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Vikings Records, Firsts, Odds & Ends

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: Robert Smith, 6,818 yards (1993-2000).

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

Most Receptions, Career: Cris Carter, 1,004 receptions (1990-2001).

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.

Year By Year Results of the Minnesota Vikings

 

Below is the Year by Year Results of the Wins & Loses of the Minnesota Vikings and their place of finish in the NFC North/Central Division.

Minnesota Vikings Year by Year Results
Year W L T Finish
2015 11 5 0 1st
2014 7 9 0 3rd
2013 5 10 1 4th
2012 10 6 0 2nd
2011 3 13 0 4th
2010 6 10 0 4th
2009 12 4 0 1st
2008 10 6 0 1st
2007 8 8 0 2nd
2006 6 10 0 3rd
2005 9 7 0 2nd
2004 8 8 0 2nd
2003 9 7 0 2nd
2002 6 10 0 2nd
2001 5 11 0 4th
2000 11 5 0 1st
1999 10 6 0 2nd
1998 15 1 0 1st
1997 9 7 0 4th
1996 9 7 0 2nd
1995 8 8 0 4th
1994 10 6 0 1st
1993 9 7 0 2nd
1992 11 5 0 1st
1991 8 8 0 4th
1990 6 10 0 5th
1989 10 6 0 1st
1988 11 5 0 2nd
1987 8 8 0 2nd
1986 9 7 0 2nd
1985 7 9 0 3rd
1984 3 13 0 5th
1983 8 8 0 4th
1982 5 4 0 4th
1981 7 9 0 4th
1980 9 7 0 1st
1979 7 9 0 3rd
1978 8 7 1 1st
1977 9 5 0 1st
1976 11 2 1 1st
1975 12 2 0 1st
1974 10 4 0 1st
1973 12 2 0 1st
1972 7 7 0 3rd
1971 11 3 0 1st
1970 12 2 0 1st
1969 12 2 0 1st
1968 8 6 0 1st
1967 3 8 3 4th
1966 4 9 1 6th
1965 7 7 0 5th
1964 8 5 1 2nd
1963 5 8 1 4th
1962 2 11 1 6th
1961 3 11 0 7th
Totals 372 296 9 Win %: .556