VIKINGS TRIVIA

VIKINGS HISTORY

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:

  • TEMPORARY: TCF Bank Stadium

Owner:

  • Zygi Wild & Crew

Head Coach:

  • Mike Zimmer

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, 2009

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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