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Team: Minnesota Vikings
Conference/Division:NFC North Division of the NFL
Home Games: US Bank Stadium
All-Time Greats: Fran Tarkenton, Adrian Peterson, Cris Carter, Fred Cox, Carl Eller
Rivals: Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears
The Minnesota Vikings football team was founded in 1959 in Minneapolis to play in the National Football Conference. It was started by five businessmen in Minnesota: Bill Boyer, Ole Haugsrud, Bernie Ridder, H.P. Skoglund and Max Winter. The team joined the NFL in 1961. Since its formation, the Vikings played in the Super Bowl four times in the 1970s — IV, VIII, IX and XI. Fran Tarkenton was the first Viking elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Head Coach Bud Grant led the Vikings for 20 seasons, during which the team earned 11 division titles and the 1969 NFL championship. The Vikings also earned NFC titles for three years —1973, 1974 and 1976 — during Coach Grant’s tenure. The Minnesota Vikings are playing yet again this season and the team is bringing its best games to cities near you live. Grab your tickets for Vikings games at StubHub.
What was the Minnesota Vikings’ record last season?
The 2019 record for the Minnesota Vikings was ten winsa and six losses in the NFC North Division. Since 1961, the Vikings' overall record is 496 wins, 406 losses and 11 ties as of the end of the 2019-2020 season.
Who are the all-time team leaders?
The all-time passing record is held by Fran Tarkenton. The all-time rushing record belongs to Adrian Peterson. Cris Carter is the team’s all-time receiving leader. Fred Cox has scored the most points for the Vikings, and the AV record is held by Carl Eller.
Who is the head coach for the Minnesota Vikings?
The Vikings' head coach is Mike Zimmer, who has been with the team for six seasons. Coach Zimmer has been recognized for his defensive coordination work with 13 different teams brought to the playoffs, nine of which won the Division titles. Coach Zimmer has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, who won Super Bowl XXX during his tenure in 1995, beating Pittsburgh. Coach Zimmer joined the team in 2014, and the Vikings have been boasting about their defensive play since 2017, despite a year of major player injuries in 2016. Coach Zimmer created the Mike Zimmer Foundation that offers scholarships to young football and golf players.
Where do the Minnesota Vikings play their home games?
The US Bank Stadium is where the Minnesota Vikings play their home games. The stadium cost $975 million to build to replace the demolished Metrodome, and it opened in 2016. The facility prides itself on its sustainability, recycling 91% of its trash. Not only are sports events conducted at the US Bank Stadium, but concerts are held there as well. Performances by Metallica and Luke Bryan were sold out. The US Bank Stadium hosted Super Bowl LII in 2018, drawing more than 67,000 fans to see the live game. In 2020, the US Bank Stadium will host the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship and the summer X Games.
Who are the rivals to the Minnesota Vikings?
The biggest rivals to the Minnesota Vikings are the Green Bay Packers. Part of the rivalry is fueled by the fact that both teams belong to the NFC North. The teams' Midwestern locale also boosts the rivalry between the teams, as Minnesota and Wisconsin share a border. The two teams have gone head-to-head in 115 games with the victories somewhat closely split — Vikings 53, Packers 59 and 3 tie games. In 2008, Brett Favre, the Packers quarterback, mentioned his desire to be signed by the Vikings, which fueled the tension between the two teams. Although the Vikings also share some rivalry with teams like the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, it is nothing compared to the competitive spirit they demonstrate for the Green Bay Packers.
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