The Minnesota Vikings are an American Football team that plays in the NFC Central Division of the National Football League.
When the Vikes played outdoors at Metropolitan stadium they dominated their division, winning the NFC central 8 times in the 1970's. Their defense was know as the Purple People Eaters and playing at home in the cold worked to their advantage. Since 1980 they have played indoors at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Their biggest rivals are the Green Bay Packers and games between the two teams constitute a season-within-the-season.
Vikings Overall Record: (1961-2000) Won 334, Lost 255, Tied 9
NFC Central Division Championships: 16
But the Vikes are infamous for having made it to the Superbowl and losing 4 times.
- 1969 Lost Super Bowl IV to Chiefs 23-7
- 1973 Lost Super Bowl VIII to Miami 24-7
- 1974 Lost Super Bowl IX to Pittsburgh 16-6
- 1976 Lost Super Bowl XI to Oakland 32-14