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1974 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 10–4
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff Finish Won NFC Divisional Playoff (Cardinals) 30–14

Won NFC Championship Game (Rams) 14–10
Lost Super Bowl IX (vs. Steelers) 6–16

Timeline
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1973 1975

The 1974 season was the Minnesota Vikings' 14th in the National Football League. They won the NFC Central with a 10–4 record, before defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 30–14 in the NFC divisional playoff game, followed by a 14–10 win over the Los Angeles Rams to claim their second consecutive NFC championship. They then lost 16–6 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl IX at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, becoming the first team to lose consecutive Super Bowls.

Offseason

1974 Draft

Pro Bowler
1974 Minnesota Vikings Draft
Draft order Player name Position College Notes
Round Choice Overall
1 17 17 Fred McNeill Linebacker UCLA from Falcons[a]
25 25 Steve Riley Offensive Tackle USC
2 3 29 John Holland Wide Receiver Tennessee State from Chargers[b]
25 51 Matt Blair Linebacker Iowa State
3 12 64 Steve Craig Tight End Northwestern from Packers via Chargers[b]
25 77 Scott Anderson Center Missouri
4 8 86 Mike Townsend Defensive Back Notre Dame from Saints[c]
25 103 Traded to the Cincinnati Bengals[d]
5 16 120 Jim Ferguson Defensive Back Stanford from Broncos[e]
24 128 Traded to the Philadelphia Eagles[h] from Rams[g]
25 129 Traded to the Baltimore Colts[f]
6 25 155 Mark Kellar Running Back Northern Illinois
7 25 181 Fred Tabron Running Back Southwest Missouri State
8 25 207 Berl Simmons Kicker Texas Christian
9 24 232 Sam McCullum Wide Receiver Montana State
10 25 259 Barry Reed Running Back Peru State
11 25 285 Dave Boone Defensive End Eastern Michigan
12 25 311 Randy Polti Defensive Back Stanford
13 25 337 Gary Keller Defensive Tackle Utah
14 25 363 Alan Dixon Running Back Harding
15 25 389 Kurt Wachtler Defensive Tackle St. John's
16 25 415 John Goebel Running Back St. Thomas
17 25 441 Earl Garrett Defensive Back Boston State
^[a] Atlanta traded their first-round selection (17th overall) and QB Bob Berry to Minnesota for QB Bob Lee and LB Lonnie Warwick.
^[b] San Diego traded their second-round selection (29th overall) and a third-round selection (64th overall) to Minnesota for LB Carl Gersbach and RB Clinton Jones.
^[c] New Orleans traded their fourth-round selection (86th overall) and 1973 sixth-round selection to Minnesota for TE Bob Brown.
^[d] Minnesota traded their fourth-round selection (103rd overall) to Cincinnati for OG Steve Lawson.
^[e] Denver traded their fifth-round selection (120th overall) and WR Rod Sherman to Minnesota for WR Gene Washington.
^[f] Minnesota traded their fifth-round selection (129th overall) to Baltimore for DB Charlie Stukes on July 23, 1973.
^[g] Los Angeles traded their fifth-round selection (128th overall) to Minnesota for DB Charlie Stukes on August 28, 1973.
^[h] Minnesota traded this fifth-round selection (128th overall) to Philadelphia for LB Ron Porter.

Roster

1974 Minnesota Vikings roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance[1]
1 August 10 at Denver Broncos L 21–27 0–1 Mile High Stadium 23,822
2 August 19 at Miami Dolphins L 9–21 0–2 Miami Orange Bowl 67,693
3 August 25 Buffalo Bills W 32–13 1–2 Metropolitan Stadium 46,553
4 August 31 at St. Louis Cardinals W 14–10 2–2 Busch Memorial Stadium 38,040
5 September 7 San Diego Chargers W 42–0 3–2 Metropolitan Stadium 46,553

