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1980 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Central Division 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Offensive CoordinatorJerry Burns
Defensive BacksJimmy Carr
Defensive LineTom Cecchini
DefenseBob Hollway
Offensive BacksBus Mertes
Offensive LineJohn Michels
LinebackersFloyd Reese
ReceiversLes Steckel
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/9/1980HSan Diego Chargers27-17WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45179
Mon8/18/1980AKansas City Chiefs10-24LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium39879
Sat8/23/1980AMiami Dolphins17-10WMiami, FLOrange Bowl36116
Sat8/30/1980HCleveland Browns38-16WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47262
Sun9/7/1980HAtlanta Falcons24-23WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44773
Sun9/14/1980HPhiladelphia Eagles7-42LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46460
Sun9/21/1980AChicago Bears34-14WChicago, ILSoldier Field59983
Sun9/28/1980ADetroit Lions7-27LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome80219
Sun10/5/1980HPittsburgh Steelers17-23LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47583
Sun10/12/1980HChicago Bears13-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46751
Sun10/19/1980ACincinnati Bengals0-14LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium44487
Sun10/26/1980AGreen Bay Packers3-16LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field55361
Sun11/2/1980AWashington Redskins39-14WWashington, DCRFK Stadium52060
Sun11/9/1980HDetroit Lions34-0WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46264
Sun11/16/1980HTampa Bay Buccaneers38-30WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46032
Sun11/23/1980HGreen Bay Packers13-25LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47234
Sun11/30/1980ANew Orleans Saints23-20WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome30936
Sun12/7/1980ATampa Bay Buccaneers21-10WTampa, FLTampa Stadium65649
Sun12/14/1980HCleveland Browns28-23WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium42202
Sun12/21/1980AHouston Oilers16-20LHouston, TXAstrodome51064
Sat1/3/1981APhiladelphia Eagles16-31LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium68434NFC 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
63Nick BeboutOT6'526129Wyoming10
59Matt BlairLLB6'524230Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Iowa State1414
62Brent BoydOG-C6'327523UCLA169
23Ted BrownFB5'1021023North Carolina State1616
82Bob BruerTE6'524027Minnesota State120
24Larry BruneS6'220227Rice160
20Bobby BryantRCB6'017636South Carolina1412
26Marvin CobbS6'018827Southern California20
8Greg ColemanP6'018226Florida A&M160
7Rick DanmeierK6'018828Lakewood State JC; Sioux Falls160
12Steve DilsQB6'119125Stanford161
61Wes HamiltonROG6'327127Tulsa1313
45Tom HannonLS5'1119525Michigan State1616
75Randy HollowayRDE6'525525Pittsburgh1616
51Jim HoughLOG6'226824Utah State1010
56Dave HuffmanROT6'628423Notre Dame162
52Dennis JohnsonLB6'323522Southern California122
53Henry JohnsonLB6'123522Georgia Tech160
25Kurt KnoffRS6'218826Kansas1616
9Tommy KramerQB6'220525Rice1515
58Jim LangerC6'225332South Dakota State130
80Terry LeCountWR5'1017624Florida160
57Derrel LuceLB6'322428Baylor40
79Doug MartinDT6'326423Washington111
54Fred McNeillRLB6'222928UCLA1616
87Kevin MillerWR5'1018025Louisville40
35Robert MillerRB5'1120427Kansas160
68Mel MitchellROG6'226027Tennessee State60
77Mark MullaneyLDE6'624627Colorado State1615
49Keith NordS6'019523St. Cloud State160
40Doug PaschalRB6'221922North Carolina160
31Eddie PaytonRB5'817529Jackson State160
28Ahmad RashadWR6'220231Oregon1616
78Steve RileyLOT6'625828Southern California1616
76Dave RollerRDT6'227031Kentucky152
89Ken SandersDE6'524230Howard Payne60
81Joe SenserTE6'423524West Chester160
50Jeff SiemonLB6'223530Stanford162
55Scott StudwellMLB6'222826Illinois1614
69Doug SutherlandLDT6'325032Wisconsin-Superior1614
67Dennis SwilleyC6'325725Texas A&M1616
38Bob TuckerTE6'322535Bloomsburg1613
27John TurnerLCB6'019624Miami (Florida)1616
