Skip to main content

Vikings desperately trying to avoid worst season in franchise history

Only two games remain in the 2011 Vikings season and one thing is certain, this team doesn't want to go down as the worst team the 51-year history of the franchise. Players are focused on beating the Redskins this weekend, but running back Toby Gerhart says the record is one the team doesn't "want to live with after the season."
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Only two games remain in the 2011 Vikings season and one thing is certain, this team doesn't want to go down as the worst team the 51-year history of the franchise. Players are focused on beating the Redskins this weekend, but running back Toby Gerhart says the record is one the team doesn't "want to live with after the season."

Next Up

storm

NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN

Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.

MissingMankatoWomanSideBySide

Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found

A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.

kim crockett facebook sos

MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates

Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.

FSmb9kkWAB0UBqk

Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.

Juan Ramos, standing outside of his Taco Chon Mexican Grill, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit

The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.

Screen Shot 2022-05-14 at 7.32.27 AM

Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman

Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."

Cascade River 1

Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half

Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.

u.s. attorney's office

St. Paul man sentenced for 2021 robbery spree

Warren Dean, 27, admitted to robbing seven St. Paul businesses in a span of three days.

FSmfYf0WABgrNhI

Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms

The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.

Related

Vikings hoping to avoid 1984 lows

The 2-9 Minnesota Vikings might end up as the worst team in franchise history. To claim such an honor they'll have to prove to be worse than the 1984 Vikings. That team, led by Les Steckel, finished 3-13.

2005: Worst Vikings draft year ever?

Can you say Troy Williamson? The SBNation website argues that the Minnesota Vikings' 2005 draft class was not only the worst in team history, but one of the worst the NFL has ever seen.

Webb, Gerhart help Vikings sink Redskins

With Christian Ponder and Adrian Peterson out with injuries, Joe Webb and Toby Gerhart come to the rescue to give the Vikings a 33-26 victory over the Redskins.

Monday morning quarterback: Worst Vikings team ever?

Some are already saying Sunday's loss was the worst home loss in Vikings history. Plenty went wrong, starting with a decimated secondary.

Vikings don't use franchise tag

The deadline to apply the franchise tag to players in the NFL passed on Monday, and the Minnesota Vikings declined to use the tag. A couple of big name players who otherwise could have been free-agents, were tagged. Among them: Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and Titans safety Michael Griffin.

History between the Vikings and Falcons

The most recognizable game between the Vikings and Falcons happened in January of 1999. Atlanta upset the heavily favored Vikings in the NFC Championship game. As much as that pains Minnesota fans to this day, it's not the only game between these two teams.

Vikings tried to sign Pierre Garcon

Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press reports the Vikings made a strong push to sign Pierre Garcon, who ultimately signed with the Redskins for $43 million with $21.5 million guaranteed -- a price the Vikings weren't willing to match. According to Fowlers' sources, Garcon liked the idea of playing in Minnesota but the Redskins' offer was too good to pass up.