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1968 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 8-6
Place 1st NFL Central
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (Colts) 24-14
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1967 1969

1968 was the eighth year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 49th regular season of the National Football League. Under head coach Bud Grant, the Vikings won the NFL Central Division title with a record of eight wins and six losses, as they qualified for post-season play for the first time in franchise history. The Vikings' first trip to the playoffs ended with a 24-14 loss in the Western Conference Championship Game to the eventual NFL champion and Super Bowl runner-up Baltimore Colts at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue
1 September 14, 1968 Atlanta Falcons W 47-7 Metropolitan Stadium
2 September 22, 1968 at Green Bay Packers W 26-13 Milwaukee County Stadium
3 September 29, 1968 Chicago Bears L 27-17 Metropolitan Stadium
4 October 6, 1968 Detroit Lions W 24-10 Metropolitan Stadium
5 October 13, 1968 at New Orleans Saints L 20-17 Tulane Stadium
6 October 20, 1968 Dallas Cowboys L 20-7 Metropolitan Stadium
7 October 27, 1968 at Chicago Bears L 26-24 Wrigley Field
8 November 3, 1968 Washington Redskins W 27-14 Metropolitan Stadium
9 November 10, 1968 Green Bay Packers W 14-10 Metropolitan Stadium
10 November 17, 1968 at Detroit Lions W 13-6 Tiger Stadium
11 November 24, 1968 at Baltimore Colts L 21-9 Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
12 December 1, 1968 Los Angeles Rams L 31-3 Metropolitan Stadium
13 December 8, 1968 at San Francisco 49ers W 30-20 Kezar Stadium
14 December 15, 1968 at Philadelphia Eagles W 24-17 Franklin Field

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue
Western Conference December 22, 1968 at Baltimore Colts L 24-14 Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
Playoff Bowl January 5, 1969 N Dallas Cowboys L 17-13 Miami Orange Bowl

StandingsEdit

NFL Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 8 6 0 .571 282 242 W-2
Chicago Bears 7 7 0 .500 250 333 L-1
Green Bay Packers 6 7 1 .462 281 227 W-1
Detroit Lions 4 8 2 .333 207 241 L-1
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Capitol Century Coastal Central
Dallas Cleveland Atlanta Chicago
NY Giants New Orleans Baltimore Detroit
Philadelphia Pittsburgh Los Angeles Green Bay
Washington St. Louis San Francisco Minnesota
1968 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsNFL ChampionshipPro BowlSuper Bowl III
Related: 1968 AFL Season

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