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1975 Minnesota Vikings

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.9, Offense: 3.5, Defense: 5.4, SoS: -5.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 377 points (26.9/g), 3rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 180 points (12.9/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 197 points (14.1/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.9-2.1.

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

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/President Max Winter
General Manager Mike Lynn
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 377 4955 1031 4.8 26 12 16 314 281 446 2861 27 14 6.0 156 556 2094 18 3.8 142
Team Defense 180 3153 789 4.0 42 14 20 190 175 360 1621 14 28 4.0 93 383 1532 7 4.0 77
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 3 5 3 4 3 3 4 10 7 10 8 20
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 6 17 1 5 1 7 3 1 1 1 2 14

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 W 1-0 San Francisco 49ers 27 17 17 279 153 126 2 16 245 145 100 3
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-0 @ Cleveland Browns 42 10 26 352 215 137 2 14 250 120 130 4
3 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-0 Chicago Bears 28 3 23 355 215 140 2 10 192 89 103 2
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-0 New York Jets 29 21 25 407 233 174 2 17 305 190 115 2
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 5-0 Detroit Lions 25 19 20 279 121 158 3 21 290 186 104 3
6 Mon October 27 boxscore W 6-0 @ Chicago Bears 13 9 18 331 181 150 1 11 216 79 137 3
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 7-0 @ Green Bay Packers 28 17 23 367 266 101 2 15 245 113 132 3
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 8-0 Atlanta Falcons 38 0 23 279 59 220 6 60 17 43 8
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 9-0 @ New Orleans Saints 20 7 23 470 310 160 5 6 60 -7 67
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 10-0 San Diego Chargers 28 13 25 353 191 162 2 13 228 147 81 2
11 Sun November 30 boxscore L 10-1 @ Washington Redskins 30 31 28 508 345 163 21 373 228 145
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 11-1 Green Bay Packers 24 3 19 387 226 161 6 122 71 51 3
13 Sun December 14 boxscore L 11-2 @ Detroit Lions 10 17 16 201 127 74 3 14 258 54 204 4
14 Sat December 20 boxscore W 12-2 @ Buffalo Bills 35 13 28 387 219 168 2 20 309 189 120 5
Playoffs
Division Sun December 28 boxscore L 12-3 Dallas Cowboys 14 17 12 215 100 115 1 19 356 225 131 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
10 Fran Tarkenton*+ 35 QB 14 14 12-2-0 273 425 64.2% 2994 25 5.9 13 3.1 46 7.0 6.8 11.0 213.9 91.8 27 245 6.08 5.89 6.0 1 1
19 Bob Lee 29 4 0 5 14 35.7% 103 2 14.3 1 7.1 33 7.4 7.0 20.6 25.8 72.3 1 6 6.47 6.13 6.7
17 Bob Berry 33 1 0 3 6 50.0% 24 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 4.0 4.0 8.0 24.0 60.4 1 9 2.14 2.14 14.3
82 Jim Lash 24 WR 14 14 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.8 14 12-2-0 281 446 63.0% 3121 27 6.1 14 3.1 46 7.0 6.8 11.1 222.9 90.8 29 260 6.02 5.83 6.1 1 1
Opp Total 14 175 360 48.6% 1994 14 3.9 28 7.8 5.5 2.82 11.4 142.4 46.2 46 373 4.0 1.6 11.3

