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|Stadium:||U. S. Bank Stadium|
|Colours:||Purple, white & gold|
|Hall of Famers:||Cris Carter, Chris Doleman, Carl Eller, Paul Krause, Steve Hutchinson, Randall McDaniel, Randy Moss, Alan Page, John Randle, Fran Tarkenton, Mick Tingelhoff, Ron Yary & Gary Zimmerman|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Jim Finks (GM) & Bud Grant|
|Rivals:||New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears & Detroit Lions|
|Legends:||Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page, Jim Finks, Jim Marshall, Chuck Foreman, John Randle, Matt Blair, Joey Browner, Korey Stringer & Bill Brown|
|Retired Numbers:||10, 53, 70, 77, 80 & 88|
|Super Bowl Championships:||None|
|Conference Championships:||4: 1969, 1973, 1974 & 1976|
It was a very strange first few years for the Minnesota Vikings even well before they stepped foot on the pitch as the city of Minnesota were awarded an American Football League franchise, but then a group of owners decided to forfeit their AFL license.
Minnesota were then awarded an National Football League franchise in 1960 becoming the 14th franchise to enter the national competition, with their first season being played in the 1961 edition.
Norm Van Brocklin became the first coach of the Vikings as he led the team from 1961 to 1966, but the Vikings didn’t have the pernerial success they had in the 70s as Brocklin could only manage 29 wins over his five years at the franchise.
However, one of the shining lights in Van Brocklin’s career at the Vikings was the introduction of future Hall of Famer Fran Tankerton. Tankerton who was picked by the Vikings in the NFL third round with pick no. 29 made an outstanding debut in 1961 against the Chicago Bears.
Having come off the bench he threw four touchdown passes and collected the ball from kickoff to give the Vikings their fifth score of the day as they defeated the Chicago Bears 37-3. A quarter of a century later in 1986 Tanketon became the first Minnesota Vikings player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Vikings then hired Bud Grant who coached the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from the Canadian Football League, ahead of the 1967 season. Grant coached the Vikings from 1967-1983 and then had a second stint with the franchise in 1985.
Grant became one of the finest coaches the Vikings had seen as he coached the team for 243 games (throughout two stints), coaching them to 161 wins and 99 losses. He also led the team one of their most successful periods without getting the reward.
Arguably one of the most successful periods in Vikings history was early in the Super Bowl era as the Vikings made four Super Bowl appearances in 1969, 1973, 1974 and 1976 without getting their hands on the NFL’s most prized possession, the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Despite not claiming the biggest prize in the NFL, the Vikings still had a very good season in those years as they claimed the NFL championship in 1969, and National Football Conference championships in 1973, 1974 and 1976.
The last few years under Grant’s first stint at the Vikings saw them make the playoffs four more times as they made the conference championship in 1977 (losing to eventual Super Bowl XII winners Dallas Cowboys), divisional round in 1978 and divisional round in 1980.
When Grant returned for his second stint in 1985 he couldn’t help the franchise to a winning season as he took the Vikings to a 9-7 record, overcoming a 3-13 record the year previously. It turned out that 1985 would be his last season in charge as he retired after the season, the Vikings then hired Jerry Burns who coached the side from 1986 to 1991.
Burns led the team to their first playoff appearance in 1987 ending a four year drought without playoff action. However, 1987 would be the closest the Vikings would come to a Super Bowl appearance under Burns as they lost the conference championship against Washington.
The next few years under Burns saw the Vikings make the playoffs back-to-back when they made it to the divisional rounds in 1988 and 1989. The next decade under Dennis Green saw the Vikings as post season regulars between 1992 and 2002. During that time they missed the playoffs just three times in 1995, 2001 and 2002.
Under Green’s tenure at the Vikings the closest they came to a SuperBowl was when they made the Conference championship game in 1998 when they fell to Atlanta Falcons and in 2000 where they lost to the New York Giants.
The Vikings didn’t have the postseason success they saw in the 90s and from 2001 to 2010, they only made the playoffs three times, as once again in 2009 they crashed out of the conference championship game this time going down to the New Orleans Saints.
By the turn of the 2010s Leslie Frazier was in charge of the team, despite his second year in charge where the Vikings won three games, they responded the next year by making the playoffs again, but that would be the most he got out of the squad as the 2013 season would be his last.
By 2014 the Vikings then looked to Mike Zimmer who took over as coach. Despite making the postseason in his second season with the franchise (where they lost to Seattle Seahawks in a wildcard playoff), he didn’t waste any time as by 2017 he led the team to a 13-3 record finishing first in the NFC North.
The Vikings managed a win against the New Orleans Saints in the divisional playoffs, but once again fell a game short of the Super Bowl as they were crushed by 31 points from the Philadelphia Eagles in the conference championship game.
Last season could be deemed a success as the Vikings finished second in the NFC North with a 10-6 record (missed the first place finish by three wins) which earned them another postseason spot. They managed to defeat the New Orleans Saints in the wildcard round but they couldn’t better themselves when it came to the divisional playoffs as they fell to San Francisco 28-23.
In what was their 60th season in the NFL, the Vikings started 2020 with just one win from their first six games, limping into their Week 7 bye with a 1-5 record.
Following their bye week, Minnesota began to cook on offense as Kirk Cousins, Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson led the Vikings back to a respectable to a 6-6 record after Week 13.
