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1963 Minnesota Vikings

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5-8-1, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.4, Offense: 1.7, Defense: -7.1, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 309 points (22.1/g), 8th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 390 points (27.9/g), 12th.
 Differential of -81 points (-5.8/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (5-8-1)

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 309 4011 851 4.7 35 18 14 223 197 355 2169 16 17 5.3 112 445 1842 17 4.1 97
Team Defense 390 4731 859 5.5 42 31 12 258 233 404 2998 31 11 6.7 143 410 1733 12 4.2 103
Lg Rank Offense 8 11 5 10 11 11 12 12 3 12 6 4 3 6
Lg Rank Defense 12 9 5 1 10 11 10 12 14 8 2 7 4 11

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 24 20 27 418 262 156 2 10 246 120 126 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-1 Chicago Bears 7 28 20 326 174 152 5 24 359 253 106 1
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-1 San Francisco 49ers 45 14 22 396 256 140 2 14 237 134 103 5
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-2 St. Louis Cardinals 14 56 17 218 145 73 3 26 520 334 186 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-3 Green Bay Packers 28 37 14 338 240 98 5 21 435 282 153 6
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 27 13 207 100 107 3 18 279 180 99 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 2-5 @ Detroit Lions 10 28 10 166 80 86 21 419 203 216 3
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 3-5 Los Angeles Rams 21 13 14 241 113 128 1 16 216 139 77 3
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 3-6 @ Green Bay Packers 7 28 13 292 175 117 2 17 374 228 146 3
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-7 Baltimore Colts 34 37 16 426 150 276 18 408 303 105 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 4-7 Detroit Lions 34 31 17 351 214 137 5 19 361 242 119 6
12 Sun December 1 boxscore T 4-7-1 @ Chicago Bears 17 17 9 202 86 116 4 15 221 154 67 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 4-8-1 @ Baltimore Colts 10 41 14 203 110 93 3 22 439 318 121 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 5-8-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 34 13 17 227 64 163 17 217 108 109 4

Passing

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 23 QB 14 13 4-8-1 170 297 57.2 2311 15 5.1 15 5.1 67 7.8 6.5 13.6 165.1 78.0 2 2
11 Ron Vander Kelen 24 qb 6 1 1-0-0 27 58 46.6 376 1 1.7 2 3.4 53 6.5 5.3 13.9 62.7 59.3
Team Total 24.8 14 5-8-1 197 355 55.5 2687 16 4.5 17 4.8 67 7.6 6.3 13.6 191.9 74.9 2 2
Opp Total 14 233 404 57.7 3362 31 7.7 11 2.7 8.3 8.63 14.4 240.1 99.1 45 364 6.7 7.0 10.0

Rushing & Receiving

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*+ 24 HB 13 13 166 763 7 70 4.6 58.7 12.8 40 365 9.1 2 41 3.1 28.1 1128 9 14
30 Bill Brown 25 FB 14 13 128 445 5 21 3.5 31.8 9.1 17 109 6.4 2 30 1.2 7.8 554 7 7
24 Tommy Wilson 31 8 0 73 282 4 30 3.9 35.3 9.1 7 48 6.9 0 21 0.9 6.0 330 4 2
10 Fran Tarkenton 23 QB 14 13 28 162 1 24 5.8 11.6 2.0 162 1 7
27 Bobby Reed 24 10 0 21 88 0 16 4.2 8.8 2.1 13 137 10.5 0 45 1.3 13.7 225 0 1
22 Bill Butler 26 KR/PR 14 0 17 48 0 11 2.8 3.4 1.2 4 39 9.8 0 19 0.3 2.8 87 0 8
11 Ron Vander Kelen 24 qb 6 1 8 65 0 20 8.1 10.8 1.3 65 0 0
35 Bob Ferguson 24 2 0 3 1 0 1 0.3 0.5 1.5 1 0 0
89 Jerry Reichow 29 WR 14 14 1 -12 0 -12 -12.0 -0.9 0.1 35 479 13.7 3 57 2.5 34.2 467 3 0
85 Paul Flatley 22 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 867 17.0 4 62 3.6 61.9 867 4 1
86 Ray Poage 23 TE 7 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 354 23.6 2 67 2.1 50.6 354 2 0
80 Jim Boylan 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 78 13.0 1 19 2.0 26.0 78 1 0
87 Gordie Smith 24 te 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 177 29.5 2 54 0.4 12.6 177 2 0
81 Leon Clarke 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 34 11.3 0 14 1.0 11.3 34 0 0
Team Total 24.8 14 445 1842 17 70 4.1 131.6 31.8 197 2687 13.6 16 67 14.1 191.9 4529 33 45
Opp Total 14 410 1733 12 4.2 123.8 29.3 233 2998 12.9 31 16.6 214.1 4731 43 50

