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1962 Minnesota Vikings

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2-11-1, NFL West Division  · 1962 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.7, Offense: -0.8, Defense: -6.0, SoS: 4.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 254 points (18.1/g), 13th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 410 points (29.3/g), 14th.
 Differential of -156 points (-11.1/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 3.4-10.6.

Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (2-11-1)

Stadium: Metropolitan Stadium
 Training Camp: Bemidji State (Bemidji, Minnesota)

Team Info

Co-Owner/President Bill Boyer
Co-Owner Max Winter
General Manager Bert Rose
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 254 4080 834 4.9 54 23 14 223 170 348 2216 22 31 5.4 107 426 1864 7 4.4 102
Team Defense 410 5101 890 5.7 43 18 8 266 214 397 3123 29 25 7.3 139 463 1978 20 4.3 119
Lg Rank Offense 13 12 14 14 13 11 11 6 13 13 8 6 14 4
Lg Rank Defense 14 12 5 6 11 10 11 11 6 11 10 10 12 12

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-1 @ Green Bay Packers 7 34 14 177 48 129 7 15 308 123 185 1
2 Sun September 23 boxscore L 0-2 Baltimore Colts 7 34 13 173 122 51 3 20 348 195 153 2
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 21 15 259 116 143 5 16 261 57 204 2
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 0-4 Chicago Bears 0 13 16 259 130 129 5 12 249 135 114
5 Sun October 14 boxscore L 0-5 Green Bay Packers 21 48 15 306 260 46 3 29 506 297 209 1
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 1-5 @ Los Angeles Rams 38 14 23 407 193 214 3 12 170 129 41 4
7 Sun October 28 boxscore W 2-5 Philadelphia Eagles 31 21 17 359 172 187 1 18 404 314 90 5
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 2-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 31 39 15 319 240 79 2 29 439 227 212 1
9 Sun November 11 boxscore L 2-7 @ Chicago Bears 30 31 13 290 147 143 3 22 347 259 88 8
10 Sun November 18 boxscore L 2-8 Detroit Lions 6 17 13 180 107 73 3 18 358 223 135 3
11 Sun November 25 boxscore T 2-8-1 Los Angeles Rams 24 24 21 413 253 160 4 22 450 278 172 2
12 Sun December 2 boxscore L 2-9-1 San Francisco 49ers 12 35 18 350 234 116 3 15 360 255 105 1
13 Sun December 9 boxscore L 2-10-1 @ Detroit Lions 23 37 15 371 168 203 10 16 325 180 145 6
14 Sun December 16 boxscore L 2-11-1 @ Baltimore Colts 17 42 15 217 26 191 2 22 576 451 125 7

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
10 Fran Tarkenton 22 QB 14 14 2-11-1 163 329 49.5 2595 22 6.7 25 7.6 89 7.9 5.8 15.9 185.4 66.9
15 John McCormick 25 P 13 0 7 18 38.9 104 0 0.0 5 27.8 53 5.8 -6.7 14.9 8.0 19.0
20 Tommy Mason* 23 HB 14 11 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 25.4 14 2-11-1 170 348 48.9 2699 22 6.3 31 8.9 89 7.8 5.0 15.9 192.8 59.1 0 0
Opp Total 14 214 397 53.9 3365 29 7.3 25 6.3 8.5 7.10 15.7 240.4 80.4 30 242 7.3 6.0 7.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
20 Tommy Mason* 23 HB 14 11 167 740 2 71 4.4 52.9 11.9 36 603 16.8 6 74 2.6 43.1 1343 8 9
35 Doug Mayberry 25 FB 13 10 74 274 1 17 3.7 21.1 5.7 11 100 9.1 1 21 0.8 7.7 374 2 5
33 Mel Triplett 31 14 0 52 160 2 18 3.1 11.4 3.7 2 30 15.0 1 27 0.1 2.1 190 3 2
39 Hugh McElhenny 34 11 0 50 200 0 27 4.0 18.2 4.5 16 191 11.9 0 41 1.5 17.4 391 0 3
10 Fran Tarkenton 22 QB 14 14 41 361 2 31 8.8 25.8 2.9 0 -12 0 -12 0.0 -0.9 349 2 5
30 Bill Brown 24 14 0 34 103 0 15 3.0 7.4 2.4 10 124 12.4 1 29 0.7 8.9 227 1 1
27 Bobby Reed 23 6 0 6 22 0 11 3.7 3.7 1.0 4 37 9.3 1 37 0.7 6.2 59 1 3
15 John McCormick 25 P 13 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 0.3 0.2 4 0 1
89 Jerry Reichow 28 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 561 14.4 3 41 3.3 46.8 561 3 1
84 Oscar Donahue 25 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 285 17.8 1 53 1.2 21.9 285 1 0
88 Charley Ferguson 23 WR 10 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 364 26.0 6 89 1.4 36.4 364 6 0
82 Steve Stonebreaker 25 TE 14 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 227 18.9 1 56 0.9 16.2 227 1 0
87 Gordie Smith 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 138 19.7 1 40 1.4 27.6 138 1 0
85 Tom Adams 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 51 17.0 0 32 0.5 8.5 51 0 0
Team Total 25.4 14 426 1864 7 71 4.4 133.1 30.4 170 2699 15.9 22 89 12.1 192.8 4563 29 37
Opp Total 14 463 1978 20 4.3 141.3 33.1 214 3123 14.6 29 15.3 223.1 5101 49 30