Regular season

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Record Game site Attendance
1 September 15 at Green Bay Packers W 32–17 1–0 Lambeau Field 56,267
2 September 22 at Detroit Lions W 7–6 2–0 Tiger Stadium 49,703
3 September 29 Chicago Bears W 11–7 3–0 Metropolitan Stadium 46,217
4 October 6 at Dallas Cowboys W 23–21 4–0 Texas Stadium 57,847
5 October 13 Houston Oilers W 51–10 5–0 Metropolitan Stadium 48,006
6 October 20 Detroit Lions L 16–20 5–1 Metropolitan Stadium 47,807
7 October 27 New England Patriots L 14–17 5–2 Metropolitan Stadium 48,177
8 November 3 at Chicago Bears W 17–0 6–2 Soldier Field 33,343
9 November 11 at St. Louis Cardinals W 28–24 7–2 Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium 50,183
10 November 17 Green Bay Packers L 7–19 7–3 Metropolitan Stadium 47,924
11 November 24 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–20 7–4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 90,266
12 December 1 New Orleans Saints W 29–9 8–4 Metropolitan Stadium 44,202
13 December 7 Atlanta Falcons W 23–10 9–4 Metropolitan Stadium 47,105
14 December 14 at Kansas City Chiefs W 35–15 10–4 Arrowhead Stadium 35,480

[2]

Game summaries

Week 1: at Green Bay Packers

Week 1: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 7 13 9

32

Packers 0 10 0 7

17

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: September 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), Wind 16 mph
  • Game attendance: 56,267
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Game information

First quarter

  • MIN – Fred Cox 20-yard field goal. Vikings 3–0.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 1-yard run (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 17–10.
  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 3-yard run (kick failed). Vikings 23–10.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Fred Cox 21-yard field goal. Vikings 26–10.
  • GB – Steve Odom 18-yard run (Chester Marcol kick). Vikings 26–17.
  • MIN – Amos Martin 15-yard fumble return (kick failed). Vikings 32–17.

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Week 2: at Detroit Lions

Week 2: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 7 0 0

7

Lions 0 3 0 3

6

at Tiger Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C), Wind 15 mph
  • Game attendance: 49,703
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Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • DET – Errol Mann 40-yard field goal. Vikings 7–6.

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Week 3: vs. Chicago Bears

Week 3: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 7

7

Vikings 2 6 3 0

11

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Date: September 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 47 °F (8 °C), Wind 11 mph
  • Game attendance: 46,217
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Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIN – Fred Cox 32-yard field goal. Vikings 11–0.

Fourth quarter

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Top receivers

Week 4: at Dallas Cowboys

Week 4: Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 10 7 3

23

Cowboys 7 0 0 14

21

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

  • Date: October 6
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 75 °F (24 °C), Wind 12 mph
  • Game attendance: 57,847
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Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 66-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 10–7.
  • MIN – Fred Cox 30-yard field goal. Vikings 13–7.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 13-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 20–7.

Fourth quarter

  • DAL – Walt Garrison 5-yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick). Vikings 20–14.
  • DAL – Calvin Hill 6-yard run (Efren Herrera kick). Cowboys 21–20.
  • MIN – Fred Cox 27-yard field goal. Vikings 23–21.

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Top receivers

Week 5: vs. Houston Oilers

Week 5: Houston Oilers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 3 0 7 0

10

Vikings 16 14 7 14

51

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Date: October 13
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 46 °F (8 °C), Wind 9 mph
  • Game attendance: 48,006
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Game information

First quarter

  • MIN – John Gilliam 80-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 7–0.
  • HOU – Skip Butler 29-yard field goal. Vikings 7–3.
  • MIN – Fred Cox 42-yard field goal. Vikings 10–3.
  • MIN – Stu Voigt 10-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (kick failed). Vikings 16–3.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Ed Marinaro 1-yard run (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 23–3.
  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 6-yard run (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 30–3.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Vic Washington 2-yard run (Skip Butler kick). Vikings 30–10.
  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 24-yard pass from Fran Tartenton (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 37–10.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Steve Craig 10-yard pass from Bob Berry (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 44–10.
  • MIN – Sam McCullum 20-yard pass from Bob Berry (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 51–10.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • HOU – Willie Rodgers – 11 rushes, 42 yards
  • MIN – Chuck Foreman – 16 rushes, 61 yards, TD

Top receivers

Week 6: vs. Detroit Lions

Week 6: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 6 7 7

20

Vikings 0 3 13 0

16

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 38 °F (3 °C), Wind 10 mph
  • Game attendance: 47,807
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Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Fred Cox 23-yard field goal. Vikings 3–0.
  • DET – Errol Mann 36-yard field goal. Tied 3–3.
  • DET – Errol Mann 27-yard field goal. Lions 6–3.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 1-yard run (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 10–6.
  • DET – Altie Taylor 1-yard run (Errol Mann kick). Lions 13–10.
  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 9-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (kick failed). Vikings 16–13.

Fourth quarter

  • DET – Altie Taylor 8-yard run (Errol Mann kick). Lions 20–16.

