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1976 Minnesota Vikings

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11-2-1, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.3, Offense: 3.7, Defense: 5.7, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 305 points (21.8/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 176 points (12.6/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 129 points (9.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 11.0-3.0.

Coach: Bud Grant (11-2-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Buddy Ryan
 Other Notable Asst.: Buddy Ryan (Defensive Line)

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

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 @ New Orleans Saints 40 9 28 449 276 173 1 9 132 82 50 3
2 Sun September 19 boxscore T OT 1-0-1 Los Angeles Rams 10 10 20 363 289 74 3 25 394 133 261 3
3 Sun September 26 boxscore W 2-0-1 @ Detroit Lions 10 9 10 168 52 116 14 251 150 101 2
4 Mon October 4 boxscore W 3-0-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 6 11 178 26 152 4 12 225 52 173 6
5 Sun October 10 boxscore W 4-0-1 Chicago Bears 20 19 16 287 176 111 2 19 329 94 235 2
6 Sun October 17 boxscore W 5-0-1 New York Giants 24 7 23 361 252 109 3 12 209 122 87 3
7 Sun October 24 boxscore W 6-0-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 31 12 27 491 249 242 2 17 282 121 161
8 Sun October 31 boxscore L 6-1-1 @ Chicago Bears 13 14 23 354 248 106 2 7 173 38 135 1
9 Sun November 7 boxscore W 7-1-1 Detroit Lions 31 23 19 430 347 83 4 26 399 191 208 1
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 8-1-1 Seattle Seahawks 27 21 29 424 244 180 15 386 278 108 4
11 Sun November 21 boxscore W 9-1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 17 10 17 251 151 100 2 13 228 82 146 4
12 Mon November 29 boxscore L 9-2-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 16 20 16 282 169 113 17 331 14 317 1
13 Sun December 5 boxscore W 10-2-1 Green Bay Packers 20 9 29 413 195 218 3 8 144 85 59
14 Sat December 11 boxscore W 11-2-1 @ Miami Dolphins 29 7 26 407 181 226 3 13 188 133 55 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 18 boxscore W 12-2-1 Washington Redskins 35 20 21 384 163 221 2 19 365 290 75 2
ConfChamp Sun December 26 boxscore W 13-2-1 Los Angeles Rams 24 13 13 267 109 158 2 21 336 143 193 4
SuperBowl Sun January 9 boxscore L 13-3-1 N Oakland Raiders 14 32 20 353 282 71 3 21 429 163 266