WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1972 Miami Dolphins against the 1969 Minnesota Vikings 1,000 times. The 1972 Miami Dolphins win 74% of the time by an average score of 30-9. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1969 Minnesota Vikings  at  1972 Miami Dolphins
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1969 Minnesota Vikings 3 3 3 0 9
1972 Miami Dolphins 7 13 7 3 30
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
MIN8:02FGFred Cox 25 yds. 3-0
MIA4:17TDMercury Morris 32 yd. run (Yepremian kick)3-7
2nd Quarter
MIN11:58FGFred Cox 45 yds. 6-7
MIA6:29FGGaro Yepremian 39 yds. 6-10
MIA1:41FGGaro Yepremian 28 yds. 6-13
MIA0:43TDPaul Warfield 4 yd. pass from Griese (Yepremian kick)6-20
3rd Quarter
MIA12:39TDLarry Csonka 50 yd. run (Yepremian kick)6-27
MIN1:04FGFred Cox 24 yds. 9-27
4th Quarter
MIA3:11FGGaro Yepremian 30 yds. 9-30
 
Team Statistics
 1969 Minnesota Vikings1972 Miami Dolphins
First Downs 12 15
- Rushing 5 9
- Passing 7 6
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 6/17 5/12
4th Down Eff 1/2 0/0
Rushes-Yards 36-142 36-249
Avg Rush 3.9 6.9
Comp-Att-Int 14-25-2 9-16-0
Passing Yards 156 86
Sacks-Yards 1-3 1-5
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts-Avg 4-40.0 3-40.0
KR-Avg 7-19.4 4-27.3
PR-Avg 3-18.3 4-7.8
Penalties-Yard 3-25 1-10
Time of Possession 29:06 30:54

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1969 Minnesota Vikings Individual Stats   1972 Miami Dolphins Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'69 Dave Osborn 16 67 1 36 0
'69 Bill Brown 12 47 1 39 0
'69 Oscar Reed 6 23 0 13 0
'69 Joe Kapp 2 5 0 3 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'72 Larry Csonka 14 123 2 50 1
'72 Mercury Morris 15 98 1 32 1
'72 Jim Kiick 5 30 1 22 0
'72 Bob Griese 2 -2 0 -1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'69 Gene Washington 4 58 1 0 35 0
'69 Dave Osborn 2 41 1 0 26 0
'69 John Henderson 3 33 0 0 17 0
'69 Bill Brown 3 17 0 0 10 0
'69 Bob Grim 2 10 0 0 8 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'72 Jim Kiick 2 33 1 0 30 0
'72 Paul Warfield 2 20 0 0 16 1
'72 Howard Twilley 3 16 0 0 9 0
'72 Larry Csonka 1 13 0 0 13 0
'72 Marlin Briscoe 1 9 0 0 9 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'69 Joe Kapp 14 25 159 0 2
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'72 Bob Griese 9 16 91 1 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'69 Fred Cox 25,45,24 45
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'72 Garo Yepremian 39,28,30 49

Player of the Game:
'72 Larry Csonka (1972 Miami Dolphins)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1972 Miami (MIA) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) catch the ball at the MIN 9 and return it to the MIN 37.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 14:51
14:511/10own 370 - 0212 Osborn gains 1 yard up the middle.
14:152/9own 380 - 0212 Brown gains 1 yard up the middle.
13:353/8own 390 - 0140 Kapp completes the pass to Henderson who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 17 yd gain.
12:491/10440 - 0131 Osborn gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
12:132/9430 - 0131 Brown is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
11:393/10440 - 0131 Kapp hits Osborn who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
10:551/10290 - 0212 Brown rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
10:152/8270 - 0230 Osborn picks up 15 yards on a draw play.
9:361/10120 - 0131 Reed gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
8:542/790 - 0131 Osborn picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
8:133/680 - 0230 Kapp's pass into the endzone is just out of reach of Brown. Incomplete pass.
8:064/680 - 0FG1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares for a FG attempt.
Cox's 25 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 11 plays, 55 yds, 6:45
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 8:02
8:02Kickoffown 303 - 0K1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares to kickoff.
1972 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA 7 and return it to the MIA 27.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 7:55
7:551/10own 273 - 0131 Morris picks up 12 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
7:131/10own 393 - 0221 Morris pounds ahead for 2 yards.
