Minnesota Vikings, American professional turf football crew established in 1961 and situated in rural Minneapolis, Minnesota, that plays in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL). The Vikings have showed up in four Super Bowls (1970, 1974, 1975, and 1977), losing each time.
The Vikings have a long and storied past, in spite of having won only one NFL title, in 1969, the year prior to the NFL–American Football League merger. The Vikings' most unmistakable time of achievement dates from the contracting of head mentor Bud Grant in 1967. Concede, a future individual from the Hall of Fame, guided the Vikings to every one of the four of their Super Bowl appearances through the span of his vocation. His Vikings groups of the 1970s highlighted a persistent cautious line known as the "Purple People Eaters," which created two Hall of Fame individuals (Alan Page and Carl Eller) and a productive passing assault driven by another future Hall of Fame part, quarterback Fran Tarkenton. Tarkenton made ready for scrambling quarterbacks by being one of the main sign guests to utilize his legs to make plays. The Vikings qualified for the playoffs in 10 of the 11 seasons somewhere in the range of 1968 and 1978, however their 0–4 Super Bowl record is coordinated uniquely by that of the Buffalo Bills groups of the 1990s.
The Vikings fell again into the NFL pack during the 1980s, 10 years topped by a sad 1989 exchange with the Dallas Cowboys that got Minnesota underachieving running back Herschel Walker and gave Dallas draft decisions that were utilized to choose future NFL hotshots Emmitt Smith and Darren Woodson, among others. The Vikings groups of the late 1990s and mid 2000s highlighted an unstable offense, which featured running back Robert Smith and wide beneficiaries Cris Carter and Randy Moss. The 1998 Vikings squad scored a then-NFL-record 556 points during the normal season on its way to a 15–1 record however was angry with the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC title game.
In 2007 first-year running back Adrian Peterson, on his way to a Pro Bowl choice, set the record for most surging yards in a solitary game, which gave a beam of would like to Minnesota's fans. The Vikings qualified for the playoffs in 2008 and, in the wake of including quarterback Brett Favre in the offseason, did as such again in 2009. Favre drove the Vikings to the NFC title game the next January, where the group lost a nearby challenge to the New Orleans Saints. Favre's play tumbled off notably the accompanying season, and the Vikings attempted to a losing record. The group began three unique quarterbacks in 2011, which added to the Vikings' tying a club record with 13 misfortunes that season. Driven by a striking 2,097 surging yards from Peterson—who had torn both the foremost cruciate tendon and the average insurance tendon in his left knee in the Vikings' penultimate game in 2011—the group bounced back to win 10 diversions and gain a playoff billet in 2012, yet it tumbled to the Packers in the first round. The next year the Vikings came back to the base of the divisional standings. In 2015 the group won 11 amusements and caught a division title yet lost its opening playoff challenge in deplorable design when kicker Blair Walsh missed a very late 27-yard field objective.
In 2017 the Vikings tied for the best record in the NFL by going 13–3. In the postseason the group pulled off a standout amongst the most exciting playoff wins in league history, scoring a triumphant 61-yard touchdown as time terminated in the final quarter of Minnesota's divisional-round triumph over the Saints. Nonetheless, the Vikings were unfit to bridle that energy in the NFC title game, as they were soundly beaten by the Philadelphia Eagles. One of the Super Bowl top picks heading into the 2018 season, the Vikings had a frustrating year, winning only eight recreations and neglecting to try and meet all requirements for the playoffs.