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. 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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