7 things the Vikings do better than anyone else in the NFL

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What do the Minnesota Vikings do better than other NFL teams?

You’re reading this, so that’s a reasonable indicator that you watch all or most Minnesota Vikings games. Have you ever wondered what the Vikings do better than other teams? You will soon find out.

Now, Minnesota is the subject of oft-vocalized cynicism, and to a degree, it is rational. In the Super Bowl era (since 1966), the Vikings the fourth-best team in the NFL in terms of win percentage (.561), but they have no Vince Lombardi trophies.

Disheartening, to say the least. Minnesota has also had notable letdowns and heartbreaks in the most devastating manner during their history.

This analysis does not seek to prove that the Vikings are the best team in the NFL, nor does it tout supremacy to other franchises. Instead, it will explore seven areas of recent performance where Minnesota is the best in the business.

Mike Zimmer was hired to be the Vikings head coach in 2014 and since then, the team has returned to the defense-first mentality they flaunted in the 1970s.

With Zimmer in charge, the purple and gold have been the seventh-best team in the league with a .599 win percentage. More specifically, Minnesota’s near-60 percent success rate is fourth-best among their NFC counterparts.

What makes that seventh-best in the league NFL rev? Well, let’s go over seven areas where the Vikings are better than everybody else in the league.