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Est. 1961


Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter runs with the football.

Cris Carter – WR – 1,004 receptions


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During home games at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Vikings sound a Gjallarhorn — a mythical Norse horn — to announce the start of each home game.

Team History

  • The Minnesota Vikings made their NFL debut in 1961, defeating the Chicago Bears, 37-13.
  • The Vikings won the last NFL Championship (1969) before the NFL-AFL merger, defeating the Cleveland Browns, 27-7.  
  • When Bud Grant took over the head coaching job in 1967, the Vikings became one of the juggernauts in the league. During his tenure from 1967-83, the Vikings won 11 division titles, and three NFC titles in 1973, 1974, and 1976. 
  • The Vikings appeared in four Super Bowls in the 1970s. 
  • From 2006-08, the Vikings had the number-one ranked run defense in the league – the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that a team held it for three consecutive years.  

Team Facts

  • Seasons: 64 (1961-2024)
  • Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Bud Grant (158-96-5)
  • Super Bowl Titles: 0 
  • Record going into 2024 season: (W-L-T) 523-435-11
  • Playoff Record:21-31
  • Most Career Yards Rushing: Adrian Peterson, 11,747 (2007-16)
  • Most Career Yards Passing: Fran Tarkenton, 33,098 (1961-66, 1972-78)
  • Most Career Receptions: Cris Carter, 1,004 (1990-2001)
  • Most Career Sacks: Carl Eller, 130.5 (1964-78)*
  • Most Career Interceptions: Paul Krause, 53 (1968-79)
  • Most Career Points: Fred Cox, 1,365 (1963-77)
  • Current Team Owner: Wilf Family 

*Sacks prior to 1982 are not official


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