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1966 Minnesota Vikings

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4-9-1, Finished 6th in NFL West Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.2, Offense: 1.9, Defense: 0.3, SoS: 3.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 292 points (20.9/g), 9th of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 304 points (21.7/g), 8th.
 Differential of -12 points (-0.9/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 6.7-7.3.

Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (4-9-1)

Stadium: Metropolitan Stadium
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Team Info

Co-Owner Bill Boyer
Co-Owner/President Max Winter
General Manager Jim Finks
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 292 4639 1013 4.6 36 14 21 279 216 417 2548 18 22 5.5 132 551 2091 15 3.8 126
Team Defense 304 3922 828 4.7 22 8 12 213 206 391 2236 13 14 5.4 116 412 1686 15 4.1 85
Lg Rank Offense 9 4 7 8 3 6 7 7 7 7 1 3 5 9
Lg Rank Defense 8 5 15 14 4 4 2 2 15 5 5 7 10 9

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 11 boxscore T 0-0-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 20 20 298 72 226 1 18 307 203 104 1
2 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-1-1 Baltimore Colts 23 38 18 337 157 180 3 14 346 237 109 2
2 Sun September 25 boxscore L 0-2-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 17 28 25 389 247 142 1 18 314 166 148
4 Sun October 2 boxscore L 0-3-1 Chicago Bears 10 13 16 284 169 115 3 11 283 179 104 2
5 Sun October 16 boxscore W 1-3-1 Los Angeles Rams 35 7 20 378 313 65 1 13 230 146 84 3
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 1-4-1 @ Baltimore Colts 17 20 24 317 181 136 1 20 347 201 146 2
7 Sun October 30 boxscore W 2-4-1 San Francisco 49ers 28 3 29 559 313 246 2 10 154 105 49 3
9 Sun November 6 boxscore W 3-4-1 @ Green Bay Packers 20 17 20 290 164 126 18 292 134 158 1
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 3-5-1 Detroit Lions 31 32 15 232 83 149 5 16 268 218 50 4
11 Sun November 20 boxscore L 3-6-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 6 21 10 186 43 143 4 15 228 130 98 1
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 3-7-1 Green Bay Packers 16 28 18 322 194 128 2 20 304 140 164 1
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 3-8-1 Atlanta Falcons 13 20 16 270 161 109 6 10 187 114 73
14 Sun December 11 boxscore W 4-8-1 @ Detroit Lions 28 16 19 317 206 111 3 16 282 150 132 2
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L 4-9-1 @ Chicago Bears 28 41 29 460 245 215 4 14 380 113 267

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 26 QB 14 12 4-7-1 192 358 53.6 2561 17 4.7 16 4.5 68 7.2 6.1 13.3 182.9 73.8 2 1
17 Bob Berry 24 qb 3 1 0-1-0 13 37 35.1 215 1 2.7 5 13.5 52 5.8 0.3 16.5 71.7 25.0
15 Ron Vander Kelen 27 qb 3 1 0-1-0 10 20 50.0 147 0 0.0 1 5.0 43 7.4 5.1 14.7 49.0 53.5
30 Bill Brown 28 FB 14 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
24 Phil King 30 14 0 1 1 100.0 9 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 9.0 9.0 0.6 104.2
Team Total 25.5 14 4-9-1 216 417 51.8 2932 18 4.3 22 5.3 68 7.0 5.5 13.6 209.4 67.0 2 1
Opp Total 14 206 391 52.7 2426 13 3.3 14 3.6 6.2 5.26 11.8 173.3 68.0 25 190 5.4 4.5 6.0

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
30 Bill Brown 28 FB 14 14 251 829 6 33 3.3 59.2 17.9 37 359 9.7 0 56 2.6 25.6 1188 6 4
41 Dave Osborn 23 14 0 87 344 1 25 4.0 24.6 6.2 15 141 9.4 2 38 1.1 10.1 485 3 2
10 Fran Tarkenton 26 QB 14 12 62 376 4 28 6.1 26.9 4.4 376 4 8
20 Tommy Mason 27 HB 7 6 58 235 2 52 4.1 33.6 8.3 7 39 5.6 1 17 1.0 5.6 274 3 6
21 Jim Lindsey 22 14 0 57 146 1 14 2.6 10.4 4.1 20 250 12.5 2 46 1.4 17.9 396 3 3
24 Phil King 30 14 0 17 40 0 12 2.4 2.9 1.2 2 24 12.0 1 18 0.1 1.7 64 1 0
33 Billy Ray Barnes 31 2 0 5 16 1 4 3.2 8.0 2.5 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.5 10.0 36 1 0
39 Bobby Walden 28 P 14 0 5 82 0 45 16.4 5.9 0.4 82 0 1
15 Ron Vander Kelen 27 qb 3 1 4 19 0 15 4.8 6.3 1.3 19 0 2
17 Bob Berry 24 qb 3 1 3 12 0 5 4.0 4.0 1.0 12 0 0
40 Preston Carpenter 32 TE 12 12 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.8 0.1 27 487 18.0 4 52 2.3 40.6 477 4 0
23 Jeff Williams 23 3 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.7 0.3 2 0 1
85 Paul Flatley* 25 WR 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 777 15.5 3 41 3.8 59.8 777 3 0
82 Red Phillips 30 WR 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 554 17.3 3 68 2.7 46.2 554 3 0
28 Tom Hall 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 271 11.8 2 30 1.6 19.4 271 2 1
19 Lance Rentzel 23 PR 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 10 5.0 0 8 0.2 1.1 10 0 1
Team Total 25.5 14 551 2091 15 52 3.8 149.4 39.4 216 2932 13.6 18 68 15.4 209.4 5023 33 33
Opp Total 14 412 1686 15 4.1 120.4 29.4 206 2236 10.9 13 14.7 159.7 3922 28 24

