Brady and Ryan Vikings Timeline 1961-1994

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Bert Rose became first GM

1960

There first game they beat the Chicago Bears.

1961

Bert Rose recommended the name the "Vikings"

1961

Vikings became an NFL team

1961

First winning season: 8-5-1

1964

Bud Grant became head coach. (Future Hall of Famer)

1969

Future Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton got signed

1970

Purple People Eaters started

1970

Alan Paige, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall, Gary Larsen

1971-1994

1971 - 1994

Between these two years the Vikings got 4 divisional titles, and 4 NFC Titles. Fran Tarkenton won MVP, along with the Purple People Eaters. In 1989 Alan Paige went to the Hall of Fame. In 1991 Bud Grant and Fran Tarkenton went to the Hall of Fame.

First Playoff Appearance: lost to Kansas City 23-7

1971