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
44 Chuck Foreman*+ 25 RB 14 12 280 1070 13 31 3.8 76.4 20.0 73 691 9.5 9 33 5.2 49.4 1761 22 12
49 Ed Marinaro 25 FB 14 12 101 358 1 14 3.5 25.6 7.2 54 462 8.6 3 25 3.9 33.0 820 4 3
33 Brent McClanahan 24 KR 12 4 92 336 0 15 3.7 28.0 7.7 18 141 7.8 1 38 1.5 11.8 477 1 0
41 Dave Osborn 32 14 0 32 94 1 9 2.9 6.7 2.3 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 90 1 2
35 Robert Miller 22 14 0 30 93 1 10 3.1 6.6 2.1 4 35 8.8 0 32 0.3 2.5 128 1 1
10 Fran Tarkenton*+ 35 QB 14 14 16 108 2 21 6.8 7.7 1.1 108 2 1
42 John Gilliam* 30 WR 14 14 3 35 0 22 11.7 2.5 0.2 50 777 15.5 7 46 3.6 55.5 812 7 1
17 Bob Berry 33 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 1
19 Bob Lee 29 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 1
82 Jim Lash 24 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 535 14.5 3 45 2.6 38.2 535 3 0
83 Stu Voigt 27 TE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 363 10.7 4 22 2.6 27.9 363 4 0
84 Steve Craig 24 te 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 68 11.3 0 17 0.4 4.9 68 0 0
87 Clint Haslerig 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 28 14.0 0 17 0.3 4.0 28 0 0
80 Sam McCullum 23 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 25 12.5 0 20 0.2 2.8 25 0 2
Team Total 27.8 14 556 2094 18 31 3.8 149.6 39.7 281 3121 11.1 27 46 20.1 222.9 5215 45 34
Opp Total 14 383 1532 7 4.0 109.4 27.4 175 1621 9.3 14 12.5 115.8 3153 21 29

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
80 Sam McCullum 23 9 0 12 22 0 10 1.8 9 221 0 63 24.6 268
20 Bobby Bryant* 31 PR/RCB 14 14 19 125 0 16 6.6 125
33 Brent McClanahan 24 KR 12 4 17 360 0 42 21.2 837
49 Ed Marinaro 25 FB 14 12 5 71 0 20 14.2 891
35 Robert Miller 22 14 0 5 93 0 25 18.6 221
59 Matt Blair 25 14 0 2 -2 0 2 -1.0 -2
45 Pete Athas 29 5 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
27 Autry Beamon 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
44 Chuck Foreman*+ 25 RB 14 12 1 4 0 4 4.0 1765
41 Dave Osborn 32 14 0 1 38 0 38 38.0 128
23 Jeff Wright 26 db 3 2 1 22 0 22 22.0 22
Team Total 27.8 14 36 168 0 22 4.7 38 787 0 63 20.7 6170
Opp Total 14 47 419 0 8.9 69 1345 0 19.5

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
12 Neil Clabo 23 P 14 0 73 2997 62 2 41.1
14 Fred Cox 37 K 14 0 3 3 6 6 7 3 1 1 17 13 76.5%% 48 46 95.8%%
Team Total 27.8 14 3 3 6 6 7 3 1 1 17 13 76.5%% 48 46 95.8%% 73 2997 62 2 41.1
Opp Total 14 13 9 69.2%% 22 19 86.4%% 89 3524 39.6

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* 31 PR/RCB 14 14 6 111 0 41 0 0 6 5 2 0
44 Chuck Foreman*+ 25 RB 14 12 0 12 2 0 0
22 Paul Krause*+ 33 FS 14 14 10 201 0 81 0
27 Autry Beamon 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1
49 Ed Marinaro 25 FB 14 12 0 3 1 0 0
80 Sam McCullum 23 9 0 0 2 2 0 0
50 Jeff Siemon* 25 MLB 14 14 3 24 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Fran Tarkenton*+ 35 QB 14 14 0 1 3 -3 0
24 Terry Brown 28 SS 13 12 2 33 0 18 0 0 0 1 26 1
81 Carl Eller 33 LDE 14 14 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 0
58 Wally Hilgenberg 33 RLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 37 0
70 Jim Marshall 38 RDE 14 14 0 1 2 0 0
45 Pete Athas 29 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
17 Bob Berry 33 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
21 Joe Blahak 25 9 0 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
59 Matt Blair 25 14 0 1 18 0 18 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 John Gilliam* 30 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
75 Bob Lurtsema 33 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
54 Fred McNeill 23 llb 14 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Dave Osborn 32 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
53 Mick Tingelhoff 35 C 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
82 Jim Lash 24 WR 14 14 0 0 1 0 1
19 Bob Lee 29 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
35 Robert Miller 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
69 Doug Sutherland 27 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
60 Roy Winston 35 LLB 9 9 0 0 1 14 0
Team Total 27.8 14 28 404 0 81 0 0 34 34 151 3 2
Opp Total 14 29 29 15 1

