1965 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Norm Van Brocklin
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 7-7
Place 5th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1964 1966

The 1965 Minnesota Vikings season was the fifth year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 46th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of seven wins and seven losses under head coach Norm Van Brocklin.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

1965 NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Overall
Pick
Name Position College
1 8 Jack Snow Wide receiver Notre Dame
2 15 Archie Sutton Tackle Illinois
2 23 Lance Rentzel Wide receiver Oklahoma
3 Pick traded to Baltimore Colts
4 51 Jim Whalen Wide receiver Boston College
4 55 Jim Harris Tackle Utah State
5 Pick traded to Detroit Lions
6 79 Jim Grisham Running back Oklahoma
7 Pick traded to Detroit Lions
8 100 John Hankinson Quarterback Minnesota
8 107 Jeff Jordon Running back Tulsa
9 120 Frank McClendon Tackle Alabama
10 135 Jerald Schweiger Tackle Wisconsin–Superior
11 148 John Thomas Wide receiver USC
12 163 Mike Tilleman Defensive tackle Montana
13 176 Dave Osborn Running back North Dakota
14 191 Max Leetzow Wide receiver Idaho
15 204 Phillip Morgan Running back East Tennessee State
16 219 Paul Labinski Tackle St. John's
17 232 Veran Smith Running back Utah State
18 247 Rich Kotite Wide receiver Wagner
19 260 Ellis Johnson Running back Southeastern Louisiana
20 271 Cosmo Iacavazzi Running back Princeton

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Record
1 09-19 at Baltimore Colts L 35-16 Memorial Stadium 56,562 0-1
2 09-26 Detroit Lions L 31-29 Metropolitan Stadium 46,826[1] 0-2
3 10-03 at Los Angeles Rams W 38-35 LA Coliseum 36,755 1-2
4 10-09 New York Giants W 40-14 Metropolitan Stadium 44,283 2-2
5 10-17 Chicago Bears L 45-37 Metropolitan Stadium 47,426 2-3
6 10-24 at San Francisco 49ers W 42-41 Kezar Stadium 42,680 3-3
7 10-31 at Cleveland Browns W 27-17 Cleveland Stadium 83,505 4-3
8 11-07 Los Angeles Rams W 24-13 Metropolitan Stadium 47,426 5-3
9 11-14 Baltimore Colts L 41-21 Metropolitan Stadium 47,426 5-4
10 11-21 Green Bay Packers L 38-13 Metropolitan Stadium 47,426 5-5
11 11-28 San Francisco 49ers L 45-24 Metropolitan Stadium 40,306 5-6
12 12-05 at Green Bay Packers L 24-19 Lambeau Field 50,852 5-7
13 12-12 at Detroit Lions W 29-7 Tiger Stadium 45,420 6-7
14 12-19 at Chicago Bears W 24-17 Wrigley Field 46,604 7-7

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 3 1 .769 316 224 T-1
Baltimore Colts 10 3 1 .769 389 284 W-1
Chicago Bears 9 5 0 .643 409 275 L-1
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 421 402 T-1
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 383 403 W-2
Detroit Lions 6 7 1 .462 257 295 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 4 10 0 .286 269 328 L-1

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. This is an opening game attendance record at Metropolitian Stadium.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


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