1978 Minnesota Vikings Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-7-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Bud Grant (8-7-1)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1978 Minnesota Vikings Roster
1978 Minnesota Vikings Results

The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 8 wins and 7 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Vikings chalked up 294 points, but the defensive squad yielded 306. Fran Tarkenton led the charge, passing for 3,468 yards. Rickey Young paced all receivers, snagging 88 passes, while Ahmad Rashad accumulated 769 receiving yards. Sammy White contributed to the receiving game, too.

Chuck Foreman carried the ball for a team-best 749 yards for Minnesota.

Bobby Bryant picked off 7 opponent throws.

Bud Grant coached the team. The 1978 Minnesota Vikings lost in the Division Playoff.

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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Fran Tarkenton57234560.334686.1254.4325.6582725468.9
Tommy Kramer16531.2503.100.016.21911115.1
Bob Lee4250.0102.500.0125.0622016.7
Totals59235259.535286.0254.2345.758 30285

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chuck Foreman2377493.221 5
Rickey Young1344173.116 1
Robert Miller702133.019 3
Sammy Johnson11413.717 0
Mark Kellar11343.10
Sammy White5306.016 0
Brent McClanahan10262.622 0
Greg Coleman22211.017 0
Tommy Kramer11010.010 0
Fran Tarkenton24-6-0.215 1
Totals50515363.022 10

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rickey Young887048.048 5
Ahmad Rashad6676911.758 8
Chuck Foreman613966.520 2
Sammy White5374114.033 9
Bob Tucker4754011.535 0
Robert Miller2223010.529 0
Stu Voigt45213.027 0
Steve Craig4317.80
Mark Kellar3-5-1.70
Brent McClanahan2115.50
Kevin Miller13535.035 1
Harry Washington12424.024 0
Totals352352810.058 25

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Rick Danmeier373697.3191263.272
Totals373697.3191263.272

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Greg Coleman51199139.061
Mike Wood31110035.547
Totals82309137.761

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kevin Miller482395.047 0
Sammy White100.00
Totals492394.947 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kevin Miller4085421.438 0
Harry Washington47117.820 0
Sammy White35016.720 0
Brent McClanahan33812.724 0
Robert Miller22311.513 0
Mark Kellar11313.013 0
Rickey Young188.00
Steve Craig100.00
Totals55105719.238 0

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bobby Bryant7699.923 0
Nate Wright55811.630 0
Matt Blair3289.320 0
Phil Wise22110.514 0
Fred McNeill210.50
Tom Hannon200.00
John Turner11515.015 0
Totals221928.730 0

Defense and Fumbles:


Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Rick Danmeier1236072
Sammy White090000054
Ahmad Rashad800048
Chuck Foreman5200042
Rickey Young15000036
Robert Miller30000018
Matt Blair010006
Fred McNeill010006
Kevin Miller1000006
Fran Tarkenton10006
Totals10250000111236000294



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