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Top receivers

Week 7: vs. New England Patriots

Week 7: New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 3 7 0 7

17

Vikings 0 0 0 14

14

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), Wind 10 mph
  • Game attendance: 48,177
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Game information

First quarter

  • NE – John Smith 37-yard field goal. Patriots 3–0.

Second quarter

  • NE – Steve Schubert 21-yard pass from Jim Plunkett (John Smith kick). Patriots 10–0.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

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Top receivers

Week 8: at Chicago Bears

Week 8: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 0 7 7

17

Bears 0 0 0 0

0

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 52 °F (11 °C), Wind 13 mph
  • Game attendance: 33,343
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Game information

First quarter

  • MIN – Fred Cox 23-yard field goal. Vikings 3–0.

Second quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Stu Voigt 4-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 17–0.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • MIN – John Gilliam – 1 rec, 35 yards, TD
  • CHI – Jim Kelly – 2 rec, 38 yards

Week 9: at St. Louis Cardinals

Week 9: Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 14 0 7 7

28

Cardinals 7 10 0 7

24

at Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: Monday, November 11
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), Wind 12 mph
  • Game attendance: 50,183
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Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • STL – Jim Bakken 46-yard field goal. Vikings 14–10.
  • STL – Earl Thomas 12-yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick). Cardinals 17–14.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 13-yard run (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 21–17.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Fran Tarkenton 11-yard run (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 28–17.
  • STL – Jim Hart 4-yard run (Jim Bakken kick). Vikings 28–24.

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Top receivers

Week 10: vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 10: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 6 3 10

19

Vikings 0 0 0 7

7

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 33 °F (1 °C), Wind 8 mph
  • Game attendance: 47,924
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Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • GB – Chester Marcol 28-yard field goal. Packers 3–0.
  • GB – Chester Marcol 31-yard field goal. Packers 6–0.

Third quarter

  • GB – Chester Marcol 19-yard field goal. Packers 9–0.

Fourth quarter

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Top receivers

Week 11: at Los Angeles Rams

Week 11: Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 17 0 0

17

Rams 0 6 0 14

20

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C), Wind 8 mph
  • Game attendance: 90,266
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Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • MIN – Fred Cox 36-yard field goal. Vikings 3–0.
  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 1-yard run (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 10–0.
  • LA – James Harris 1-yard run (kick failed). Vikings 10–6.
  • MIN – Chuck Foreman 12-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 17–6.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • LA – James Harris 1-yard run (David Ray kick). Vikings 17–13.
  • LA – Jack Snow 8-yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick). Rams 20–17.

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Top receivers

Week 12: vs. New Orleans Saints

Week 12: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 6 0 0

9

Vikings 6 6 3 14

29

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 25 °F (−4 °C), Wind 11 mph
  • Game attendance: 44,202
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Game information

First quarter

  • MIN – Dave Osborn 2-yard run (kick failed). Vikings 6–0.
  • NO – Bill McClard 27-yard field goal. Vikings 6–3.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIN – Fred Cox 25-yard field goal. Vikings 15–9.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – John Gilliam 13-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 22–9.
  • MIN – John Gilliam 22-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 29–9.

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Top receivers

Week 13: vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 13: Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 7 0 3

10

Vikings 7 3 6 7

23

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Date: Saturday, December 7
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 28 °F (−2 °C), Wind 10 mph
  • Game attendance: 47,105
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Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIN – Dave Osborn 5-yard run (kick failed). Vikings 16–7.

Fourth quarter

  • ATL – Nick Mike-Mayer 36-yard field goal. Vikings 16–10.
  • MIN – Stu Voigt 10-yard pass from Bob Berry (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 23–10.

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Top receivers

Week 14: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 14: Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 14 7 14

35

Chiefs 3 9 0 3

15

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: Saturday, December 14
  • Game time: 2:45 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 35 °F (2 °C), Wind 13 mph
  • Game attendance: 35,480
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Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • KC – Jan Stenerud 32-yard field goal. Chiefs 6–0.
  • MIN – Sam McCullum 34-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 7–6.
  • MIN – Sam McCullum 10-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 14–6.
  • KC – Emmitt Thomas 73-yard interception return (kick failed). Vikings 14–12.

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • KC – Jan Stenerud 29-yard field goal. Vikings 21–15.
  • MIN – Oscar Reed 3-yard pass from Bob Berry (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 28–15.
  • MIN – Brent McClanahan 6-yard run (Fred Cox kick). Vikings 35–15.

