57.14 282 2 4 53.3 5.76 2.90 0 0 0 0
2 2 1978-09-11 38-220 MIN DEN W 12-9 * 13 27 48.15 98 0 3 17.7 3.63 -1.37 1 4 4.00 0 0
3 3 1978-09-17 38-226 MIN TAM L 10-16 * 23 31 74.19 180 1 2 72.0 5.81 3.55 5 18 3.60 0 0
4 4 1978-09-25 38-234 MIN @ CHI W 24-20 * 14 20 70.00 152 1 1 87.9 7.60 6.35 2 -2 -1.00 0 0
5 5 1978-10-01 38-240 MIN @ TAM W 24-7 * 20 31 64.52 213 1 1 81.8 6.87 6.06 0 0 0 0
6 6 1978-10-08 38-247 MIN @ SEA L 28-29 * 27 37 72.97 274 2 0 111.8 7.41 8.49 1 1 1.00 1 6
7 7 1978-10-15 38-254 MIN RAM L 17-34 * 16 31 51.61 147 2 1 72.9 4.74 4.58 0 0 0 0
8 8 1978-10-22 38-261 MIN GNB W 21-7 * 26 43 60.47 262 3 0 101.1 6.09 7.49 1 -2 -2.00 0 0
9 9 1978-10-26 38-265 MIN @ DAL W 21-10 * 18 32 56.25 139 2 0 87.9 4.34 5.59 1 -3 -3.00 0 0
10 10 1978-11-05 38-275 MIN DET W 17-7 * 18 27 66.67 211 1 3 63.0 7.81 3.56 3 -6 -2.00 0 0
11 11 1978-11-12 38-282 MIN CHI W 17-14 * 24 37 64.86 245 0 1 72.5 6.62 5.41 4 -6 -1.50 0 0
12 12 1978-11-19 38-289 MIN SDG L 7-13 * 27 42 64.29 230 1 2 66.6 5.48 3.81 1 -5 -5.00 0 0
13 13 1978-11-26 38-296 MIN @ GNB T 10-10 * 20 37 54.05 199 1 4 39.0 5.38 1.05 2 0 0.00 0 0
14 14 1978-12-03 38-303 MIN PHI W 28-27 * 30 56 53.57 289 4 3 69.7 5.16 4.18 2 -4 -2.00 0 0
15 15 1978-12-09 38-309 MIN @ DET L 14-45 * 18 34 52.94 231 1 2 59.8 6.79 4.74 1 -1 -1.00 0 0
16 16 1978-12-17 38-317 MIN @ OAK L 20-27 * 23 38 60.53 316 3 5 73.9 8.32 3.97 0 0 0 0
16 Games 8-7-1 345 572 60.31 3468 25 32 68.9 6.06 4.42 24 -6 -0.25 1 6

Playoffs

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk G# Date Age Tm Opp Result GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD
1 17 1978-12-31 38-331 MIN @ RAM L 10-34 * 18 37 48.65 219 1 2 53.8 5.92 4.03 1 -2 -2.00 0