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1969 Minnesota Vikings

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in NFL Central Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 17.6, Offense: 6.9, Defense: 10.6, SoS: 0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (27.1/g), 1st of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 133 points (9.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 246 points (17.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.9-1.1.

Coach: Bud Grant (12-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns

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
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 379 4096 869 4.7 30 12 20 239 176 346 2246 24 18 5.9 117 489 1850 15 3.8 102
Team Defense 133 2720 796 3.4 42 12 15 158 213 410 1631 8 30 3.6 88 337 1089 4 3.2 55
Lg Rank Offense 1 10 4 5 8 13 12 2 6 8 2 4 5 13
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 2 7 1 10 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-1 @ New York Giants 23 24 13 327 230 97 2 13 320 205 115 2
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-1 Baltimore Colts 52 14 34 622 530 92 3 15 235 179 56 3
3 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-1 Green Bay Packers 19 7 12 230 73 157 16 173 65 108 3
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-1 @ Chicago Bears 31 0 19 256 71 185 1 8 119 65 54 4
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 27 10 19 332 216 116 1 7 169 90 79 1
6 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-1 Detroit Lions 24 10 13 201 149 52 1 13 167 60 107 4
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-1 Chicago Bears 31 14 15 296 104 192 3 14 211 26 185 2
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 7-1 Cleveland Browns 51 3 31 454 266 188 8 151 109 42 4
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 8-1 @ Green Bay Packers 9 7 18 270 114 156 2 10 225 138 87 3
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 9-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 52 14 25 329 215 114 4 10 145 97 48 5
11 Thu November 27 boxscore W 10-1 @ Detroit Lions 27 0 9 173 85 88 2 9 156 82 74 3
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 11-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 20 13 15 246 69 177 15 247 186 61 1
13 Sun December 14 boxscore W 12-1 San Francisco 49ers 10 7 7 193 82 111 3 15 291 279 12 4
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 12-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 3 10 9 167 42 125 8 5 111 50 61 3
Playoffs
Division Sat December 27 boxscore W 13-2 Los Angeles Rams 23 20 18 275 178 97 3 19 255 129 126 1
ConfChamp Sun January 4 boxscore W 14-2 Cleveland Browns 27 7 18 383 161 222 14 268 171 97 3
SuperBowl Sun January 11 boxscore L 14-3 N Kansas City Chiefs 7 23 13 239 172 67 5 18 273 122 151 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
11 Joe Kapp* 31 QB 13 13 12-1-0 120 237 50.6% 1726 19 8.0 13 5.5 83 7.3 6.4 14.4 132.8 78.5 28 198 5.77 4.99 10.6 2 2
15 Gary Cuozzo 28 qb 9 1 0-1-0 49 98 50.0% 693 4 4.1 5 5.1 50 7.1 5.6 14.1 77.0 65.6 6 54 6.14 4.75 5.8 1 1
19 Bob Lee 23 P 14 0 7 11 63.6% 79 1 9.1 0 0.0 30 7.2 9.0 11.3 5.6 115.3 0 0 7.18 9.00 0.0
Team Total 26.7 14 12-2-0 176 346 50.9% 2498 24 6.9 18 5.2 83 7.2 6.3 14.2 178.4 76.0 34 252 5.91 5.04 8.9 3 3
Opp Total 14 213 410 52.0% 2035 8 2.0 30 7.3 5.0 2.06 9.6 145.4 42.1 49 404 3.6 1.0 10.7

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
41 Dave Osborn 26 HB 14 14 186 643 7 58 3.5 45.9 13.3 22 236 10.7 1 31 1.6 16.9 879 8 3
30 Bill Brown 31 FB 12 12 126 430 3 30 3.4 35.8 10.5 21 183 8.7 0 27 1.8 15.3 613 3 3
32 Oscar Reed 25 14 0 83 393 1 23 4.7 28.1 5.9 7 59 8.4 2 16 0.5 4.2 452 3 1
26 Clint Jones 24 KR 14 0 54 241 3 80 4.5 17.2 3.9 3 23 7.7 0 9 0.2 1.6 264 3 0
11 Joe Kapp* 31 QB 13 13 22 104 0 18 4.7 8.0 1.7 104 0 1
35 Billy Harris 23 13 0 6 13 0 5 2.2 1.0 0.5 2 13 6.5 0 10 0.2 1.0 26 0 0
21 Jim Lindsey 25 10 0 6 21 1 10 3.5 2.1 0.6 2 45 22.5 1 30 0.2 4.5 66 2 0
15 Gary Cuozzo 28 qb 9 1 3 -4 0 2 -1.3 -0.4 0.3 -4 0 2
19 Bob Lee 23 P 14 0 3 9 0 7 3.0 0.6 0.2 9 0 2
84 Gene Washington*+ 25 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 821 21.1 9 83 2.8 58.6 821 9 1
80 John Henderson 26 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 553 16.3 5 47 2.4 39.5 553 5 0
87 John Beasley 24 TE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 361 10.9 4 32 2.4 25.8 361 4 1
27 Bob Grim 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 155 15.5 1 44 0.7 11.1 155 1 1
89 Kent Kramer 25 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 37 18.5 1 24 0.2 2.8 37 1 0
86 Tom Hall 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 4.0 12 0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 489 1850 15 80 3.8 132.1 34.9 176 2498 14.2 24 83 12.6 178.4 4348 39 17
Opp Total 14 337 1089 4 3.2 77.8 24.1 213 1631 7.7 8 15.2 116.5 2720 12 24

