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1968 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 1st place Western Conference Central Division 8-6-0 .571
Head Coach: Bud Grant
OffenseJerry Burns
Defensive SecondaryJimmy Carr
Defensive LineBob Hollway
Offensive BacksBus Mertes
Offensive LineJohn Michels
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/10/1968HKansas City Chiefs10-13LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46228
Sat8/17/1968ADenver Broncos39-16WDenver, COUniversity of Denver Stadium20901
Sat8/24/1968HPhiladelphia Eagles52-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium41229
Sun9/1/1968ASt. Louis Cardinals28-31LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium25233
Fri9/6/1968ANew Orleans Saints20-17WShreveport, LAIndependence Stadium23000
Sat9/14/1968HAtlanta Falcons47-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45563
Sun9/22/1968AGreen Bay Packers26-13WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium49346
Sun9/29/1968HChicago Bears17-27LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun10/6/1968HDetroit Lions24-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44289
Sun10/13/1968ANew Orleans Saints17-20LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium71105
Sun10/20/1968HDallas Cowboys7-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun10/27/1968AChicago Bears24-26LChicago, ILWrigley Field45562
Sun11/3/1968HWashington Redskins27-14WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun11/10/1968HGreen Bay Packers14-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun11/17/1968ADetroit Lions13-6WDetroit, MITiger Stadium48654
Sun11/24/1968ABaltimore Colts9-21LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60228
Sun12/1/1968HLos Angeles Rams3-31LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun12/8/1968ASan Francisco 49ers30-20WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium29049
Sun12/15/1968APhiladelphia Eagles24-17WPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field54530
Sun12/22/1968ABaltimore Colts14-24LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60238Western Conference Championship
Sun1/5/1969NDallas Cowboys13-17LMiami, FLOrange Bowl22961Playoff Bowl
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
67Grady AldermanLOT6-224230Detroit Mercy1414
87John BeasleyTE6-323123California147
66Bookie BolinOG6-224028Mississippi6
61Larry BowieROG6-224729Purdue88
30Bill BrownFB5-1122530Illinois1414
20Bobby BryantCB6-017624South Carolina140
14Fred CoxK5-1020030Pittsburgh140
15Gary CuozzoQB6-119527Virginia4
71Doug DavisROT6-425024Kentucky147
28Earl DennyRB6-120023Missouri14
76Paul DicksonDT6-525231Baylor13
81Carl EllerLDE6-625226Minnesota1414
82Bob GoodridgeSE6-220222Vanderbilt110
27Bob GrimFL6-019623Oregon State2
49Dale HackbartLB-S6-321030Wisconsin14
86Tom HallFL6-219528Minnesota1313
80John HendersonFL6-319125Michigan7
58Wally HilgenbergRLB6-223026Iowa147
10King HillP-QB6-321232Rice8
26Clint JonesHB6-020423Michigan State1212
11Joe KappQB6-221429California1414
29Karl KassulkeLS6-019427Marquette; Drake1414
36John KirbyRLB6-322926Nebraska147
22Paul KrauseRS6-319926Iowa1414
77Gary LarsenLDT6-525628Concordia (Moorhead)1414
21Jim LindseyHB-FB6-221024Arkansas14
46Earsell MackbeeLCB6-119527Solano CC; Utah State1414
70Jim MarshallRDE6-323931Ohio State1414
89Billy MartinTE-P6-423826Georgia Tech147
55Mike McGillLB6-223522Notre Dame140
41Dave OsbornHB6-020425North Dakota4
88Alan PageRDT6-525523Notre Dame1414
24Art PowellOE6-221131San Diego CC; San Jose State1
32Oscar ReedRB5-1122224Colorado State70
45Ed SharockmanRCB6-020029Pittsburgh1414
74Steve SmithDE6-524624Michigan14
64Milt SundeROG6-224526Minnesota146
53Mick TingelhoffC6-123728Nebraska1414
63Jim VelloneLOG6-225524Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
59Lonnie WarwickMLB6-323526Tennessee; Tennessee Tech1414
84Gene WashingtonSE6-321224Michigan State1414
