1983 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Bud Grant (8-8)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1983 Minnesota Vikings Roster
The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.
Minnesota racked up 316 points, while the defense conceded 348. Steve Dils tossed for 2,840 yards. Darrin Nelson snagged 51 passes for 618 yards. Ted Brown and Tony Galbreath provided receiving help as well.
Darrin Nelson carried the ball for a team-best 642 yards for the Vikings.
The larcenous defense led the way with 48 turnovers. John Swain and John Turner each snatched 6 opponent throws. Doug Martin topped the defensive unit with 13 quarterback sacks.
Bud Grant coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 316
Regular Season Points Against: 348
|September 4, 1983||Minnesota Vikings 27 at Cleveland Browns 21||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 8, 1983||San Francisco 49ers 48 at Minnesota Vikings 17||L||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0|
|September 18, 1983||Minnesota Vikings 19 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16||W||0-1-0||2-0-0||2-1-0||OT|
|September 25, 1983||Detroit Lions 17 at Minnesota Vikings 20||W||1-1-0||2-0-0||3-1-0|
|October 2, 1983||Dallas Cowboys 37 at Minnesota Vikings 24||L||1-2-0||2-0-0||3-2-0|
|October 9, 1983||Minnesota Vikings 23 at Chicago Bears 14||W||1-2-0||3-0-0||4-2-0|
|October 16, 1983||Houston Oilers 14 at Minnesota Vikings 34||W||2-2-0||3-0-0||5-2-0|
|October 23, 1983||Minnesota Vikings 20 at Green Bay Packers 17||W||2-2-0||4-0-0||6-2-0||OT|
|October 30, 1983||Minnesota Vikings 31 at St. Louis Cardinals 41||L||2-2-0||4-1-0||6-3-0|
|November 6, 1983||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 at Minnesota Vikings 12||L||2-3-0||4-1-0||6-4-0|
|November 13, 1983||Green Bay Packers 29 at Minnesota Vikings 21||L||2-4-0||4-1-0||6-5-0|
|November 20, 1983||Minnesota Vikings 17 at Pittsburgh Steelers 14||W||2-4-0||5-1-0||7-5-0|
|November 27, 1983||Minnesota Vikings 16 at New Orleans Saints 17||L||2-4-0||5-2-0||7-6-0|
|December 5, 1983||Minnesota Vikings 2 at Detroit Lions 13||L||2-4-0||5-3-0||7-7-0|
|December 11, 1983||Chicago Bears 19 at Minnesota Vikings 13||L||2-5-0||5-3-0||7-8-0|
|December 17, 1983||Cincinnati Bengals 14 at Minnesota Vikings 20||W||3-5-0||5-3-0||8-8-0|