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1971 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Central Division 11-3-0 .786
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Defensive CoordinatorNeill Armstrong
Offensive CoordinatorJerry Burns
Offensive BacksBus Mertes
Offensive LineJohn Michels
LinebackersJocko Nelson
Defensive LineJack Patera
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/8/1971HNew England Patriots17-10WMinneapolis, MNMemorial Stadium31813
Sat8/14/1971ASan Diego Chargers34-7WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium49267
Sat8/21/1971HChicago Bears34-14WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sat8/28/1971APittsburgh Steelers26-21WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium46276
Sat9/4/1971ADenver Broncos7-14LDenver, COMile High Stadium43000
Sat9/11/1971HMiami Dolphins24-0WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47990
Mon9/20/1971ADetroit Lions16-13WDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sun9/26/1971HChicago Bears17-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun10/3/1971HBuffalo Bills19-0WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun10/10/1971APhiladelphia Eagles13-0WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65358
Sun10/17/1971AGreen Bay Packers24-13WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56263
Mon10/25/1971HBaltimore Colts10-3WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun10/31/1971ANew York Giants17-10WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62829
Sun11/7/1971HSan Francisco 49ers9-13LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun11/14/1971HGreen Bay Packers3-0WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun11/21/1971ANew Orleans Saints23-10WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium83130
Sun11/28/1971HAtlanta Falcons24-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun12/5/1971ASan Diego Chargers14-30LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54505
Sat12/11/1971HDetroit Lions29-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun12/19/1971AChicago Bears27-10WChicago, ILSoldier Field55049
Sat12/25/1971HDallas Cowboys12-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47307NFC Divisional Playoff
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 AldermanLOT6'224233Detroit Mercy1311
30Bill BrownRB5'1122533Illinois14
89Bob BrownTE6'322528Alcorn State8
20Bobby BryantLCB6'017627South Carolina13
14Fred CoxK5'1020033Pittsburgh140
15Gary CuozzoQB6'119530Virginia88
71Doug DavisOT6'425027Kentucky14
86Al DensonWR6'220829Florida A&M7
81Carl EllerLDE6'625229Minnesota1414
56Carl GersbachMLB6'123024Duke; West Chester1310
27Bob GrimWR6'019626Oregon State1414
44Leo HaydenRB6'021223Ohio State7
80John HendersonWR6'319128Michigan7
58Wally HilgenbergRLB6'223029Iowa1414
85John HiltonTE6'522229Richmond7
52Noel JenkeLB6'122025Minnesota14
26Clint JonesRB6'020426Michigan State1410
29Karl KassulkeLS6'019430Marquette; Drake1214
22Paul KrauseRS6'319929Iowa1414
77Gary LarsenLDT6'525631Concordia (Moorhead)1414
19Bob LeeQB6'219025Arizona State; San Francisco CC; Pacific14
21Jim LindseyRB6'221027Arkansas14
70Jim MarshallRDE6'323934Ohio State1414
41Dave OsbornRB6'020428North Dakota1110
88Alan PageRDT6'525526Notre Dame1414
78Jerry PattonDT6'325525Nebraska3
68Pete PerreaultOG6'324632Boston University10
32Oscar ReedRB5'1122227Colorado State13
68Roy SchmidtOG6'325029Ventura JC; Long Beach State4
45Ed SharockmanRCB6'020032Pittsburgh1414
16Norm SneadQB6'421532Wake Forest7
64Milt SundeROG6'224529Minnesota1414
69Doug SutherlandLB6'325023Wisconsin-Superior11
53Mick TingelhoffC6'123731Nebraska1414
83Stu VoigtTE6'122323Wisconsin129
72John WardDE6'425023Oklahoma State14
59Lonnie WarwickLB6'323529Tennessee; Tennessee Tech4
84Gene WashingtonWR6'321227Michigan State138
40Charlie WestLCB-LS6'119025Angelo State; Texas-El Paso1414
62Ed WhiteLOG6'226424California1414
