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1963 Minnesota Vikings season

1963 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Norm Van Brocklin
Home field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 5-8-1
Division place 4th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1963 Minnesota Vikings season was the third year of play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 44th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of five wins, eight losses, and one tie under head coach Norm Van Brocklin. The five wins at the time was the most in the franchise's three-year history.

Offseason

1963 Draft

Main article: 1963 NFL Draft
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice Overall
1 3 3 Jim Dunaway Defensive Tackle Mississippi
2 2 16 Bobby Bell Defensive Tackle Minnesota
3 3 31 Ray Poage Running Back Texas
4 2 44 Paul Flatley Wide Receiver Northwestern
5 3 59 Gary Kaltenbach Offensive Tackle Pittsburgh
6 2 72 Traded to the Cleveland Browns[a]
7 3 87 Traded to the New York Giants[b]
8 2 100 Jim O'Mahoney Linebacker Miami (Florida)
9 3 115 Bob Hoover Running Back Florida
10 2 128 Terry Kosens Running Back Hofstra
11 3 143 John Campbell Linebacker Minnesota
12 2 156 John Sklopan Running Back Southern Mississippi
13 3 171 Dave O'Brien Offensive Tackle Boston College
14 2 184 Ralph Ferrisi Running Back Southern Connecticut State
15 3 199 John Murio End Whitworth
16 2 212 Rex Mirich Offensive Tackle Northern Arizona
17 3 227 Tom Munsey Running Back Concord
18 2 240 Tom McIntyre Offensive Tackle St. John's (Minnesota)
19 3 255 Frank Horvath Running Back Youngstown State
20 2 268 Mailon Kent Running Back Auburn
^[a] Minnesota traded their 6th round selection (72nd overall) to Cleveland for CB Tom Franckhauser, OT Errol Linden, TE Charley Ferguson, and PK Fred Cox.
^[b] Minnesota traded their 7th round selection (87th overall) to the New York Giants for DE/LB Jim Leo.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Record
1 1963-09-15 at San Francisco 49ers W 24-20 Kezar Stadium 30,781 1-0
2 1963-09-22 Chicago Bears L 28-7 Metropolitan Stadium 33,923 1-1
3 1963-09-29 San Francisco 49ers W 45-14 Metropolitan Stadium 28,567 2-1
4 1963-10-06 St. Louis Cardinals L 56-14 Metropolitan Stadium 30,220 2-2
5 1963-10-13 Green Bay Packers L 37-28 Metropolitan Stadium 42,567 2-3
6 1963-10-20 at Los Angeles Rams L 27-24 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 30,555 2-4
7 1963-10-27 at Detroit Lions L 28-10 Tiger Stadium 44,509 2-5
8 1963-11-03 Los Angeles Rams W 21-13 Metropolitan Stadium 33,567 3-5
9 1963-11-10 at Green Bay Packers L 28-7 City Stadium 42,327 3-6
10 1963-11-17 Baltimore Colts L 37-34 Metropolitan Stadium 33,136 3-7
11 1963-11-24 Detroit Lions W 34-31 Metropolitan Stadium 28,763 4-7
12 1963-12-01 at Chicago Bears T 17-17 Wrigley Field 47,249 4-7-1
13 1963-12-08 at Baltimore Colts L 41-10 Memorial Stadium 54,122 4-8-1
14 1963-12-15 at Philadelphia Eagles W 34-13 Franklin Field 57,403 5-8-1

Standings

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 11 1 2 .917 301 144 W-2
Green Bay Packers 11 2 1 .846 369 206 W-2
Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 316 285 W-3
Detroit Lions 5 8 1 .385 326 265 L-1
Minnesota Vikings 5 8 1 .385 309 390 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 5 9 0 .357 210 350 L-2
San Francisco 49ers 2 12 0 .143 198 391 L-5

See also

References

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