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1974 Minnesota Vikings: 10-4-0
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Home record: 4-3-0 (151 points scored, 92 allowed) Road record: 6-1-0 (159 points scored, 103 allowed) Head Coach: Bud Grant 310 points scored (5th of 26 teams), 195 points allowed (3rd) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 234 400 2,755 ( 2) 6.58 22 13 488 1,856 (15) 3.8 17 4,611 ( 3) 22 Defense: 214 396 2,302 (18) 5.39 8 22 437 1,605 ( 5) 3.7 12 3,907 (10) 33


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 10 Fran Tarkenton QB 13 6'1 190 34 14 Georgia 11 Mike Eischeid P 14 6'0 190 34 9 Upper Iowa 14 Fred Cox K 14 5'10 200 35 12 Pittsburgh 17 Bob Berry QB 10 5'11 185 32 10 Oregon 20 Bobby Bryant DB 1 6'0 170 30 7 South Carolina 21 Joe Blahak DB 7 5'9 188 24 2 Nebraska 22 Paul Krause DB 14 6'3 200 32 11 Iowa 23 Jeff Wright DB 11 5'11 190 25 4 Minnesota 24 Terry Brown DB 14 6'1 205 27 5 Oklahoma State 25 Jackie Wallace DB 14 6'3 197 23 1 Arizona 29 Randy Poltl DB 5 6'3 190 22 R Stanford 30 Bill Brown RB 14 5'11 222 36 14 Illinois 32 Oscar Reed RB 7 5'11 222 30 7 Colorado State 33 Brent McClanahan RB 14 5'11 202 23 2 Arizona State 41 Dave Osborn RB 13 6'0 208 31 10 North Dakota 42 John Gilliam WR 14 6'1 195 29 8 South Carolina State 43 Nate Wright DB 14 5'11 180 27 6 San Diego State 44 Chuck Foreman RB 13 6'2 207 24 2 Miami 48 Larry Marshall DB 5 5'10 195 24 3 Maryland 49 Ed Marinaro RB 14 6'2 212 24 3 Cornell 50 Jeff Siemon LB 14 6'2 230 24 3 Stanford 53 Mick Tingelhoff C 14 6'1 240 34 13 Nebraska 54 Fred McNeill LB 14 6'2 230 22 R UCLA 55 Amos Martin LB 14 6'3 228 25 3 Louisville 56 Scott Anderson C 5 6'4 234 23 R Missouri 58 Wally Hilgenberg LB 13 6'3 230 32 10 Iowa 59 Matt Blair LB 14 6'5 230 24 R Iowa State 60 Roy Winston LB 12 6'1 222 34 13 Louisiana State 62 Ed White OG 13 6'2 280 27 6 California 64 Milt Sunde OG 11 6'2 250 32 11 Minnesota 65 Steve Lawson OG 13 6'3 265 25 4 Kansas 66 Andy Maurer OG 8 6'3 275 26 5 Oregon 67 Grady Alderman OT 13 6'2 247 35 15 Detroit Mercy 68 Charlie Goodrum OT 12 6'3 256 24 2 Florida A&M 69 Doug Sutherland DT 14 6'3 250 26 5 Wisconsin-Superior 70 Jim Marshall DE 14 6'3 240 36 15 Ohio State 71 Dave Boone DE 5 6'3 248 23 R Eastern Michigan 73 Ron Yary OT 14 6'6 255 28 7 Southern California 75 Bob Lurtsema DE 12 6'6 250 32 8 Western Michigan 77 Gary Larsen DT 11 6'5 255 34 11 Concordia (IL) 78 Steve Riley OT 2 6'6 258 21 R Southern California 80 Sam McCullum WR 12 6'2 203 21 R Montana State 81 Carl Eller DE 14 6'6 247 32 11 Minnesota 82 Jim Lash WR 14 6'2 200 22 2 Northwestern 83 Stu Voigt TE 14 6'1 225 26 5 Wisconsin 84 Steve Craig TE 14 6'3 230 23 R Northwestern 85 John Holland WR 10 6'0 190 22 R Tennessee State 88 Alan Page DT 14 6'5 245 29 8 Notre Dame 89 Doug Kingsriter TE 14 6'2 222 24 2 Minnesota
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Fran Tarkenton 351 199 56.7 2,598 7.40 13.1 17 4.8 12 3.4 17 142 82.1 Bob Berry 48 34 70.8 305 6.35 9.0 5 10.4 1 2.1 2 12 113.6 Mike Eischeid 1 1 100.0 6 6.00 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 91.7
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Chuck Foreman          53    586   11.1    6
Jim Lash               32    631   19.7    0
Stu Voigt              32    268    8.4    5
Dave Osborn            29    196    6.8    0
John Gilliam           26    578   22.2    5
Ed Marinaro            17    132    7.8    1
Oscar Reed             15     99    6.6    1
Sam McCullum            7    138   19.7    3
Doug Kingsriter         5     89   17.8    0
John Holland            5     84   16.8    0
Bill Brown              5     41    8.2    0
Steve Craig             4     26    6.5    1
Brent McClanahan        3     35   11.7    0
Nate Wright             1      6    6.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Chuck Foreman         199    777    3.9    9
Dave Osborn           131    514    3.9    4
Oscar Reed             62    215    3.5    0
Ed Marinaro            44    124    2.8    1
Fran Tarkenton         21    120    5.7    2
Brent McClanahan        9     41    4.6    1
Bill Brown             19     41    2.2    0
John Gilliam            2     16    8.0    0
Bob Berry               1      8    8.0    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Brent McClanahan       23    549   23.9    0
Sam McCullum           12    300   25.0    0
Larry Marshall          4     56   14.0    0
John Gilliam            3     86   28.7    0
Bill Brown              3     19    6.3    0
Jackie Wallace          2     31   15.5    0
Chuck Foreman           1     30   30.0    0
Dave Osborn             1     14   14.0    0
Ed Marinaro             1      5    5.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Jackie Wallace         25    191    7.6    4    0
Sam McCullum           12     85    7.1    2    0
Larry Marshall          5     46    9.2    2    0
Wally Hilgenberg        1     -2   -2.0    0    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Mike Eischeid 73 2,636 36.1 0 0 1 0 0 35.6 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Fred Cox 0/0 7/7 3/7 2/6 0/0 12/20 32/39 68 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Matt Blair 1 -3 0 Terry Brown 2 15 0 Wally Hilgenberg 1 0 0 Paul Krause 2 53 0 Amos Martin 3 39 0 Jeff Siemon 2 24 0 Jackie Wallace 1 3 0 Jeff Wright 4 60 0 Nate Wright 6 91 0
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 17 LB Fred McNeill 167 UCLA [pick acquired from ATL] 1 25 OT Steve Riley 138 USC 2 29 WR John Holland 38 Tennessee State [pick acquired from SD] 2 51 LB Matt Blair 160 Iowa State 3 64 TE Steve Craig 72 Northwestern [pick acquired from GB via SD] 3 77 C Scott Anderson 7 Missouri 4 86 DB Mike Townsend Notre Dame [pick acquired from NO] 5 120 DB Jim Ferguson Stanford [pick acquired from DEN] 6 155 RB Mark Keller 33 Northern Illinois 7 181 RB Fred Tabron S.W. Missouri State 8 207 K Berl Simmons Texas Christian 9 232 WR Sam McCullum 129 Montana State 10 259 RB Barry Reed Peru State 11 285 DE Dave Boone 5 Eastern Michigan 12 311 DB Randy Poltl 44 Stanford 13 337 DT Gary Keller Utah 14 363 RB Alan Dixon Harding 15 389 DT Kurt Wachtler St. John's 16 415 RB John Goebel St. Thomas (Mn.) 17 441 DB Earl Garrett Boston State College