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
40 Charlie West 23 PR 14 0 39 245 0 55 6.3 9 240 0 78 26.7 485
26 Clint Jones 24 KR 14 0 17 444 0 71 26.1 708
27 Bob Grim 24 14 0 4 12 0 8 3.0 167
20 Bobby Bryant 25 RCB 10 10 2 9 0 9 4.5 9
21 Jim Lindsey 25 10 0 2 26 0 16 13.0 92
67 Grady Alderman*+ 31 LT 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
35 Billy Harris 23 13 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 49
32 Oscar Reed 25 14 0 1 38 0 38 38.0 490
74 Steve Smith 25 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
64 Milt Sunde 27 RG 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 45 266 0 55 5.9 33 774 0 78 23.5 5388
Opp Total 14 34 237 0 7.0 70 1453 1 20.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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+ 31 K 14 0 7 7 7 7 11 8 10 4 2 37 26 70.3%% 43 43 100.0%%
19 Bob Lee 23 P 14 0 67 2680 56 0 40.0
Team Total 26.7 14 7 7 7 7 11 8 10 4 2 37 26 70.3%% 43 43 100.0%% 67 2680 56 0 40.0
Opp Total 14 18 7 38.9%% 16 16 100.0%% 100 3680 36.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
20 Bobby Bryant 25 RCB 10 10 8 97 0 56 0 0 0 1 8 0
46 Earsell Mackbee 28 LCB 14 14 6 100 0 38 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Paul Krause* 27 RS 14 14 5 82 1 77 0 0 0 1 3 0
59 Lonnie Warwick 27 MLB 14 14 4 46 0 19 0 0 0 2 0 0
30 Bill Brown 31 FB 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
87 John Beasley 24 TE 14 12 0 1 2 60 1
70 Jim Marshall* 32 RDE 14 14 1 30 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0
41 Dave Osborn 26 HB 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
60 Roy Winston 29 LLB 14 14 3 17 0 17 0
15 Gary Cuozzo 28 qb 9 1 0 2 0 0 0
27 Bob Grim 24 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
11 Joe Kapp* 31 QB 13 13 0 1 1 0 0
29 Karl Kassulke 28 LS 13 13 2 36 0 20 0
19 Bob Lee 23 P 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
40 Charlie West 23 PR 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
49 Dale Hackbart 31 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Gary Larsen* 29 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
21 Jim Lindsey 25 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Alan Page*+ 24 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
32 Oscar Reed 25 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
45 Ed Sharockman 30 11 0 1 36 0 36 0
63 Jim Vellone 25 LG 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
84 Gene Washington*+ 25 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 30 459 2 77 0 0 17 17 71 1
Opp Total 14 34 24 12

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
14 Fred Cox+ 31 K 14 0 43 26 121
84 Gene Washington*+ 25 WR 14 14 9 9 54
41 Dave Osborn 26 HB 14 14 7 1 8 48
87 John Beasley 24 TE 14 12 4 1 5 30
80 John Henderson 26 WR 14 14 5 5 30
30 Bill Brown 31 FB 12 12 3 3 18
26 Clint Jones 24 KR 14 0 3 3 18
32 Oscar Reed 25 14 0 1 2 3 18
21 Jim Lindsey 25 10 0 1 1 2 12
27 Bob Grim 24 14 0 1 1 6
89 Kent Kramer 25 13 0 1 1 6
22 Paul Krause* 27 RS 14 14 1 1 6
88 Alan Page*+ 24 RDT 14 14 1 1 6
52 Mike Reilly 27 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 14 15 24 1 2 1 43 43 26 379
Opp Total 14 4 8 1 1 2 16 7 133

