The 1973 Minnesota Vikings season was their 13th year of play in the National Football League. The Vikings regained the Central title after a disappointing 7-7 record the previous season, as they finished with a record of 12 wins and two losses. They started the season 9-0 and looked a threat to the previous year’s Dolphins’ record of a perfect season before losing to the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals in their next three games. Their narrow 10-9 win over the Los Angeles Rams constituted the last time until 1997 that the last two unbeaten teams played each other.
The Vikings defeated the Washington Redskins, 27-20, in the Divisional Playoff game at home and went on to upset the Dallas Cowboys, 27-10, in Irving, Texas to win the Championship, before losing Super Bowl VIII to the Miami Dolphins, 24-7 at Rice Stadium in Houston.
1974 was the 14th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 55th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings won the Central as they finished with a record of 10 wins and four losses. The Vikings defeated the St. Louis Football Cardinals, 30-14 in the Divisional Playoff Game, and the Los Angeles Rams, 14-10 to win their second consecutive Championship, both games were at home. However, the Vikings lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl IX, 16-6 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, becoming the first team to lose consecutive Super Bowls.
1976 was the 16th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 57th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of 11 wins, two losses, and one tie. They lost Super Bowl XI to the Oakland Raiders 32-14. As of 2012, this has been the last Super Bowl appearance by the franchise.
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