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Bill Butler 25 KR/PR/RS 14 12 12 169 0 46 14.1 26 588 0 45 22.6 757
27 Bobby Reed 23 6 0 9 82 0 19 9.1 13 337 0 40 25.9 478
20 Tommy Mason* 23 HB 14 11 6 52 0 16 8.7 12 301 0 42 25.1 1696
39 Hugh McElhenny 34 11 0 5 43 0 14 8.6 7 160 0 40 22.9 594
45 Ed Sharockman 23 RCB 14 14 1 16 0 16 16.0 3 71 0 47 23.7 87
61 Larry Bowie 23 14 0 2 7 0 6 3.5 7
79 Jim Prestel 25 LDT 14 14 2 29 0 17 14.5 29
62 Bob Denton 28 14 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
40 Tom Franckhauser 25 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
82 Steve Stonebreaker 25 TE 14 9 1 12 0 12 12.0 239
Team Total 25.4 14 34 374 0 46 11.0 67 1522 0 47 22.7 6459
Opp Total 14 32 232 0 7.3 52 1149 0 22.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
36 Jim Christopherson 24 K 14 0 4 4 3 1 6 4 7 2 20 11 55.0% 28 28 100.0%
15 John McCormick 25 P 13 0 46 1795 53 0 39.0
18 Mike Mercer 27 k 4 0 2 3 5 0.0% 3 3 100.0% 19 827 77 0 43.5
Team Total 25.4 14 4 4 5 1 6 4 10 2 25 11 44.0% 31 31 100.0% 65 2622 77 0 40.3
Opp Total 14 30 15 50.0% 52 51 98.1% 52 2252 43.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
20 Tommy Mason* 23 HB 14 11 0 9 3 0 0
22 Bill Butler 25 KR/PR/RS 14 12 5 80 1 39 0 0 3 3 7 0
45 Ed Sharockman 23 RCB 14 14 6 92 0 32 0 0 2 2 88 1
10 Fran Tarkenton 22 QB 14 14 0 5 2 0 0
40 Tom Franckhauser 25 14 0 4 27 0 24 0 0 0 2 0 0
35 Doug Mayberry 25 FB 13 10 0 5 1 0 0
25 Dean Derby 27 LCB 11 11 4 0 0 0 0
39 Hugh McElhenny 34 11 0 0 3 1 0 0
26 Charlie Sumner 32 14 0 3 46 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Chuck Lamson 23 LS 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
27 Bobby Reed 23 6 0 0 3 0 0 0
30 Bill Brown 24 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
58 Rip Hawkins 23 MLB 14 11 1 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
55 Cliff Livingston 32 LLB 12 11 0 0 2 0 0
70 Jim Marshall 25 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
31 Clancy Osborne 28 RLB 14 11 0 0 2 0 0
79 Jim Prestel 25 LDT 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
33 Mel Triplett 31 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
67 Grady Alderman 24 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
36 Jim Christopherson 24 K 14 0 1 32 0 32 0
62 Bob Denton 28 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Paul Dickson 25 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
65 Jerry Huth 29 LG 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
15 John McCormick 25 P 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
64 Mike Rabold 25 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
89 Jerry Reichow 28 WR 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
87 Gordie Smith 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Mick Tingelhoff 22 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.4 14 25 280 1 39 0 0 37 32 95 1 2
Opp Total 14 60 30 12 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
36 Jim Christopherson 24 K 14 0 28 11 61
20 Tommy Mason* 23 HB 14 11 2 6 8 48
88 Charley Ferguson 23 WR 10 9 6 6 36
89 Jerry Reichow 28 WR 12 12 3 3 18
33 Mel Triplett 31 14 0 2 1 3 18
35 Doug Mayberry 25 FB 13 10 1 1 2 12
10 Fran Tarkenton 22 QB 14 14 2 2 12
30 Bill Brown 24 14 0 1 1 6
22 Bill Butler 25 KR/PR/RS 14 12 1 1 6
84 Oscar Donahue 25 13 0 1 1 6
27 Bobby Reed 23 6 0 1 1 6
45 Ed Sharockman 23 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
87 Gordie Smith 23 5 0 1 1 6
82 Steve Stonebreaker 25 TE 14 9 1 1 6
18 Mike Mercer 27 k 4 0 3 3
58 Rip Hawkins 23 MLB 14 11 1 2
51 Jim Leo 25 LDE 14 14 1 2
Team Total 25.4 14 7 22 1 1 31 31 11 2 254
Opp Total 14 20 29 2 1 51 15 1 410