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How many games did the Vikings win in their first year in the NFL?

On Sept. 17, 1961, the Vikings faced the Chicago Bears in their first-ever regular-season NFL game. Was it a victory or a loss, and how did the Vikings finish that season? A) A victory, and a 12-2 record overall. B) A loss, and a 10-4 record overall. C) A victory, and a 3-11 record overall. For the answer, click on the headline above...
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C) On Sept. 17, 1961, the Vikings defeated the Chicago Bears at Metropolitan Stadium, 37-13, in a stunning upset. Only two victories would follow in that inaugural year, against the Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams, as Minnesota finished 3-11 (it was a 14-game schedule back then.)

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