Power Ranking the 5 Greatest Punters in Minnesota Vikings History

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Power Ranking the 5 Greatest Punters in Minnesota Vikings History
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Darren Bennett

Welcome to the second in a series of slideshows that power rank the greatest Minnesota Vikings of all time by position. Each week, a different position will be featured. The best Vikings to ever take the field at that position will be ranked from fifth to first.

How does a guy get on the list?

It's all about being a Viking. While stats will certainly be taken into account, there will be other, more subjective, criteria as well. There's a certain feel to those classic Vikings, standing on the sideline at Met Stadium in freezing conditions with steam roiling out of their face masks. Those are the quintessential Vikings to many fans.

There are certain players (Mike Morris, Scott Studwell) who would have fit perfectly in that era. Those are true Vikings. Other players (particularly Adrian Peterson) would have been fun in ANY era.

These lists are filled with players who simply epitomize what it means to be a Viking.

The first group was the kickers. This week, we'll focus on the punters. Though punters are often overlooked, they are critical to teams. Without a good punter, you lose the field position battle. A good punter can make a team's defense seem much stronger than it would otherwise.

Click on as we power rank the top five punters in Minnesota Vikings history.

(All statistics courtesy of pro-football-reference.com)

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