During Van Brocklin’s time at Atlanta, he got two big wins over his former Head Coach team, the Minnesota Vikings. Both games were at Atlanta and the Vikings went to the Super Bowl with a 12-2 record.
Week 14 1969. Minnesota came in at 12-1 and the Falcons were 5-8.
This was a turnover filled game with the Falcons getting eight. Al Lavan, Atlanta DB, intercepted two passes. Defensive End Claude Humphrey returned a fumble 24 yards for the game’s only touchdown. Falcons 10 Vikings 3.
Week 10 1973. Minnesota was perfect at 9-0 and the Falcons were 6-3 but had won five in a row.
Dave Hampton gained 108 yards on 23 carries and caught three passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. Falcons 20 Vikings 14.