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1975 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Central Division 12-2-0 .857
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Defensive CoordinatorNeill Armstrong
Offensive CoordinatorJerry Burns
Offensive BacksBus Mertes
Offensive LineJohn Michels
LinebackersJocko Nelson
Defensive LineJack Patera
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/9/1975NNew York Jets15-20LTempe, AZSun Devil Stadium51323
Sun8/17/1975ANew England Patriots10-36LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium40218
Sat8/23/1975ADallas Cowboys16-13WIrving, TXTexas Stadium45395
Mon9/1/1975HMiami Dolphins20-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47653
Sat9/6/1975HSt. Louis Cardinals6-13LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46975
Sat9/13/1975ASan Diego Chargers14-14TOTSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium31642
Sun9/21/1975HSan Francisco 49ers27-17WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46479
Sun9/28/1975ACleveland Browns42-10WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium63163
Sun10/5/1975HChicago Bears28-3WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47578
Sun10/12/1975HNew York Jets29-21WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47739
Sun10/19/1975HDetroit Lions25-19WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47872
Mon10/27/1975AChicago Bears13-9WChicago, ILSoldier Field51259
Sun11/2/1975AGreen Bay Packers28-17WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field55378
Sun11/9/1975HAtlanta Falcons38-0WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium43751
Sun11/16/1975ANew Orleans Saints20-7WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome52765
Sun11/23/1975HSan Diego Chargers28-13WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium43737
Sun11/30/1975AWashington Redskins30-31LWashington, DCRFK Stadium54498
Sun12/7/1975HGreen Bay Packers24-3WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46147
Sun12/14/1975ADetroit Lions10-17LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome72742
Sat12/20/1975ABuffalo Bills35-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium54993
Sun12/28/1975HDallas Cowboys14-17LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46425NFC 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
45Pete AthasCB5'1118529Miami-Dade JC; Tennessee50
27Autry BeamonS6'119022Texas A&M-Commerce140
17Bob BerryQB5'1118533Oregon10
21Joe BlahakDB5'918125Nebraska90
59Matt BlairLB6'524225Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Iowa State140
43Terry BrownLS-RS6'121028Oklahoma State1312
20Bobby BryantRCB6'017631South Carolina1414
12Neil ClaboP6'220523Tennessee140
14Fred CoxK5'1020037Pittsburgh140
84Steve CraigTE6'323124Northwestern141
81Carl EllerLDE6'625233Minnesota1414
44Chuck ForemanRB6'220925Miami (Florida)1412
42John GilliamWR6'119030South Carolina State1414
68Charlie GoodrumLOT6'325625Florida A&M1414
87Clint HaslerigWR6'019123Michigan70
58Wally HilgenbergRLB6'223033Iowa1414
89Doug KingsriterTE6'222525Minnesota30
22Paul KrauseRS-LS6'319933Iowa1414
82Jim LashWR6'220024Northwestern1414
65Steve LawsonROG6'326526Kansas110
19Bob LeeQB6'219029Arizona State; San Francisco CC; Pacific40
75Bob LurtsemaDE-DT6'625133Grand Rapids CC; Michigan Tech; Western Michigan14
49Ed MarinaroFB6'221225Cornell1412
70Jim MarshallRDE6'323938Ohio State1414
55Amos MartinLB6'322826Louisville50
66Andy MaurerLOG6'325527Oregon1414
33Brent McClanahanRB5'1020224Arizona State122
80Sam McCullumWR6'219023Montana State90
54Fred McNeillLB6'222923UCLA145
35Robert MillerRB5'1120422Kansas140
77Mark MullaneyDE6'624622Colorado State140
41Dave OsbornRB6'020432North Dakota140
88Alan PageRDT6'525530Notre Dame1414
78Steve RileyOT6'625823Southern California140
50Jeff SiemonMLB6'223525Stanford1414
56Bob SteinLB6'223527Minnesota90
69Doug SutherlandLDT6'325027Wisconsin-Superior1414
10Fran TarkentonQB6'119035Georgia1414
53Mick TingelhoffC6'123735Nebraska1414
83Stu VoigtTE6'122327Wisconsin1313
72John WardC-OG6'425027Oklahoma State140
62Ed WhiteROG6'226428California1311
60Roy WinstonLLB6'122835Louisiana State99
23Jeff WrightS5'1119026Minnesota32
