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A list of the best Minnesota Vikings of all time. Formed in 1961, the Minnesota Vikings have been one of the NFL's hard luck franchises. The team has had a lot of success, making the Super Bowl in 1969 along with 25 playoff berths since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. But despite that and three more Super Bowl appearances, the Vikings have yet to win a Super Bowl championship. That isn't due to the lack of great players. The Vikings have had a number of superstars wear the purple and gold. For years, the Purple People Eaters, the nickname for the Vikings defensive line, were one of the most intimidating in the league. The Vikings had several Hall of Famer suit up for them during their Super Bowl years like Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page and Ron Yary. These players are considered some of the best football players of all time.

The Vikings have drafted well over the years. They've drafted two of the best players ever in Randy Moss and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson. In 1990, the team successfully claimed Cris Carter off waivers. Carter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013 and is one of the best wide receivers in football history.

This is the list of the greatest Minnesota Vikings of all time. If you think someone should be on this list of the best Vikings of all time, then feel free to add him to the list. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Minnesota Vikings ever.
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831 213
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Randy Moss Wide receiver

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2
581 123
John Randle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
John Randle Defensive tackle, Defensive end

3
739 175
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Cris Carter Wide receiver

4
852 260
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Adrian Peterson Running back

5
750 130
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

6
622 100
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Alan Page Defensive tackle, Defensive end

7
384 94
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Carl Eller Defensive end, Defensive lineman

8
400 88
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jim Marshall Defensive end

9
337 100
Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Randall McDaniel Offensive Lineman, Guard

10
405 124
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jared Allen Defensive end

11
268 93
Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ron Yary Tackle

12
281 76
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Chris Doleman Defensive end, Defensive lineman

13
346 60
Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Paul Krause Safety, Defensive back

14
303 99
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Chuck Foreman Running back

15
229 59
Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JJGrosser added Mick Tingelhoff Offensive Lineman, Center

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16
204 69
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

17
206 93
Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

18
265 115
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

19
217 75
Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Kevin Williams Defensive tackle

20
223 78
Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Anthony Carter Wide receiver

21
269 146
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Daunte Culpepper Quarterback

22
226 79
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Antoine Winfield Cornerback

23
295 164
Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
rktrophies added Brett Favre Quarterback

24
206 88
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Robert Smith Running back

25
208 77
Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Matt Birk Center

26
199 68
Joey Browner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ducky added Joey Browner Safety, Defensive back

27
165 38
Chad Greenway is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Chad Greenway Linebacker

28
194 72
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ahmad Rashād Running back, Wide receiver

29
148 60
Keith Millard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Keith Millard Defensive tackle, Tackle

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30
176 79
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

31
180 72
Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Scott Studwell Linebacker

32
172 39
Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Harrison Smith Safety

33
94 56
Tommy Kramer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Tommy Kramer Quarterback

34
157 105
Jim Kleinsasser is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jim Kleinsasser H-back, Fullback, Tight end

35
123 42
Ed White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
chuck-white added Ed White All-pro NFC, AFC

36
114 63
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Kyle Rudolph Tight end

37
161 53
Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Matt Blair Linebacker

38
120 76
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Steve Jordan Tight end

39
134 74
Jake Reed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jake Reed Wide receiver

40
80 30
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Warren Moon Quarterback

41
112 83
Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Stefon Diggs WR

42
131 84
Korey Stringer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

43
62 57
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Percy Harvin Wide receiver

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44
76 8
Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tom Derr added Bud Grant Defensive end, Wide receiver

45
68 25
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Joe Kapp Quarterback

46
139 102
Teddy Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
bigulcards added Teddy Bridgewater

47
75 33
Gary Larsen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Gary Larsen Defensive tackle, Tackle

48
74 42
Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
KeithRinaldi added Anthony Barr

49
83 45
Sammy White is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Sammy White Wide receiver

50
73 43
Fred Cox is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Fred Cox Placekicker