1970 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-2
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Bud Grant (12-2)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1970 Minnesota Vikings Statistics
1970 Minnesota Vikings Roster

The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1970 season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Defensively, the Vikings topped the league with just 143 points allowed. Minnesota moved the ball well, scoring 335 points. Gary Cuozzo tossed for 1,720 yards. Gene Washington snagged 44 passes for 702 yards. John Henderson contributed to the receiving game also.

Dave Osborn carried the pigskin for a team-best 681 yards.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 44 turnovers, topping in the league. Ed Sharockman intercepted 7 opponent throws.

Bud Grant coached the team. The 1970 Minnesota Vikings lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 335
Regular Season Points Against: 143

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 20, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs 10 at Minnesota Vikings 27 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 27, 1970 New Orleans Saints 0 at Minnesota Vikings 26 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
October 4, 1970 Minnesota Vikings 10 at Green Bay Packers 13 L 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0 Milwaukee
October 11, 1970 Minnesota Vikings 24 at Chicago Bears 0 W 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0
October 18, 1970 Dallas Cowboys 13 at Minnesota Vikings 54 W 3-0-0 1-1-0 4-1-0
October 26, 1970 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Minnesota Vikings 13 W 4-0-0 1-1-0 5-1-0
November 1, 1970 Minnesota Vikings 30 at Detroit Lions 17 W 4-0-0 2-1-0 6-1-0
November 8, 1970 Minnesota Vikings 19 at Washington Redskins 10 W 4-0-0 3-1-0 7-1-0
November 15, 1970 Detroit Lions 20 at Minnesota Vikings 24 W 5-0-0 3-1-0 8-1-0
November 22, 1970 Green Bay Packers 3 at Minnesota Vikings 10 W 6-0-0 3-1-0 9-1-0
November 29, 1970 Minnesota Vikings 10 at New York Jets 20 L 6-0-0 3-2-0 9-2-0
December 5, 1970 Chicago Bears 13 at Minnesota Vikings 16 W 7-0-0 3-2-0 10-2-0
December 13, 1970 Minnesota Vikings 35 at Boston Patriots 14 W 7-0-0 4-2-0 11-2-0
December 20, 1970 Minnesota Vikings 37 at Atlanta Falcons 7 W 7-0-0 5-2-0 12-2-0
December 27, 1970 San Francisco 49ers 17 at Minnesota Vikings 14 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 NFC Divisional Playoff


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