6:362/8own 413 - 0230 Griese's pass is just out of the reach of Briscoe.
6:293/8own 413 - 0230 Griese hits Warfield who makes the catch and falls forward for a 16 yd gain.
5:421/10433 - 0131 Griese hits Twilley. Tackled immediately for a 6 yd gain.
5:022/4373 - 0140 Morris picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
4:261/10323 - 0212 Morris rushes for 32 yards off tackle right.
1972 Miami scores a touchdown!
4:17PAT 3 - 6FG1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 73 yds, 3:38
1972 Miami (MIA) at 4:17
4:17Kickoffown 303 - 7K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) catch the ball at the MIN 4 and return it to the MIN 29.
PENALTY on MIN: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the MIN 21.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 4:08
4:081/10own 113 - 7221 Brown rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
3:332/9own 123 - 7131 Kapp tosses the ball out to Osborn who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 26 yd gain.
2:491/10own 383 - 7212 Brown picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
2:132/8own 403 - 7212 Osborn pounds ahead for 1 yard.
1:313/7own 413 - 7131 Kapp scrambles for 3 yards.
0:504/4own 443 - 7P1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares for a punt.
1972 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 26.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 0:40
0:401/10own 263 - 7131 Csonka gains 2 yards up the middle.
0:002/8own 283 - 7131Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 1969 Minnesota: 3 1972 Miami: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:002/8own 283 - 7212 Csonka picks his way for 1 yard.
14:203/7own 293 - 7140 Griese overthrows Briscoe and the pass is incomplete.
14:144/7own 293 - 7P1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) return it to the MIA 30.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 13:58
13:581/10303 - 7212 Osborn gets back to the line of scrimmage.
13:242/10303 - 7212 Brown pounds ahead for 1 yard.
12:413/9293 - 7140 Reed picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
12:024/8283 - 7FG1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares for a FG attempt.
Cox's 45 yd. field goal slips just inside the upright!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 2 yds, 1:56
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 11:58
11:58Kickoffown 306 - 7K1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares to kickoff.
1972 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA -2 and return it to the MIA 25.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 11:50
11:501/10own 256 - 7221 Morris gains 8 yards up the middle.
11:102/2own 336 - 7122 Csonka pounds ahead for 5 yards.
10:271/10own 386 - 7212 Morris picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
9:532/8own 406 - 7230 Csonka gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
9:123/7own 416 - 7131 Griese hits Kiick. Catch is good and Kiick gets big yardage for a 30 yd gain.
8:241/10296 - 7221 Morris picks up 3 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
7:472/7266 - 7131 Csonka gains 3 yards up the middle.
7:113/4236 - 7131 Csonka gains 1 yard up the middle.
PENALTY on MIA: Holding, declined.
6:334/3226 - 7FG1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a FG attempt.
Yepremian's 39 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 53 yds, 5:17
1972 Miami (MIA) at 6:29
6:29Kickoffown 306 - 10K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) catch the ball at the MIN 12 and return it to the MIN 36.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 6:20
6:201/10own 366 - 10212 Brown carries, but is tackled for no gain.
5:412/10own 366 - 10131 Osborn gains 1 yard up the middle.
5:043/9own 376 - 10140 Kapp throws to Grim but he can't hold on to the ball.
5:004/9own 376 - 10P1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares for a punt.
1972 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 31.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 4:51
4:511/10own 316 - 10212 Morris picks up 4 yards off tackle left.
4:112/6own 356 - 10230 Kiick picks up 22 yards off tackle left.
3:251/10436 - 10221 Csonka pounds ahead for 38 yards.
2:381/Goal56 - 10230 Morris gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
2:002/Goal26 - 10212*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/Goal26 - 10131 Kiick comes down with the pass in the endzone.
1972 Miami scores a touchdown. Nullified by penalty.
PENALTY on MIA: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the MIN 2 - NO PLAY.
1:552/Goal126 - 10212 Griese's pass into the enzone is batted down. Incomplete pass.
1:483/Goal126 - 10131 Griese soft pass is to Twilley. Twilley falls out of bounds, but holds on to the ball for a 1 yd gain.
1:454/Goal116 - 10FG1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a FG attempt.
