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The NFC North is a division of the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL)'s National Football Conference
National Football Conference
(NFC), based in the Upper Midwest
Upper Midwest
region of the United States. Nicknamed the "Black & Blue Division" for the rough and tough rivalry games between the teams, it currently has four members: the Chicago
Chicago
Bears, Detroit
Detroit
Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. The NFC North was previously known as the NFC Central from 1970 to 2001. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
were previously members, from 1977, one year after they joined the league as an expansion team, until 2001 when they moved to the NFC South. The division was created in 1967 as the Central Division of the NFL's Western Conference and existed for three seasons before the AFL–NFL merger. After the merger, it was renamed the NFC Central and retained that name until the NFL split into eight divisions in 2002. The four current division teams have been together in the same division or conference since the Vikings joined the league in 1961. The Bears, Lions and Packers have been in the same division or conference since the NFL began a conference format in 1933. Largely because the four teams have played each other at least twice a year, with the exception of the strike-shortened 1982 season, for more than half a century (more than 80 years in the case of the Bears, Lions and Packers), the entire division is considered one very large rivalry. Based on the combined ages of its current teams, the NFC North is the oldest division in the NFL, at a combined 336 years old. The Bears are 96 years old (founded in 1919 in Decatur, Illinois; moved to Chicago in 1921), the Packers are also 96 years old (founded in 1919, but turned professional in 1921), the Lions are 88 years old (founded 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio; moved to Detroit
Detroit
in 1934), and the Vikings are 56 years old (founded 1961). The division has a total of 11 Super Bowl appearances. The Packers have the most appearances in the Super Bowl with 5, the most recent happening at the conclusion of the 2010 season. The Bears and the Packers have the only Super Bowl
Super Bowl
wins of this division, a total of 5 (4 for the Packers and 1 for the Bears). Of the top 10 NFL teams with the highest winning percentage throughout its franchise history, three of them are in the NFC North (the Bears, the Packers, and the Vikings). The Lions however, have one of the lowest winning percentages in the NFL, including the first winless 16-game season in NFL history, in 2008.[1] Entering 2014 the Bears led the division with an overall record of 730–534–42, victory in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XX[2] and eight pre-Super Bowl league titles; Chicago's overall playoff record is 17–18. The Packers hold an overall record of 698–537–36 with an overall playoff record of 30–18, four Super Bowl
Super Bowl
titles in five Super Bowl appearances, and nine pre- Super Bowl
Super Bowl
league titles - bringing the Packers to a total of 13 World Championships, currently the most in the NFL. The Lions hold a record of 517–620–32, four league championships, and a 7–11 playoff record. As the youngest (in terms of franchise age) team in the division, the Vikings hold a record of 431–365–9, a playoff record of 19–27, and had won a league title the season before the merger (although they subsequently lost Super Bowl IV). This division earned the moniker "Black and Blue Division" due to its intense rivalries and physical style of play, and this nickname is still used regularly today. It is also known as the "Frostbite Division" as all teams played home games in late season winter cold until the mid-1970s. The division is also humorously called the "Frozen North", although Detroit
Detroit
has played its home games indoors since 1975, and Minnesota also did so from 1982 to 2013 and returned to indoor home games at U.S. Bank Stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium
in 2016. ESPN
ESPN
sportscaster Chris Berman
Chris Berman
often refers to this division as the "NFC Norris" because of its geographical similarity to the National Hockey League's former Norris Division.

Contents

1 Division lineups 2 Division champions 3 Wild Card qualifiers 4 Total playoff berths

4.1 Total playoff berths as members of the NFC Central/North 4.2 Total playoff berths in team history

5 Schedule assignments 6 See also 7 References

Division lineups[edit] Place cursor over year for division champ or Super Bowl
Super Bowl
team.

Years

NFL Western Conference Central Division NFC Central Division[B]

1900s 2000s

67[A] 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01

Chicago
Chicago
Bears

Detroit
Detroit
Lions

Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings

  Tampa Bay Buccaneers[C]

NFC North Division[D]

2000s

02[D] 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Chicago
Chicago
Bears

Detroit
Detroit
Lions

Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings

     Team not in division      Division Won Super Bowl
Super Bowl
     Division Won NFC Championship      Division won NFL Championship, Lost Super Bowl

A The NFL Western Conference was divided into the Coastal and Central divisions. The Packers had won Super Bowl
Super Bowl
I in 1966 in the NFL Western Conference. B Starting the 1970 season, this division became the National Football Conference Central division (or NFC Central for short), due to the AFL–NFL merger. C Tampa Bay moved from the AFC West in 1977 D For the 2002 season, the league realigned to have 8 four team divisions. Division renamed the NFC North. Tampa Bay moves to the NFC South.

