Head coach Bud Grant
General manager Jim Finks
|Division place 1st NFC Central|
Start date 1970
Home field Metropolitan Stadium
|Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 17–14|
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The 1970 Minnesota Vikings season was the franchise's 10th season in the National Football League. It was also the first season of play following the AFL-NFL merger, as the Vikings played in the National Football Conference. The Vikings' defense became the second defense in the history of the NFL to lead the league in fewest points allowed and fewest total yards allowed for two consecutive seasons. The Vikings won the first-ever NFC Central title, as they finished with a record of 12 wins and two losses, before losing to the San Francisco 49ers at home in the NFC Divisional Playoff game.
1970 Draft^[a] Minnesota traded their 4th round selection (103rd overall) to New Orleans for TE Kent Kramer. ^[b] Minnesota traded their 6th round selection (155th overall) to Pittsburgh for TE Tony Jeter.
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.