5 quarterbacks who have always struggled against the Vikings

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What quarterbacks historically have been stifled by the Minnesota Vikings?

In the Super Bowl era, the Minnesota Vikings have the sixth-best overall win percentage (including playoffs) in the NFL (.553). They trail only the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, and Denver Broncos in all-time win percentage.

En route to these 553 total victories, the Vikings have tormented an assortment of quarterbacks. Since 1966, Minnesota has notched the most safeties in the NFL, sixth-most sacks, sixth-most interceptions, and held opponents to the 10th-fewest touchdowns.

Sprinkled in along the way have been a few notable rough patches of defensive futility for the Vikings. But overall, Minnesota has earned a reputation as a defense-first franchise.

This havoc has found its way to prominent quarterbacks–and some more often than others. Let’s take a look at five good quarterbacks who uncharacteristically struggled against the Vikings.