Minnesota Vikings/The Minnesota Vikings were founded on January 28, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The team is a member of the National Football League (NFL) and plays its home games at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Their first game was against Chicago Bears with Chicago winning 10-7. The Vikings started 0-1-1 but finished the season with a win column of 9-3-1. So they made the playoffs as a wild card entry. In their first playoff game, they lost to Green Bay Packers by a score of 37-21.
Two years later, in 1962, the Vikings won their first NFL championship when they defeated Dallas Texans 4-0-1 in the NFL Championship Game. This was also the first time that the NFL Championship Game was played at Miami Stadium. The Vikings received the conference title due to both teams being 1-1-1 during the season's final week.
In 1964, the Vikings had one of the best quarterbacks in football history in Fran Tarkenton. He led the team to the top spot in the league during part of the season before getting injured. After his injury, rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater took over and continued the success of the team.
The Minnesota Vikings are an American professional gridiron football club headquartered in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, that was created in 1961 and competes in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL). The Vikings have competed in four Super Bowls, all of which they have lost (1970, 1974, 1975, and 1977). They are also one of two NFL teams to have never been crowned world champions (the other being the Oakland Raiders),.
They played their first game on September 5, 1960, at home against Chicago. In their first season, the Vikings finished with a record of 7-4-1, out of the playoffs. From 1962-1965, the team went without a winning season, finishing 6-6, 4-8, 8-4, and 7-5-1, respectively. In 1966, the Vikings made their first of five consecutive playoff appearances, finishing with a 9-3-0 record. Under head coach Bud Grant, they advanced to the NFL Championship Game each year from 1967 to 1971, losing each time to Green Bay Packers. After missing the postseason in 1972 and 1973, the Vikings returned to the championship game in 1974, where they defeated Pittsburgh 30-28 in overtime for their first NFL title. However, they were defeated by Miami 24-7 in Super Bowl XIX.
In 1995, the Vikings entered into a partnership with the Winnipeg Jets of the NFL Europe league. The Vikings sent its practice squad to play for Winnipeg during the 1995 season.
Vikings of Minnesota Minnesota Vikings, an American professional gridiron football club formed in 1961 and headquartered in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, that competes in the National Football League's (NFL) National Football Conference (NFC). They are the only NFL team to have lost every season since their inception.
The Vikings are one of two teams that have never won a championship (the other being the Oakland Raiders), although they have made the playoffs nine times. They were National Champions in 1969 under head coach Bud Grant, who went on to become the first NHL-era Viking to win the title.
After finishing second in their division three years in a row from 1972 to 1974, the Vikings finally broke through in 1975 when they defeated Pittsburgh in the NFC Championship Game before losing to Miami after Jerry Rice caught what was considered at the time to be the last touchdown pass in NFL history.
In 1976, the Vikings returned to the Super Bowl after defeating Dallas in the NFC Wild Card Game but came up short again when they lost to New England 24-14.
In 1977, the Vikings had another chance at winning it all but this time they fell short once again when they lost to Philadelphia 26-21 in the NFC Championship Game.