1973 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 12-2
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Super Bowl
Coach: Bud Grant (12-2)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1973 Minnesota Vikings Roster
The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1973 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 2-1.
The Vikings racked up 296 points, and the rigid defensive squad conceded 168. Chuck Foreman carried the ball for a team-best 801 yards for Minnesota.
Fran Tarkenton passed for 2,113 yards. John Gilliam snagged 42 passes for 907 yards. Chuck Foreman provided receiving help, too.
Bobby Bryant picked off 7 opponent throws.
Bud Grant coached the team. The 1973 Minnesota Vikings lost in the Super Bowl.
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Regular Season Points For: 296
Regular Season Points Against: 168
|September 16, 1973||Oakland Raiders 16 at Minnesota Vikings 24||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 23, 1973||Minnesota Vikings 22 at Chicago Bears 13||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0|
|September 30, 1973||Green Bay Packers 3 at Minnesota Vikings 11||W||2-0-0||1-0-0||3-0-0|
|October 7, 1973||Minnesota Vikings 23 at Detroit Lions 9||W||2-0-0||2-0-0||4-0-0|
|October 14, 1973||Minnesota Vikings 17 at San Francisco 49ers 13||W||2-0-0||3-0-0||5-0-0|
|October 21, 1973||Philadelphia Eagles 21 at Minnesota Vikings 28||W||3-0-0||3-0-0||6-0-0|
|October 28, 1973||St. Louis Cardinals 9 at Minnesota Vikings 10||W||4-0-0||3-0-0||7-0-0|
|November 4, 1973||Cleveland Browns 3 at Minnesota Vikings 26||W||5-0-0||3-0-0||8-0-0|
|November 11, 1973||Detroit Lions 7 at Minnesota Vikings 28||W||6-0-0||3-0-0||9-0-0|
|November 19, 1973||Minnesota Vikings 14 at Atlanta Falcons 20||L||6-0-0||3-1-0||9-1-0|
|November 25, 1973||Chicago Bears 13 at Minnesota Vikings 31||W||7-0-0||3-1-0||10-1-0|
|December 2, 1973||Minnesota Vikings 0 at Cincinnati Bengals 27||L||7-0-0||3-2-0||10-2-0|
|December 8, 1973||Minnesota Vikings 31 at Green Bay Packers 7||W||7-0-0||4-2-0||11-2-0|
|December 16, 1973||Minnesota Vikings 31 at New York Giants 7||W||7-0-0||5-2-0||12-2-0|
|December 23, 1973||Washington Redskins 20 at Minnesota Vikings 27||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||NFC Divisional Playoff|
|December 30, 1973||Minnesota Vikings 27 at Dallas Cowboys 10||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||NFC Championship|
|January 13, 1974||Miami Dolphins 24 at Minnesota Vikings 7||L||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0||Super Bowl 8 Houston|