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1980 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, NFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.3, Offense: -0.0, Defense: -0.3, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 317 points (19.8/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 308 points (19.2/g), 11th.
 Differential of 9 points (0.6/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-7.7.

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

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
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 317 5330 1048 5.1 26 3 33 324 331 574 3688 22 23 6.0 191 433 1642 14 3.8 100
Team Defense 308 5856 1060 5.5 38 14 25 330 283 499 3400 24 24 6.4 170 531 2456 15 4.6 135
Lg Rank Offense 15 11 1 1 8 3 3 13 10 11 26 27 18 22
Lg Rank Defense 11 26 13 13 22 16 24 20 11 22 17 25 14 27

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 Atlanta Falcons 24 23 28 448 371 77 1 20 314 156 158 1
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 1-1 Philadelphia Eagles 7 42 16 207 175 32 1 28 529 280 249 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 2-1 @ Chicago Bears 34 14 12 282 121 161 1 16 266 173 93 3
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 2-2 @ Detroit Lions 7 27 16 276 217 59 5 23 410 150 260 1
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 2-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 23 20 318 211 107 5 23 411 231 180 2
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-3 Chicago Bears 13 7 16 236 144 92 2 12 234 73 161 6
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 3-4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 0 14 10 168 113 55 2 25 432 263 169 1
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 3-5 @ Green Bay Packers 3 16 15 297 212 85 3 18 330 183 147 5
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 4-5 @ Washington Redskins 39 14 30 401 200 201 20 248 174 74 2
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 5-5 Detroit Lions 34 0 23 446 346 100 12 178 130 48 5
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 30 26 450 326 124 27 573 486 87 3
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 6-6 Green Bay Packers 13 25 17 276 187 89 25 443 197 246
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 7-6 @ New Orleans Saints 23 20 23 268 115 153 2 18 339 236 103 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-6 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 10 19 365 247 118 19 348 220 128 2
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W 9-6 Cleveland Browns 28 23 29 530 455 75 21 366 232 134 1
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 9-7 @ Houston Oilers 16 20 24 362 248 114 4 23 435 216 219 2
Playoffs
Division Sat January 3 boxscore L 9-8 @ Philadelphia Eagles 16 31 14 215 179 36 8 24 305 179 126 3

Passing

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
9 Tommy Kramer 25 QB 15 15 8-7-0 299 522 57.3 3582 19 3.6 23 4.4 76 6.9 5.6 12.0 238.8 72.2 37 214 6.03 4.85 6.6 4 4
12 Steve Dils 25 qb 16 1 1-0-0 32 51 62.7 352 3 5.9 0 0.0 58 6.9 8.1 11.0 22.0 102.7 4 32 5.82 6.91 7.3
81 Joe Senser 24 16 0 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 27.1 16 9-7-0 331 574 57.7 3934 22 3.8 23 4.0 76 6.9 5.8 11.9 245.9 74.8 41 246 6.00 5.03 6.7 4 4
Opp Total 16 283 499 56.7 3644 24 4.8 24 4.8 7.3 6.10 12.9 227.8 75.8 30 244 6.4 5.3 5.7

Rushing & Receiving

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
23 Ted Brown 23 FB 16 16 219 912 8 55 4.2 57.0 13.7 62 623 10.0 2 67 3.9 38.9 1535 10 6
34 Rickey Young 27 RB 16 16 130 351 3 14 2.7 21.9 8.1 64 499 7.8 2 22 4.0 31.2 850 5 2
9 Tommy Kramer 25 QB 15 15 31 115 1 13 3.7 7.7 2.1 115 1 2
35 Robert Miller 27 16 0 27 98 1 27 3.6 6.1 1.7 10 19 1.9 0 13 0.6 1.2 117 1 0
40 Doug Paschal 22 16 0 15 53 1 10 3.5 3.3 0.9 2 18 9.0 0 11 0.1 1.1 71 1 0
85 Sammy White 26 WR 16 16 4 65 0 45 16.3 4.1 0.3 53 887 16.7 5 50 3.3 55.4 952 5 0
12 Steve Dils 25 qb 16 1 3 26 0 19 8.7 1.6 0.2 26 0 0
31 Eddie Payton 29 KR/PR 16 0 2 15 0 8 7.5 0.9 0.1 15 0 3
28 Ahmad Rashad* 31 WR 16 16 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.5 0.1 69 1095 15.9 5 76 4.3 68.4 1103 5 0
81 Joe Senser 24 16 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 42 447 10.6 7 58 2.6 27.9 446 7 0
38 Bob Tucker 35 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 173 11.5 1 25 0.9 10.8 173 1 1
80 Terry LeCount 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 168 12.9 0 21 0.8 10.5 168 0 0
73 Ron Yary 34 RT 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 5 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 433 1642 14 55 3.8 102.6 27.1 331 3934 11.9 22 76 20.7 245.9 5576 36 15
Opp Total 16 531 2456 15 4.6 153.5 33.2 283 3400 12.0 24 17.7 212.5 5856 39 33