43Nate WrightLCB5'1117928Monterey Peninsula JC; San Diego State1414
73Ron YaryROT6'625629Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mark Mullaney125DEColorado State
Art Riley252DTSouthern California
Harold Henson489RBOhio Statefrom CIN
Bruce Adams4103WRKansas
Robert Miller5129RBKansas
Bubba Broussard6155LBHouston
Henry Greene7181RBSouthern University
Joe Hollimon8207DBArkansas State
John Passananti9233GWestern Illinois
Neil Clabo10258PTennessee
Ike Spencer11285RBUtah
Autry Beamon12311DBTexas A&M-Commerce
Mike Hurd13337WRMichigan State
Mike Strickland14363RBEastern Michigan
Ollie Bakken15388LBMinnesota
Tom Goedjen16414KIowa State
Adolph Bellizeare17441RBPennsylvania
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals831287195
Opponents Totals48572550
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals34:103141421561612323452.661250.090708
Opponents Totals25:501907793204618325.1101376.991781
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Chuck Foreman2200000132
Fred Cox0464895.8131776.5085
John Gilliam70000042
Jim Lash40000024
Ed Marinaro40000024
Stu Voigt40000024
Fran Tarkenton20000012
Terry Brown1000006
Paul Krause1000006
Brent McClanahan1000006
Robert Miller1000006
Dave Osborn1000006
Autry Beamon0000012
Joe Blahak0000012
Team Totals48464895.8131776.52377
Opponents Totals22192286.491369.21180
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox131776.50/03/36/63/71/1
Team Totals131776.50/03/36/63/71/1
Opponents Totals91369.21/13/32/22/60/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Foreman28010703.831t13
Ed Marinaro1013583.5141
Brent McClanahan923363.7150
Fran Tarkenton161086.821t2
Dave Osborn32942.991
Robert Miller30933.1101
John Gilliam33511.7220
Bob Berry100.000
Bob Lee100.000
Team Totals55620943.831t18
Opponents Totals38315324.046t7
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Fran Tarkenton42527364.213929947.011.046255.9133.127245274991.8
Bob Lee14535.781037.420.633t214.317.1169772.3
Bob Berry6350.03244.08.01700.000.0191560.4
Jim Lash100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals44628163.015131217.011.146276.1143.129260286190.8
Opponents Totals36017548.615719945.511.464t143.9287.846373162146.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Foreman736919.5339
Ed Marinaro544628.6253
John Gilliam5077715.5467
Jim Lash3753514.545t3
Stu Voigt3436310.7224
Brent McClanahan181417.8381
Steve Craig66811.3170
Robert Miller4358.8320
Clint Haslerig22814.0170
Sam McCullum22512.5200
Dave Osborn1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals281312111.14627
Opponents Totals175199411.464t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Krause1020120.1810
Bobby Bryant611118.5410
Jeff Siemon3248.0140
Terry Brown23316.5180
Matt Blair11818.0180
Joe Blahak11616.0160
Carl Eller111.010
Pete Athas100.000
Autry Beamon100.000
Wally Hilgenberg100.000
Fred McNeill100.000
Team Totals2840414.4810
Opponents Totals1423516.8450
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Neil Clabo73299741.16221019419237832.6
Team Totals73299741.16221019419237833.5
Opponents Totals89352339.66111319168309535.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Bryant19161256.6160
Sam McCullum122221.8100
Matt Blair20-2-1.020
Jeff Wright102222.0220
Pete Athas1111.010
Autry Beamon1100.000
Team Totals36201684.7220
Opponents Totals4714198.9340
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Brent McClanahan1736021.2420
Sam McCullum922124.6630
Robert Miller59318.6250
Ed Marinaro57114.2200
Dave Osborn13838.0380
Chuck Foreman144.040
Team Totals3878720.7630
Opponents Totals69134519.5440
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Pete Athas100000
Autry Beamon111200
Bob Berry110100
Joe Blahak0010100
Matt Blair100000
Terry Brown00011261
Bobby Bryant641520
Carl Eller0002250
Chuck Foreman1220200
John Gilliam110100
Wally Hilgenberg00112370
Paul Krause00000701
Jim Lash0010101
Bob Lee100000
Bob Lurtsema0002200
Ed Marinaro310100
Jim Marshall102200
Sam McCullum220200
Fred McNeill0001100
Robert Miller100000
Dave Osborn200000
Jeff Siemon0001100
Doug Sutherland0001100
Fran Tarkenton1303-30
Mick Tingelhoff0020200
Roy Winston00011140
Team Totals34142014341513
Opponents Totals29141512270
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