Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings


1 - 2 - 1
record
1520
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Will stay at #3
The Vikings will hold their position in their division.
NFC
NFL #11/16
IronRank #10/16
NFC North
NFL #3/4
IronRank #3/4

Vikings Schedule

2018-2019 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 9
San Francisco 49ers vs 49ers WIN 24-16 WIN
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 16
Green Bay Packers at Packers WIN 29-29 TIE
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 23
Buffalo Bills vs Bills WIN 6-27 LOSS
Week 4
Thursday, Sep 27
Los Angeles Rams at Rams LOSS 38-31 LOSS
Week 5
Sunday, Oct 7
Philadelphia Eagles at Eagles LOSS
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 14
Arizona Cardinals vs Cardinals WIN
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 21
New York Jets at Jets LOSS
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 28
New Orleans Saints vs Saints WIN
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 4
Detroit Lions vs Lions WIN
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 18
Chicago Bears at Bears LOSS
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 25
Green Bay Packers vs Packers WIN
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 2
New England Patriots at Patriots LOSS
Week 14
Monday, Dec 10
Seattle Seahawks at Seahawks LOSS
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 16
Miami Dolphins vs Dolphins WIN
Week 16
Sunday, Dec 23
Detroit Lions at Lions LOSS
Week 17
Sunday, Dec 30
Chicago Bears vs Bears WIN

Predicted Ranking for 2018-19 Season

#3
div. rank
#10
conf. rank
7-8-1
record

Vikings OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Vikings compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#3 Vikings
9.0
NFC
7.3
Great passing by the Vikings:
308 yds Jan 14, 2018 vs Saints
272 yds Nov 23, 2017 at Lions
304 yds Nov 12, 2017 at Redskins

rushing

#14 Vikings
5.1
NFC
7.1
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
6.6
Great red zone performance by the Vikings:
67% Sep 16, 2018 at Packers
67% Jan 14, 2018 vs Saints
67% Dec 3, 2017 at Falcons

scoring points

#9 Vikings
6.9
NFC
6.9
High points scored by the Vikings:
31 pts Sep 27, 2018 at Rams
29 pts Jan 14, 2018 vs Saints
24 pts Nov 19, 2017 vs Rams

Vikings Stats

How the Vikings compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
327
yds/game
#5
of 32
Rushing Offense
63
yds/game
#35
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
60
%
#11
of 32
Fumbles Caused
9
fum
#5
of 32
Interceptions
3
int
#16
of 32
Sacks
11
sacks
#12
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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