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1966 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Norm Van Brocklin
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 4-9-1
Place T-6th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1965 1967

The 1966 Minnesota Vikings season was the sixth year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 47th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of four wins, nine losses, and one tie under head coach Norm Van Brocklin. This was the final season for Van Brocklin, he resigned February 11, 1967.

OffseasonEdit

1966 NFL DraftEdit

Round Overall
Pick
Name Position College
1 7 Jerry Shay Tackle Purdue
2 27 Jim Lindsey Running back Arkansas
3 42 Don Hansen Linebacker Illinois
4 57 Ron Acks Defensive end Illinois
5 72 Doug Davis Tackle Kentucky
6 83 Wilbur Aylor Tackle Southwest Texas State
7 106 Bob Meers End UMass
8 Pick acquired by the Baltimore Colts
9 134 Ron Green Flanker North Dakota
10 Pick acquired by the Detroit Lions
11 162 Stan Quintana Defensive back New Mexico
12 181 Bob Petrella Defensive back Tennessee
13 195 Larry Martin Tackle San Diego State
14 209 Howard Twilley End Tulsa
15 223 Hugh Wright Running back Adams State
16 237 Jim Williams Defensive end Arkansas
17 256 Monroe Beard Running back Virginia Union
18 270 Dale Greco Defensive tackle Illinois
19 284 Jessse Stokes Running back Corpus Christi State
20 Pick acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 11 at San Francisco 49ers T 20-20 Kezar Stadium
29,312
2 September 18 Baltimore Colts L 38-23 Metropolitan Stadium
47,426
3 September 25 at Dallas Cowboys L 28-17 Cotton Bowl
64,116
4 October 2 Chicago Bears L 13-10 Metropolitan Stadium
47,426
5 Bye week
6 October 16 Los Angeles Rams W 35-7 Metropolitan Stadium
47,426
7 October 23 at Baltimore Colts L 20-17 Memorial Stadium
60,238
8 October 30 San Francisco 49ers W 28-3 Metropolitan Stadium
45,077
9 November 6 at Green Bay Packers W 20-17 Lambeau Field
50,861
10 November 13 Detroit Lions L 32-31 Metropolitan Stadium
43,939
11 November 20 at Los Angeles Rams L 21-6 LA Coliseum
38,775
12 November 27 Green Bay Packers L 28-16 Metropolitan Stadium
47,426
13 December 4 Atlanta Falcons L 20-13 Metropolitan Stadium
37,117
14 December 11 at Detroit Lions W 28-16 Tiger Stadium
43,022
15 December 18 at Chicago Bears L 41-28 Wrigley Field
45,191

StandingsEdit

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 12 2 0 .857 335 163 W-5
Baltimore Colts 9 5 0 .643 314 226 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 8 6 0 .571 289 212 L-1
San Francisco 49ers 6 6 2 .500 320 325 L-1
Chicago Bears 5 7 2 .417 234 272 W-1
Detroit Lions 4 9 1 .308 206 317 L-3
Minnesota Vikings 4 9 1 .308 206 304 L-1

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