The fate of the Minnesota Vikings has been a roller-coaster ride since 2015.
That year, they won the NFC North with an 11-5 record but lost in the Wild Card round to the Seattle Seahawks.
Since then, they have alternated making and missing the postseason.
They made it to the 2017 NFC Championship Game but lost to eventual Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Vikings fans are hoping that 2022 will be their year, especially since they have a new head coach in Kevin O’Connell.
After all, he is the architect of the Los Angeles Rams offense that won Super Bowl LVI.
However, fate seems to be not on their side, as pointed out by the NFL on CBS Twitter account.
The Vikings are the only active NFL franchise to exist for 60+ years without ever winning a Championship pic.twitter.com/Jhhb55lgzN
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) June 7, 2022
The post reads, “The Vikings are the only active NFL franchise to exist for 60+ years without ever winning a Championship.”
Technically, they won the 1969 NFL Championship by defeating the Cleveland Browns, 27-7.
Unfortunately, the Vikings lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV.
Since then, they’ve had some close calls, including three Super Bowl berths in four years during the 1970s.
Sadly, the team lost in all games and scored an average of only nine points.
The Lost Ring Of 1998
That year, they were favorites to win the Super Bowl after finishing the regular season with a 15-1 record.
Minnesota also had Pro Football Hall of Famer John Randle on defense.
Their high hopes were dashed when they lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game.
Vikings fans hope that this year’s teams will accomplish what the ’98 team could not complete.