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
19 Lance Rentzel 23 PR 9 0 11 16 0 14 1.5 9 181 0 28 20.1 207
37 Mike Fitzgerald 25 KR 9 0 14 301 0 30 21.5 301
45 Ed Sharockman 27 RCB 11 10 9 95 0 76 10.6 95
28 Tom Hall 26 14 0 7 141 0 27 20.1 412
23 Jeff Williams 23 3 0 4 -2 0 4 -0.5 3 61 0 26 20.3 61
34 Jim Young 23 4 0 2 7 0 6 3.5 5 105 0 25 21.0 112
24 Phil King 30 14 0 6 78 0 26 13.0 142
21 Jim Lindsey 22 14 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 4 79 0 22 19.8 479
20 Tommy Mason 27 HB 7 6 3 9 0 6 3.0 283
41 Dave Osborn 23 14 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 504
44 George Rose 24 10 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
64 Milt Sunde* 24 LG 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
60 Roy Winston 26 LLB 12 12 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
Team Total 25.5 14 31 129 0 76 4.2 52 987 0 30 19.0 6139
Opp Total 14 28 250 0 8.9 50 1203 1 24.1

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 28 K 14 0 3 3 7 7 10 5 11 3 2 33 18 54.5% 34 34 100.0%
39 Bobby Walden 28 P 14 0 60 2463 70 0 41.1
Team Total 25.5 14 3 3 7 7 10 5 11 3 2 33 18 54.5% 34 34 100.0% 60 2463 70 0 41.1
Opp Total 14 41 24 58.5% 33 32 97.0% 72 2923 40.6

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
10 Fran Tarkenton 26 QB 14 12 0 8 4 0 0
20 Tommy Mason 27 HB 7 6 0 6 0 0 0
30 Bill Brown 28 FB 14 14 0 4 1 0 0
49 Dale Hackbart 28 RS 14 13 5 73 1 41 0
21 Jim Lindsey 22 14 0 0 3 2 0 0
45 Ed Sharockman 27 RCB 11 10 1 38 0 38 0 0 2 2 -3 0
81 Carl Eller 24 LDE 14 14 0 0 4 0 0
29 Karl Kassulke 25 LS 14 14 2 30 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0
67 Grady Alderman* 28 LT 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
41 Dave Osborn 23 14 0 0 2 1 3 0
44 George Rose 24 10 0 1 17 0 17 0 0 1 1 0 0
15 Ron Vander Kelen 27 qb 3 1 0 2 1 0 0
59 Lonnie Warwick 24 MLB 12 12 2 27 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Tom Hall 26 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
46 Earsell Mackbee 25 LCB 14 14 2 27 0 17 0
39 Bobby Walden 28 P 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
17 Bob Berry 24 qb 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
71 Doug Davis 22 RT 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
37 Mike Fitzgerald 25 KR 9 0 1 18 0 18 0
19 Lance Rentzel 23 PR 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Mick Tingelhoff*+ 26 C 14 14 0 1 0 -24 0
23 Jeff Williams 23 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
60 Roy Winston 26 LLB 12 12 0 0 1 10 0
Team Total 25.5 14 14 230 1 41 0 0 33 27 -14 0
Opp Total 14 45 24 16 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 28 K 14 0 34 18 88
30 Bill Brown 28 FB 14 14 6 6 36
40 Preston Carpenter 32 TE 12 12 4 4 24
10 Fran Tarkenton 26 QB 14 12 4 4 24
85 Paul Flatley* 25 WR 13 12 3 3 18
21 Jim Lindsey 22 14 0 1 2 3 18
20 Tommy Mason 27 HB 7 6 2 1 3 18
41 Dave Osborn 23 14 0 1 2 3 18
82 Red Phillips 30 WR 12 10 3 3 18
28 Tom Hall 26 14 0 2 2 12
33 Billy Ray Barnes 31 2 0 1 1 6
49 Dale Hackbart 28 RS 14 13 1 1 6
24 Phil King 30 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.5 14 15 18 1 34 34 18 292
Opp Total 14 15 13 1 2 2 32 24 1 304