• Vikings Facts

    First Draft Choice:
    • Tommy Mason, HB, Tulane, 1961.

    First Regular-Season Game:
    • A 37-13 victory over the Chicago Bears, 9/17/61.

    First Regular-Season Points:
    • A four-yard field goal by kicker Mike Mercer.

    First Winning Season:
    • 1964 (8-5-1)

    First Playoff Appearance:
    • A 24-14 loss to the Baltimore Colts in the NFL Western Conference playoff game, 12/22/68

    First Super Bowl Appearance:
    • A 23-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV, 1/11/70

    First All-Pro Selection:
    • HB Tommy Mason, 1963

    First Pro Bowl Selections:
    • HB Hugh McElhenny and E Jerry Reichow, 1961

    First Viking Elected to the Hall of Fame:
    • QB Fran Tarkenton, 1986

    First To Rush 100 Yards in a Game:
    • Raymond Hayes, 123 yards vs. the Los Angeles Rams, 12/3/61

    First 1,000-Yard Rusher:
    • Chuck Foreman, 1,070 yards (1975)

    First To Pass 400 Yards in a Game:
    • Fran Tarkenton, 407 yards vs. the San Francisco 49ers, 10/24/65

    Most Yards Rushing, Career:
    • Chuck Foreman, 5,879 yards (1973-79)

    Most Yards Passing, Career:
    • Fran Tarkenton, 33,098 yards (1961-66, 1972-78)

    Most Receptions, Career:
    • Cris Carter, 1016 receptions (1990-2000)

    All-Time Leading Scorer:
    • Fred Cox, 1,365 points (1963-77)

    Most Lopsided Win:
    • A 51-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns, 11/9/69

    Single Season Passing Yards Record:

    • Warren Moon, 1994 passed for 4,264 yards.

    Most Rushing Single Season:
    • Robert Smith, 2000 rushed for 1,521 yards

    Most Passing Yards Single Game:
    • Tommy Kramer, 1986 passed for 490 yards against Redskins.

    Longest Field Goal:
    • Jan Stenerud, 1984 kicked a 54 yard field goal

    Most Throwing TD's in a game:
    • Joe Kapp, 1969 tossed 7 TDs.

    Vikings in the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
    • Jim Finks
    • Alan Page
    • Bud Grant
    • Fran Tarkenton
    • Paul Krause
    • Ron Yary

    Vikings Facts

    Franchise Granted:
    • January 27, 1960

    First Season:
    • 1961

    Stadium:
    • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

    Owner:
    • Zygi Wild & Crew

    Head Coach:
    • Brad Childress

    NFL Championship:
    • 1969

    NFC Championships:
    • 1973, 1974, 1976

    NFL Central Division Championships:
    • 1968, 1969

    NFL Western Conference Championship:
    • 1969

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

    Retired Uniform Numbers:
    • #10 Fran Tarkenton, #88 Alan Page, #70 Jim Marshall, #22 Paul Krause, #77 Korey Stringer, #53 Mick Tingelhoff, #80 Cris Carter

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    PInfante97

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