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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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Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Center
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Chad Greenway is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker
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Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back
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Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Stefon Diggs Wide receiver
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Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tight end
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Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle
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Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver
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Keith Millard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle
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Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tom Derr added Defensive end, Wide receiver
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Tommy Kramer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Quarterback
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Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
dan the critic added Cornerback
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Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Linebacker
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Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback
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Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Linebacker
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Everson Griffen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
dan the critic added Defensive end
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Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
KeithRinaldi added Linebacker
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Ed White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
chuck-white added Guard
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Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tight end
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Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback
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scootershippos added Adam Thielen Wide receiver
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Gary Larsen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Tackle
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Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver
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Jake Reed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver
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Jim Kleinsasser is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Halfback, Fullback, Tight end
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Korey Stringer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time