1972 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-7
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Bud Grant (7-7)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1972 Minnesota Vikings Statistics
1972 Minnesota Vikings Roster

The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

The Vikings scored 301 points, and the defense allowed 252. Fran Tarkenton tossed for 2,651 yards. John Gilliam paced pass catchers, snagging 47 passes for 1,035 yards.

Oscar Reed carried the ball for a team-best 639 yards for Minnesota.

The ball-hawking defense led the way with 40 turnovers. Paul Krause picked off 6 opponent throws.

Bud Grant coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 301
Regular Season Points Against: 252

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 18, 1972 Washington Redskins 24 at Minnesota Vikings 21 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
September 24, 1972 Minnesota Vikings 34 at Detroit Lions 10 W 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0
October 1, 1972 Miami Dolphins 16 at Minnesota Vikings 14 L 0-2-0 1-0-0 1-2-0
October 8, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 19 at Minnesota Vikings 17 L 0-3-0 1-0-0 1-3-0
October 15, 1972 Minnesota Vikings 23 at Denver Broncos 20 W 0-3-0 2-0-0 2-3-0
October 23, 1972 Minnesota Vikings 10 at Chicago Bears 13 L 0-3-0 2-1-0 2-4-0
October 29, 1972 Minnesota Vikings 27 at Green Bay Packers 13 W 0-3-0 3-1-0 3-4-0
November 5, 1972 New Orleans Saints 6 at Minnesota Vikings 37 W 1-3-0 3-1-0 4-4-0
November 12, 1972 Detroit Lions 14 at Minnesota Vikings 16 W 2-3-0 3-1-0 5-4-0
November 19, 1972 Minnesota Vikings 45 at Los Angeles Rams 41 W 2-3-0 4-1-0 6-4-0
November 26, 1972 Minnesota Vikings 10 at Pittsburgh Steelers 23 L 2-3-0 4-2-0 6-5-0
December 3, 1972 Chicago Bears 10 at Minnesota Vikings 23 W 3-3-0 4-2-0 7-5-0
December 10, 1972 Green Bay Packers 23 at Minnesota Vikings 7 L 3-4-0 4-2-0 7-6-0
December 16, 1972 Minnesota Vikings 17 at San Francisco 49ers 20 L 3-4-0 4-3-0 7-7-0


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