Back In The Day
The Purple Haze of the 1970s
The most iconic figure in Minnesota Vikings history was Bud Grant. The Vikings built up slowly, but once his teams hit stride, they were consistent winners for over two decades. Bud Grant led the Vikings to an NFL Championship season, 4 NFC Championship wins, and 4 Super Bowl trips. He did so with a gutsy CFL veteran in Joe Kapp, and later Fran Tarkenton, who returned after a stint with the New York Giants.
BEST TEAM: 1969 Vikings won the last NFL Championship prior to the NFL/AFL merger. They Were 12-2 and heavy Super Bowl favorites. They lost in Super Bowl 4, 23-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs.