The Minnesota Vikings still haven't won a Super Bowl, but they have had some moments throughout their history that are still talked about regularly, especially between Vikings fans. This is a highly debated list, with a few moments just missing out on the list, but let's take a look at the five greatest moments in Vikings history.
5. Metrodome Roof Collapses
The Metrodome opened up in 1982 and offered up a lot of good for the Vikings because it kept them out of the elements of a Minnesota winter, that was until December 10th and 11th of 2010. A storm ripped through Minneapolis that a big pile of snow on the inflated roof. Water started leaking through the roof, and later snow. The Vikings ended up having to play their next home game at Ford Field.
The Vikings did later come back and play a few more seasons at the Metrodome, but it seemed to really push the idea that a new stadium was needed.
4. Brett Favre Signs
Ask any Vikings fans; they will tell you exactly where they were the day that Brett Favre landed at the airport in Minnesota before the start of the 2009 season. He was picked up by coach Brad Childress. By the time he arrived at Winter Park, the Vikings practice facility, fans were lining up the streets to cheer him on. He signed his contract and was on the practice field the same day.
The season didn't end the way they wanted it to when the Vikings lost to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game, but the day the Vikings signed one of their biggest rivals was special none the less.
3. Adrian Peterson Sets the NFL Record
As a rookie, Adrain Peterson was having a special season, but in Week 8 was when he really went off. Peterson and the Vikings faced off with the San Diego Chargers, and it was clear from early in the game it was going to be a special one. Peterson ended up finishing the game rushing 30 times for 296 yards and three touchdowns. That broke the record set by Jamal Lewis, who had rushed for 295 yards in 2003.
Week 8 wasn't the only big game of that season for Peterson. In Week 5 against the Chicago Bears, Peterson rushed for 224 yards and three touchdowns.
2. 1998 Season – Thanksgiving Day
The 1998 season was a special season for the Vikings for a couple of reasons. They drafted wide receiver Randy Moss before the season, and they made it all the way to the NFC Championship game. Everyone was well aware of Moss and his skills by the time the Vikings faced off with the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving day. With everyone's eyes glued on the TV, the future Hall of Famer gave everyone a show. Moss only caught three passes that game, but those catches went for 163 yards and three touchdowns. The Vikings ended up winning the game 46-36, and it was clear after that game the Vikings and Moss were for real.
1. Minneapolis Miracle
Minneapolis Miracle isn't just the best moment in Vikings history; it is one of the best moments in NFL history. In the 2017 NFC Divisional Round against the Saints, it looked like the Vikings season was over. The Vikings were down to their last play, needing to go 61 yards to get into the end zone. Vikings quarterback Case Keenum found Stefon Diggs on a 27-yard pass. Saints safety Marcus Williams missed the tackle on Diggs, who then strutted up the sideline into the end zone. The Vikings ended up getting blown out the next week by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game, but that doesn't take away from the Minneapolis Miracle being the best moment in team history.