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1968 Minnesota Vikings (NFL)

1st place • Western Conference • Central Division • 8-6-0 .571
Playoff Statistics
1968 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Jerry BurnsOffense
Jimmy CarrDefensive Secondary
Bob HollwayDefensive Line
Bus MertesOffensive Backs
John MichelsOffensive Line
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sat8/10/1968HKansas City Chiefs10-13LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46228
Sat8/17/1968ADenver Broncos39-16WDenver, COUniversity of Denver Stadium20901
Sat8/24/1968HPhiladelphia Eagles52-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium41229
Sun9/1/1968ASt. Louis Cardinals28-31LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium25233
Fri9/6/1968ANew Orleans Saints20-17WShreveport, LAIndependence Stadium23000
Sat9/14/1968HAtlanta Falcons47-7WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45563
Sun9/22/1968AGreen Bay Packers26-13WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium49346
Sun9/29/1968HChicago Bears17-27LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun10/6/1968HDetroit Lions24-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44289
Sun10/13/1968ANew Orleans Saints17-20LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium71105
Sun10/20/1968HDallas Cowboys7-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun10/27/1968AChicago Bears24-26LChicago, ILWrigley Field45562
Sun11/3/1968HWashington Redskins27-14WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun11/10/1968HGreen Bay Packers14-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun11/17/1968ADetroit Lions13-6WDetroit, MITiger Stadium48654
Sun11/24/1968ABaltimore Colts9-21LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60228
Sun12/1/1968HLos Angeles Rams3-31LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47644
Sun12/8/1968ASan Francisco 49ers30-20WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium29049
Sun12/15/1968APhiladelphia Eagles24-17WPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field54530
Western Conference Championship
Sun12/22/1968ABaltimore Colts14-24LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60238
Sun1/5/1969NDallas Cowboys13-17LMiami, FLOrange Bowl22961

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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Schedule Notes
ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Grady Alderman67LOT6-224230Detroit Mercy1414
John Beasley87TE6-323123California147
Bookie Bolin66OG6-224028Mississippi60
Larry Bowie61ROG6-224729Purdue88
Bill Brown30FB5-1122530Illinois1414
Bobby Bryant20CB6-017624South Carolina140
Fred Cox14K5-1020030Pittsburgh140
Gary Cuozzo15QB6-119527Virginia40
Doug Davis71ROT6-425024Kentucky1414
Earl Denny28RB6-120023Missouri140
Paul Dickson76DT6-525231Baylor130
Carl Eller81LDE6-625226Minnesota1414
Bob Goodridge82SE6-220222Vanderbilt110
Bob Grim27FL6-019623Oregon State20
Dale Hackbart49S6-321030Wisconsin140
Tom Hall86FL6-219528Minnesota1313
John Henderson80FL6-319125Michigan71
Wally Hilgenberg58RLB6-223026Iowa147
King Hill10P6-321232Rice80
Clint Jones26HB6-020423Michigan State1212
Joe Kapp11QB6-221430California1414
Karl Kassulke29LS6-019427Marquette; Drake1414
John Kirby36RLB6-322926Nebraska147
Paul Krause22RS6-319926Iowa1414
Gary Larsen77LDT6-525628Concordia (Moorhead)1414
Jim Lindsey21HB-FB6-221024Arkansas140
Earsell Mackbee46LCB6-119527Solano CC; Utah State1414
Jim Marshall70RDE6-323931Ohio State1414
Billy Martin89TE-P6-423826Georgia Tech147
Mike McGill55LB6-223522Notre Dame140
Dave Osborn41HB6-020425North Dakota42
Alan Page88RDT6-525523Notre Dame1414
Art Powell24FL6-221131San Diego CC; San Jose State10
Oscar Reed32RB5-1122224Colorado State70
Ed Sharockman45RCB6-020029Pittsburgh1414
Steve Smith74DE6-524624Michigan140
Milt Sunde64ROG6-224526Minnesota146
Mick Tingelhoff53C6-123728Nebraska1414
Jim Vellone63LOG6-225524Cerritos JC; Southern California1414
Lonnie Warwick59MLB6-323526Tennessee; Tennessee Tech1414
