1967 Minnesota Vikings season
The 1967 season was the Minnesota Vikings' seventh in the National Football League. After the resignation of head coach Norm Van Brocklin at the end of the previous season, the Vikings hired Bud Grant, previously the head coach of the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who led the team to a 3–8–3 record.
|1967 Minnesota Vikings season|
|Head coach||Bud Grant|
|General manager||Jim Finks|
|Home field||Metropolitan Stadium|
|Division place||4th NFL Central|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
|Hall of Famer|
- ^[a] The New York Giants traded their 1st-round selection (2nd overall), 2nd-round selection (28th overall), 1968 1st-round selection (1st overall) and 1969 2nd-round selection (39th overall) to Minnesota for QB Fran Tarkenton.
- ^[b] Los Angeles traded their 1st-round selection (15th overall) and TE/LB Marlin McKeever to Minnesota for their 2nd-round selection (33rd overall), TE Hal Bedsole and RB Tommy Mason.
- ^[c] Minnesota traded their 6th-round selection (140th overall) to Pittsburgh for RB Phil King (American football).
- ^[d] Minnesota traded their 8th-round selection (192th overall) to Pittsburgh for LB Dave Tobey.
- ^[e] Washington traded their 8th-round selection (197th overall) to Minnesota for DE Bill Briggs (American football).
|1967 Minnesota Vikings final roster|
|1||August 12||Philadelphia Eagles||W 34–0||1–0||Skelly Stadium (Tulsa, OK)||24,500|
|2||August 18||at Denver Broncos (AFL)||L 9–14||1–1||University of Denver Stadium||31,850|
|3||August 27||at New York Giants||L 3–21||1–2||Yale Bowl (New Haven, CT)||43,584|
|4||September 2||Atlanta Falcons||W 16–3||2–2||Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland, OH)||84,236|
|5||September 10||Cleveland Browns||L 14–42||2–3||Metropolitan Stadium||40,012|
|1||September 17||San Francisco 49ers||L 21–27||0–1||Metropolitan Stadium||39,638|
|2||September 22||at Los Angeles Rams||L 3–39||0–2||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||52,255|
|3||October 1||Chicago Bears||L 7–17||0–3||Metropolitan Stadium||44,868|
|4||October 8||St. Louis Cardinals||L 24–34||0–4||Metropolitan Stadium||40,017|
|5||October 15||at Green Bay Packers||W 10–7||1–4||Milwaukee County Stadium||49,601|
|6||October 22||Baltimore Colts||T 20–20||1–4–1||Metropolitan Stadium||47,693|
|7||October 29||at Atlanta Falcons||L 20–21||1–5–1||Atlanta Stadium||52,859|
|8||November 5||New York Giants||W 27–24||2–5–1||Metropolitan Stadium||44,960|
|9||November 12||Detroit Lions||T 10–10||2–5–2||Metropolitan Stadium||40,032|
|10||November 19||at Cleveland Browns||L 10–14||2–6–2||Cleveland Stadium||68,431|
|11||November 26||at Pittsburgh Steelers||W 41–27||3–6–2||Pitt Stadium||23,773|
|12||December 3||Green Bay Packers||L 27–30||3–7–2||Metropolitan Stadium||47,693|
|13||December 10||at Chicago Bears||T 10–10||3–7–3||Wrigley Field||40,110|
|14||December 17||at Detroit Lions||L 3–14||3–8–3||Tiger Stadium||44,874|
|Green Bay Packers||9||4||1||.692||4–1–1||6–3–1||332||209||L2|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
|Passing yards||Joe Kapp||1,386|
|Passing touchdowns||Joe Kapp||8|
|Rushing yards||Dave Osborn||972|
|Rushing touchdowns||Bill Brown||5|
|Receiving yards||Gene Washington||384|
|Receiving touchdowns||John Beasley||4|
|Kickoff return yards||Clint Jones||597|
|Punt return yards||Bob Grim||101|
|Category||Total yards||Yards per game||NFL rank|
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