Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings


13 - 3
record
1661
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Will stay at #1
The Vikings will hold their position in their division.
NFC
NFL #2/16
IronRank #2/16
NFC North
NFL #1/4
IronRank #1/4

Vikings Schedule

2017-2018 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Monday, Sep 11
New Orleans Saints vs Saints WIN 29-19 WIN
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 17
Pittsburgh Steelers at Steelers LOSS 26-9 LOSS
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 24
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buccaneers WIN 34-17 WIN
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 1
Detroit Lions vs Lions WIN 7-14 LOSS
Week 5
Monday, Oct 9
Chicago Bears at Bears WIN 17-20 WIN
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 15
Green Bay Packers vs Packers WIN 23-10 WIN
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 22
Baltimore Ravens vs Ravens WIN 24-16 WIN
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 29
Cleveland Browns at Browns WIN 16-33 WIN
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 12
Washington Redskins at Redskins LOSS 30-38 WIN
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 19
Los Angeles Rams vs Rams WIN 24-7 WIN
Week 12
Thursday, Nov 23
Detroit Lions at Lions LOSS 23-30 WIN
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 3
Atlanta Falcons at Falcons LOSS 9-14 WIN
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 10
Carolina Panthers at Panthers LOSS 31-24 LOSS
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 17
Cincinnati Bengals vs Bengals WIN 34-7 WIN
Week 16
Saturday, Dec 23
Green Bay Packers at Packers WIN 0-16 WIN
Week 17
Sunday, Dec 31
Chicago Bears vs Bears WIN 23-10 WIN
Divisional
Sunday, Jan 14
New Orleans Saints vs Saints WIN 29-24 WIN
Conference
Sunday, Jan 21
Philadelphia Eagles at Eagles LOSS 38-7 LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2017-18 Season

#1
div. rank
#2
conf. rank
13-3-0
record

Vikings OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Vikings compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#7 Vikings
7.3
NFC
6.8
Great passing by the Vikings:
308 yds Jan 14, 2018 vs Saints
272 yds Nov 23, 2017 at Lions
341 yds Sep 11, 2017 vs Saints

rushing

#8 Vikings
8.1
NFC
7.7
Great rushing by the Vikings:
100 yds Dec 10, 2017 at Panthers
171 yds Nov 19, 2017 vs Rams
159 yds Oct 9, 2017 at Bears

red zone performance

#10 Vikings
6.7
NFC
7.1
Great red zone performance by the Vikings:
67% Jan 14, 2018 vs Saints
100% Dec 31, 2017 vs Bears
67% Dec 3, 2017 at Falcons

scoring points

#7 Vikings
7.5
NFC
7.2
High points scored by the Vikings:
29 pts Jan 14, 2018 vs Saints
29 pts Sep 11, 2017 vs Saints
25 pts Dec 24, 2016 at Packers

Vikings Stats

How the Vikings compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
235
yds/game
#12
of 32
Rushing Offense
122
yds/game
#7
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
58
%
#9
of 32
Fumbles Caused
16
fum
#32
of 32
Interceptions
14
int
#14
of 32
Sacks
37
sacks
#18
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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History

The Minnesota Vikings are a charter member of the National football Conference in the NFL. The franchise joined the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1961 and began playing their home games at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis. The franchise was originally to be part of the American Football League and was to begin play in 1960. However, due to pressure by the NFL, the Minnesota ownership group backed out of the AFL deal and instead joined the NFL. The team adopted the name Vikings to represent the Scandinavian culture that is prevalent in Minnesota.

The club began to have some on-field success towards the end of the 1960’s, led by a fierce defense which became known as the “Purple People Eaters.”  In 1969, the Vikings won the NFL Championship game and appeared in the Super Bowl for the first time. They would make three more Super Bowl appearances during the 1970’s, led by future hall of fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton.

Tarkenton would set many NFL passing records during his career, which have since been broken.  Despite his successes, he was unable to win a Super Bowl as the Vikings have lost in all of their four appearances in the game. In 1986, Tarkenton would become the first Viking who played the majority of his career with the club to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In 1982, the Vikings said goodbye to Met Stadium and moved into the brand new Hubert H. Humphries Metro-Dome. The Metro-Dome has served as the club’s home facility ever since, but is set to be replaced by a new stadium in 2016. The new stadium will provide fans with an outdoor feel but have a climate controlled environment, as it will still be an indoor stadium.

The Vikings have qualified for the NFL’s post season 25 times since the 1970 merger. This is third most among all teams since that time. They are also one of only six teams to win 15 games during a regular season, something they accomplished during the 1998 campaign. The club has been consistently successful on the field throughout their history, though they have not made it back to the Super Bowl since the 1970’s. In fact, the team has lost all of the last five NFC Championship games in which they have appeared.

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