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1970 Minnesota Vikings

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 15.1, Offense: 5.9, Defense: 9.2, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (23.9/g), 3rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 143 points (10.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 192 points (13.7/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.4-1.6.

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
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 335 3815 881 4.3 31 16 16 225 173 344 2181 12 15 5.8 111 508 1634 16 3.2 98
Team Defense 143 2803 814 3.4 44 16 11 168 195 367 1438 6 28 3.5 89 398 1365 4 3.4 68
Lg Rank Offense 3 19 11 19 15 19 14 19 7 8 3 14 3 24
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 1 5 1 10 1 1 2 1 5 5 1 5

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 20 boxscore W 1-0 Kansas City Chiefs 27 10 17 220 88 132 3 8 218 155 63 4
2 Sun September 27 boxscore W 2-0 New Orleans Saints 26 0 12 291 185 106 2 8 131 71 60 4
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 10 13 13 216 159 57 3 9 173 32 141 2
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1 @ Chicago Bears 24 0 17 342 200 142 3 9 137 75 62 6
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1 Dallas Cowboys 54 13 19 258 145 113 14 286 126 160 4
6 Mon October 26 boxscore W 5-1 Los Angeles Rams 13 3 12 172 26 146 2 5 100 34 66 5
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-1 @ Detroit Lions 30 17 17 387 251 136 4 13 254 186 68 3
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-1 @ Washington Redskins 19 10 14 163 53 110 21 334 179 155 1
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 8-1 Detroit Lions 24 20 17 289 204 85 2 15 185 59 126 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 9-1 Green Bay Packers 10 3 11 202 104 98 15 282 158 124 2
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 9-2 @ New York Jets 10 20 11 167 108 59 4 15 261 74 187
12 Sat December 5 boxscore W 10-2 Chicago Bears 16 13 16 281 79 202 1 9 129 88 41 3
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 11-2 @ Boston Patriots 35 14 28 429 317 112 4 15 182 116 66 4
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 12-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 37 7 21 398 262 136 3 12 131 85 46 4
Playoffs
Division Sun December 27 boxscore L 12-3 San Francisco 49ers 14 17 14 241 124 117 4 14 289 193 96 3

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
15 Gary Cuozzo 29 QB 12 12 10-2-0 128 257 49.8 1720 7 2.7 10 3.9 72 6.7 5.5 13.4 143.3 64.3 23 161 5.57 4.46 8.2 1 1
19 Bob Lee 24 qb 6 2 2-0-0 40 79 50.6 610 5 6.3 5 6.3 52 7.7 6.1 15.3 101.7 71.2 6 36 6.75 5.28 7.1
17 Bill Cappleman 23 1 0 4 7 57.1 49 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 7.0 7.0 12.3 49.0 78.9 0 0 7.00 7.00 0.0
14 Fred Cox* 32 K 14 0 1 1 100.0 -1 0 0.0 0 0.0 -1 -1.0 -1.0 -1.0 -0.1 79.2 0 0 -1.00 -1.00 0.0
Team Total 26.8 14 12-2-0 173 344 50.3 2378 12 3.5 15 4.4 72 6.9 5.6 13.7 169.9 66.3 29 197 5.85 4.68 7.8 1 1
Opp Total 14 195 367 53.1 1798 6 1.6 28 7.6 4.9 1.79 9.2 128.4 40.4 49 360 3.5 0.7 11.8

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
41 Dave Osborn* 27 RB 14 10 207 681 5 16 3.3 48.6 14.8 23 202 8.8 1 28 1.6 14.4 883 6 5
26 Clint Jones 25 KR 14 7 120 369 9 23 3.1 26.4 8.6 9 117 13.0 0 72 0.6 8.4 486 9 5
30 Bill Brown 32 FB 14 7 101 324 0 18 3.2 23.1 7.2 15 149 9.9 2 17 1.1 10.6 473 2 3
32 Oscar Reed 26 12 4 42 132 1 21 3.1 11.0 3.5 6 53 8.8 0 19 0.5 4.4 185 1 2
15 Gary Cuozzo 29 QB 12 12 17 61 0 15 3.6 5.1 1.4 61 0 3
21 Jim Lindsey 26 11 0 11 47 0 9 4.3 4.3 1.0 4 94 23.5 1 49 0.4 8.5 141 1 0
19 Bob Lee 24 qb 6 2 10 20 1 10 2.0 3.3 1.7 20 1 2
84 Gene Washington* 26 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 702 16.0 4 49 3.1 50.1 702 4 1
80 John Henderson 27 14 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 527 17.0 2 52 2.2 37.6 527 2 0
27 Bob Grim 25 WR 14 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 287 12.5 0 35 1.6 20.5 287 0 1
87 John Beasley 25 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 237 13.9 2 40 1.2 16.9 237 2 0
89 Kent Kramer 26 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.9 10 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 508 1634 16 23 3.2 116.7 36.3 173 2378 13.7 12 72 12.4 169.9 4012 28 25
Opp Total 14 398 1365 4 3.4 97.5 28.4 195 1438 7.4 6 13.9 102.7 2803 10 27

