During home games at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Vikings sound a Gjallarhorn — a mythical Norse horn — after big plays or scores.
U.S. Bank Stadium
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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.
Seasons: 61 (1961-2021)
Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Bud Grant (158-96-5)
Super Bowl Titles: 0
Record going into 2021 season: (W-L-T) 495-412-11
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: John Randle, 114 (1990-2000)
Most Career Interceptions: Paul Krause, 53 (1968-79)
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