5 best Minnesota Vikings road wins of the Mike Zimmer era

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What are the five best road wins for the Minnesota Vikings since 2014?

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is frequently chastised for the assumption that he “does not win on the road”. This is a very awkward talking point and that is because it’s a false one.

Zimmer took over the Vikings in 2014, and since then, the team has been the NFL’s ninth-best squad on the road. In these six seasons, Minnesota has a better road winning percentage (.490) that the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Write this down. The Minnesota Vikings are not a bad road team. The Vikings are an elite home team that doesn’t play as well on the road as they do at home. And such is the case for most teams in the league.

Since U.S. Bank Stadium opened in 2016, Minnesota has been the NFC’s very best home team and the NFL’s second-best home squad behind the New England Patriots. Because those road numbers dip closer to 10th in the standings, onlookers think the Vikings are “bad” in away games.

Zimmer and Minnesota have pulled off some noteworthy road victories in the last six years. The Vikings have even won more away games since 2014 than the Las Vegas Raiders and Cleveland Browns combined. Although, that is not a sterling company.

Five of Minnesota’s away victories since 2014 stand out a bit more than rest, and here those games ranked in ascending order.