1973 Minnesota Vikings Statistics

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 Roster
1973 Minnesota Vikings Results

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.

Minnesota racked up 296 points, while the rigid defensive squad conceded 168. Chuck Foreman carried the ball for a team-best 801 yards for the Vikings.

Fran Tarkenton passed for 2,113 yards. John Gilliam snagged 42 passes for 907 yards, while 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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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Fran Tarkenton27416961.721137.7155.572.6543127093.2
Bob Berry241041.71215.014.228.3301837.0
Totals29817960.122347.5165.493.054 32278


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chuck Foreman1828014.450 4
Oscar Reed1004014.030 3
Ed Marinaro953023.227 2
Dave Osborn482164.514 0
Bill Brown472064.421 3
Fran Tarkenton412024.916 1
John Gilliam57114.244 1
Brent McClanahan17694.110 0
Bob Berry252.50
Stu Voigt122.00
Totals53822754.250 14


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Gilliam4290721.654 8
Chuck Foreman373629.835 2
Ed Marinaro261967.517 2
Stu Voigt2331813.843 2
Oscar Reed191226.413 0
Carroll Dale1419213.740 0
Bill Brown5224.41
Dave Osborn341.30
Jim Lash23417.018 0
Doug Kingsriter22713.514 0
Rhett Dawson22412.019 0
Gary Ballman22211.012 0
John Beasley133.01
John Ward111.00
Totals179223412.554 16


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Fred Cox3333100.0352160.096


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Mike Eischeid66262839.857

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bobby Bryant251405.616 0
Charlie West100.00
Jeff Wright200.00
Totals281405.016 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Brent McClanahan1641025.645 0
John Gilliam1017417.429 0
Charlie West310434.742 0
Bill Brown33511.718 0
Oscar Reed22914.515 0
Jeff Wright100.00
Totals3575221.545 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bobby Bryant710515.046 1
Paul Krause4287.024 0
Jeff Wright33110.325 0
Nate Wright362.00
Jeff Siemon22412.021 0
Terry Brown16363.063 1
Wally Hilgenberg166.00
Totals2126312.563 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Fred Cox2133096
John Gilliam18000054
Chuck Foreman4200036
Ed Marinaro2200024
Bill Brown31000024
Oscar Reed30000018
Stu Voigt0200012
Bobby Bryant010006
John Beasley10006
Fran Tarkenton10006
Wally Hilgenberg010006
Terry Brown10006
Roy Winston00012


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