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1979 Minnesota Vikings

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.5, Offense: -4.5, Defense: -3.1, SoS: -2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 259 points (16.2/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 337 points (21.1/g), 17th.
 Differential of -78 points (-4.9/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 5.6-10.4.

Coach: Bud Grant (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Hollway

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

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore W 1-0 San Francisco 49ers 28 22 22 397 287 110 2 22 352 254 98 2
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 1-1 @ Chicago Bears 7 26 13 159 71 88 1 15 329 93 236 2
3 Sun September 16 boxscore L 1-2 Miami Dolphins 12 27 14 243 106 137 4 22 319 183 136 3
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W OT 2-2 Green Bay Packers 27 21 24 376 215 161 2 14 249 108 141 1
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-2 @ Detroit Lions 13 10 18 287 150 137 2 11 193 97 96 2
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 3-3 Dallas Cowboys 20 36 14 240 179 61 2 25 446 167 279 2
7 Mon October 15 boxscore L 3-4 @ New York Jets 7 14 20 310 256 54 7 16 245 62 183
8 Sun October 21 boxscore W 4-4 Chicago Bears 30 27 15 267 213 54 2 23 496 292 204 4
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 4-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 12 21 330 219 111 1 20 360 258 102 1
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 4-6 @ St. Louis Cardinals 7 37 23 333 263 70 4 29 467 142 325 3
11 Sun November 11 boxscore L 4-7 @ Green Bay Packers 7 19 23 347 230 117 5 19 293 115 178 3
12 Sun November 18 boxscore W 5-7 Detroit Lions 14 7 20 295 121 174 1 13 167 102 65 3
13 Sun November 25 boxscore W 6-7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 22 16 268 158 110 2 22 425 242 183 1
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L OT 6-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 21 27 26 409 268 141 4 14 300 174 126 3
15 Sun December 9 boxscore W 7-8 Buffalo Bills 10 3 12 189 104 85 1 18 291 186 105 2
16 Sun December 16 boxscore L 7-9 @ New England Patriots 23 27 30 453 299 154 1 14 291 222 69 1