7 biggest Minnesota Vikings myths that are completely false

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Which common Minnesota Vikings myths are false?

The Minnesota Vikings are the are targets of cynicism from both people that love the team and those that loathe the organization.

While it’s vividly true that the Vikings have not yet won a Super Bowl, they are often portrayed in a book of narratives that is misleading or outlandishly false.

As a brief example, take a look at former Minnesota kicker Daniel Carlson. The young man from Auburn was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft to once and for all solve the Vikings field goal-kicking woes. Well, he didn’t.

Carlson missed three field goals in a road game against the Green Bay Packers that resulted in a tie for Minnesota in 2018 and he was released by the Vikings soon after. He was later signed by the Las Vegas Raiders and he has been their kicker ever since.

A narrative about him would sound something like “look at Daniel Carlson. Minnesota released him and he’s been great ever since.” But this simply is not true.

In 2019, Carlson missed seven field goals and the Raiders ranked 27th in the NFL in field-goal accuracy. For inquisitive minds, the Vikings ranked fourth in field goal accuracy last season.

These are the types of talking points we are about to refute. Most Minnesota fans should be familiar with almost all of these myths, so let’s debunk each of them.