Kick & Punt Returns

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 26 KR/PR 14 0 21 220 1 60 10.5 33 713 0 35 21.6 1020
27 Bobby Reed 24 10 0 9 91 0 26 10.1 13 367 0 51 28.2 683
20 Tommy Mason*+ 24 HB 13 13 4 63 0 23 15.8 3 61 0 21 20.3 1252
45 Ed Sharockman 24 RCB 14 14 7 139 0 28 19.9 139
40 Tom Franckhauser 26 14 0 4 94 0 26 23.5 94
30 Bill Brown 25 FB 14 13 3 105 1 78 35.0 659
23 Lee Calland 22 LCB 14 14 2 45 0 25 22.5 45
87 Gordie Smith 24 te 14 6 2 24 0 18 12.0 201
61 Larry Bowie 24 RG 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
55 John Campbell 25 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
29 Karl Kassulke 22 LS 14 12 1 31 0 31 31.0 31
Team Total 24.8 14 35 405 1 60 11.6 69 1556 1 78 22.6 6490
Opp Total 14 27 155 0 5.7 48 1342 3 28.0

Kicking & Punting

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
14 Fred Cox 25 K/P 14 0 5 4 2 1 9 5 7 2 1 24 12 50.0% 39 39 100.0% 70 2707 57 0 38.7
Team Total 24.8 14 5 4 2 1 9 5 7 2 1 24 12 50.0% 39 39 100.0% 70 2707 57 0 38.7
Opp Total 14 22 13 59.1% 50 49 98.0% 60 2634 43.9

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
22 Bill Butler 26 KR/PR 14 0 0 8 8 0 0
20 Tommy Mason*+ 24 HB 13 13 0 14 2 0 0
83 Don Hultz 23 LDE 14 14 1 35 1 35 0 0 0 9 4 0
30 Bill Brown 25 FB 14 13 0 7 2 0 0
10 Fran Tarkenton 23 QB 14 13 0 7 2 0 0
45 Ed Sharockman 24 RCB 14 14 5 93 1 47 0 0 1 2 0 0
70 Jim Marshall 26 RDE 14 14 0 1 4 12 1
60 Roy Winston 23 LLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 26 1
67 Grady Alderman* 25 LT 14 14 0 0 4 5 0
58 Rip Hawkins* 24 MLB 14 14 1 6 0 6 0 0 1 2 0 0
23 Lee Calland 22 LCB 14 14 0 1 2 0 0
40 Tom Franckhauser 26 14 0 2 59 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Chuck Lamson 24 RS 12 7 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0
55 John Campbell 25 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
76 Paul Dickson 26 RDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
85 Paul Flatley 22 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
27 Bobby Reed 24 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
87 Gordie Smith 24 te 14 6 0 0 2 2 0
82 Steve Stonebreaker 26 RLB 14 10 0 0 2 0 0
24 Tommy Wilson 31 8 0 0 2 0 0 0
61 Larry Bowie 24 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
57 Bill Jobko 28 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Karl Kassulke 22 LS 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
79 Jim Prestel 26 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
53 Mick Tingelhoff 23 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.8 14 11 200 2 47 0 0 45 58 49 2
Opp Total 14 51 50 19 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
14 Fred Cox 25 K/P 14 0 39 12 75
20 Tommy Mason*+ 24 HB 13 13 7 2 9 54
30 Bill Brown 25 FB 14 13 5 2 1 8 48
85 Paul Flatley 22 WR 14 14 4 4 24
24 Tommy Wilson 31 8 0 4 4 24
89 Jerry Reichow 29 WR 14 14 3 3 18
86 Ray Poage 23 TE 7 6 2 2 12
87 Gordie Smith 24 te 14 6 2 2 12
80 Jim Boylan 24 3 0 1 1 6
22 Bill Butler 26 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
83 Don Hultz 23 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
70 Jim Marshall 26 RDE 14 14 1 1 6
45 Ed Sharockman 24 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
10 Fran Tarkenton 23 QB 14 13 1 1 6
60 Roy Winston 23 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 24.8 14 17 16 1 1 2 2 39 39 12 309
Opp Total 14 12 31 3 1 2 49 13 1 390