However, a three game losing streak between Week 14 and Week 16 resulted in Minnesota ultimately finish with their worst record since 2014, 7-9, missing the playoffs for the second time in three years.
The Minnesota Vikings missed the playoffs after a rough year in 2021. As Kirk Cousins seemingly regressed and Dalvin Cook missed time with injury as the Vikings finished 8-9.
The Minnesota Vikings had a fantastic 2022-23 regular season and would end up making the playoffs as one of the best teams in the league. They were truly the “Kardiac kids” of the year. As they staged several late comebacks before finally running out of gas in the NFC Wild Card Round of the playoffs. They finished the regular season with a record of 13-4. Their record landed them in first place of their division and in second place of the conference.
Our experts will provide an analysis on the Vikings’ chances closer to the start of the 2023-24 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2022-23 season started:
If you are a fan of the Minnesota Vikings, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Minnesota Vikings have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?
Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Minnesota Vikings:
Kevin O’Connell is the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. This will be his first year as a head coach for the Minnesota Vikings and his first year as a head coach in the National Football League as well. The Vikings finally let go of long time head coach Mike Zimmer last season and now have pegged O’Connell to take the reins here in Minnesota.
Most recently he was the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams and was a part of their Super Bowl winning team last season. He has also spent time with other franchises, mostly as a quarterback‘s coach up into the last three years where he became an offensive coordinator.
Kirk Cousins once again returns as the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. He will have one of the best young pass catchers in the league at the wide receiver spot in Justin Jefferson as number one target.
Behind Cousins in the backfield will be perennial all pro running back Dalvin Cook but he will need to stay healthy if he wants to help the Vikings win this season. They still have Adam Thielen as well who has proven himself to be a top wide receiver in the league at times. But all of their success depends on how Cousins performs this season and how their offensive line holds up.
The Minnesota Vikings defense ranked towards the bottom of the National Football League last season in yards per play. That is certainly something they will have to improve on this year if they want to be better. They made an effort to immediately improve in that category as they picked up Za’Darius Smith from the Green Bay Packers.
He will play opposite of Danielle Hunter on the edge and they could create one of the most dominant defensive end pairings in the league this season, if they can both remain healthy. That defensive line will be their strong spot this upcoming season and it could lead to a much improved Minnesota Vikings defense.
The 2022-23 season is over and we take a look back at the Minnesota Vikings betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2023-24 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Vikings before the start of the previous season:
Last season the Minnesota Vikings finished with a record of 8-9 and they are expected to be better then they were during the 2021-22 season. Oddsmakers expect the Minnesota Vikings to win around nine of their seventeen games during the 2022-23 National Football League season. The odds for betting the over on the win line are currently (-115), while the odds for the betting the under on the win line are currently (-105) heading into the 2022-23 season.
Their odds to win the NFC North division are currently (+265), while their odds to bring home a Conference Championship are (+2000) at the moment. Their current odds to win the Super Bowl and bring home the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season are listed at (+4500) heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season.
This puts them as one of the middle of the pack teams in terms of opening odds to bring home the title this season. They are currently the favorites in nine of their seventeen games this season. As usual they are expected to win more games on their home field instead of having more wins on the road.
They come into the 2022-23 National Football League season expected to be two possession favorites in zero of their seventeen games and two possession underdogs in zero of their seventeen games this season, as they are expected to be a competitive team throughout the season.
It’ll be interesting to see how this team performs after all the changes during the offseason and while playing in such a top heavy conference like the NFC. Due to the massive amount of parity in the National Football League, you never truly know what is going to happen from season to season. But all signs point towards the Minnesota Vikings being in the middle of the spectrum during the 2022-23 National Football League season.
Still got some burning questions about the Minnesota Vikings? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Where do the Minnesota Vikings play?
The Minnesota Vikings play their home games at the U. S. Bank stadium.
Who owns the Minnesota Vikings?
Stephen M. Ross owns the Minnesota Vikings.
Has the Minnesota Vikings won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Minnesota Vikings are yet to win the Super Bowl.
Who is the Minnesota Vikings coach?
Kevin O’Connell is the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
Do the Minnesota Vikings play tonight?
Are you wondering if the Minnesota Vikings are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Minnesota Vikings games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.
What is the Minnesota Vikings record?
The Minnesota Vikings finished the 2022 season with an 13-4 record.
Did the Minnesota Vikings win last night?
Fans of the Minnesota Vikings are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much is the Minnesota Vikings worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Minnesota Vikings are worth $3.9 billion.
Who do the Minnesota Vikings play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Minnesota Vikings play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch Minnesota Vikings games?
You can watch the Minnesota Vikings on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, DIRECTTV NFL Sunday Ticket and on Vikings.com. You can also stream Vikings games on the Vikings app, Yahoo sports app, CBS All Access, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, DIRECTTV Sunday Ticket, NFL Sunday ticket, NFL GamePass and NFL Mobile app. You can also listen to coverage on NFL GamePass, Westwood One, TuneIn and Sirius XM.
Will the Minnesota Vikings make the playoffs this year?
The Minnesota Vikings did make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 13-4 record.
When do the Minnesota Vikings play?
Minnesota Vikings fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.
When is the next Minnesota Vikings game?
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Where did the Minnesota Vikings finish the season?
The Minnesota Vikings finished first in the NFC North standings and second in the NFC.
How many games did the Minnesota Vikings win?
The Minnesota Vikings won 13 games in the 2022 NFL season.
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