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1972 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1971 1973

1972 was the 12th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 53rd regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of seven wins and seven losses.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position College
1 (10) Jeff Siemon Linebacker Stanford
2 (50) Ed Marinaro Running back Cornell
3 (59) Bart Buetow Offensive tackle Minnesota
6 (154) Amos Martin Linebacker Louisville
7 (181) Bill Slater Defensive end Western Michigan
8 (206) Calvin Demery Wide receiver Arizona State
9 (232) Charlie Goodrum Guard Florida A&M
10 (258) Willie Aldridge Running back South Carolina State
11 (284) Willie McKelton Defensive back Southern
12 (310) Bob Banaugh Defensive back Montana State
13 (336) Franklin Roberts Running back Alcorn A&M
14 (361) Marv Owens Running back San Diego State
15 (388) Mike Sivert Guard East Tennessee State
16 (414) Neil Graff Quarterback Wisconsin
17 (440) Dick Schmalz Wide receiver Auburn

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Results Venue Attendance
Final score Team record
1 September 18 Washington Redskins L 24–21 0–1 Metropolitan Stadium
47,900
2 September 24 at Detroit Lions W 34–10 1–1 Tiger Stadium
54,418
3 October 1 Miami Dolphins L 16–14 1–2 Metropolitan Stadium
47,900
4 October 8 St. Louis Cardinals L 19–17 1–3 Metropolitan Stadium
49,687
5 October 15 at Denver Broncos W 23–20 2–3 Mile High Stadium
51,656
6 October 23 at Chicago Bears L 13–10 2–4 Soldier Field
55,701
7 October 29 at Green Bay Packers W 27–13 3–4 Lambeau Field
56,263
8 November 5 New Orleans Saints W 37–6 4–4 Metropolitan Stadium
49,784
9 November 12 Detroit Lions W 16–14 5–4 Metropolitan Stadium
49,784
10 November 19 at Los Angeles Rams W 45–41 6–4 LA Coliseum
77,982
11 November 26 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–10 6–5 Three Rivers Stadium
50,348
12 December 3 Chicago Bears W 23–10 7–5 Metropolitan Stadium
49,784
13 December 10 Green Bay Packers L 23–7 7–6 Metropolitan Stadium
49,784
14 December 16 at San Francisco 49ers L 20–17 7–7 Candlestick Park
61,214

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 4 0 .714 304 226 W-3
Detroit Lions 8 5 1 .607 339 290 W-1
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 301 252 L-2
Chicago Bears 4 9 1 .321 225 275 L-1

Awards, records, and honorsEdit

All-ProsEdit

First Team
Second Team

Pro BowlersEdit

League leadersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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