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-21 @ NYG L, 23-24 2 47 pass John Henderson 47 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
2 1969-09-21 @ NYG L, 23-24 2 48 pass Gene Washington 48 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
3 1969-09-28 BAL W, 52-14 1 18 pass Dave Osborn 18 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
4 1969-09-28 BAL W, 52-14 1 83 pass Gene Washington 83 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
5 1969-09-28 BAL W, 52-14 2 21 pass Bob Grim 21 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
6 1969-09-28 BAL W, 52-14 2 13 pass Kent Kramer 13 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
7 1969-09-28 BAL W, 52-14 3 42 pass Gene Washington 42 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
8 1969-09-28 BAL W, 52-14 3 1 pass John Beasley 1 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
9 1969-09-28 BAL W, 52-14 4 15 pass Jim Lindsey 15 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
10 1969-10-05 GNB W, 19-7 2 3 rush Dave Osborn 3 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
11 1969-10-12 @ CHI W, 31-0 1 0 fumble Mike Reilly 0 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
12 1969-10-12 @ CHI W, 31-0 3 1 pass John Beasley 1 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
13 1969-10-12 @ CHI W, 31-0 4 18 rush Clint Jones 18 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
14 1969-10-12 @ CHI W, 31-0 4 58 rush Dave Osborn 58 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
15 1969-10-19 @ STL W, 27-10 1 12 pass John Beasley 12 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
16 1969-10-19 @ STL W, 27-10 2 7 pass John Henderson 7 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
17 1969-10-19 @ STL W, 27-10 3 39 pass John Henderson 39 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
18 1969-10-26 DET W, 24-10 2 41 pass Gene Washington 41 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
19 1969-10-26 DET W, 24-10 2 1 rush Bill Brown 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
20 1969-10-26 DET W, 24-10 2 1 rush Dave Osborn 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
21 1969-11-02 CHI W, 31-14 1 20 pass Gene Washington 20 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
22 1969-11-02 CHI W, 31-14 2 13 pass John Beasley 13 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
23 1969-11-02 CHI W, 31-14 3 1 rush Dave Osborn 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
24 1969-11-02 CHI W, 31-14 4 80 rush Clint Jones 80 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
25 1969-11-09 CLE W, 51-3 1 16 pass Gene Washington 16 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
26 1969-11-09 CLE W, 51-3 2 10 pass Gene Washington 10 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
27 1969-11-09 CLE W, 51-3 2 1 pass Gene Washington 1 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
28 1969-11-09 CLE W, 51-3 3 5 rush Dave Osborn 5 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
29 1969-11-09 CLE W, 51-3 4 1 rush Clint Jones 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
30 1969-11-09 CLE W, 51-3 4 2 rush Jim Lindsey 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
31 1969-11-23 PIT W, 52-14 1 77 interception Paul Krause 77 yard interception return (Fred Cox kick)
32 1969-11-23 PIT W, 52-14 2 1 rush Bill Brown 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
33 1969-11-23 PIT W, 52-14 3 28 pass John Henderson 28 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
34 1969-11-23 PIT W, 52-14 3 60 fumble John Beasley 60 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
35 1969-11-23 PIT W, 52-14 4 6 pass Oscar Reed 6 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
36 1969-11-23 PIT W, 52-14 4 1 rush Oscar Reed 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
37 1969-11-23 PIT W, 52-14 4 7 pass John Henderson 7 yard pass from Bob Lee (Fred Cox kick)
38 1969-11-27 @ DET W, 27-0 1 1 rush Dave Osborn 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
39 1969-11-27 @ DET W, 27-0 3 6 pass Oscar Reed 6 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
40 1969-11-27 @ DET W, 27-0 4 15 lateral Alan Page 15 yard lateral return (Fred Cox kick)
41 1969-12-07 @ RAM W, 20-13 1 4 rush Dave Osborn 4 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
42 1969-12-07 @ RAM W, 20-13 2 1 rush Bill Brown 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
43 1969-12-14 SFO W, 10-7 4 52 pass Gene Washington 52 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-21 @ NYG W, 24-23 2 54 pass Homer Jones 54 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1969-09-21 @ NYG W, 24-23 4 16 pass Don Herrmann 16 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1969-09-21 @ NYG W, 24-23 4 10 pass Don Herrmann 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1969-09-28 BAL L, 14-52 2 42 pass Tom Matte 42 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
5 1969-09-28 BAL L, 14-52 3 4 rush Tom Matte 4 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
6 1969-10-05 GNB L, 7-19 4 7 pass Dave Hampton 7 yard pass from Bart Starr (Mike Mercer kick)
7 1969-10-19 @ STL L, 10-27 2 18 interception Bob Rowe 18 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1969-10-26 DET L, 10-24 4 1 rush Nick Eddy 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
9 1969-11-02 CHI L, 14-31 2 7 rush Brian Piccolo 7 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
10 1969-11-02 CHI L, 14-31 4 24 rush Gale Sayers 24 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
11 1969-11-16 @ GNB L, 7-9 2 85 interception Doug Hart 85 yard interception return (Mike Mercer kick)
12 1969-11-23 PIT L, 14-52 2 101 kickoff Don McCall 101 yard kickoff return (Gene Mingo kick)
13 1969-11-23 PIT L, 14-52 3 10 pass Jon Henderson 10 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
14 1969-12-07 @ RAM L, 13-20 4 4 pass Larry Smith 4 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
15 1969-12-14 SFO L, 7-10 4 1 pass Ted Kwalick 1 yard pass from Steve Spurrier (Momcilo Gavric kick)
16 1969-12-21 @ ATL W, 10-3 2 24 fumble Claude Humphrey 24 yard fumble return (Bob Etter kick)