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1969 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 1st place Western Conference Central Division 12-2-0 .857
Head Coach: Bud Grant
OffenseJerry Burns
DefenseBob Hollway
Offensive BacksBus Mertes
Offensive LineJohn Michels
Defensive LineJack Patera
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/2/1969NMiami Dolphins45-10WTampa, FLTampa Stadium37461
Sun9/21/1969ANew York Giants23-24LNew York, NYYankee Stadium62920
Sat8/9/1969HDenver Broncos26-6WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45918
Sun9/28/1969HBaltimore Colts52-14WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun10/5/1969HGreen Bay Packers19-7WMinneapolis, MNMemorial Stadium60740
Sun10/12/1969AChicago Bears31-31WChicago, ILWrigley Field45757
Sat8/23/1969NSt. Louis Cardinals41-13WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl34417
Sun10/19/1969ASt. Louis Cardinals27-10WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium49430
Sun10/26/1969HDetroit Lions24-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sat8/30/1969NNew York Jets21-24LWinston-Salem, NCGroves Stadium31500
Sun11/2/1969HChicago Bears31-14WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sat9/6/1969HNew York Giants28-27WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun11/9/1969HCleveland Browns51-3WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun11/16/1969AGreen Bay Packers9-7WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium48321
Sat9/13/1969ACleveland Browns23-16WAkron, OHRubber Bowl28551
Sun11/23/1969HPittsburgh Steelers52-14WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47202
Thu11/27/1969ADetroit Lions27-0WDetroit, MITiger Stadium57906
Sun12/7/1969ALos Angeles Rams20-13WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum80430
Sun12/14/1969HSan Francisco 49ers10-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium43028
Sun12/21/1969AAtlanta Falcons3-10LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium52872
Sat12/27/1969HLos Angeles Rams23-20WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900Western Conference Championship
Sun1/4/1970HCleveland Browns27-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46503League Championship
Sun1/11/1970AKansas City Chiefs7-23LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium80562Super Bowl IV
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
67Grady AldermanLOT6'224231Detroit Mercy1414
87John BeasleyTE6'323124California1412
66Bookie BolinOG6'224029Mississippi6
30Bill BrownRB5'1122531Illinois1212
20Bobby BryantRCB6'017625South Carolina1010
14Fred CoxK5'1020031Pittsburgh140
15Gary CuozzoQB6'119528Virginia9
71Doug DavisROT6'425025Kentucky108
76Paul DicksonRDT6'525232Baylor13
81Carl EllerLDE6'625227Minnesota1414
27Bob GrimWR6'019624Oregon State14
49Dale HackbartRLB6'321031Wisconsin12
86Tom HallWR6'219529Minnesota3
50Jimmy HargroveLB6'323324Howard Payne6
35Bill HarrisRB6'019523Colorado13
80John HendersonWR6'319126Michigan1414
58Wally HilgenbergRLB6'223027Iowa1414
26Clint JonesRB6'020424Michigan State14
11Joe KappQB6'221430California1313
29Karl KassulkeLS6'019428Marquette; Drake1313
36John KirbyLB6'322927Nebraska2
89Kent KramerTE6'523525Minnesota13
22Paul KrauseRS6'319927Iowa1414
77Gary LarsenLDT6'525629Concordia (Moorhead)1414
19Bob LeeQB-P6'219023Arizona State; San Francisco CC; Pacific14
21Jim LindseyRB6'221025Arkansas10
46Earsell MackbeeLCB6'119528Solano CC; Utah State1414
70Jim MarshallRDE6'323932Ohio State1414
55Mike McGillMLB6'223523Notre Dame10
41Dave OsbornRB6'020426North Dakota1414
88Alan PageRDT6'525524Notre Dame1414
32Oscar ReedRB5'1122225Colorado State14
57Mike ReillyRLB6'223027Iowa10
45Ed SharockmanRCB6'020030Pittsburgh11
74Steve SmithRDE-LOT6'524625Michigan14
64Milt SundeROG6'224527Minnesota1414
53Mick TingelhoffC6'123729Nebraska1414
63Jim VelloneLOG6'225525Cerritos JC; Southern California1313
59Lonnie WarwickMLB6'323527Tennessee; Tennessee Tech1414
84Gene WashingtonWR6'321225Michigan State1414
