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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218 32
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

2
149 32
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

3
154 37
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

4
98 68
Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Dalvin Cook

Seasons: 2018, 2017

5
64 40
Dave Osborn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965

6
63 40
Ted Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Ted Brown

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

7
56 35
Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

8
24 6
Bill Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

9
55 35
Darrin Nelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

 

10
55 37
Chester Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

11
70 56
Jerick McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Jerick McKinnon

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

12
39 27
Moe Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Moe Williams

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

13
73 63
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989

14
38 32
Rickey Young is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

15
41 38
Michael Bennett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

16
34 34
Oscar Reed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Oscar Reed

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

17
32 37
Mewelde Moore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

18
45 61
Matt Asiata is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Matt Asiata

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

19
22 46
Jerome Felton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Jerome Felton

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

20
16 47
Barry Word is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1993