1976 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 11-2-1
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff Finish Won NFC Divisional Playoff (Redskins) 35-20
Won NFC Championship (Rams) 24-13
Lost Super Bowl XI (Raiders) 32-14
Timeline
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1975 1977

1976 was the 16th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 57th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of 11 wins, two losses, and one tie. They lost Super Bowl XI to the Oakland Raiders 32-14. As of 2012, this has been the last Super Bowl appearance by the franchise.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12 at New Orleans Saints W 40-9
58,156
2 September 19, 1976 Los Angeles Rams T 10-10 (OT)
47,310
3 September 26 at Detroit Lions W 10-9
77,292
4 October 4 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17-6
47,809
5 October 10 Chicago Bears W 20-19
47,614
6 October 17 New York Giants W 24-7
46,508
7 October 24 at Philadelphia Eagles W 31-12
56,233
8 October 31 at Chicago Bears L 14-13
53,602
9 November 7 Detroit Lions W 31-23
46,735
10 November 14 Seattle Seahawks W 27-21
45,087
11 November 21 at Green Bay Packers (Mil) W 17-10
53,104
12 November 29 at San Francisco 49ers L 20-16
56,775
13 December 5 Green Bay Packers W 20-9
43,700
14 December 11 at Miami Dolphins W 29-7
46,543

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 18 Washington Redskins W 35-20
47,221
NFC Championship December 26 Los Angeles Rams W 24-13
47,191
Super Bowl XI January 9 Oakland Raiders L 32-14
100,421

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 11 2 1 .821 305 176
Chicago Bears 7 7 0 .500 253 216
Detroit Lions 6 8 0 .429 262 220
Green Bay Packers 5 9 0 .357 218 299

Roster[edit | edit source]

Larry Bowie

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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