Gene Washington84SE6-321224Michigan State1414
Charlie West43CB-S6-119022Angelo State; Texas-El Paso140
Roy Winston60LLB6-122828Louisiana State1414
Ron Yary73OT6-625622Cerritos JC; Southern California140
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
11Ron YaryTSouthern California
233Charlie WestDBTexas-El Paso
376Mike McGillLBNotre Dame
489Mike FreemanDBFresno State
6144Bob GoodridgeFLVanderbilt
7167Oscar ReedColorado State
7171Lenny SnowRBGeorgia Tech
8198Hank UrbanowiczDTMiami (Florida)
9225Mike DonohoeTESan Francisco
10250Tom SakalDBMinnesota
11279Bill HaasENebraska-Omaha
12308Howie SmallCRhode Island
13333Rich WherryENorthern State (South Dakota)
14360Don EvansTArkansas-Pine Bluff
15387Jim HaynieQBWest Chester
16414Lary KuharichDBBoston College
17441Bob LeeQBPacific
17445Billy HullGTennessee Tech
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals371055783282
Opponents Totals61494389242
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals30:27223114892077/182 42.3%6/10 60.0%65692
Opponents Totals29:3321098981456/173 32.4%10/12 83.3%74875
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Fred Cox0313296.9192965.5088
Bill Brown140000084
Gene Washington60000036
Jim Lindsey40000024
Joe Kapp30000018
Bobby Bryant1000006
Tom Hall1000006
Clint Jones1000006
Billy Martin1000006
Charlie West1000006
Jim Marshall0000012
Team Totals32313296.9192965.51282
Opponents Totals27262796.3182766.70242
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Cox192965.52453/38/85/93/70/2
Team Totals192965.52453/38/85/93/80/2
Opponents Totals182766.74/44/86/84/60/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Brown2228053.63211
Clint Jones1285364.2431
Joe Kapp502695.4273
Jim Lindsey531522.994
Dave Osborn421403.3230
Earl Denny294.590
Oscar Reed263.050
Gary Cuozzo144.040
Team Totals50019213.84319
Opponents Totals43219034.4498
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Kapp24812912910216956.813.161t104.0176.931278141758.8
Gary Cuozzo33242492979.012.43113.000.0432265110.3
Bill Brown111033.03.0300.000.000379.2
Team Totals28215415411119957.113.061t113.9176.035310168565.0
Opponents Totals31518518511421626.911.752165.1165.144307185575.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gene Washington4675616.461t6
Bill Brown3132910.657t3
John Beasley2328912.6200
Tom Hall1926814.1371
Jim Lindsey151489.9220
Billy Martin1010110.115t1
John Henderson44210.5120
Clint Jones4266.5140
Art Powell13131.0310
Bob Goodridge155.050
Team Totals154199513.061t11
Opponents Totals185216211.75216
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Krause78211.7290
Ed Sharockman47017.5220
Bobby Bryant26030.051t1
Earsell Mackbee25527.5360
Karl Kassulke100.000
Team Totals1626716.751t1
Opponents Totals1736021.22
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
King Hill33135441.053016
Billy Martin28104637.449017
Team Totals61240039.3530213204215635.3
Opponents Totals64246038.4642414250213034.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie West20820110.198t1
Bobby Bryant1010494.9150
Team Totals30182508.398t1
Opponents Totals29152047.0210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie West2257626.2820
Bobby Bryant1937319.6350
Clint Jones46015.0220
Earl Denny3196.3100
Ed Sharockman11414.0140
Jim Lindsey177.070
Grady Alderman100.000
Billy Martin100.000
Team Totals52104920.2820
Opponents Totals56129123.1460
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bill Brown620200
Bobby Bryant212300
Gary Cuozzo100000
Doug Davis0010100
Earl Denny100000
Carl Eller0001100
Tom Hall0010100
Wally Hilgenberg0002200
Clint Jones100000
Joe Kapp310100
Karl Kassulke0002280
Paul Krause0003300
Gary Larsen0002200
Jim Lindsey310100
Earsell Mackbee00011280
Jim Marshall0001100
Billy Martin101100
Dave Osborn100000
Alan Page0002200
Ed Sharockman0001100
Mick Tingelhoff0010100
Lonnie Warwick0002200
Gene Washington100000
Charlie West200000
Roy Winston0002200
Team Totals221482230360
Opponents Totals2922714211
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