40Charlie WestLS6'119023Angelo State; Texas-El Paso14
62Ed WhiteLOG-ROG6'226422California140
60Roy WinstonLLB6'122829Louisiana State1414
73Ron YaryROT6'625623Cerritos JC; Southern California116
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ed White239GCaliforniafrom NYG
Volley Murphy243FLTexas-El Paso
Mike McCaffrey495LBCalifornia
Jim Barnes5106GArkansasfrom ATL
Mike O'Shea5112WRUtah Statefrom DET/PIT
Cornelius Davis5121RBKansas State
Marion Bates6148DBTexas Southern
Harris Wood8199FLWashington
Tom Fink9225GMinnesota
Tom McCauley10253WRWisconsin
Brian Dowling11277QBYale
Noel Jenke12303LBMinnesota
Jim Moylan13329DTTexas Tech
Tommy Head14355CTexas State
Gene Mosley15381TEJackson State
Wendell Housley17433RBTexas A&M
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals8411972104
Opponents Totals6512749
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:48239102117207419338.351050.067744
Opponents Totals28:421585588154519423.241330.869795
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Fred Cox04343100.0263770.30121
Gene Washington90000054
Dave Osborn80000048
John Beasley50000030
John Henderson50000030
Bill Brown30000018
Clint Jones30000018
Oscar Reed30000018
Jim Lindsey20000012
Bob Grim1000006
Kent Kramer1000006
Paul Krause1000006
Alan Page1000006
Mike Reilly1000006
Team Totals434343100.0263770.30379
Opponents Totals161616100.071838.90133
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox263770.37/77/78/114/100/2
Team Totals263770.37/77/78/114/100/2
Opponents Totals71838.90/15/91/20/41/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Osborn1866433.558t7
Bill Brown1264303.4303
Oscar Reed833934.7231
Clint Jones542414.580t3
Joe Kapp221044.7180
Jim Lindsey6213.5101
Bill Harris6132.250
Bob Lee393.070
Gary Cuozzo3-4-1.320
Team Totals48918503.880t15
Opponents Totals33710893.2244
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Kapp23712050.610417267.314.483t198.0135.528198152878.5
Gary Cuozzo984950.0446937.114.15044.155.165463965.6
Bob Lee11763.64797.211.33019.100.00079115.3
Team Totals34617650.915224987.214.283t246.9185.234252224676.0
Opponents Totals41021352.016720355.09.65482.0307.349404163142.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gene Washington3982121.183t9
John Henderson3455316.347t5
John Beasley3336110.9324
Dave Osborn2223610.7311
Bill Brown211838.7270
Bob Grim1015515.5441
Oscar Reed7598.4162
Clint Jones3237.790
Jim Lindsey24522.5301
Kent Kramer23718.5241
Bill Harris2136.5100
Tom Hall11212.0120
Team Totals176249814.283t24
Opponents Totals21320359.6548
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Bryant89712.1560
Earsell Mackbee610016.7380
Paul Krause58216.477t1
Lonnie Warwick44611.5190
Roy Winston3175.7170
Karl Kassulke23618.0200
Ed Sharockman13636.0360
Jim Marshall13030.0300
Alan Page01515Lt1
Team Totals3045915.377t2
Opponents Totals1820811.6852
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Lee67268040.0560512237234335.0
Team Totals67268040.0560512237234335.0
Opponents Totals100368036.8612515266331433.8
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie West39192456.3550
Bob Grim42123.080
Bobby Bryant2594.590
Team Totals45262665.9550
Opponents Totals34172377.0300
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Clint Jones1744426.1710
Charlie West924026.7780
Jim Lindsey22613.0160
Oscar Reed13838.0380
Bill Harris12323.0230
Steve Smith133.030
Grady Alderman100.000
Milt Sunde100.000
Team Totals3377423.5780
Opponents Totals70145320.8101t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
John Beasley1112601
Bill Brown310100
Bobby Bryant0001180
Gary Cuozzo200000
Bob Grim101100
Dale Hackbart0001100
Joe Kapp110100
Paul Krause0001130
Gary Larsen0001100
Bob Lee200000
Jim Lindsey0010100
Earsell Mackbee0001100
Jim Marshall0002200
Dave Osborn300000
Alan Page0001100
Oscar Reed100000
Jim Vellone0010100
Lonnie Warwick0002200
Gene Washington100000
Charlie West200000
Team Totals171251217711
Opponents Totals24121212241
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