Head Coach: Mike Zimmer
The Minnesota Vikings is an NFL team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1960, the Vikings entered the league as an expansion team and was first introduced in the 1961 season. The Vikings are part of the National Football Conference (NFC) North division. All home games of the Vikings are played at the U.S. Bank Stadium, located Downtown East of Minneapolis.
During its early years in the league, the Vikings’ record was common for an expansion franchise. They needed time to adjust to the level of competition, but eventually overcame the challenges and improved over the course of the decade. This rewarded the team with two consecutive Central Division titles won in 1968 and 1969. More than that, their robust defense propelled the team to a league championship in 1969, the last NFL championship before the NFL and AFL merger took place. Among the significant championships of the Vikings include four NFC North titles and 14 NFC Central titles.