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
31 Eddie Payton 29 KR/PR 16 0 34 251 0 19 7.4 53 1184 0 59 22.3 1450
40 Doug Paschal 22 16 0 4 66 0 22 16.5 137
82 Bob Bruer 27 12 0 2 20 0 11 10.0 20
62 Brent Boyd 23 lg 16 9 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
35 Robert Miller 27 16 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 140
49 Keith Nord 23 16 0 1 70 1 70 70.0 70
73 Ron Yary 34 RT 14 14 1 3 0 3 3.0 8
Team Total 27.1 16 34 251 0 19 7.4 63 1386 1 70 22.0 7213
Opp Total 16 42 259 0 6.2 62 1048 0 16.9

Kicking & Punting

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
8 Greg Coleman 26 P 16 0 81 3139 65 0 38.8
7 Rick Danmeier 28 K 16 0 1 1 6 6 10 8 9 1 26 16 61.5% 38 33 86.8%
Team Total 27.1 16 1 1 6 6 10 8 9 1 26 16 61.5% 38 33 86.8% 81 3139 65 0 38.8
Opp Total 16 20 12 60.0% 40 32 80.0% 71 2790 39.3

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
23 Ted Brown 23 FB 16 16 0 6 3 0 0
45 Tom Hannon 25 SS 16 16 4 89 1 41 0 0 1 2 0 0
27 John Turner 24 LCB 16 16 6 22 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Eddie Payton 29 KR/PR 16 0 0 3 2 0 0
59 Matt Blair*+ 30 LLB 14 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9 Tommy Kramer 25 QB 15 15 0 2 2 0 0
20 Bobby Bryant 36 RCB 14 12 3 10 0 7 0
25 Kurt Knoff 26 FS 16 16 3 87 1 67 0
54 Fred McNeill 28 RLB 16 16 0 0 3 0 0
49 Keith Nord 23 16 0 0 0 3 0 0
24 Larry Brune 27 16 0 2 68 0 52 0
55 Scott Studwell 26 MLB 16 14 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Nate Wright 33 db 16 4 2 16 0 10 0
34 Rickey Young 27 RB 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
75 Randy Holloway 25 RDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 1
52 Dennis Johnson 22 lb 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
80 Terry LeCount 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Mark Mullaney 27 LDE 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
28 Ahmad Rashad* 31 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
69 Doug Sutherland 32 LDT 16 14 0 0 1 0 0
38 Bob Tucker 35 TE 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
85 Sammy White 26 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 24 296 2 67 0 0 15 25 0 0 1
Opp Total 16 41 33 19

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
7 Rick Danmeier 28 K 16 0 33 16 81
23 Ted Brown 23 FB 16 16 8 2 10 60
81 Joe Senser 24 16 0 7 7 42
28 Ahmad Rashad* 31 WR 16 16 5 5 30
85 Sammy White 26 WR 16 16 5 5 30
34 Rickey Young 27 RB 16 16 3 2 5 30
45 Tom Hannon 25 SS 16 16 1 1 6
25 Kurt Knoff 26 FS 16 16 1 1 6
9 Tommy Kramer 25 QB 15 15 1 1 6
35 Robert Miller 27 16 0 1 1 6
49 Keith Nord 23 16 0 1 1 6
40 Doug Paschal 22 16 0 1 1 6
38 Bob Tucker 35 TE 16 13 1 1 6
75 Randy Holloway 25 RDE 16 16 1 2
Team Total 27.1 16 14 22 1 2 39 33 16 1 317
Opp Total 16 15 24 1 32 12 308