The Minnesota Vikings compete in American football leagues for professionals. They belong to the National Football Conference North of the National Football League. The team was founded in 1960 as an expansion squad and started competing in 1961.
The team’s home games were held at Metropolitan Stadium in the suburb of Bloomington from 1961 to 1981. The Vikings’ summer training camp was held at Bemidji State University from 1961 to 1965. The squad relocated their training facility to Minnesota State University in Mankato in 1966. The team’s golden period history includes the training camp at Minnesota State, one of the NFL’s oldest schools.
From 1982 through 2013, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis served as the Vikings’ home field. On December 29, 2013, the Vikings played their final game at the Metrodome, defeating the Detroit Lions 14-13. After losing 37-10 to the Green Bay Packers in Week 17, the Vikings missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season in 2021. The team finished the season 8-9 after defeating the Chicago Bears 31-17 in Week 18.
The team sacked both the general manager Rick Spielman and the head coach Mike Zimmer in January 2022. On January 26, 2022, the Vikings named Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, a Ghanaian as their new general manager. Formerly, he was the Cleveland Browns’ vice president of football operations as well as the San Francisco 49ers’ director of research and development.
Are the Vikings a good Football team?
One of the NFL’s highest winning percentages belongs to the Vikings. They are one of just seven NFL teams to have at least 15 wins in a regular season as of 2022, and they have at least three victories in every season so yes, they are a good football team.