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1970 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Central Division 12-2-0 .857
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Defensive BacksNeill Armstrong
OffenseJerry Burns
DefenseBob Hollway
Offensive BacksBus Mertes
Offensive LineJohn Michels
Defensive LineJack Patera
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/8/1970NNew Orleans Saints13-14LCanton, OHFawcett Stadium17932
Sat8/15/1970HPittsburgh Steelers13-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45591
Sat8/22/1970AHouston Oilers14-7WHouston, TXAstrodome44563
Sun8/30/1970HNew York Jets52-21WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sat9/5/1970ACleveland Browns24-21WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83043Doubleheader
Fri9/11/1970AChicago Bears31-30WChicago, ILSoldier Field46630
Sun9/20/1970HKansas City Chiefs27-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun9/27/1970HNew Orleans Saints26-0WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun10/4/1970AGreen Bay Packers10-13LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47967
Sun10/11/1970AChicago Bears24-0WChicago, ILWrigley Field45485
Sun10/18/1970HDallas Cowboys54-13WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Mon10/26/1970HLos Angeles Rams13-3WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun11/1/1970ADetroit Lions30-17WDetroit, MITiger Stadium58210
Sun11/8/1970AWashington Redskins19-10WWashington, DCRFK Stadium50415
Sun11/15/1970HDetroit Lions24-20WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun11/22/1970HGreen Bay Packers10-3WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun11/29/1970ANew York Jets10-20LNew York, NYShea Stadium62333
Sat12/5/1970HChicago Bears16-13WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun12/13/1970ABoston Patriots35-14WCambridge, MAHarvard Stadium37819
Sun12/20/1970AAtlanta Falcons37-7WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57992
Sun12/27/1970HSan Francisco 49ers14-17LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium41050NFC Divisional Playoff
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
67Grady AldermanLOT6-224232Detroit Mercy1411
87John BeasleyTE6-323125California1414
30Bill BrownRB5-1122532Illinois148
20Bobby BryantLCB6-017626South Carolina1110
17Bill CapplemanQB6-321023Florida State1
25John CharlesS6-119926Purdue8
14Fred CoxK5-1020032Pittsburgh140
15Gary CuozzoQB6-119529Virginia1212
71Doug DavisLOT6-425026Kentucky12
76Paul DicksonDT6-525233Baylor14
81Carl EllerLDE6-625228Minnesota1414
56Hap FarberLB6-122122Mississippi3
27Bob GrimWR6-019625Oregon State149
49Dale HackbartLB6-321032Wisconsin14
50Jimmy HargroveLB6-323325Howard Payne12
80John HendersonWR6-319127Michigan14
58Wally HilgenbergRLB6-223028Iowa1414
26Clint JonesRB6-020425Michigan State14
29Karl KassulkeLS6-019429Marquette; Drake1414
89Kent KramerTE6-523526Minnesota11
22Paul KrauseRS6-319928Iowa1414
77Gary LarsenLDT6-525630Concordia (Moorhead)1414
19Bob LeeQB-P6-219024Arizona State; San Francisco CC; Pacific6
21Jim LindseyRB6-221026Arkansas11
70Jim MarshallRDE6-323933Ohio State1414
55Mike McGillLB6-223524Notre Dame14
12Tom McNeillP6-119528Wharton County JC; Stephen F. Austin State140
66Wayne MeylanLB6-123724Nebraska2
41Dave OsbornRB6-020427North Dakota1410
88Alan PageRDT6-525525Notre Dame1414
28Ted ProvostCB6-219022Ohio State7
32Oscar ReedRB5-1122226Colorado State12
45Ed SharockmanRCB6-020031Pittsburgh1414
74Steve SmithDE6-524626Michigan14
64Milt SundeROG6-224528Minnesota1414
53Mick TingelhoffC6-123730Nebraska1414
63Jim VelloneLOG6-225526Cerritos JC; Southern California118
83Stu VoigtTE6-122322Wisconsin3
72John WardDT6-425022Oklahoma State14
59Lonnie WarwickMLB6-323528Tennessee; Tennessee Tech1414
84Gene WashingtonWR6-321226Michigan State1414
40Charlie WestLCB6-119024Angelo State; Texas-El Paso14
