22 Facts About The Minnesota Vikings

1. The Minnesota Vikings teamed up with a pair of Iceland's own, Aron Gunnarsson and Hafþor Julius Bjornsson, to come up with a modified version of the chant to introduce to the new US Bank Stadium.

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2. The Minnesota Vikings fans are known to dress up in "Helga hats", purple hats with white horns and blonde braids, mimicking the helmets popularly believed to have been worn by Viking warriors.

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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. The Minnesota Vikings holds several Vikings records including most career rushing touchdowns, career rushing yards, and most rushing yards in a season.

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8. The Minnesota Vikings were responsible for a historic milestone in the late rounds of the 2016 NFL draft.

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9. 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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10. 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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11. 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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12. The Minnesota Vikings led Minnesota to three playoff appearances, including a division title and an NFC Championship Game.

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13. 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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14. The Minnesota Vikings served as the Vikings' offensive coordinator from 1968 to 1985, when the team won 11 division titles and played in four Super Bowls.

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

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

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17. The Minnesota Vikings was the first defensive player to win the award.

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

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

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22. 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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