1971 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 11-3
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Bud Grant (11-3)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1971 Minnesota Vikings Roster
The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 11 wins and 3 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.
The defense proved to be a force, as the Vikings topped the circuit with just 139 points allowed. Minnesota chalked up 245 points. Clint Jones carried the ball for a team-best 675 yards.
Gary Cuozzo passed for 842 yards, while Norm Snead and Bob Lee spent time under center, too. Bob Grim snagged 45 passes for 691 yards.
The opportunistic defense led the way with 45 turnovers. Charlie West picked off 7 opponent throws.
Bud Grant coached the team. The 1971 Minnesota Vikings lost in the Division Playoff.
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Regular Season Points For: 245
Regular Season Points Against: 139
|September 20, 1971||Minnesota Vikings 16 at Detroit Lions 13||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 26, 1971||Chicago Bears 20 at Minnesota Vikings 17||L||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0|
|October 3, 1971||Buffalo Bills 0 at Minnesota Vikings 19||W||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0|
|October 10, 1971||Minnesota Vikings 13 at Philadelphia Eagles 0||W||1-1-0||2-0-0||3-1-0|
|October 17, 1971||Minnesota Vikings 24 at Green Bay Packers 13||W||1-1-0||3-0-0||4-1-0|
|October 25, 1971||Baltimore Colts 3 at Minnesota Vikings 10||W||2-1-0||3-0-0||5-1-0|
|October 31, 1971||Minnesota Vikings 17 at New York Giants 10||W||2-1-0||4-0-0||6-1-0|
|November 7, 1971||San Francisco 49ers 13 at Minnesota Vikings 9||L||2-2-0||4-0-0||6-2-0|
|November 14, 1971||Green Bay Packers 0 at Minnesota Vikings 3||W||3-2-0||4-0-0||7-2-0|
|November 21, 1971||Minnesota Vikings 23 at New Orleans Saints 10||W||3-2-0||5-0-0||8-2-0|
|November 28, 1971||Atlanta Falcons 7 at Minnesota Vikings 24||W||4-2-0||5-0-0||9-2-0|
|December 5, 1971||Minnesota Vikings 14 at San Diego Chargers 30||L||4-2-0||5-1-0||9-3-0|
|December 11, 1971||Detroit Lions 10 at Minnesota Vikings 29||W||5-2-0||5-1-0||10-3-0|
|December 19, 1971||Minnesota Vikings 27 at Chicago Bears 10||W||5-2-0||6-1-0||11-3-0|
|December 25, 1971||Dallas Cowboys 20 at Minnesota Vikings 12||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||NFC Divisional Playoff|