36Carl WinfreyLB6'023022Wisconsin14
60Roy WinstonLLB6'122831Louisiana State1414
23Jeff WrightDB5'1119022Minnesota14
43Nate WrightCB5'1117924Monterey Peninsula JC; San Diego State30
73Ron YaryROT6'625625Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
51Godfrey ZaunbrecherC6'223525Louisiana State4
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Leo Hayden124RBOhio State
Eddie Hackett376WRAlcorn State
Vin Clements4102RBConnecticut
Gene Mack7180LBTexas-El Paso
Johnny Fairley8208DEJohnson C. Smith
Tim Sullivan9232RBIowa
Chris Morris10258GIndiana
Mike Walker11284LBTulane
Reggie Holmes12310DBWisconsin-Stout
Benny Fry13336CHouston
Jim Gallagher14362LBYale
Jeff Wright15388DBMinnesota
Greg Edmonds16413WRPenn State
Ken Duncan17439PTulsa
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals54636068
Opponents Totals26332654
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:181988995145619029.561060.070661
Opponents Totals30:421948888186319931.751631.357615
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Fred Cox02525100.0223268.8091
Bob Grim70000042
Dave Osborn60000036
Clint Jones40000024
Bill Brown20000012
Bob Lee1000006
Jim Lindsey1000006
Oscar Reed1000006
Norm Snead1000006
Stu Voigt1000006
Roy Winston1000006
Alan Page0000024
Team Totals252525100.0223268.82245
Opponents Totals14131492.9143243.80139
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox223268.89/94/86/73/80/0
Team Totals223268.89/94/86/73/80/0
Opponents Totals143243.83/43/53/105/80/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Clint Jones1806753.873t4
Dave Osborn1233492.8155
Jim Lindsey461824.0190
Oscar Reed501823.6181
Bill Brown461363.023t2
Bob Grim612721.2540
Gary Cuozzo15241.690
Bob Lee11141.34t1
Norm Snead661.051
Al Denson100.000
Team Totals48416953.573t14
Opponents Totals44716003.6422
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Gary Cuozzo1687544.6858425.011.252t63.684.8139774552.2
Bob Lee904550.0415986.613.35122.244.489150760.3
Norm Snead753749.3324706.312.755t11.368.076740340.4
Bob Grim100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals33415747.015919105.712.255t92.7185.428255165551.6
Opponents Totals40520650.917220225.09.864102.5276.727216180645.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Grim4569115.455t7
Dave Osborn251957.8251
Stu Voigt1521414.3251
Oscar Reed151389.2260
Gene Washington1216513.8510
Al Denson1012512.5170
Bill Brown10949.4360
Clint Jones99810.9180
Jim Lindsey8313.990
Bob Brown614123.5480
John Henderson2189.0120
Team Totals157191012.255t9
Opponents Totals20620229.86410
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie West723633.7890
Paul Krause611218.7310
Ed Sharockman610918.2330
Bobby Bryant35117.0190
Karl Kassulke22914.5270
Wally Hilgenberg263.060
Roy Winston12929.029t1
Team Totals2757221.2891
Opponents Totals1820411.3361
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Lee89351539.5580419336309934.8
Team Totals89351539.5580419336309934.8
Opponents Totals78311840.0601812164279436.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie West1811945.2160
Bob Grim75446.3360
Bobby Bryant2142613.0170
Team Totals27301646.1360
Opponents Totals47173367.2330
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie West2455623.2360
Clint Jones1232927.4470
Bob Grim35217.3290
Bobby Bryant12323.0230
Stu Voigt100.000
Team Totals4196023.4470
Opponents Totals49107722.0410
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bobby Bryant221350
Gary Cuozzo220200
Carl Gersbach0001100
Bob Grim0010100
Wally Hilgenberg0003340
Noel Jenke0002270
Clint Jones720200
Karl Kassulke0001100
Paul Krause0002260
Gary Larsen0001100
Bob Lee210100
Jim Lindsey111201
Jim Marshall0001100
Dave Osborn310100
Alan Page0003380
Oscar Reed100000
Norm Snead200000
Mick Tingelhoff1101-80
Stu Voigt100000
John Ward0001100
Gene Washington110100
Charlie West201100
Team Totals2513121830221
Opponents Totals34181412261
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