Yepremian's 28 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 68 yds, 3:01
1972 Miami (MIA) at 1:41
1:41Kickoffown 306 - 13K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) catch the ball at the MIN 6 and return it to the MIN 17.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 1:38
1:381/10own 176 - 13212 Kapp's pass is to Washington who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 12 yd gain.
1:321/10own 296 - 13131 Reed carries, but is tackled for no gain.
1:282/10own 296 - 13131*** 1969 Minnesota (MIN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:282/10own 296 - 13212 Kapp overthrows Beasley and the pass is incomplete.
1:223/10own 296 - 13140 Kapp's pass is to Henderson who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
1:011/10own 446 - 13212Kapp's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Lloyd Mumphord returns the interception to the MIN 4.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 0:50
0:501/Goal46 - 13221 Griese hits Warfield in the endzone.
1972 Miami scores a touchdown!
0:43PAT 6 - 19FG1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 1 plays, 4 yds, 0:07
1972 Miami (MIA) at 0:43
0:43Kickoffown 306 - 20K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) catch the ball at the MIN 16 and return it to the MIN 37.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 0:39
0:391/10own 376 - 20221Kapp is sacked by Vern Den herder for 3 yards.
0:342/13own 346 - 20221*** 1969 Minnesota (MIN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:342/13own 346 - 20230 Kapp's pass is to Washington. Catch is good and Washington gets some yardage before being run out of bounds for a 11 yd gain.
0:273/2own 456 - 20212 Brown rushes for 2 yards off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
0:231/10own 476 - 20131 Kapp scrambles to the sideline for 2 yards, and runs out of bounds.
0:172/8own 496 - 20131 Osborn gains 4 yards up the middle.
0:123/4476 - 20131*** 1969 Minnesota (MIN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:123/4476 - 20131 Kapp's underthrows Grim in the endzone. Incomplete pass.
0:034/4476 - 20P1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares for a punt.
1972 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 18.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1969 Minnesota: 6 1972 Miami: 20

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 306 - 20K1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares to kickoff.
1972 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA -1 and return it to the MIA 23.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 14:51
14:511/10own 236 - 20131 Csonka is stopped at the line.
14:132/10own 236 - 20212 Griese soft pass is to Kiick who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 3 yd gain.
13:323/7own 266 - 20140 PENALTY on MIN: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the MIA 26 - NO PLAY.
13:323/2own 316 - 20221 Morris pounds ahead for 19 yards.
12:501/10506 - 20212 Csonka gets 50 yards on a pitch right.
1972 Miami scores a touchdown!
12:39PAT 6 - 26FG1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 72 yds, 2:12
1972 Miami (MIA) at 12:39
12:39Kickoffown 306 - 27K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) catch the ball at the MIN 0 and return it to the MIN 27.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 12:30
12:301/10own 276 - 27212 Brown rushes for 4 yards off tackle right.
11:542/6own 316 - 27230 Osborn picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
11:173/5own 326 - 27230 Kapp's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
11:114/5own 326 - 27P1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares for a punt.
1972 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 30.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 11:01
11:011/10own 306 - 27212 Kiick gets back to the line of scrimmage.
10:222/10own 306 - 27230 Griese overthrows Morris and the pass is incomplete.
10:163/10own 306 - 27140 Griese overthrows Warfield and the pass is incomplete.
10:094/10own 306 - 27P1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) return it to the MIN 37.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 9:59
9:591/10own 376 - 27131 Osborn carries, but is tackled for no gain.
9:192/10own 376 - 27212 Osborn gets back to the line of scrimmage.
8:393/10own 376 - 27131Kapp's pass is intercepted.
Lloyd Mumphord returns the interception to the MIN 46.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 8:33
8:331/10466 - 27221 Morris carries, but is tackled for no gain.
7:592/10466 - 27131 Griese's pass is to Csonka who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 13 yd gain.
7:211/10336 - 27221 Morris gains 3 yards up the middle.
6:392/7306 - 27212 Kiick carries, but is tackled for a loss of 2 yards.
6:043/9326 - 27140 Griese's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
6:004/9326 - 27FG1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a FG attempt.
Yepremian's 49 yd. field goal attempt is wide right.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 5:56
5:561/10own 396 - 27131 Kapp hits Grim who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
5:122/2own 476 - 27212 Reed rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
4:333/1own 486 - 27122 Osborn gets 6 yards on a pitch right.