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
40 Charlie West 24 PR 14 5 29 169 0 53 5.8 11 319 0 66 29.0 488
26 Clint Jones 25 KR 14 7 19 452 0 41 23.8 938
27 Bob Grim 25 WR 14 9 5 46 0 24 9.2 333
32 Oscar Reed 26 12 4 5 71 0 19 14.2 256
76 Paul Dickson 33 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
74 Steve Smith 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 35 216 0 53 6.2 36 842 0 66 23.4 5070
Opp Total 14 38 322 1 8.5 69 1514 3 21.9

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
14 Fred Cox* 32 K 14 0 8 8 14 11 4 4 16 7 4 46 30 65.2% 35 35 100.0%
12 Tom McNeill 28 P 14 0 61 2309 64 0 37.9
Team Total 26.8 14 8 8 14 11 4 4 16 7 4 46 30 65.2% 35 35 100.0% 61 2309 64 0 37.9
Opp Total 14 27 15 55.6% 14 14 100.0% 84 3150 37.5

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
88 Alan Page*+ 25 RDT 14 14 1 27 0 27 0 0 0 7 77 1
22 Paul Krause 28 FS 14 14 6 90 0 40 0 0 1 0 0 0
45 Ed Sharockman 31 RCB 14 13 7 132 1 43 0
26 Clint Jones 25 KR 14 7 0 5 1 0 0
41 Dave Osborn* 27 RB 14 10 0 5 1 0 0
15 Gary Cuozzo 29 QB 12 12 0 3 2 0 0
30 Bill Brown 32 FB 14 7 0 3 0 0 0
20 Bobby Bryant 26 LCB 11 10 3 40 1 39 0
29 Karl Kassulke* 29 SS 14 14 3 22 0 11 0
59 Lonnie Warwick 28 MLB 14 14 3 30 0 23 0
81 Carl Eller*+ 28 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 2 0
27 Bob Grim 25 WR 14 9 0 1 1 0 0
58 Wally Hilgenberg 28 RLB 14 14 2 33 0 17 0
77 Gary Larsen* 30 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
19 Bob Lee 24 qb 6 2 0 2 0 0 0
70 Jim Marshall 33 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 24 0
32 Oscar Reed 26 12 4 0 2 0 0 0
84 Gene Washington* 26 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
40 Charlie West 24 PR 14 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
60 Roy Winston 30 LLB 14 14 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 14 1
67 Grady Alderman 32 LT 14 11 0 0 1 0 0
25 John Charles 26 8 0 1 25 0 25 0
14 Fred Cox* 32 K 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Kent Kramer 26 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Mike McGill 24 14 0 0 0 1 5 1
74 Steve Smith 26 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Mick Tingelhoff 30 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 28 412 2 43 0 0 25 25 122 3
Opp Total 14 29 27 11

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
14 Fred Cox* 32 K 14 0 35 30 125
26 Clint Jones 25 KR 14 7 9 9 54
41 Dave Osborn* 27 RB 14 10 5 1 6 36
84 Gene Washington* 26 WR 14 14 4 4 24
87 John Beasley 25 TE 14 14 2 2 12
30 Bill Brown 32 FB 14 7 2 2 12
80 John Henderson 27 14 5 2 2 12
20 Bobby Bryant 26 LCB 11 10 1 1 6
19 Bob Lee 24 qb 6 2 1 1 6
21 Jim Lindsey 26 11 0 1 1 6
55 Mike McGill 24 14 0 1 1 6
88 Alan Page*+ 25 RDT 14 14 1 1 6
32 Oscar Reed 26 12 4 1 1 6
45 Ed Sharockman 31 RCB 14 13 1 2 3 6
60 Roy Winston 30 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 14 16 12 3 2 2 35 35 30 323
Opp Total 14 4 6 1 3 14 15 143