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Friday, September 18, 2009

Minnesota Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings compete in the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Prior to divisional realignment in 2002, they had been a member of the Central Division, also known as the Black & Blue Division. The Vikings have won one NFL championship (Pre-1970 AFL-NFL Merger), but subsequently lost 23-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV. The Vikings were the first team to both play in and lose four Super Bowls. The Vikings have won their division 17 times, third most among teams currently playing in the NFL.

The team played home games at Metropolitan Stadium through the 1981 NFL season and have played their home games at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (also the home of the American League baseball team Minnesota Twins) since 1982.

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League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1961–present)

  • Western Conference (1961–1969)

    • Central Division (1967–1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970–present)

    • NFC Central (1970–2001)

    • NFC North (2002–present)




Current uniform
NFCN-Uniform-MIN.PNG
Team colorsPurple, Gold, White              
Fight songSkol, Vikings
MascotViktor the Viking, Ragnar
Team history


  • Minnesota Vikings (1961–present)


Team nicknames
The Vikes, The Purple, The Purple People Eaters
Championships
League championships (1)

  • NFL Championships (1)
    1969


Conference championships (4)

  • NFL Western: 1969

  • NFC: 1973, 1974, 1976


Division championships (17)

  • NFL Central: 1968, 1969

  • NFC Central: 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000

  • NFC North: 2008


Playoff appearances (25)


  • NFL: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008


Home fields


  • Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981)

  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (1982-present)