1976 Minnesota Vikings Schedule & Results

1976 Minnesota Vikings schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Preseason

Saturday, July 31, 1976 FINAL
Minnesota (0-1) 3
Miami (1-0) 16
Saturday, August 7, 1976 FINAL
Minnesota (1-1) 13
Kansas City (1-1) 10
Monday, August 16, 1976 FINAL
Minnesota (1-2) 7
Cleveland (2-1) 31
Sunday, August 22, 1976 FINAL
Cincinnati (3-1) 17
Minnesota (2-2) 23
Saturday, August 28, 1976 FINAL
Philadelphia (0-5) 16
Minnesota (3-2) 20
Sunday, September 5, 1976 FINAL
Minnesota (3-3) 17
Denver (5-2) 30

Regular Season

Sun 9/12 1234FINAL
Minnesota (1-0) 13177340
New Orleans (0-1) 03609
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 23-15-221, 0 INT, 1 TD
B. Scott (NO), 26-10-109, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
R. Miller (MIN), 11-57
M. Strachan (NO), 6-19
Rec
C. Foreman (MIN), 7-106
D. Herrmann (NO), 5-76
Sun 9/19 12345F/OT
Los Angeles (1-0-1) 00010010
Minnesota (1-0-1) 0307010
Pass
P. Haden (LA), 22-11-136, 2 INT, 0 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 43-27-294, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Cappelletti (LA), 28-128
C. Foreman (MIN), 11-31
Rec
R. Jessie (LA), 4-57
S. White (MIN), 9-139, 1 TD
Sun 9/26 1234FINAL
Minnesota (2-0-1) 003710
Detroit (1-2) 00369
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 16-7-47, 0 INT, 0 TD
G. Landry (DET), 24-13-198, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Foreman (MIN), 25-94, 1 TD
H. King (DET), 12-57
Rec
C. Foreman (MIN), 3-14
C. Sanders (DET), 4-64, 1 TD
Mon 10/4 1234FINAL
Pittsburgh (1-3) 60006
Minnesota (3-0-1) 0701017
Pass
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 22-10-90, 4 INT, 1 TD
B. Lee (MIN), 11-4-41, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
R. Bleier (PIT), 16-85
C. Foreman (MIN), 27-148, 2 TD
Rec
F. Harris (PIT), 4-38
S. White (MIN), 2-23
Sun 10/10 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-2) 0013619
Minnesota (4-0-1) 7100320
Pass
B. Avellini (CHI), 20-13-116, 1 INT, 0 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 30-18-210, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 19-141, 2 TD
C. Foreman (MIN), 23-63, 2 TD
Rec
W. Payton (CHI), 4-42
A. Rashad (MIN), 7-109
Sun 10/17 1234FINAL
NY Giants (0-6) 07007
Minnesota (5-0-1) 1070724
Pass
N. Snead (NYG), 24-15-149, 2 INT, 0 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 30-21-288, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
L. Csonka (NYG), 12-45
C. Foreman (MIN), 23-83
Rec
D. Kotar (NYG), 5-24
C. Foreman (MIN), 8-118, 1 TD
Sun 10/24 1234FINAL
Minnesota (6-0-1) 07101431
Philadelphia (2-5) 090312
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 33-23-249, 1 INT, 2 TD
M. Boryla (PHI), 25-11-142, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Foreman (MIN), 28-200, 2 TD
T. Sullivan (PHI), 14-64
Rec
C. Foreman (MIN), 6-65
H. Carmichael (PHI), 3-16, 1 TD
Sun 10/31 1234FINAL
Minnesota (6-1-1) 033713
Chicago (4-4) 700714
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 46-24-272, 2 INT, 0 TD
B. Avellini (CHI), 12-3-34, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. McClanahan (MIN), 17-60
W. Payton (CHI), 15-67, 1 TD
Rec
C. Foreman (MIN), 8-72
J. Scott (CHI), 2-40
Sun 11/7 1234FINAL
Detroit (4-5) 367723
Minnesota (7-1-1) 7371431
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 26-18-199, 0 INT, 1 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 25-17-347, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
L. Gaines (DET), 22-116, 2 TD
C. Foreman (MIN), 19-51, 2 TD
Rec
L. Gaines (DET), 6-44
S. White (MIN), 7-210, 2 TD
Sun 11/14 1234FINAL
Seattle (2-8) 707721
Minnesota (8-1-1) 776727
Pass
J. Zorn (SEA), 29-17-278, 3 INT, 2 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 31-26-274, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
S. Smith (SEA), 17-62
C. Foreman (MIN), 17-100
Rec
D. Testerman (SEA), 5-47
A. Rashad (MIN), 9-93
Sun 11/21 1234FINAL
Minnesota (9-1-1) 370717
Green Bay (4-7) 307010
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 43-23-180, 0 INT, 2 TD
C. Brown (GB), 25-11-82, 3 INT, 0 TD
Rush
C. Foreman (MIN), 19-84
J. Brockington (GB), 13-51, 1 TD
Rec
R. Miller (MIN), 9-63, 1 TD
K. Payne (GB), 3-29
Mon 11/29 1234FINAL
Minnesota (9-2-1) 0133016
San Francisco (7-5) 7100320
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 37-16-200, 0 INT, 2 TD
S. Bull (SF), 8-3-32, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
C. Foreman (MIN), 23-93
W. Jackson (SF), 30-156, 1 TD
Rec
A. Rashad (MIN), 6-103, 1 TD
J. Lash (SF), 1-10
Sun 12/5 1234FINAL
Green Bay (4-9) 60039
Minnesota (10-2-1) 0331420
Pass
C. Brown (GB), 24-7-93, 0 INT, 1 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 32-23-195, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Brockington (GB), 7-27
R. Miller (MIN), 13-95
Rec
O. Smith (GB), 4-47, 1 TD
A. Rashad (MIN), 6-61
Sat 12/11 1234FINAL
Minnesota (11-2-1) 01514029
Miami (6-8) 00077
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 23-15-184, 0 INT, 3 TD
D. Strock (MIA), 19-9-132, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Foreman (MIN), 14-78
G. Davis (MIA), 15-20
Rec
S. White (MIN), 9-120, 3 TD
F. Solomon (MIA), 5-62

Postseason

1976 NFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sat 12/18 1234FINAL
Washington (10-4) 3031420
Minnesota (11-2-1) 14714035
Pass
B. Kilmer (WAS), 49-26-298, 2 INT, 2 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 21-12-170, 2 INT, 3 TD
Rush
M. Thomas (WAS), 11-45
C. Foreman (MIN), 20-105, 2 TD
Rec
F. Grant (WAS), 6-70, 1 TD
S. Voigt (MIN), 4-42, 1 TD
1976 NFC Championship Game
Sun 12/26 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (10-3-1) 0013013
Minnesota (11-2-1) 737724
Pass
P. Haden (LA), 22-9-161, 2 INT, 1 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 27-12-143, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
L. McCutcheon (LA), 26-128, 1 TD
C. Foreman (MIN), 15-118, 1 TD
Rec
H. Jackson (LA), 4-70, 1 TD
C. Foreman (MIN), 5-81
Super Bowl XI
Sun 1/9 1234FINAL
Oakland (13-1) 01631332
Minnesota (11-2-1) 007714
Pass
K. Stabler (OAK), 19-12-180, 0 INT, 1 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 35-17-205, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Davis (OAK), 16-137
C. Foreman (MIN), 17-44
Rec
F. Biletnikoff (OAK), 4-79
C. Foreman (MIN), 5-62

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