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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 Divisional Playoffs (Cardinals) 30-14

Won Conference Championship (Rams) 14-10
Lost Super Bowl IX (Steelers) 16-6

Timeline
Previous season Next season
1973 1975

1974 was the 14th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 55th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings won the NFC Central as they finished with a record of 10 wins and four losses. The Vikings defeated the St. Louis Football Cardinals, 30-14 in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, and the Los Angeles Rams, 14-10 to win their second consecutive NFC Championship, both games were at home. However, the Vikings lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl IX, 16-6 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.

Contents

Offseason

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NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Vikings points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 15 at Green Bay Packers Win 32 17 1-0
2 Sept. 22 at Detroit Lions Win 7 6 2-0
3 Sept. 29 Chicago Bears Win 11 7 3-0
4 Oct. 6 at Dallas Cowboys Win 23 21 4-0
5 Oct. 13 Houston Oilers Win 51 10 5-0
6 Oct. 20 Detroit Lions Loss 16 20 5-1
7 Oct. 27 New England Patriots Loss 14 17 5-2
8 Nov. 3 at Chicago Bears Win 17 0 6-2
9 Nov. 11 at St. Louis Cardinals Win 28 24 7-2
10 Nov. 17 Green Bay Packers Loss 7 19 7-3
11 Nov. 24 at Los Angeles Rams Loss 17 20 7-4
12 Dec. 1 New Orleans Saints Win 29 9 8-4
13 Dec. 7 Atlanta Falcons Win 23 10 9-4
14 Dec. 14 at Kansas City Chiefs Win 35 15 10-4

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Standings

NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 10 4 0 .714 310 195
Detroit Lions 7 7 0 .500 256 270
Green Bay Packers 6 8 0 .429 210 206
Chicago Bears 4 10 0 .286 152 279

Roster

Awards, records, and honors

References

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
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
1974 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl IX

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