Division champions[edit]

Season Team Record Playoff Results

NFL Central (pre-merger)

1967 Green Bay Packers 9–4–1 Won 1967 NFL Championship Game Won Super Bowl
Super Bowl
II

1968 Minnesota Vikings 8–6 Lost NFL Divisional Playoffs

1969 Minnesota Vikings 12–2 Won 1969 NFL Championship Game Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
IV

NFC Central (post merger)

1970 Minnesota Vikings 12–2 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1971 Minnesota Vikings 11–3 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1972 Green Bay Packers 10–4 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1973 Minnesota Vikings 12–2 Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
VIII

1974 Minnesota Vikings 10–4 Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
IX

1975 Minnesota Vikings 12–2 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1976 Minnesota Vikings 11–2–1 Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI

1977 Minnesota Vikings 9–5 Lost NFC Championship Game

1978 Minnesota Vikings 8–7–1 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10–6 Lost NFC Championship Game

1980 Minnesota Vikings 9–7 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9–7 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1982+ Green Bay Packers 5–3–1 Lost NFC Second Round

1983 Detroit
Detroit
Lions 9–7 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1984 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 10–6 Lost NFC Championship Game

1985 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 15–1 Won Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XX

1986 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 14–2 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1987 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 11–4 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1988 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 12–4 Lost NFC Championship Game

1989 Minnesota Vikings 10–6 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1990 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 11–5 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

1991 Detroit
Detroit
Lions 12–4 Lost NFC Championship Game

1992 Minnesota Vikings 11–5 Lost NFC Wild Card Playoffs

1993 Detroit
Detroit
Lions 10–6 Lost NFC Wild Card Playoffs

1994 Minnesota Vikings 10–6 Lost NFC Wild Card Playoffs

1995 Green Bay Packers 11–5 Lost NFC Championship Game

1996 Green Bay Packers 13–3 Won Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXI

1997 Green Bay Packers 13–3 Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXII

1998 Minnesota Vikings 15–1 Lost NFC Championship Game

1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11–5 Lost NFC Championship Game

2000 Minnesota Vikings 11–5 Lost NFC Championship Game

2001 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 13–3 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

NFC North

2002 Green Bay Packers 12–4 Lost NFC Wild Card Playoffs

2003 Green Bay Packers 10–6 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

2004 Green Bay Packers 10–6 Lost NFC Wild Card Playoffs

2005 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 11–5 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

2006 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 13–3 Lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLI

2007 Green Bay Packers 13–3 Lost NFC Championship Game

2008 Minnesota Vikings 10–6 Lost NFC Wild Card Playoffs

2009 Minnesota Vikings 12–4 Lost NFC Championship Game

2010 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 11–5 Lost NFC Championship Game

2011 Green Bay Packers 15–1 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

2012 Green Bay Packers 11–5 Lost NFC Divisional Playoffs

2013 Green Bay Packers 8–7–1 Lost NFC Wild Card Playoffs

2014 Green Bay Packers 12–4 Lost NFC Championship Game

2015 Minnesota Vikings 11–5 Lost NFC Wild Card Playoffs

2016 Green Bay Packers 10–6 Lost NFC Championship Game

2017 Minnesota Vikings 13–3 Lost NFC Championship Game

+ A players' strike in 1982 reduced the regular season to nine games, so the league used a special 16-team playoff tournament just for this year. Division standings were ignored; Green Bay had the best record of the division teams. Wild Card qualifiers[edit]

Season Team Record Playoff Results

NFC Central

1970 Detroit
Detroit
Lions 10–4–0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

1977 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 9–5–0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

1979 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 10–6–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

1982+ Minnesota Vikings Tampa Bay Buccaneers Detroit
Detroit
Lions 5–4–0 5–4–0 4–5–0 Lost NFC Second Round Lost NFC First Round Lost NFC First Round

