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1970 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 12-2
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 17-14
Timeline
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1969 1971

1970 was the tenth year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 51st regular season of the National Football League. It was also the first season of play following the AFL-NFL merger, as the Vikings played in the National Football Conference. The Vikings' defense became the second defense in the history of the NFL to lead the league in fewest points allowed and fewest total yards allowed for two consecutive seasons.[1] The Vikings won the first-ever NFC Central title, as they finished with a record of 12 wins and two losses, before losing to the San Francisco 49ers at home in the NFC Divisional Playoff game.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 20 Kansas City Chiefs W 27-10 Metropolitan Stadium
47,900
2 September 27 New Orleans Saints W 26-0 Metropolitan Stadium
47,900
3 October 4 at Green Bay Packers L 13-10 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,967
4 October 11 at Chicago Bears W 24-0 Wrigley Field
45,485
5 October 18 Dallas Cowboys W 54-13 Metropolitan Stadium
47,900
6 October 26 Los Angeles Rams W 13-3 Metropolitan Stadium
47,900
7 November 1 at Detroit Lions W 30-17 Tiger Stadium
58,210
8 November 8 at Washington Redskins W 19-10 RFK Stadium
50,415
9 November 15 Detroit Lions W 24-20 Metropolitan Stadium
47,900
10 November 22 Green Bay Packers W 10-3 Metropolitan Stadium
47,900
11 November 29 at New York Jets L 20-10 Shea Stadium
62,333
12 December 5 Chicago Bears W 16-13 Metropolitan Stadium
47,900
13 December 13 at Boston Patriots W 35-14 Harvard Stadium
37,819
14 December 20 at Atlanta Falcons W 37-7 Atlanta Stadium
57,992

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Divisional December 27 San Francisco 49ers L 17-14 Metropolitan Stadium
46,050

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Minnesota Vikings 1220.857335143
Detroit Lions 1040.714347202
Green Bay Packers 680.429196293
Chicago Bears 680.429256261

[2]

RosterEdit

Awards, records, and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Best Show in Football:The 1946-1955 Cleveland Browns, p.294, Andy Piascik, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-1-58979-360-6
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 297

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