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1965 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 5th place Western Conference 7-7-0 .500
Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin
Defensive LineMarion Campbell
Offensive EndsLew Carpenter
Defensive BacksJack Faulkner
Offensive BacksTom McCormick
Offensive LineWalt Yowarsky
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/14/1965NPittsburgh Steelers31-21WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium39240
Fri8/20/1965HPhiladelphia Eagles35-21WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium43125
Sat8/28/1965NWashington Redskins20-16WCharlotte, NCMemorial Stadium20426
Fri9/3/1965NDallas Cowboys57-17WBirmingham, ALLegion Field41500
Sat9/11/1965NNew York Giants24-9WOmaha, NERosenblatt Stadium14250
Sun9/19/1965ABaltimore Colts16-35LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium56562
Sun9/26/1965HDetroit Lions29-31LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46826
Sun10/3/1965ALos Angeles Rams38-35WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum36755
Sat10/9/1965HNew York Giants40-14WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44283
Sun10/17/1965HChicago Bears37-45LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47426
Sun10/24/1965ASan Francisco 49ers42-41WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium42680
Sun10/31/1965ACleveland Browns27-17WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83505
Sun11/7/1965HLos Angeles Rams24-13WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47426
Sun11/14/1965HBaltimore Colts21-41LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47426
Sun11/21/1965HGreen Bay Packers13-38LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47426
Sun11/28/1965HSan Francisco 49ers24-45LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium40306
Sun12/5/1965AGreen Bay Packers19-24LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field50852
Sun12/12/1965ADetroit Lions29-7WDetroit, MITiger Stadium45420
Sun12/19/1965AChicago Bears24-17WChicago, ILWrigley Field46604
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
67Grady AldermanLOT6-224227Detroit Mercy1313
33Billy Ray BarnesHB5-1120130Wake Forest14
86Hal BedsoleTE6-423024Los Angeles Pierce JC; Southern California9
17Bob BerryQB5-1118523Oregon20
61Larry BowieROG6-224726Purdue1414
30Bill BrownFB5-1122527Illinois1412
66Ken ByersLOG6-124025Cincinnati14
23Lee CallandRCB-LCB6-019024Louisville5
14Fred CoxK5-1020027Pittsburgh140
76Paul DicksonRDT6-525228Baylor1414
81Carl EllerLDE6-625223Minnesota1414
85Paul FlatleySE6-118724Northwestern1414
28Tom HallFL6-219525Minnesota14
58Rip HawkinsMLB6-323126North Carolina1414
43Gary HillLS6-020022Southern California8
47Dick JamesHB5-917931Oregon4
57Bill JobkoRLB6-222430Ohio State1413
22Jeff JordanRS6-419022Tulsa12
29Karl KassulkeLS6-019424Marquette; Drake148
24Phil KingFB-HB6-422329Vanderbilt14
36John KirbyRLB6-322923Nebraska14
77Gary LarsenLDT6-525625Concordia (Moorhead)129
73Errol LindenROT6-525828Houston1414
46Earsell MackbeeLCB6-119524Solano CC; Utah State10
70Jim MarshallRDE6-323928Ohio State1414
20Tommy MasonHB6-019526Tulane109
41Dave OsbornHB6-020422North Dakota14
82Jim PhillipsFL6-119729Auburn129
79Jim PrestelLDT6-526428Idaho13
19Lance RentzelFL6-220322Oklahoma11
44George RoseLCB-RCB5-1119023Auburn1010
45Ed SharockmanRCB-LS6-020026Pittsburgh1414
87Gordie SmithTE6-221126Arizona State; Missouri149
64Milt SundeLOG-LOT6-224523Minnesota1414
72Archie SuttonLOT6-426323Illinois14
10Fran TarkentonQB6-119025Georgia1414
53Mick TingelhoffC6-123725Nebraska1414
15Ron Vander KelenQB6-118626Wisconsin4
25Larry VargoRS-LS6-321226Detroit Mercy1311
39Bobby WaldenP6-019227Georgia140
59Lonnie WarwickLLB6-323523Tennessee; Tennessee Tech147
60Roy WinstonLLB6-122825Louisiana State147
34Jim YoungHB6-020522Queen's2
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jack Snow18ENotre Dame
Archie Sutton215TIllinoisfrom NYG
Lance Rentzel223HBOklahoma
Jim Whalen451EBoston College
Jim Harris455TUtah Statefrom CLE
