30 greatest Minnesota Vikings seasons in team history

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What are the 30 best seasons in Minnesota Vikings history?

The Minnesota Vikings have played 59 seasons as of the conclusion to 2019. In 30 of these seasons, the Vikings made the playoffs. This round number creates a rather convenient metric by which to rank all of Minnesota’s campaigns in order of good to great.

The main criteria for ordering the top 30 is mainly based on playoff success followed by the overall win percentage for that season. Offensive rankings, defensive rankings, and memories or milestones are used to settle tiebreakers.

The sheer number of times that the Vikings have made the postseason makes this list rather exhaustive. But that is obviously a good thing.

For a team like Minnesota that has accrued a cumulative 509-433-11 (.540) win-loss record in nearly 60 years, let’s go over the top 30 seasons in franchise history, ranked in ascending order.

(NFL rankings mentioned are determined by points per game scored for offense and points per game allowed for defense.)