1964 Minnesota Vikings season

1964 Minnesota Vikings season

1964 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Norm Van Brocklin
General manager Jim Finks
Home field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 8–5–1
Division place T-2nd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1963 1965 >

The 1964 Minnesota Vikings season was the fourth year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 45th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of eight wins, five losses, and one tie under head coach Norm Van Brocklin. The eight wins was the most at the time in the franchise's four-year history. To date, this is the only season the Vikings wore white jerseys for their home games.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
    • 1964 Draft 1.1
  • Regular season 2
    • Schedule 2.1
    • Standings 2.2
      • Footnotes 2.2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Offseason

1964 Draft

Draft order Player name Position College Notes
Round Choice Overall
1 6 6 Carl Eller Defensive Tackle Minnesota
2 5 19 Hal Bedsole Wide Receiver USC
3 6 34 George Rose Running Back Auburn
4 5 47 Traded to the Chicago Bears
11 53 Tom Keating Defensive Tackle Michigan from Giants
5 6 62 John Kirby Linebacker Nebraska
6 5 75 Bob Lacey Wide Receiver North Carolina
7 6 90 Wes Bryant Defensive Tackle Arkansas
8 5 103 Bill McWatters Fullback North Texas State
9 6 118 Darrell Lester Fullback McNeese State
10 5 131 Traded to the Los Angeles Rams
11 6 146 H.O. Estes Guard East Central State
12 5 159 Sandy Sands Wide Receiver Texas
13 6 174 Russ Vollmer Running Back Memphis State
14 5 187 Tom Michel Running Back East Carolina
15 6 202 Monte Kiffin Defensive Tackle Nebraska
16 5 215 Carlton Oats Wide Receiver Florida A&M
17 6 230 Jerry McClurg Wide Receiver Colorado
18 5 243 Carl Robinson Defensive Tackle Prairie View A&M
19 6 258 Dick Schott Wide Receiver Louisville
20 5 271 Milt Sunde Offensive Tackle Minnesota
^[a] Minnesota traded their 4th round selection (47th overall) to Chicago for RB Bill Brown.
^[b] The New York Giants traded their 4th round selection (53rd overall) and 1965 2nd round selection (15th overall) to Minnesota for RB Hugh McElhenny.
^[c] Minnesota traded their 10th round selection (131st overall) to the Los Angeles Rams for RB Tommy Wilson.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Record
1 1964-09-13 Baltimore Colts W 34–24 Metropolitan Stadium 35,563[1] 1–0
2 1964-09-20 Chicago Bears L 28–7 Metropolitan Stadium 41,387 1–1
3 1964-09-27 at Los Angeles Rams L 22–13 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 50,009 1–2
4 1964-10-04 at Green Bay Packers W 24–23 City Stadium 42,327 2–2
5 1964-10-11 Detroit Lions L 24–20 Metropolitan Stadium 40,840 2–3
6 1964-10-18 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–10 Metropolitan Stadium 39,873 3–3
7 1964-10-25 at San Francisco 49ers W 27–22 Kezar Stadium 31,845 4–3
8 1964-11-01 Green Bay Packers L 42–13 Metropolitan Stadium 44,278[2] 4–4
9 1964-11-08 San Francisco 49ers W 24–7 Metropolitan Stadium 40,408 5–4
10 1964-11-15 at Baltimore Colts L 17–14 Memorial Stadium 60,213 5–5
11 1964-11-22 at Detroit Lions T 23–23 Tiger Stadium 48,291 5–5–1
12 1964-11-29 Los Angeles Rams W 34–13 Metropolitan Stadium 31,677 6–5–1
13 1964-12-06 at New York Giants W 30–21 Yankee Stadium 62,802 7–5–1
14 1964-12-13 at Chicago Bears W 41–14 Wrigley Field 46,486 8–5–1

Standings

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 12 2 0 .857 428 225 W-1
Green Bay Packers 8 5 1 .615 342 245 T-1
Minnesota Vikings 8 5 1 .615 355 296 W-3
Detroit Lions 7 5 2 .583 280 260 W-2
Los Angeles Rams 5 7 2 .417 283 339 T-1
Chicago Bears 5 9 0 .357 260 379 L-2
San Francisco 49ers 4 10 0 .286 236 330 L-1

Footnotes

  1. ^ This is an opening day attendance record at Metropolitan Stadium.
  2. ^ This is a single game attendance record at Metropolitan Stadium.

See also

References

  • "1964 Draft". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  • "1964 National Football League". NFLHistory.net. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  • "1964 Minnesota Vikings". DatabaseFootball. Archived from the original on 9 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-14.