|1964 Minnesota Vikings season|
|Head Coach||Norm Van Brocklin|
|General Manager||Jim Finks|
|Home Field||Metropolitan Stadium|
|Place||T-2nd NFL Western|
|Playoff Finish||did not qualify|
|Previous season||Next season|
The 1964 season was the Minnesota Vikings' fourth in the National Football League. Under head coach Norm Van Brocklin, the team finished with an 8–5–1 record, the most wins they had accrued in a season since joining the league. To date, this is the only season the Vikings wore white jerseys for their home games.
|Hall of Famer|
- ^[a] Minnesota traded their 4th round selection (47th overall) to Chicago for RB Bill Brown.
- ^[b] The New York Giants traded their 4th round selection (53rd overall) and 1965 2nd round selection (15th overall) to Minnesota for RB Hugh McElhenny.
- ^[c] Minnesota traded their 10th round selection (131st overall) to the Los Angeles Rams for RB Tommy Wilson.
|1964 Minnesota Vikings roster|
| Offensive linemen
| Reserve lists
|1||August 8||New York Giants||W 21–7||1–0||Metropolitan Stadium||31,581|
|2||August 15||St. Louis Cardinals||W 24–10||2–0||Cheney Stadium (Atlanta, GA)||10,000|
|3||August 22||San Francisco 49ers||W 24–21||3–0||Ute Stadium (Salt Lake City, UT)||20,207|
|4||August 29||at Los Angeles Rams||W 34–23||4–0||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||39,938|
|5||September 5||at Philadelphia Eagles||W 21–20||5–0||Hershey Stadium (Hershey, PA)||9,212|
|1||September 13||Baltimore Colts||W 34–24||1–0||Metropolitan Stadium||35,563|
|2||September 20||Chicago Bears||L 7–28||1–1||Metropolitan Stadium||41,387|
|3||September 27||at Los Angeles Rams||L 13–22||1–2||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||50,009|
|4||October 4||at Green Bay Packers||W 24–23||2–2||City Stadium||42,327|
|5||October 11||Detroit Lions||L 20–24||2–3||Metropolitan Stadium||40,840|
|6||October 18||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 30–10||3–3||Metropolitan Stadium||39,873|
|7||October 25||at San Francisco 49ers||W 27–22||4–3||Kezar Stadium||31,845|
|8||November 1||Green Bay Packers||L 13–42||4–4||Metropolitan Stadium||44,278|
|9||November 8||San Francisco 49ers||W 24–7||5–4||Metropolitan Stadium||40,408|
|10||November 15||at Baltimore Colts||L 14–17||5–5||Memorial Stadium||60,213|
|11||November 22||at Detroit Lions||T 23–23||5–5–1||Tiger Stadium||48,291|
|12||November 29||Los Angeles Rams||W 34–13||6–5–1||Metropolitan Stadium||31,677|
|13||December 6||at New York Giants||W 30–21||7–5–1||Yankee Stadium||62,802|
|14||December 13||at Chicago Bears||W 41–14||8–5–1||Wrigley Field||46,486|
Week 7: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit
The Vikings defeated the 49ers 27–22 but not before Jim Marshall made one of the most embarrassing errors in NFL. 49er Billy Kilmer fumbled the ball which was recovered by Marshall and he unknowingly ran 66 yards with it the wrong way into his own end zone and thinking he scored a touchdown he tossed the ball in the air throwing it out of bounds, resulting in a safety.
|Passing yards||Fran Tarkenton||2,506|
|Passing touchdowns||Fran Tarkenton||22|
|Rushing yards||Bill Brown||866|
|Rushing touchdowns||Bill Brown||7|
|Receiving yards||Bill Brown||703|
|Receiving touchdowns||Bill Brown||9|
|Kickoff return yards||Bill Butler||597|
|Punt return yards||Bill Butler||156|
|Category||Total yards||Yards per game|| NFL rank|
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- "1964 Draft". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/release.jsp?release_id=1454. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
- "1964 Minnesota Vikings". DatabaseFootball. Archived from the original on 9 April 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070409052857/http://www.databasefootball.com/teams/teamyear.htm?tm=MIN&lg=nfl&yr=1964. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
|Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
| 1964 NFL Draft • NFL Championship • Pro Bowl|
Related: 1964 AFL Season