1987 Minnesota Vikings 8–7–0 Lost NFC Championship Game

1988 Minnesota Vikings 11–5–0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

1991 Chicago
Chicago
Bears 11–5–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

1993 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers 9–7–0 9–7–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs Lost Divisional Playoffs

1994 Detroit
Detroit
Lions Chicago
Chicago
Bears Green Bay Packers 9–7–0 9–7–0 9–7–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs Lost Divisional Playoffs Lost Divisional Playoffs

1995 Detroit
Detroit
Lions 10–6–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

1996 Minnesota Vikings 9–7–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

1997 Detroit
Detroit
Lions Minnesota Vikings Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9–7–0 9–7–0 10–6–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs Lost Divisional Playoffs Lost Divisional Playoffs

1998 Green Bay Packers 11–5–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

1999 Detroit
Detroit
Lions Minnesota Vikings 8–8–0 10–6–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs Lost Divisional Playoffs

2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10–6–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Green Bay Packers 9–7–0 12–4–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs Lost Divisional Playoffs

NFC North

2004 Minnesota Vikings 8–8–0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

2009 Green Bay Packers 11–5–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

2010 Green Bay Packers 10–6–0 Won Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLV

2011 Detroit
Detroit
Lions 10–6–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

2012 Minnesota Vikings 10–6–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

2014 Detroit
Detroit
Lions 11–5–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

2015 Green Bay Packers 10–6–0 Lost Divisional Playoffs

2016 Detroit
Detroit
Lions 9–7–0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs

+ A players' strike in 1982 reduced the regular season to nine games, so the league used a special 16-team playoff tournament just for this year. Total playoff berths[edit] Total playoff berths as members of the NFC Central/North[edit] (1966–2016 seasons)

Team Division Championships Playoff Berths NFL League Titles Super Bowl Appearances Super Bowl Wins

Minnesota Vikings 20 29 1 4 0

Green Bay Packers 15 22 2 5 4

Chicago
Chicago
Bears 10 14 0 2 1

Detroit
Detroit
Lions 3 12 0 0 0

To sort table above, click button to right of heading. Total playoff berths in team history[edit] (1920–2016 seasons)

Team Division Championships Playoff Berths NFL League Titles (pre-merger) Conference Wins Super Bowl Wins Total (1) Championships

Minnesota Vikings 20 29 1 4 0 0

Green Bay Packers 18 31 11 9 4 13

Chicago
Chicago
Bears 18 25 8 4 1 9

Detroit
Detroit
Lions 4 18 4 4 0 4

To sort table above, click button to right of heading.

1 From 1966 to 1969, this means winning both the NFL Championship game AND the Super Bowl. Hence, the Vikings' NFL Championship victory in 1969 isn't counted. The Packers had 2 NFL titles during this time frame and also won Super Bowl
Super Bowl
I and II.

Schedule assignments[edit]

Year Opponents

Interconf. Intraconf.

2018 AFC East NFC West

2019 AFC West NFC East

2020 AFC South NFC South

2021 AFC North NFC West

2022 AFC East NFC East

2023 AFC West NFC South

2024 AFC South NFC West

2025 AFC North NFC East

2026 AFC East NFC South

2027 AFC West NFC West

2028 AFC South NFC East

See also[edit]

Bears–Packers rivalry Bears–Lions rivalry Bears–Vikings rivalry Lions–Packers rivalry Lions–Vikings rivalry Packers–Vikings rivalry

References[edit]

^ "Lions complete 1st 0-16 season in league history - NFL- NBC Sports". Nbcsports.msnbc.com. 2008-12-28. Retrieved 2012-09-08.  ^ " Super Bowl XX
Super Bowl XX
Game Recap". Nfl.com. 1986-01-27. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 

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National Football League
National Football League
(2018)

AFC

East North South West

Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets

Baltimore Ravens Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns Pittsburgh Steelers

Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Tennessee Titans

Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Chargers Oakland Raiders

NFC

East North South West

Dallas Cowboys New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Washington Redskins

Chicago
Chicago
Bears Detroit
Detroit
Lions Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings

Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Rams San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks

Seasons

Seasons (by team) Preseason

Hall of Fame Game American Bowl

Regular season

Kickoff game Monday Night Football International Series

London Toronto Bills Series List of games played outside the U.S.

