Life immediately after Joe Kapp:

1970: Vikings defense gave up 143 points in 12-2 season. Quarterback Gary Cuozzo was woeful in 17-14 home playoff loss to 49ers.

1971: Defense gave up 139 points in 11-3 season. Cuozzo and Bob Lee played in 20-12 home playoff loss to Cowboys on Christmas Day.

1972: Fran Tarkenton returned in a trade. Vikings went 7-7, but three Super Bowls with Tarkenton would follow.