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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1
180 27
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
125 27
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
131 32
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
54 30
Dave Osborn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

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

5
51 28
Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

6
57 35
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
50 29
Darrin Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

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

 

8
47 31
Chester Taylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

9
79 61
Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Dalvin Cook

Seasons: 2018, 2017

10
16 3
Bill Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
61 46
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
32 20
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
63 50
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989

14
34 25
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
32 27
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

16
35 32
Michael Bennett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

17
27 31
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
38 52
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
20 38
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
15 38
Barry Word is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1993