Jim Grisham679BOklahoma
John Hankinson8100QBMinnesotafrom SF; Future
Jeff Jordan8107BTulsa
Frankie McClendon9120TAlabama
Jerry Schweiger10135TWisconsin-Superior
John Thomas11148ESouthern CaliforniaFuture
Mike Tilleman12163TMontana
Dave Osborn13176BNorth Dakota
Max Leetzow14191EIdaho
Phil Morgan15204BEast Tennessee State
Paul Labinski16219TSt. John's (Minnesota)
Veran Smith17232BUtah State
Rich Kotite18247EWagnerFuture
Ellis Johnson19260HBSoutheastern Louisiana
Cosmo Iacavazzi20275BPrinceton
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals5912510495
Opponents Totals8711476126
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals32:03277130126218918448.481266.776771
Opponents Totals27:5724299120234915332.06875.066643
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Fred Cox04444100.0233565.70113
Tommy Mason110000066
Bill Brown70000042
Paul Flatley70000042
Gordon Smith50000030
Hal Bedsole30000018
Tom Hall20000012
Dave Osborn20000012
Rip Hawkins1000006
Phil King1000006
Jim Phillips1000006
Lance Rentzel1000006
Ed Sharockman1000006
Fran Tarkenton1000006
Lonnie Warwick1000006
Carl Eller0000012
Jim Prestel0000012
(Team)0000012
Team Totals444444100.0233565.73383
Opponents Totals53525398.1112055.00403
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox233565.72/210/108/122/91/2
Team Totals233565.72/210/108/122/91/2
Opponents Totals112055.02/24/54/81/40/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Brown1606994.4406
Tommy Mason1415974.22610
Fran Tarkenton563566.4361
Phil King723564.9210
Billy Ray Barnes481483.1180
Dave Osborn201065.3122
Ron Vander Kelen4133.3200
Jim Young341.340
Lance Rentzel1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals50522784.54019
Opponents Totals40817554.34917
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Fran Tarkenton32917152.014726097.915.372t195.8113.328250235983.8
Ron Vander Kelen401845.0222526.314.03825.000.076518782.5
Tommy Mason100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Bob Berry200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals37218950.817128617.715.172t215.6123.235315254681.8
Opponents Totals35718752.415126927.514.467318.7195.323199249383.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Flatley5089617.958t7
Bill Brown4150312.3471
Gordon Smith2243119.6495
Tommy Mason2232114.672t1
Tom Hall1528719.1692
Jim Phillips1518512.3431
Phil King12968.0251
Hal Bedsole812315.436t3
Billy Ray Barnes3155.070
Dave Osborn144.040
Team Totals189286115.172t21
Opponents Totals187269214.46731
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ed Sharockman611819.740t1
Jeff Jordan44511.3180
Rip Hawkins36822.735t1
Larry Vargo3186.0180
Karl Kassulke23115.5160
George Rose166.060
Team Totals1928615.140t2
Opponents Totals1221517.91
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Walden51214642.161035261182535.8
Team Totals51214642.161035261182535.8
Opponents Totals64244538.255139115227036.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Mason96637.0170
Lance Rentzel4992.360
Jim Young4071.850
Tom Hall31217.090
Lonnie Warwick101010.010t1
Dick James1355.050
Team Totals22191155.2171
Opponents Totals2962619.0551
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lance Rentzel2360226.2101t1
Dave Osborn1842223.4550
Dick James1121219.3280
Tom Hall49323.3290
Jim Young47819.5280
Tommy Mason36622.0260
Billy Ray Barnes33712.3180
Phil King11414.0140
Team Totals67152422.7101t1
Opponents Totals62155725.196t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Grady Alderman0010100
Billy Ray Barnes120200
Larry Bowie00011150
Bill Brown930300
Carl Eller0002290
Paul Flatley100000
Tom Hall310100
Dick James100000
Jeff Jordan0001100
Karl Kassulke0001100
Phil King310100
John Kirby0002200
Gary Larsen0001100
Jim Marshall0002200
Tommy Mason920200
Dave Osborn210100
Lance Rentzel410100
Gordon Smith100000
Milt Sunde0010100
Fran Tarkenton530300
Ron Vander Kelen100000
Lonnie Warwick0001100
Jim Young100000
Team Totals4125161127240
Opponents Totals25111425393
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