Thanksgiving games Christmas games

Playoffs

Streaks Droughts AFC Championship NFC Championship Super Bowl

champions quarterbacks

Pro Bowl

History

League history

Executive history Championship history

Timeline

Defunct franchises Franchise moves and mergers Los Angeles team history

Proposed stadiums 1995–2016

American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Playoffs Merger

NFL Championship (1920–1969) Playoff Bowl Records

individual team Super Bowl All time win–loss Last undefeated

Tied games Canceled games Controversies

Business

Owners Properties Management Council Competition Committee Collective Bargaining Agreement National Football League
National Football League
Players Association Lockouts Media

TV

NFL Network NFL RedZone

Radio NFL Films

Other

Officials Stadiums

Chronology

Awards

All-Pro

Hall of Fame Foreign players Player conduct

Suspensions Player misconduct

Combine Draft Training camp Rivalries NFL Foundation Culture

Cheerleading Mascots Lore Nicknames Numbers

Retired

Color Rush

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Chicago
Chicago
Bears

Founded in 1919 Formerly the Decatur Staleys (1919–20) and the Chicago
Chicago
Staleys (1921) Based in Chicago, Illinois Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois

Franchise

History Coaches Seasons Current season

Records

Records and statistics Franchise records All-time record versus NFL Team awards and honors Players Head coaches Pro Football Hall of Famers First-round draft picks Starting quarterbacks

Stadiums

Staley Field Wrigley Field Soldier Field Memorial Stadium Soldier Field
Soldier Field
II

Lore

Staley Swindle 1932 Playoff Game First NFL Championship Game "The Sneakers Game" 73–0 15–1

46 defense Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XX

Fog Bowl 75th Anniversary

League Team NFL All-Time Team

Cardiac Kids 2006 game vs. Arizona Cardinals

Monsters of the Midway T formation George S. Halas Trophy Brian Piccolo
Brian Piccolo
Award

Culture

Brian's Song

1971 2001

"Bear Down, Chicago
Chicago
Bears" "The Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Shuffle" Bill Swerski's Superfans Chuck Swirsky Staley Da Bear Logos and uniforms Halas Hall A. E. Staley Jack Brickhouse Papa Bear Da Coach Roosevelt/Wabash 85386 Payton Chicago
Chicago
Honey Bears Jim Cornelison

Rivalries

Detroit
Detroit
Lions Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings

Retired numbers

3 5 7 28 34 40 41 42 51 56 61 66 77 89

Key personnel

Chairman: George McCaskey President/CEO: Ted Phillips General Manager: Ryan Pace Head Coach: Matt Nagy

Division championships (18)

1933 1934 1937 1940 1941 1942 1943 1946 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 2001 2005 2006 2010

Conference championships (4)

1956 1963 1985 2006

League championships (9)

1921 1932 1933 1940 1941 1943 1946 1963 1985 (XX)

Media

Broadcasters Radio:

WBBM (AM) WCFS-FM
WCFS-FM
(FM simulcast of WBBM)

Personnel:

Jeff Joniak (play-by-play) Tom Thayer
Tom Thayer
(analyst) Zach Zaidman (sideline reporter and radio coach's show host)

Television:

WFLD
WFLD
(pre-season and most regular season games through Fox, official pre-game and post-game) NBC Sports Chicago
Chicago
(in-season team programming)

Personnel:

Lou Canellis (gameday television host, pre-season sideline reporter) Sam Rosen (pre-season play-by-play) Jim Miller (pre-season analyst)

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: National Football Conference Division: North Division

Seasons (98)

1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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Chicago
Bears :Category: Chicago
Chicago
Bears WikiProject Chicago
Chicago
Bears

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Detroit
Detroit
Lions

Founded in 1930 Formerly the Portsmouth Spartans (1930–33) Based in Detroit, Michigan Headquartered in Allen Park, Michigan

Franchise

Franchise Team history Seasons Players First-round draft picks Starting quarterbacks Coaches

Stadiums

Universal Stadium University of Detroit
Detroit
Stadium Tiger Stadium Pontiac Silverdome Ford Field

Culture

NFL on Thanksgiving Day Paper Lion (film) "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye song) Beverly Hills Cop Home Improvement Cheerleaders

