The Minnesota Vikings have been on a bumpy ride over the past decade. The team has enjoyed some extreme highs, while enduring some very bitter lows.
With the 2013 NFL season soon approaching, many fans and analysts have attempted to predict how the Vikings will perform this upcoming year. Opinions are varied, to say the least.
Coming off an exciting finish to the season last year, Minnesota hopes to continue its trajectory as a playoff team. But a difficult schedule and more realistic expectations for Adrian Peterson could prevent those aspirations.
Let's take a look at the last 10 years of Vikings football and rank each year's team against each other. Be warned—some of these memories may sting. Although there are plenty of bright spots along the way.
Team record was taken into consideration, but playoff performance and overall league statistics also weighed into the criteria for ranking each team.
All statistics courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference, unless otherwise noted.