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1970 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Record 12-2
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 17-14
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1970 was the tenth year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 51st regular season of the National Football League. It was also the first season of play following the AFL-NFL merger, as the Vikings played in the National Football Conference. The Vikings' defense became the second defense in the history of the NFL to lead the league in fewest points allowed and fewest total yards allowed for two consecutive seasons.[1] The Vikings won the first-ever NFC Central title, as they finished with a record of 12 wins and two losses, before losing to the San Francisco 49ers at home in the NFC Divisional Playoff game.


NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular seasonEdit


Week Date Opponent Result Venue
1 September 20, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs W 27-10 Metropolitan Stadium
2 September 27, 1970 New Orleans Saints W 26-0 Metropolitan Stadium
3 October 4, 1970 at Green Bay Packers L 13-10 Milwaukee County Stadium
4 October 11, 1970 at Chicago Bears W 24-0 Wrigley Field
5 October 18, 1970 Dallas Cowboys W 54-13 Metropolitan Stadium
6 October 26, 1970 Los Angeles Rams W 13-3 Metropolitan Stadium
7 November 1, 1970 at Detroit Lions W 30-17 Tiger Stadium
8 November 8, 1970 at Washington Redskins W 19-10 RFK Stadium
9 November 15, 1970 Detroit Lions W 24-20 Metropolitan Stadium
10 November 22, 1970 Green Bay Packers W 10-3 Metropolitan Stadium
11 November 29, 1970 at New York Jets L 20-10 Shea Stadium
12 December 5, 1970 Chicago Bears W 16-13 Metropolitan Stadium
13 December 13, 1970 at Boston Patriots W 35-14 Harvard Stadium
14 December 20, 1970 at Atlanta Falcons W 37-7 Atlanta Stadium


Week Date Opponent Result Venue
Division December 27, 1970 San Francisco 49ers L 17-14 Metropolitan Stadium


NFC Central
Minnesota Vikings 1220.857335143
Detroit Lions 1040.714347202
Green Bay Packers 680.429196293
Chicago Bears 680.429256261


Awards, records, and honorsEdit


  1. The Best Show in Football:The 1946-1955 Cleveland Browns, p.294, Andy Piascik, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-1-58979-360-6
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 297
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