71John VellaOT6'426030Southern California80
83Stu VoigtTE6'122332Wisconsin33
72James WhiteLDT6'327027Oklahoma State1616
85Sammy WhiteWR5'1119526Grambling State1616
43Nate WrightCB5'1117933Monterey Peninsula JC; San Diego State164
73Ron YaryOT6'625634Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
34Rickey YoungHB6'219827Jackson State1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Doug Martin19DTWashington
Willie Teal230DBLouisiana Statefrom DET/SF
Brent Boyd368CUCLAfrom NO
Dennis Johnson492LBSouthern California
Doug Paschal5121RBNorth Carolina
Paul Jones5122RBCaliforniafrom NO
Ray Yakavonis6148DEEast Stroudsburg
Henry Johnson7174LBGeorgia Tech
Dennis Mosley9232RBIowa
Kenny Brown10258WRNebraska
Sam Harrell11288RBEast Carolina
Thomas Lane12315DBFlorida A&M
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals57907892
Opponents Totals594790112
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:40324100191338422237.8101566.790717
Opponents Totals30:203301351702510222844.781457.1111914
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rick Danmeier0333886.8162661.5081
Ted Brown100000060
Joe Senser70000042
Ahmad Rashad50000030
Sammy White50000030
Rickey Young50000030
Tom Hannon1000006
Kurt Knoff1000006
Tommy Kramer1000006
Robert Miller1000006
Keith Nord1000006
Doug Paschal1000006
Bob Tucker1000006
Randy Holloway0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals39333984.6162661.51317
Opponents Totals40324080.0122060.00308
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rick Danmeier162661.51/16/68/101/90/0
Team Totals162661.51/16/66/101/90/0
Opponents Totals122060.00/06/76/100/20/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ted Brown2199124.255t8
Rickey Young1303512.74t3
Tommy Kramer311153.7131
Robert Miller27983.627t1
Sammy White46516.3450
Doug Paschal15533.510t1
Steve Dils3268.7190
Eddie Payton2157.580
Ahmad Rashad188.080
Joe Senser1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals43316423.855t14
Opponents Totals53124564.672t15
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Tommy Kramer52229957.320035826.912.076t193.6234.437214336872.2
Steve Dils513262.7193526.911.058t35.900.0432320102.7
Joe Senser100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals57433157.722039346.911.976t223.8234.041246368874.8
Opponents Totals49928356.719236447.312.989t244.8244.830244340075.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ahmad Rashad69109515.976t5
Rickey Young644997.8222
Ted Brown6262310.067t2
Sammy White5388716.7505
Joe Senser4244710.658t7
Bob Tucker1517311.5251
Terry LeCount1316812.9210
Robert Miller10191.9130
Doug Paschal2189.0110
Ron Yary155.050
Team Totals331393411.976t22
Opponents Totals283364412.989t24
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
John Turner6223.7130
Tom Hannon48922.341t1
Kurt Knoff38729.067t1
Bobby Bryant3103.370
Matt Blair300.000
Larry Brune26834.0520
Nate Wright2168.0100
Scott Studwell144.040
Team Totals2429612.367t2
Opponents Totals231878.1321
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Greg Coleman81313938.8650820259272033.6
Team Totals81313938.8650820259272033.6
Opponents Totals71278939.3670915251235833.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Eddie Payton3492517.4190
Keith Nord0100
Team Totals34102517.4190
Opponents Totals42122596.2250
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Eddie Payton53118422.3590
Doug Paschal46616.5220
Bob Bruer22010.0110
Keith Nord17070.070t1
Robert Miller12323.0230
Brent Boyd12020.0200
Ron Yary133.030
Team Totals63138622.070t1
Opponents Totals62104816.9440
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Matt Blair0001100
Ted Brown630300
Tom Hannon102200
Randy Holloway0001100
Dennis Johnson0001100
Tommy Kramer220200
Terry LeCount0001100
Fred McNeill0012300
Mark Mullaney0001100
Keith Nord0012300
Eddie Payton320200
Ahmad Rashad0010100
Scott Studwell0001100
Doug Sutherland0001100
Bob Tucker100000
John Turner0001100
Sammy White0010100
Rickey Young200000
Team Totals15411142500
Opponents Totals3314173200
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