Black and white photograph of Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant, ca. 1975.

Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant

Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant, ca. 1975.

Black and white photograph of the Minnesota Vikings team, 1963.

Minnesota Vikings team photo

Minnesota Vikings team photo, 1963.

Color image of a felt pennant celebrating "Bud Grant Day", September 2, 1984.

Felt pennant celebrating "Bud Grant Day"

A felt pennant celebrating "Bud Grant Day", September 2, 1984. Grant was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings football team from 1967 to 1983 and in 1985.

Color image of a Minnesota Vikings Headband, 1986.

Minnesota Vikings Headband

Minnesota Vikings Headband, 1986.

Color image of a plastic pin-back button commemorating the participation of the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI, played against the Oakland Raiders in Pasadena, California, 1977. The Raiders defeated the Vikings 32–14.

Minnesota Vikings, Super Bowl XI button

Plastic pin-back button commemorating the participation of the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI, played against the Oakland Raiders in Pasadena, California, 1977. The Raiders defeated the Vikings 32–14.

Color image of a circular pin-back button supporting the Minnesota Vikings professional football team in Super Bowl VIII, 1974.

Minnesota Vikings, Super Bowl VIII button

Circular pin-back button supporting the Minnesota Vikings professional football team in Super Bowl VIII, 1974. Manufactured by Button House of Winona, Minnesota. The Vikings lost to the Miami Dolphins.

Color image of the helmet worn by Minnesota Vikings safety Paul Krause in the late 1970s.

Helmet worn by Minnesota Vikings safety Paul Krause

Helmet worn by Minnesota Vikings safety Paul Krause in the late 1970s.

Color image of the home jersey worn by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter in 1995.

Jersey worn by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter

Home jersey worn by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter in 1995.

Color image of Minnesota Vikings Zubaz pants, 1990.

Minnesota Vikings Zubaz pants

Minnesota Vikings Zubaz pants, 1990.

Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings professional football club has competed in the National Football League (NFL) since 1961. The team ranks amongst the most successful franchises in the NFL, with seventeen divisional titles since 1970. They have reached the playoffs in twenty-eight of their fifty-six seasons and made four Super Bowl appearances. Eleven former players, one coach, and one general manager from the Vikings have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio.

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