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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.
list ordered by
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Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver
2
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver
3
John Randle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end
4
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back
5
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end
6
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback
7
Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard
8
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman
9
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end
10
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman
11
Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JJGrosser added Offensive Lineman, Center
12
Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
13
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end
14
Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tackle
15
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back
16
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
17
Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
18
Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Safety
19
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback
20
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback
21
Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
rktrophies added Quarterback
22
Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle
23
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Cornerback
24
Joey Browner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ducky added Safety, Defensive back
25
Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver