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1977 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Central Division 9-5-0 .643
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Defensive CoordinatorNeill Armstrong
Offensive CoordinatorJerry Burns
Offensive BacksBus Mertes
Offensive LineJohn Michels
LinebackersJocko Nelson
Defensive LineBuddy Ryan
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1977ALos Angeles Rams22-17WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum55168
Sat8/13/1977HCleveland Browns34-33WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45370
Fri8/19/1977ABaltimore Colts7-29LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium45529
Fri8/26/1977HMiami Dolphins33-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44396
Sat9/3/1977ACincinnati Bengals7-26LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium52942
Sat9/10/1977ABuffalo Bills30-6WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium35017
Sun9/18/1977HDallas Cowboys10-16LOTBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47678
Sat9/24/1977ATampa Bay Buccaneers9-3WTampa, FLTampa Stadium66272
Sun10/2/1977HGreen Bay Packers19-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47143
Sun10/9/1977HDetroit Lions14-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45860
Sun10/16/1977HChicago Bears22-16WOTBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47709
Mon10/24/1977ALos Angeles Rams3-35LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum62414
Sun10/30/1977AAtlanta Falcons14-7WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium59257
Sun11/6/1977HSt. Louis Cardinals7-27LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47066
Sun11/13/1977HCincinnati Bengals42-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45371
Sun11/20/1977AChicago Bears7-10LChicago, ILSoldier Field49563
Sun11/27/1977AGreen Bay Packers13-6WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56267
Sun12/4/1977HSan Francisco 49ers28-27WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium40745
Sun12/11/1977AOakland Raiders13-35LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52771
Sat12/17/1977ADetroit Lions30-21WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome78572
Mon12/26/1977ALos Angeles Rams14-7WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum62538NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/1/1978ADallas Cowboys6-23LIrving, TXTexas Stadium61698NFC Championship
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
25Nate AllenCB5-1017029Texas Southern140
21Joe BlahakCB5-918127Nebraska120
59Matt BlairLLB6-524227Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Iowa State1413
20Bobby BryantRCB6-017633South Carolina1414
12Neil ClaboP6-220525Tennessee140
14Fred CoxK5-1020039Pittsburgh140
84Steve CraigTE6-323126Northwestern140
7Rick DanmeierK6-018825Lakewood State JC; Sioux Falls10
57Doug DumlerC6-324327Nebraska140
81Carl EllerLDE6-625235Minnesota1414
44Chuck ForemanRB6-220927Miami (Florida)1414
68Charlie GoodrumLOG6-325627Florida A&M1414
26Bob GrimWR6-019632Oregon State140
40Windlan HallS5-1117627Arizona State50
61Wes HamiltonROG6-327124Tulsa146
45Tom HannonS5-1119522Michigan State120
58Wally HilgenbergLB6-223035Iowa110
76Joey JacksonDT6-425528New Mexico State30
48Sammy JohnsonRB6-122625North Carolina140
39Mark KellarRB6-022525Northern Illinois140
9Tommy KramerQB6-220522Rice61
22Paul KrauseFS6-319935Iowa1414
19Bob LeeQB6-219031Arizona State; San Francisco CC; Pacific54
70Jim MarshallRDE6-323940Ohio State1414
33Brent McClanahanRB5-1020226Arizona State1414
54Fred McNeillRLB6-222925UCLA1414
35Robert MillerRB5-1120424Kansas140
36Manfred MooreRB6-020027Southern California120
77Mark MullaneyDE6-624624Colorado State140
88Alan PageRDT6-525532Notre Dame1414
28Ahmad RashadWR6-220228Oregon1414
78Steve RileyLOT6-625825Southern California1414
54Jeff SiemonMLB6-223527Stanford1413
55Scott StudwellLB6-222823Illinois143
69Doug SutherlandLDT6-325029Wisconsin-Superior1414
67Dennis SwilleyOG6-325722Texas A&M140
10Fran TarkentonQB6-119037Georgia99
