NFL The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time  

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Big fan of Minnesota football? Then check out this list of Minnesota Vikings running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Minnesota Vikings history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 Minnesota Vikings and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Vikings RBs include Adrian Peterson, Robert Smith, Michael Bennett, and Darrin Nelson. 

Who are the best running backs in Minnesota Vikings history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Minnesota Vikings starting running back.

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Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Adrian Peterson Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Chuck Foreman Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

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Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Robert Smith Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

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Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Terry Allen Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

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Ted Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Ted Brown Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

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Darrin Nelson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Darrin Nelson Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982  

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Dave Osborn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Dave Osborn Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965

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Chester Taylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Chester Taylor Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Jerick McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Jerick McKinnon Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Herschel Walker Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989

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Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Dalvin Cook Seasons: 2018, 2017

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Michael Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Michael Bennett Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

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Rickey Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Rickey Young Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

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Moe Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Moe Williams Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

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Oscar Reed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Oscar Reed Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

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Mewelde Moore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Mewelde Moore Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

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Matt Asiata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Matt Asiata Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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Jerome Felton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Jerome Felton Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

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Barry Word is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Barry Word Seasons: 1993