Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings


6 - 6
record
1552
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Will stay at #2
The Vikings will hold their position in their division.
NFC
NFL #8/16
IronRank #6/16
NFC North
NFL #2/4
IronRank #2/4

Vikings Schedule

2016-2017 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 11
Tennessee Titans at Titans WIN 16-25 WIN
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 18
Green Bay Packers vs Packers WIN 17-14 WIN
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 25
Carolina Panthers at Panthers LOSS 10-22 WIN
Week 4
Monday, Oct 3
New York Giants vs Giants WIN 24-10 WIN
Week 5
Sunday, Oct 9
Houston Texans vs Texans WIN 31-13 WIN
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 23
Philadelphia Eagles at Eagles LOSS 21-10 LOSS
Week 8
Monday, Oct 31
Chicago Bears at Bears WIN 20-10 LOSS
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 6
Detroit Lions vs Lions WIN 16-22 LOSS
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 13
Washington Redskins at Redskins LOSS 26-20 LOSS
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 20
Arizona Cardinals vs Cardinals WIN 30-24 WIN
Week 12
Thursday, Nov 24
Detroit Lions at Lions LOSS 16-13 LOSS
Week 13
Thursday, Dec 1
Dallas Cowboys vs Cowboys WIN 15-17 LOSS
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 11
Jacksonville Jaguars at Jaguars WIN
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 18
Indianapolis Colts vs Colts WIN
Week 16
Saturday, Dec 24
Green Bay Packers at Packers LOSS
Week 17
Sunday, Jan 1
Chicago Bears vs Bears WIN

Predicted Ranking for 2016-17 Season

#2
div. rank
#6
conf. rank
9-7-0
record

Vikings OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Vikings compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#14 Vikings
5.2
NFC
6.7
Great passing by the Vikings:
284 yds Nov 13, 2016 at Redskins
262 yds Oct 3, 2016 vs Giants
317 yds Dec 10, 2015 at Cardinals

rushing

#15 Vikings
5.1
NFC
6.7
Great rushing by the Vikings:
87 yds Dec 1, 2016 vs Cowboys
151 yds Jan 3, 2016 at Packers
191 yds Nov 29, 2015 at Falcons

red zone performance

#16 Vikings
4.5
NFC
6.7
Great red zone performance by the Vikings:
100% Sep 18, 2016 vs Packers
67% Dec 10, 2015 at Cardinals
100% Nov 22, 2015 vs Packers

scoring points

#13 Vikings
6.0
NFC
7.1
High points scored by the Vikings:
22 pts Sep 25, 2016 at Panthers
49 pts Dec 27, 2015 vs Giants
20 pts Dec 10, 2015 at Cardinals

Vikings Stats

How the Vikings compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
224
yds/game
#24
of 32
Rushing Offense
72
yds/game
#34
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
46
%
#29
of 32
Fumbles Caused
18
fum
#8
of 32
Interceptions
12
int
#4
of 32
Sacks
31
sacks
#5
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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