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1983 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Results
Record 8-8
Place 4th NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1982 1984

1983 was the 23nd year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 64th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of eight wins and eight losses.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4 at Cleveland Browns W 27-21
70,087
2 September 8 San Francisco 49ers L 48-17
58,167
3 September 18 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 19-16 (OT)
57,567
4 September 25 Detroit Lions W 20-17
58,254
5 October 2 Dallas Cowboys L 37-24
60,774
6 October 9 at Chicago Bears W 23-14
59,632
7 October 16 Houston Oilers W 34-14
58,910
8 October 23 at Green Bay Packers W 20-17 (OT)
55,236
9 October 30 at St. Louis Cardinals L 41-31
42,575
10 November 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17-12
59,239
11 November 13 Green Bay Packers L 29-21
60,113
12 November 20 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17-14
58,417
13 November 27 at New Orleans Saints L 17-16
59,502
14 December 5 at Detroit Lions L 13-2
79,169
15 December 11 Chicago Bears L 19-13
57,880
16 December 17 Cincinnati Bengals W 20-14
51,565

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
Detroit Lions 970.563347286
Green Bay Packers 880.500429439
Chicago Bears 880.500311301
Minnesota Vikings 880.500316348
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2140.125241380

Awards, records, and honorsEdit

  • Against the Detroit Lions in Week 14, the Vikings became the 35th team in NFL history and only the fifth since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger, to score only a safety in a game. This has happened only once since, by the 1993 Cincinnati Bengals ten years and a week later.

ReferencesEdit

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