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1968 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 8-6
Place 1st NFL Central
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (Colts) 24-14
Timeline
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1967 1969

1968 was the eighth year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 49th regular season of the National Football League. Under head coach Bud Grant, the Vikings won the NFL Central Division title with a record of eight wins and six losses, as they qualified for post-season play for the first time in franchise history. The Vikings' first trip to the playoffs ended with a 24-14 loss in the Western Conference Championship Game to the eventual NFL champion and Super Bowl runner-up Baltimore Colts at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 14 Atlanta Falcons W 47-7 Metropolitan Stadium
45,563
2 September 22 at Green Bay Packers W 26-13 Milwaukee County Stadium
49,346
3 September 29 Chicago Bears L 27-17 Metropolitan Stadium
47,644
4 October 6 Detroit Lions W 24-10 Metropolitan Stadium
44,289
5 October 13 at New Orleans Saints L 20-17 Tulane Stadium
71,105
6 October 20 Dallas Cowboys L 20-7 Metropolitan Stadium
47,644
7 October 27 at Chicago Bears L 26-24 Wrigley Field
46,562
8 November 3 Washington Redskins W 27-14 Metropolitan Stadium
47,644
9 November 10 Green Bay Packers W 14-10 Metropolitan Stadium
47,644
10 November 17 at Detroit Lions W 13-6 Tiger Stadium
48,654
11 November 24 at Baltimore Colts L 21-9 Memorial Stadium
60,238
12 December 1 Los Angeles Rams L 31-3 Metropolitan Stadium
47,644
13 December 8 at San Francisco 49ers W 30-20 Kezar Stadium
29,049
14 December 15 at Philadelphia Eagles W 24-17 Franklin Field
54,530

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Western Conference December 22 at Baltimore Colts L 24-14 Memorial Stadium
60,238
Playoff Bowl January 5 N Dallas Cowboys L 17-13 Miami Orange Bowl
22,961

StandingsEdit

NFL Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 8 6 0 .571 282 242 W-2
Chicago Bears 7 7 0 .500 250 333 L-1
Green Bay Packers 6 7 1 .462 281 227 W-1
Detroit Lions 4 8 2 .333 207 241 L-1

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