27 Facts About Minnesota Vikings

1. On the other sideline, the Minnesota Vikings have won four of the past five games.

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2. The Minnesota Vikings announced the death Sunday, before a moment of silence for Brown prior to their game against Detroit.

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3. The Minnesota Vikings are fifth in the NFL in total defense, giving up 322.2 yards per game.

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4. The Minnesota Vikings feared their first-round pick tore an ACL on Sunday, and subsequent tests confirmed those fears.

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5. The Minnesota Vikings are back from their bye and back in prime time.

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6. The Minnesota Vikings still signed Hunter to a five-year, $72 million contract.

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7. In 2015, the Minnesota Vikings announced that they were not able to reach a new contract agreement with Juranitch which he wanted $20,000 per game, and released him.

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8. The Minnesota Vikings had an all-purple uniform with gold numbers and stripes on the pants, which made its only appearance in Week 13 at home to the Dallas Cowboys.

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9. The Minnesota Vikings changed jerseys on the sidelines during the 2nd quarter, finishing the game in purple jerseys and purple pants.

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10. On October 11, 1964 the Minnesota Vikings played the Detroit Lions at Metropolitan Stadium and the Lions mistakenly only brought their white jerseys to Minnesota.

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11. In the 1960s the Minnesota Vikings wore purple pants with road white jerseys.

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12. The Minnesota Vikings continued to wear black shoes until Les Steckel became head coach in 1984; they were the last NFL team to make the change from black to white shoes.

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13. On February 28, 2017, the Minnesota Vikings announced they would not exercise Peterson's 2017 contract option which made him a free agent.

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14. In the 2013 season, the Minnesota Vikings finished with five wins, ten losses, and one tie, with no road wins.

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15. On October 5, 2009, the Minnesota Vikings hosted the Green Bay Packers as Favre played his former team for the first time.

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16. Since 2006, the Minnesota Vikings have been known especially for their strong run defense, anchored by the Williams Wall consisting of defensive tackle Kevin Williams and nose tackle Pat Williams (no relation).

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17. On January 4, 2009, the Minnesota Vikings hosted the Philadelphia Eagles for the Wild Card round, their first home playoff game in eight years.

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18. When the Minnesota Vikings played the Chicago Bears in Week 6, Peterson broke the record for single game All-Purpose yards (361 total yards, 224 rushing).

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19. The Minnesota Vikings' hopes of a Super Bowl ended when Darrin Nelson dropped a pass from Wade Wilson on fourth down at the goal line.

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20. On May 15, 1981, the Minnesota Vikings moved into a new facility in suburban Eden Prairie that houses the team's offices, locker room and practice fields.

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21. The Minnesota Vikings addressed the problem by drafting running back Chuck Foreman with their first pick in the 1973 Draft.

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22. On March 10, 1967 the Minnesota Vikings hired new head coach Bud Grant to replace Van Brocklin, who had resigned on February 11, 1967.

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23. From the start, the Minnesota Vikings embraced an energetic marketing program that produced first-year season ticket sales of nearly 26,000 and an average home attendance of 34,586, about 85 percent of Metropolitan Stadium's capacity of 40,800.

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24. The Minnesota Vikings have won one NFL Championship, in 1969, before the league's merger with the American Football League.

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25. Since the team's first season in 1961, the Minnesota Vikings have had one of the highest winning percentages in the NFL.

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26. The Minnesota Vikings conducted summer training camp at Bemidji State University from 1961 to 1965.

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27. The Minnesota Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season.

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