43Charlie WestCB-S6-119022Angelo State; Texas-El Paso140
60Roy WinstonLLB6-122828Louisiana State1414
73Ron YaryOT6-625622Cerritos JC; Southern California140
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ron Yary11TSouthern Californiafrom NYG
Charlie West233DBTexas-El Paso
Mike McGill376LBNotre Damefrom DAL
Mike Freeman489DBFresno State
Bob Goodridge6144FLVanderbilt
Oscar Reed7167Colorado Statefrom ATL
Lenny Snow7171RBGeorgia Tech
Hank Urbanowicz8198DTMiami (Florida)
Mike Donohoe9225TESan Francisco
Tom Sakal10250DBMinnesota
Bill Haas11279ENebraska-Omaha
Howie Small12308CRhode Island
Rich Wherry13333ENorthern State (South Dakota)
Don Evans14360TArkansas-Pine Bluff
Jim Haynie15387QBWest Chester
Lary Kuharich16414DBBoston College
Bob Lee17441QBPacific
Billy Hull17445GTennessee Techfrom DET
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals371055783
Opponents Totals61494389
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:2722311489207718242.361060.065692
Opponents Totals29:332109898145617332.4101283.374875
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Fred Cox0313296.9192965.5088
Bill Brown140000084
Gene Washington60000036
Jim Lindsey40000024
Joe Kapp30000018
Bobby Bryant1000006
Tom Hall1000006
Clint Jones1000006
Billy Martin1000006
Charlie West1000006
Jim Marshall0000012
Team Totals32313296.9192965.51282
Opponents Totals27262796.3182766.70242
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox192965.53/38/85/93/80/2
Team Totals192965.53/38/85/93/80/2
Opponents Totals182766.74/44/86/84/60/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Brown2228053.63211
Clint Jones1285364.2431
Joe Kapp502695.4273
Jim Lindsey531522.994
Dave Osborn421403.3230
Earl Denny294.590
Oscar Reed263.050
Gary Cuozzo144.040
Team Totals50019213.84319
Opponents Totals43219034.4498
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Kapp24812952.010216956.813.161t104.0176.931278141758.8
Gary Cuozzo332472.792979.012.43113.000.0432265110.3
Bill Brown11100.0033.03.0300.000.000379.2
Team Totals28215454.611119957.113.061t113.9176.035310168565.0
Opponents Totals31518558.711421626.911.752165.1165.144307185575.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gene Washington4675616.461t6
Bill Brown3132910.657t3
John Beasley2328912.6200
Tom Hall1926814.1371
Jim Lindsey151489.9220
Billy Martin1010110.115t1
John Henderson44210.5120
Clint Jones4266.5140
Art Powell13131.0310
Bob Goodridge155.050
Team Totals154199513.061t11
Opponents Totals185216211.75216
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Krause78211.7290
Ed Sharockman47017.5220
Bobby Bryant26030.051t1
Earsell Mackbee25527.5360
Karl Kassulke100.000
Team Totals1626716.751t1
Opponents Totals1736021.22
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
King Hill33135441.053016
Billy Martin28104637.449017
Team Totals61240039.3530213204215635.3
Opponents Totals64246038.4642414250213034.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie West20820110.198t1
Bobby Bryant1010494.9150
Team Totals30182508.398t1
Opponents Totals29152047.0210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie West2257626.2820
Bobby Bryant1937319.6350
Clint Jones46015.0220
Earl Denny3196.3100
Ed Sharockman11414.0140
Jim Lindsey177.070
Grady Alderman100.000
Billy Martin100.000
Team Totals52104920.2820
Opponents Totals56129123.1460
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bill Brown620200
Bobby Bryant212300
Gary Cuozzo100000
Doug Davis0010100
Earl Denny100000
Carl Eller0001100
Tom Hall0010100
Wally Hilgenberg0002200
Clint Jones100000
Joe Kapp310100
Karl Kassulke0002280
Paul Krause0003300
Gary Larsen0002200
Jim Lindsey310100
Earsell Mackbee00011280
Jim Marshall0001100
Billy Martin101100
Dave Osborn100000
Alan Page0002200
Ed Sharockman0001100
Mick Tingelhoff0010100
Lonnie Warwick0002200
Gene Washington100000
Charlie West200000
Roy Winston0002200
Team Totals221482230360
Opponents Totals2922714211
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