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Minnesota Vikings


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Full NameMinnesota Vikings

Nick NameThe Vikes, The Purple People Eaters

Founded1960

GroundU.S. Bank Stadium

Team Owner(s)Zygi, Leonard and Mark Wilf

Prominent PlayersAlan Page, Fran Tarkenton, Randy Moss, Bud Grant

ABOUT

The Minnesota Vikings are one of the most popular teams in the NFL. Despite only having won one NFL title, in 1969, the year before the NFL and American Football League merged, the Vikings have a long and illustrious history. The Vikings' greatest run of success began with Bud Grant's appointment as head coach in 1967. Grant, who would later be inducted into the Hall of Fame, led the Vikings to all four of their Super Bowl appearances. The Vikings have one of the best winning percentages in the NFL since their debut in 1961. They are one of just seven NFL teams to have at least 15 wins in a regular season as of 2022, and they have at least three victories in every season save for 1962. The team has qualified for the playoffs 28 times since the merger, third-most in the league (trailing only the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers).


The club participated in Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX, and XI, although none of those games saw a victory. Additionally, dating back to 1978, they have lost each of their past six trips in the NFC Championship Game. The Pro Football Hall of Fame currently has 15 players from the Vikings. The Minnesota Vikings compete in the NFC North division of the league. The estimated value of the Minnesota VIkings is currently $3.92 billion.



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Minnesota Vikings Roster 2022-23


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OFFENSE


NUMBERPLAYERPOSITION
8Kirk CousinsQB
12Nick MullensQB
4Dalvin CookRB
2Alexander MattisonRB
26Kene NwangwuRB
30C.J. HamFB
18Justin JeffersonWR
83Jalen NailorWR
17K.J. OsbornWR
5Jalen ReagorWR
19Adam ThielenWR
87T.J. HockensonTE
86Johnny MundtTE
34Nick MuseTE
56Garrett BradburyC
65Austin SchlottmannC
71Christian DarrisawOT
63Vederian LoweOT
75Brian O'NeillOT
74Oli UdohOT
72Ezra ClevelandOG
68Kyle HintonOG
67Ed IngramOG
62Chris ReedOG


DEFENSE


NUMBERPLAYERPOSITION
90Esezi OtomewoDE
94Dalvin TomlinsonDE
96Ross BlacklockDT
95Khyiris TongaDT
92James LynchNT
97Harrison PhillipsNT
99Danielle HunterOLB
55Za'Darius SmithOLB
58Jordan HicksILB
54Eric KendricksILB
33Brian AsamoahLB
45Troy DyeLB
91Patrick Jones IILB
47William KwenkeuLB
43Luiji VilainLB
98D.J. WonnumLB
27Kalon BarnesCB
3Cameron DantzlerCB
36Tay GowanCB
7Patrick PetersonCB
20Duke ShelleyCB
29Kris BoydDB
25Theo JacksonDB
39Chandon SullivanDB
44Josh MetellusFS
22Harrison SmithFS
24Camryn BynumSS


SPECIAL TEAMS


NUMBERPLAYERPOSITION
1Greg JosephK
14Ryan WrightP
42Andrew DePaolaLS


Minnesota Vikings Record- Last 10 Years


SeasonDivision FinishRecordPlayoffs
20212nd NFC North9-8-0Did not qualify
20203rd NFC North10-6-0Did not qualify
20192nd NFC North5-11-0Lost Divisional Playoffs
20182nd NFC North7-9-0Did not qualify
20171st NFC North6-10-0Lost Conference Championship
20164rd NFC North10-6-0Did not qualify
20151st NFC North6-10-0Lost Wild Card Playoffs
20143rd NFC North8-8-0Did not qualify
20134th NFC North8-8-0Did not qualify
20122nd NFC North7-9-0Lost Wild Card Playoffs


Minnesota Vikings Championships


The Minnesota Vikings have one of the highest playoff appearances in the history of the league. With 31 playoff appearances to their name the Vikings have a surprisingly low number of Championships to their name. The Minnesota Vikings have managed to win only one NFL Championship in 1969 (pre the 1970 NFL-AFL merger). The Vikings have won 4 Conference Championships and 21 Divisional Championships too.


The Vikings have the best regular season and overall winning percentage among NFL teams without a Super Bowl championship, as well as the most playoff runs, division titles, and (tied with the Buffalo Bills) Super Bowl appearances. Their total record is 524-451-11.


Along with having the most conference championship appearances among non-winning Super Bowl teams, they are one of just three teams to have participated in a conference championship every decade since the 1970s, joining the Los Angeles Rams and the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Popularly Asked Questions


1. Who is the greatest Minnesota Viking of all time?


Quarterback Frank Tarkenton is considered as the best Minnesota Vikings player of all time. Tankerton became the starting quarterback for the Vikings in his rookie season and began a career that has put him in the VIkings history books. He led the VIkings to 6 NFC Central division titles. He has even won an NFL Offensive player of the year award in 1975 along with an NFL MVP award.


2. Where is the Minnesota Vikings Home Stadium?


The Minnesota Vikings home stadium is the U.S. Bank Stadium located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The stadium is built on the site of the former VIkings stadium called the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. It was the first fixed-roof stadium built in the NFL since Ford Field in Detroit, which opened in 2002.


Read more about the Most Expensive Stadiums in the NFL.


3. Why would the NFL team from Minnesota be called the Vikings? ?


The Vikings were formed as an expansion team in the NFL in 1960. As a nod to Minnesota's significant Scandinavian American history, they are named for the Vikings of medieval Scandinavia.


4. What is on the Minnesota Vikings helmet?


The Minnesota Vikings have an iconic helmet which has remained unchanged since its inception. From Fran Tarkenton in 1961 to Everson Griffen in 2016, every Vikings player has donned the famous horned helmets. The horned helmets are a nod to the culture of the Scandinavian Viking heritage in Minnesota along with portraying the wildness of the team in a berserk mood.


5. Where can I stream Minnesota Vikings games?


You can stream any Minnesota Vikings game on the Minnesota Vikings app or the NFL Game Pass app. Minnesota Vikings games are also streamed on FOX Sports, or ESPN or CBS.


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