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1967 Minnesota Vikings season

1967 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Bud Grant
General manager Jim Finks
Home field Metropolitan Stadium
Record 3-8-3
Division place 4th NFL Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
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The 1967 Minnesota Vikings season was the team's seventh year in the National Football League's 47th season. The Vikings finished with a record of three wins, eight losses, and three ties, under their first-year head coach Bud Grant, who succeeded Norm Van Brocklin.

1967 Draft

Main article: 1967 NFL Draft
Draft order Player name Position College Notes
Round Choice Overall
1 2 2 Clint Jones Running Back Michigan State from Giants[a]
8 8 Gene Washington Wide Receiver Michigan State
15 15 Alan Page Defensive End Notre Dame from Rams[b]
2 2 28 Bob Grim Running Back Oregon State from Giants[a]
7 33 Traded to the Los Angeles Rams[b]
3 8 61 Earl Denny Wide Receiver Missouri
4 7 87 Alvin Coleman Defensive Back Tennessee A&I
5 8 115 Ken Last Wide Receiver Minnesota
6 7 140 Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[c]
7 8 167 Bobby Bryant Defensive Back South Carolina
8 7 192 Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[d]
12 197 John Beasley Wide Receiver California from Redskins[e]
9 8 219 Bill Morris Guard Holy Cross
10 7 244 Pete Tatman Running Back Nebraska
11 8 271 Bob Trygstad Defensive Tackle Washington State
12 7 296 Fred Cremer Guard St. John's (MN)
13 8 323 Charles Hardt Defensive Back Tulsa
14 7 348 Jim Hargrove Linebacker Howard Payne
15 8 375 Jim Shea Defensive Back Eastern New Mexico
16 7 400 Gene Beard Defensive Back Virginia Union
17 8 427 Dick Wagoner Defensive Back Bowling Green
^[a] The New York Giants traded their 1st round selection (2nd overall), 2nd round selection (28th overall), 1968 1st round selection (1st overall), and 1969 2nd round selection (39th overall) to Minnesota for QB Fran Tarkenton.
^[b] Los Angeles traded their 1st round selection (15th overall) and TE/LB Marlin McKeever to Minnesota for their 2nd round selection (33rd overall), TE Hal Bedsole, and RB Tommy Mason.
^[c] Minnesota traded their 6th round selection (140th overall) to Pittsburgh for RB Phil King (American football).
^[d] Minnesota traded their 8th round selection (192th overall) to Pittsburgh for LB Dave Tobey.
^[e] Washington traded their 8th round selection (197th overall) to Minnesota for DE Bill Briggs (American football).

Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 17, 1967 San Francisco 49ers L 27-21 Metropolitan Stadium
2 September 22, 1967 at Los Angeles Rams L 39-3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3 October 1, 1967 Chicago Bears L 17-7 Metropolitan Stadium
4 October 8, 1967 St. Louis Cardinals L 34-24 Metropolitan Stadium
5 October 15, 1967 at Green Bay Packers W 10-7 Milwaukee County Stadium
6 October 22, 1967 Baltimore Colts T 20-20 Metropolitan Stadium
7 October 29, 1967 at Atlanta Falcons L 21-20 Atlanta Stadium
8 November 5, 1967 New York Giants W 27-24 Metropolitan Stadium
9 November 12, 1967 Detroit Lions T 10-10 Metropolitan Stadium
10 November 19, 1967 at Cleveland Browns L 14-10 Cleveland Stadium
11 November 26, 1967 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 41-27 Pitt Stadium
12 December 3, 1967 Green Bay Packers L 30-27 Metropolitan Stadium
13 December 10, 1967 at Chicago Bears T 10-10 Wrigley Field
14 December 17, 1967 at Detroit Lions L 14-3 Tiger Stadium

Game summaries

Week 14

1 234Total
Vikings 0 030 3
• Lions 0 1400 14


Western Conference
Central Division
Green Bay Packers 9 4 1 .692 332 209
Chicago Bears 7 6 1 .538 239 218
Detroit Lions 5 7 2 .417 260 259
Minnesota Vikings 3 8 3 .273 233 294



Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen DE


Defensive Backs CB

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Awards and records



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