62Ed WhiteLOG6-226423California147
60Roy WinstonLLB6-122830Louisiana State1414
73Ron YaryROT6-625624Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
John Ward125TOklahoma State
Bill Cappleman251QBFlorida State
Chuck Burgoon377LBNorth Park
Greg Jones5129RBUCLA
Hap Farber7181LBMississippi
Mike Carroll8206GMissouri
George Morrow9233DEMississippi
Stu Voigt10260TEWisconsin
Godfrey Zaunbrecher11286CLouisiana State
James Holland12311DBJackson State
Bob Pearce13337DBStephen F. Austin State
Tommy Spinks14363WRLouisiana Tech
Bennie Francis15388DEChadron State
Bruce Cerone16417WREmporia State
Brian Healy17441DBMichigan
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals711216875
Opponents Totals44393624
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:3322598111167519738.16966.760631
Opponents Totals29:271686889114618924.371741.258586
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Fred Cox03535100.0304665.20125
Clint Jones90000054
Dave Osborn60000036
Gene Washington40000024
Ed Sharockman30000018
John Beasley20000012
Bill Brown20000012
John Henderson20000012
Bobby Bryant1000006
Bob Lee1000006
Jim Lindsey1000006
Mike McGill1000006
Alan Page1000006
Oscar Reed1000006
Roy Winston1000006
Team Totals353535100.0304665.20335
Opponents Totals141414100.0152755.60143
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox304665.28/811/144/47/160/4
Team Totals304665.28/811/144/47/160/4
Opponents Totals152755.64/57/83/101/10/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Osborn2076813.3165
Clint Jones1203693.1239
Bill Brown1013243.2180
Oscar Reed421323.1211
Gary Cuozzo17613.6150
Jim Lindsey11474.390
Bob Lee10202.0101
Team Totals50816343.22316
Opponents Totals39813653.4254
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Gary Cuozzo25712849.811917206.713.47272.7103.923161155964.3
Bob Lee794050.6346107.715.35256.356.363657471.2
Bill Cappleman7457.13497.012.32600.000.0004978.9
Fred Cox11100.00-1-1.0-1.0-100.000.000-179.2
Team Totals34417350.315623786.913.772123.5154.429197218166.3
Opponents Totals36719553.114417984.99.25961.6287.649360143840.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gene Washington4470216.049t4
John Henderson3152717.0522
Bob Grim2328712.5350
Dave Osborn232028.828t1
John Beasley1723713.9402
Bill Brown151499.917t2
Clint Jones911713.0720
Oscar Reed6538.8190
Jim Lindsey49423.5491
Kent Kramer11010.0100
Team Totals173237813.77212
Opponents Totals19517989.2596
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ed Sharockman713218.9431
Paul Krause69015.0400
Bobby Bryant34013.339t1
Lonnie Warwick33010.0230
Karl Kassulke3227.3110
Wally Hilgenberg23316.5170
Alan Page12727.0270
John Charles12525.0250
Roy Winston11313.0130
Charlie West100.000
Team Totals2841214.7432
Opponents Totals1517511.7320
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom McNeill61230937.9640311322192731.6
Team Totals61230937.9640311322192731.6
Opponents Totals84314637.5654418216285035.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie West2991695.8530
Bob Grim55469.2240
Paul Dickson1011.010
Ed Sharockman0100
Team Totals35152166.2530
Opponents Totals3873228.575t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Clint Jones1945223.8410
Charlie West1131929.0660
Oscar Reed57114.2190
Steve Smith100.000
Team Totals3684223.4660
Opponents Totals69151421.9101t3
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Grady Alderman0010100
Bill Brown300000
Fred Cox0010100
Gary Cuozzo320200
Carl Eller0002220
Bob Grim110100
Clint Jones510100
Kent Kramer0001100
Paul Krause100000
Gary Larsen0002200
Bob Lee200000
Jim Marshall00022240
Mike McGill0001151
Dave Osborn510100
Alan Page00077771
Oscar Reed200000
Steve Smith100000
Mick Tingelhoff0010100
Gene Washington110100
Charlie West100000
Roy Winston00011141
Team Totals2516916251223
Opponents Totals27161016260
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