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
44 Chuck Foreman*+ 25 RB 14 12 13 9 22 132
14 Fred Cox 37 K 14 0 46 13 85
42 John Gilliam* 30 WR 14 14 7 7 42
82 Jim Lash 24 WR 14 14 3 1 4 24
49 Ed Marinaro 25 FB 14 12 1 3 4 24
83 Stu Voigt 27 TE 13 13 4 4 24
10 Fran Tarkenton*+ 35 QB 14 14 2 2 12
24 Terry Brown 28 SS 13 12 1 1 6
22 Paul Krause*+ 33 FS 14 14 1 1 6
33 Brent McClanahan 24 KR 12 4 1 1 6
35 Robert Miller 22 14 0 1 1 6
41 Dave Osborn 32 14 0 1 1 6
27 Autry Beamon 22 14 0 1 2
21 Joe Blahak 25 9 0 1 2
Team Total 27.8 14 18 27 3 48 46 13 2 377
Opp Total 14 7 14 19 9 1 180

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 SFO W, 27-17 2 26 fumble Terry Brown 26 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
2 1975-09-21 SFO W, 27-17 4 10 pass Brent McClanahan 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
3 1975-09-21 SFO W, 27-17 4 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
4 1975-09-28 @ CLE W, 42-10 1 29 pass John Gilliam 29 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
5 1975-09-28 @ CLE W, 42-10 2 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
6 1975-09-28 @ CLE W, 42-10 2 13 pass Chuck Foreman 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
7 1975-09-28 @ CLE W, 42-10 3 2 rush Fran Tarkenton 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
8 1975-09-28 @ CLE W, 42-10 4 1 rush Robert Miller 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
9 1975-09-28 @ CLE W, 42-10 4 33 pass Jim Lash 33 yard pass from Bob Lee (Fred Cox kick)
10 1975-10-05 CHI W, 28-3 1 9 pass John Gilliam 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
11 1975-10-05 CHI W, 28-3 1 2 rush Chuck Foreman 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
12 1975-10-05 CHI W, 28-3 2 15 pass Stu Voigt 15 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
13 1975-10-05 CHI W, 28-3 4 4 pass Stu Voigt 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
14 1975-10-12 NYJ W, 29-21 3 13 pass Chuck Foreman 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
15 1975-10-12 NYJ W, 29-21 3 9 pass Chuck Foreman 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
16 1975-10-12 NYJ W, 29-21 4 4 rush Chuck Foreman 4 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
17 1975-10-19 DET W, 25-19 2 4 pass Stu Voigt 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
18 1975-10-19 DET W, 25-19 3 10 pass Ed Marinaro 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
19 1975-10-27 @ CHI W, 13-9 2 45 pass Jim Lash 45 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
20 1975-11-02 @ GNB W, 28-17 1 5 pass Stu Voigt 5 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
21 1975-11-02 @ GNB W, 28-17 2 2 rush Ed Marinaro 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
22 1975-11-02 @ GNB W, 28-17 4 19 pass John Gilliam 19 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
23 1975-11-02 @ GNB W, 28-17 4 10 pass Chuck Foreman 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
24 1975-11-09 ATL W, 38-0 1 3 pass Chuck Foreman 3 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
25 1975-11-09 ATL W, 38-0 2 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
26 1975-11-09 ATL W, 38-0 2 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
27 1975-11-09 ATL W, 38-0 3 12 pass Jim Lash 12 yard pass from Bob Lee (Fred Cox kick)
28 1975-11-09 ATL W, 38-0 4 2 rush Dave Osborn 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
29 1975-11-16 @ NOR W, 20-7 1 4 pass Ed Marinaro 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
30 1975-11-16 @ NOR W, 20-7 2 13 pass John Gilliam 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton
31 1975-11-16 @ NOR W, 20-7 2 33 pass John Gilliam 33 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
32 1975-11-23 SDG W, 28-13 1 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
33 1975-11-23 SDG W, 28-13 2 16 pass Ed Marinaro 16 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
