NFL The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time  

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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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1
1,561 493
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

2
1,627 423
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

3
1,387 335
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

4
1,154 304
John Randle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

5
1,396 232
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

6
1,160 160
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

7
718 161
Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

8
749 160
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

9
735 143
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end

10
785 222
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end

11
552 143
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

12
567 156
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

13
711 108
Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

14
471 162
Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tackle

15
430 103
Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JJGrosser added Offensive Lineman, Center

16
377 123
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

17
398 170
Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

18
418 147
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

19
426 135
Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle

20
506 279
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

21
481 245
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

22
566 66
Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Safety

23
414 146
Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

24
435 150
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Cornerback

25
389 122
Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Center