52Mick TingelhoffC6-123737Nebraska1414
38Bob TuckerTE6-322532Bloomsburg80
83Stu VoigtTE6-122329Wisconsin1414
62Ed WhiteROG6-226430California138
72James WhiteDT6-327024Oklahoma State140
85Sammy WhiteWR5-1119523Grambling State1414
29Phil WiseS6-019328South Dakota; Nebraska-Omaha130
23Jeff WrightSS5-1119028Minnesota1414
43Nate WrightLCB5-1117930Monterey Peninsula JC; San Diego State1414
73Ron YaryROT6-625631Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tommy Kramer127QBRice
Dennis Swilley255GTexas A&M
Tom Hannon383DBMichigan State
Ken Moore5138TENorthern Illinois
Clint Strozier8222DBSouthern California
Scott Studwell9250LBIllinois
Dan Beaver10278KIllinois
Keith Hartwig11306WRArizona
Jim Kelleher12335RBColorado
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals525548706
Opponents Totals557659316
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:0224511012698320740.181080.075556
Opponents Totals29:5821211980137521335.261250.082688
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Chuck Foreman90000054
Sammy White90000054
Fred Cox0252986.281747.1049
Brent McClanahan30000018
Sammy Johnson20000012
Ahmad Rashad20000012
Bob Tucker20000012
Matt Blair1000006
Stu Voigt1000006
Nate Wright1000006
Carl Eller0000012
Team Totals30252986.281747.11231
Opponents Totals30262989.771741.20227
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox81747.10/03/74/61/40/0
Team Totals81747.10/03/74/61/40/0
Opponents Totals71741.21/12/33/61/60/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Foreman27011124.1516
Brent McClanahan953243.4181
Sammy Johnson552173.9262
Robert Miller461523.3140
Mark Kellar7152.190
Fran Tarkenton1560.480
Tommy Kramer1030.380
Bob Lee12-8-0.770
Team Totals51018213.6519
Opponents Totals54822184.05811
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Fran Tarkenton25815560.18917346.711.259t93.5145.422232150269.2
Tommy Kramer573052.6234257.514.269t58.847.064538077.0
Bob Lee724258.3265227.312.448t45.645.674747576.3
Paul Krause11100.001111.011.011t1100.000.00011152.1
Team Totals38822858.813826926.911.869t194.9225.735324236872.7
Opponents Totals31214947.814718355.912.395t154.8165.130254158161.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ahmad Rashad5168113.448t2
Sammy White4176018.569t9
Chuck Foreman383088.131t3
Brent McClanahan342768.1232
Robert Miller272469.1250
Stu Voigt2021210.6241
Bob Tucker910912.1292
Sammy Johnson4215.380
Bob Grim36521.7230
Steve Craig11414.0140
Team Totals228269211.869t19
Opponents Totals149183512.395t15
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Bryant44411.0410
Nate Wright300.000
Paul Krause22512.5250
Matt Blair11818.0180
Jeff Siemon199.090
Jeff Wright155.050
Scott Studwell144.040
Phil Wise144.040
Nate Allen100.000
Fred McNeill100.000
Team Totals161096.8410
Opponents Totals221878.5310
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Neil Clabo83330239.86901019507259531.3
Team Totals83330239.86901019507259531.3
Opponents Totals92351138.2601717346302532.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Manfred Moore4722775.9280
Bob Grim114696.3440
Joe Blahak0100
Team Totals5873466.0440
Opponents Totals42450712.187t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Manfred Moore2452421.8480
Sammy White711316.1360
Robert Miller56613.2200
Brent McClanahan49022.5320
Mark Kellar33712.3160
Bob Grim144.040
Dennis Swilley100.000
Team Totals4583418.5480
Opponents Totals4899920.898t2
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Nate Allen0010100
Joe Blahak0001100
Matt Blair0002200
Doug Dumler0001100
Chuck Foreman920230
Charlie Goodrum0010100
Bob Grim300000
Wally Hilgenberg0010100
Tommy Kramer3000-30
Bob Lee100000
Brent McClanahan720200
Fred McNeill0001100
Robert Miller200000
Manfred Moore300000
Alan Page0001100
Ahmad Rashad200000
Steve Riley0010100
Jeff Siemon0002200
Dennis Swilley100000
Fran Tarkenton3202-140
Mick Tingelhoff0010100
James White0002200
Sammy White210100
Jeff Wright0002200
Nate Wright00011271
Team Totals3624121325131
Opponents Totals23131024341
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