3:531/10466 - 27212 Brown gets 39 yards on a pitch right.
3:041/Goal76 - 27221 Osborn is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
2:282/Goal86 - 27230 Kapp screen pass is to Washington. Washington just gets back to the line of scrimmage.
1:513/Goal86 - 27230 Kapp's short pass is to Henderson. Knocked out of bounds immediately for a 1 yd gain.
1:084/Goal76 - 27FG1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares for a FG attempt.
Cox's 24 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 54 yds, 4:48
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 1:04
1:04Kickoffown 309 - 27K1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares to kickoff.
1972 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA 2 and return it to the MIA 40.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 0:52
0:521/10own 409 - 27221 Morris picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
0:152/9own 419 - 27212 Csonka pounds ahead for 2 yards.
0:003/7own 439 - 27230Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1969 Minnesota: 9 1972 Miami: 27

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:003/7own 439 - 27131Griese is sacked by Paul Krause for 5 yards.
14:164/12own 389 - 27P1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) return it to the MIN 31.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 14:07
14:071/10own 319 - 27212 Osborn is stopped at the line.
13:322/10own 319 - 27131 Brown is stopped at the line.
12:583/10own 319 - 27131 Kapp hits Washington downfield who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 35 yd gain.
12:131/10349 - 27221 Osborn pounds ahead for 1 yard.
11:462/9339 - 27212 Brown picks up 17 yards on a draw play.
PENALTY on MIN: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the MIA 33 - NO PLAY.
11:402/19439 - 27131 Reed rushes for 13 yards off tackle right.
11:063/6309 - 27122 Kapp zips the short pass to Grim who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 2 yd gain.
10:224/4289 - 27FG1969 Minnesota (MIN) prepares for a FG attempt.
Cox's 45 yd. field goal attempt is no good.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 10:18
10:181/10own 359 - 27221 Csonka picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
9:372/9own 369 - 27131 Griese overthrows Fleming and the pass is incomplete.
9:313/9own 369 - 27230 Griese hits Briscoe who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 9 yd gain.
8:511/10own 459 - 27221 Morris gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
8:132/7own 489 - 27230 Kiick picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
7:303/5509 - 27131 Csonka picks up 12 yards on a draw play.
6:461/10389 - 27212 Kiick pounds ahead for 8 yards.
6:032/2309 - 27131 Griese hits Twilley who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 9 yd gain.
5:181/10219 - 27221 Csonka pounds ahead for 4 yards.
4:352/6179 - 27230 Morris rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
3:523/5169 - 27131 Csonka pounds ahead for 3 yards.
3:154/2139 - 27FG1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a FG attempt.
Yepremian's 30 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 11 plays, 52 yds, 7:03
1972 Miami (MIA) at 3:11
3:11Kickoffown 309 - 30K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) catch the ball at the MIN 8 and return it to the MIN 26.
1969 Minnesota (MIN) at 3:07
3:071/10own 269 - 30212 Kapp throws to Osborn but he can't hold on to the ball.
3:002/10own 269 - 30230 Osborn gains 36 yards on a sweep left.
2:491/10389 - 30230*** 1969 Minnesota (MIN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
2:491/10389 - 30212 Reed pounds ahead for 5 yards.
2:292/5339 - 30230 Kapp screen pass is to Brown. Tackled for a loss of 1 yds.
2:143/6349 - 30131 Kapp overthrows Beasley and the pass is incomplete.
2:094/6349 - 30131 Kapp's pass is to Brown who makes the catch and falls forward for a 10 yd gain.
2:001/10249 - 30212*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:001/10249 - 30212 Kapp's pass is to Brown who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting knocked out of bounds for a 8 yd gain.
1:532/2169 - 30131 Kapp overthrows Beasley and the pass is incomplete.
1:473/2169 - 30122 Brown rushes for a loss of 4 yards.
1:294/6209 - 30221 Kapp overthrows Osborn and the pass is incomplete.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 1:23
1:231/10own 209 - 30212Griese takes a knee.
0:412/11own 199 - 30212Griese takes a knee.
0:003/12own 189 - 30212Time Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 1969 Minnesota: 9 1972 Miami: 30

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