Lore

1932 Playoff Game Curse of Bobby Layne Mike Utley gives a thumbs up Marty Mornhinweg takes the wind "Fire Millen" 0–16 " Calvin Johnson
Calvin Johnson
rule" Miracle in Motown

Rivalries

Chicago
Chicago
Bears Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings

Notable people

William Clay & Martha Firestone Ford Barry Sanders Bobby Layne Glenn Presnell Calvin Johnson Wayne Fontes

Division championships (4)

1935 1983 1991 1993

Conference championships (4)

1952 1953 1954 1957

League championships (4)

1935 1952 1953 1957

Media

Broadcasters Radio: Radio network Dan Miller Jim Brandstatter Tony Ortiz WJR TV: Television network Matt Shepard Chris Spielman Jennifer Hammond WJBK Fox Sports Detroit

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: National Football Conference Division: North Division

Seasons (89)

1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Championship seasons in bold

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Green Bay Packers

Founded in 1919 Based and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Franchise

Franchise Team history Green Bay Packers, Inc.

Board of Directors

Records

Seasons Coaches Players

A–D E–K L–R S–Z

Starting quarterbacks Pro Football Hall of Famers Retired numbers First-round draft picks Records Pro Bowlers Stadiums Draft history

Stadiums

Hagemeister Park Bellevue Park City Stadium Borchert Field Wisconsin State Fair Park Marquette Stadium Milwaukee County Stadium Lambeau Field

Training facilities

Don Hutson
Don Hutson
Center Clarke Hinkle Field Ray Nitschke
Ray Nitschke
Field St. Norbert College
St. Norbert College
(training camp) Rockwood Lodge (former)

Culture

Cheesehead Lambeau Leap Hall of Fame Packers Fan Hall of Fame "Bang the Drum All Day" Cheerleaders Fight song Lumberjack Band Pigskin Champions Vernon Biever Hungry Five George Whitney Calhoun The Dope Sheet Curly Lambeau Vince Lombardi Ron Wolf Receiver Statue Lombardi Pitch Perfect 2 Packers Heritage Trail Packers Pro Shop

Lore

Dolly Gray impostor The Ice Bowl The Snow Bowl The Mud Bowl 4th and 26 Fail Mary Miracle in Motown

Rivalries

Chicago
Chicago
Bears Detroit
Detroit
Lions Minnesota Vikings Dallas Cowboys

Division championships (18)

1936 1938 1939 1944 1967 1972 1995 1996 1997 2002 2003 2004 2007 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016

Conference championships (9)

1960 1961 1962 1965 1966 1967 1996 1997 2010

League championships (13†)

1929 1930 1931 1936 1939 1944 1961 1962 1965 1966 (I) 1967 (II) 1996 (XXXI) 2010 (XLV)

† does not include 1966 or 1967 NFL championships

Retired numbers

3 4 14 15 66 92

Media

Broadcasters Radio: Packers Radio Network

WTMJ WKTI-HD2 WIXX WTAQ

Television (pre-season & official in-season team programming):

WGBA-TV WTMJ-TV

Personnel:

Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) Larry McCarren
Larry McCarren
(color/analysis)

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1921–present) Conference: National Football Conference Division: North Division

Seasons (99)

1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Championship seasons in bold

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Minnesota Vikings

Founded in 1961 Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Franchise

Franchise History Expansion draft Players First-round draft picks Quarterbacks Head coaches Seasons Statistics Draft Broadcasters

Stadiums

Metropolitan Stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome TCF Bank Stadium U.S. Bank Stadium

Culture

Purple People Eaters "Skol, Vikings" Herschel Walker trade Love Boat scandal "Little Minnesota" (How I Met Your Mother episode) Cheerleaders

Lore

The Wrong Way Run Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy Miracle at the Met Gary Anderson's missed field goal Hail Mary 2010 Metrodome roof collapse Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Miracle

Rivalries

Chicago
Chicago
Bears Detroit
Detroit
Lions Green Bay Packers

Division championships (20)

1968 1969 1970 1971 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1980 1989 1992 1994 1998 2000 2008 2009 2015 2017

Conference championships (4)

1969 1973 1974 1976

League championships (0†)

† does not include 1969 NFL championship

Retired numbers

10 53 70 77 80 88

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: National Football Conference Division: North Division

Seasons (57)

1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championsh

.