Traded draft picks: #4 to CIN (Richard Williams), #5 to BAL (Doug Nettles)


Transactions:
09-10-1974placed Mike Wells on injured reserve
09-11-1974traded Charlie West to Lions for Detroit's #3 pick in the 1975 draft
10-18-1974traded Detroit's #3 pick in the 1975 draft to Saints for Andy Maurer
10-24-1974Eagles claimed Larry Marshall on waivers


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result
12/21/74    vs St. Louis Cardinals     W 30-14
12/29/74    vs Los Angeles Rams        W 14-10
Super Bowl IX
01/12/75    at Pittsburgh Steelers     L 6-16


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    at Green Bay Packers       W 32-17     1-0-0
09/22/74    at Detroit Lions           W 7-6       2-0-0
09/29/74    vs Chicago Bears           W 11-7      3-0-0
10/06/74    at Dallas Cowboys          W 23-21     4-0-0
10/13/74    vs Houston Oilers          W 51-10     5-0-0
10/20/74    vs Detroit Lions           L 16-20     5-1-0
10/27/74    vs New England Patriots    L 14-17     5-2-0
11/03/74    at Chicago Bears           W 17-0      6-2-0
11/11/74    at St. Louis Cardinals     W 28-24     7-2-0
11/17/74    vs Green Bay Packers       L 7-19      7-3-0
11/24/74    at Los Angeles Rams        L 17-20     7-4-0
12/01/74    vs New Orleans Saints      W 29-9      8-4-0
12/07/74    vs Atlanta Falcons         W 23-10     9-4-0
12/14/74    at Kansas City Chiefs      W 35-15     10-4-0

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