34 1975-11-23 SDG W, 28-13 4 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
35 1975-11-23 SDG W, 28-13 4 9 rush Chuck Foreman 9 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
36 1975-11-30 @ WAS L, 30-31 2 8 pass Chuck Foreman 8 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
37 1975-11-30 @ WAS L, 30-31 3 3 rush Chuck Foreman 3 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
38 1975-11-30 @ WAS L, 30-31 4 21 rush Fran Tarkenton 21 yard rush
39 1975-11-30 @ WAS L, 30-31 4 31 rush Chuck Foreman 31 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
40 1975-12-07 GNB W, 24-3 1 18 pass John Gilliam 18 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
41 1975-12-07 GNB W, 24-3 1 32 pass Chuck Foreman 32 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
42 1975-12-07 GNB W, 24-3 2 37 pass John Gilliam 37 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
43 1975-12-14 @ DET L, 10-17 3 86 fumble Paul Krause 86 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
44 1975-12-20 @ BUF W, 35-13 1 4 rush Chuck Foreman 4 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
45 1975-12-20 @ BUF W, 35-13 1 0 fumble Jim Lash 0 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
46 1975-12-20 @ BUF W, 35-13 2 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
47 1975-12-20 @ BUF W, 35-13 3 1 pass Chuck Foreman 1 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
48 1975-12-20 @ BUF W, 35-13 3 6 pass Chuck Foreman 6 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 SFO L, 17-27 2 22 pass Gene Washington 22 yard pass from Norm Snead (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
2 1975-09-21 SFO L, 17-27 4 15 blocked punt Dave Washington 15 yard blocked punt return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
3 1975-09-28 @ CLE L, 10-42 4 26 pass Reggie Rucker 26 yard pass from Willie Miller (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1975-10-12 NYJ L, 21-29 1 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
5 1975-10-12 NYJ L, 21-29 3 11 pass John Riggins 11 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
6 1975-10-12 NYJ L, 21-29 4 2 rush Carl Garrett 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
7 1975-10-19 DET L, 19-25 4 2 pass Charlie Sanders 2 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
8 1975-10-19 DET L, 19-25 4 5 pass Jon Staggers 5 yard pass from Bill Munson
9 1975-10-27 @ CHI L, 9-13 1 14 rush Mike Adamle 14 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
10 1975-11-02 @ GNB L, 17-28 1 3 rush Barty Smith 3 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
11 1975-11-02 @ GNB L, 17-28 3 7 pass Barty Smith 7 yard pass from John Hadl (Joe Danelo kick)
12 1975-11-16 @ NOR L, 7-20 2 25 pass Paul Seal 25 yard pass from Archie Manning (Rich Szaro kick)
13 1975-11-23 SDG L, 13-28 2 32 pass Gary Garrison 32 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Pat Curran pass from Mike Fuller)
14 1975-11-23 SDG L, 13-28 4 16 pass Dwight McDonald 16 yard pass from Jesse Freitas
15 1975-11-30 @ WAS W, 31-30 1 2 rush Larry Brown 2 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
16 1975-11-30 @ WAS W, 31-30 2 28 pass Mike Thomas 28 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
17 1975-11-30 @ WAS W, 31-30 2 27 pass Frank Grant 27 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
18 1975-11-30 @ WAS W, 31-30 4 15 pass Frank Grant 15 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
19 1975-12-14 @ DET W, 17-10 1 8 pass Marlin Briscoe 8 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
20 1975-12-14 @ DET W, 17-10 1 46 rush Bobby Thompson 46 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
21 1975-12-20 @ BUF L, 13-35 2 24 rush O.J. Simpson 24 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
22 1975-12-20 @ BUF L, 13-35 3 64 pass O.J. Simpson 64 yard pass from Gary Marangi