1973 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: 2-1 Lost Super Bowl
Coach: Bud Grant (12-2)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1973 Minnesota Vikings Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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


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