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Standings

Template:1974 NFC Central standings

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
NFC Divisional Playoff December 21, 1974 St. Louis Cardinals W 30–14 Metropolitan Stadium 48,150
Conference Championship December 29, 1974 Los Angeles Rams W 14–10 Metropolitan Stadium 48,444
Super Bowl IX January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers L 6–16 Tulane Stadium 80,997

NFC Divisional Playoff

NFC Divisional Playoff: St. Louis Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 0 7

14

Vikings 0 7 16 7

30

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

Aided by the Cardinals' turnovers, the Vikings scored 16 points in less than 7 minutes in the third quarter. On their first possession of the game, St. Louis drove to the Vikings 35-yard line, but lost the ball on a failed 4th-and-1 conversion attempt. St. Louis eventually got onto the scoreboard first with quarterback Jim Hart's 13-yard touchdown pass to receiver Earl Thomas, but Minnesota countered when quarterback Fran Tarkenton completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to John Gilliam. The 7–7 tie would last till the end of the half. The Cardinals had a chance to take the lead with a 56-yard drive to the Vikings 6-yard line, but Jim Bakken missed a 23-yard field goal attempt as time expired.[3]

On the third play of the second half, Vikings defensive back Jeff Wright intercepted a pass from Hart and returned it 18 yards to set up Fred Cox's 37-yard field goal, giving his team a 10–7 lead. Exactly 60 seconds later, on the Cardinals' ensuing drive, Terry Metcalf lost a fumble while being leveled by Vikings linemen Alan Page and Carl Eller. Cornerback Nate Wright picked up the loose ball and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown that increased Minnesota's lead to 17–7. A few minutes later, Tarkenton finished off a 16-point quarter with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Gilliam. In the fourth quarter, Vikings running back Chuck Foreman, who finished the game with 114 rushing yards and 5 receptions for 54 yards, recorded a 4-yard touchdown run to give Minnesota a 30–7 lead. By the time Metcalf rushed for an 11-yard fourth-quarter touchdown, the game was already out of reach for the Cardinals.

NFC Championship

NFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 3 0 7

10

Vikings 0 7 0 7

14

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

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On an unusually balmy day for December in Minnesota, the Vikings were able to hold onto the ball for the final 5:37 of the game to preserve a 14–10 victory. After a scoreless first quarter, Minnesota quarterback Fran Tarkenton threw a 29-yard touchdown to Jim Lash. Rams kicker David Ray later added a 27-yard field goal to cut the lead to 7–3 before halftime. In the third quarter, Los Angeles advanced the ball from their own 1-yard line to the Minnesota 1-yard line. The big play on the drive was a 73-yard pass play to Harold Jackson, who was finally pushed out of bounds at the Vikings 2 by safety Jeff Wright. With the ball inside the one-yard line, Rams guard Tom Mack was controversially called for illegal procedure (replays showed Mack did not move). Moved back to the six-yard line, the Rams were forced to pass for a touchdown on third down but the pass was deflected and Vikings linebacker Wally Hilgenberg intercepted the ball in the end zone for a touchback. Minnesota then went on a 15-play drive that took almost eight minutes off the clock to score on Dave Osborn's 4-yard touchdown run. With 7:15 left to play in the game, the Rams then cut the deficit to 14–10 with Harold Jackson's 44-yard touchdown reception. Then after forcing the Vikings to punt, Los Angeles drove to the Minnesota 45-yard line. But a third down sack forced the Rams to punt again and the Vikings kept the ball to run out the clock.

Super Bowl IX

Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 2 7 7

16

Vikings 0 0 0 6

6

at Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: January 12, 1975
  • Game time: 2:00 pm CST
  • Game weather: Overcast, 51 °F (11 °C)
  • Game attendance: 80,997
  • Referee: Bernie Ulman
  • TV announcers (NBC): Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis, and Don Meredith
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Statistics

Team leaders

Category Player(s) Value
Passing yards Fran Tarkenton 2,598
Passing touchdowns Fran Tarkenton 17
Rushing yards Chuck Foreman 777
Rushing touchdowns Chuck Foreman 9
Receiving yards Jim Lash 631
Receiving touchdowns Chuck Foreman 6
Points Chuck Foreman 90
Kickoff return yards Brent McClanahan 549
Punt return yards Jackie Wallace 191
Interceptions Nate Wright 6

League rankings

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 26)
Passing offense 2,755 196.8 2nd
Rushing offense 1,856 132.6 15th
Total offense 4,611 329.4 3rd
Passing defense 2,302 164.4 18th
Rushing defense 1,605 114.6 5th
Total defense 3,907 279.1 10th

References

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Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Washington
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