Minnesota Vikings History

The Minnesota Vikings are in their sixty-first season, playing their home games at U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2016. The Vikings are led by head coach Mike Zimmer since 2014.

The Vikings went to the Super Bowl after the 1969 season, led by head coach Bud Grant.

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Franchise Award Winners

In 1969, head coach Bud Grant won Coach of the Year after leading the team to a 12-2-0 record.

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Keith Millard won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1989; Adrian Peterson won the Most Valuable Player in 2012, the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2012, and the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2007; Fran Tarkenton won the Most Valuable Player in 1975 and the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1975; Alan Page won the Most Valuable Player in 1971 and the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1971; Tommy Kramer won the Comeback Player of the Year in 1986; Percy Harvin won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2009; Randy Moss won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1998; Sammy White won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1976; Chuck Foreman won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1973.

Minnesota Vikings by the Decades

1960s

The Minnesota Vikings' inaugural season was 1961. During the decade, the Vikings had a record of 52-67-7 during the regular season and 2-2 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Metropolitan Stadium. They won two division titles. The Vikings ranked 6th in the West division with a win percentage of 37% and ranked 1st in the Central division with a win percentage of 58%. They won one Super Bowl in 1969.

1970s

During the decade, the Vikings had a record of 99-43-2 during the regular season and 7-8 in the playoffs. In fact, the ninety-nine wins represents the most wins in a decade for the Vikings. They played their home games at Metropolitan Stadium. They won eight division titles. The Vikings ranked 1st in the NFC Central division with a win percentage of 69%.

1980s

During the decade, the Vikings had a record of 77-75-0 during the regular season and 4-5 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Metropolitan Stadium (1980-1981) and Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (1982-1989). They won two division titles. The Vikings ranked 2nd in the NFC Central division with a win percentage of 51%.

1990s

During the decade, the Vikings had a record of 95-65-0 during the regular season and 3-7 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. They won three division titles. The Vikings ranked 1st in the NFC Central division with a win percentage of 59%.

2000s

During the decade, the Vikings had a record of 84-76-0 during the regular season and 3-4 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. They won three division titles. The Vikings ranked 4th in the NFC Central division with a win percentage of 50% and ranked 2nd in the NFC North division with a win percentage of 53%.

2010s

During the decade, the Vikings had a record of 81-77-2 during the regular season and 2-4 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (2010-2013), TCF Bank Stadium (2014-2015), and U.S. Bank Stadium (2016-2019). They won two division titles. The Vikings ranked 2nd in the NFC North division with a win percentage of 51%.

2020s

During the decade, the Vikings had a record of 15-18-0 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at U.S. Bank Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Vikings ranked 2nd in the NFC North division with a win percentage of 45%.

Minnesota Vikings Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Kevin O'Connell 2022 0-0-0 0% 0-0
Mike Zimmer 2014-2021 72-56-1 56.2% 2-3
Leslie Frazier 2010-2013 21-32-1 39.8% 0-1
Brad Childress 2006-2010 39-35-0 52.7% 1-2
Mike Tice 2001-2005 32-33-0 49.2% 1-1
Dennis Green 1992-2001 97-62-0 61.0% 4-8
Jerry Burns 1986-1991 52-43-0 54.7% 3-3
Bud Grant 1967-1983, 1985 158-96-5 62.0% 10-12
Les Steckel 1984 3-13-0 18.8% 0-0
Norm Van Brocklin 1961-1966 29-51-4 36.9% 0-0

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