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Is This Finally the Year for the Vikings?


Minnesota Vikings are an American professional football team. They are situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings are members of the NFL (National Football League) and they compete within the North Division of the NFC (National Football Conference). First, they were in the NFC Central, but they were also in NFL0s Western Conference competing in the Central Division. They play their home games at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. They have never won a Super Bowl. However, they played a Super Bowl game 4 times but lost each one. Vikings fans lost a lot of money on those games, but won it back wagering at sites like


The team joined the NFL (National Football League) for the first time in 1961. First, they played at Metropolitan as their home stadium. They then moved to Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in 1982 and they used it as a home stadium until 2013 when they finally moved the U.S. Bank Stadium. Their last game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis was against the Detroit Lions who they managed to defeat in their last game on Metrodome with a result of 14-13 to end the season in 2013.

In spite of not winning any Super Bowls, the team managed to achieve and maintain one of the best winning percentages in the NFL. They are one of the only six teams to have won at least 15 games during each regular season. They still haven’t reached the top, but they managed to keep decent stability and standard in playing and achieving results.

Before the NFL merged with the AFL (American Football League) they won one NFL championship back in 1969. Since the leagues merged they didn’t manage to win the Super Bowl but they successfully managed to qualify for the playoffs 26 times which is the third highest in the NFL. Besides the four Super Bowls that they all lost, they lost their last five NFC Championship Games since 1978. You’d say the team is super unlucky reaching the top but failing to remain there for more than one game.

The team counts 13 members that were introduced to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


During the season in 2007, the Vikings introduced their official mascot of the team. It’s called Viktor the Viking and was designed to appeal to the younger parts of their fanbase. He is pretty much Viking-like with an oversized helmet with horns, being blond and having moustaches. One of their previous mascots was called Ragnar the Viking named after the legendary Viking Ragnar Lothbrok.

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