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Minnesota Vikings are a professional football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings compete in the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Prior to divisional realignment in 2002, they had been a member of the Central Division, also known as the Black & Blue Division. The Vikings have been one of the most successful NFL franchises. The Vikings have the 2nd highest winning percentage of any NFL team. The Vikings have won one NFL championship (pre-1970 AFL-NFL Merger), but subsequently lost 23–7 to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV. The Vikings were the first team to play in four Super Bowls, though losing them. The Vikings have won their division 18 times, third most among teams currently playing in the NFL

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Minnesota Vikings ticketsOn January 4, 2009, the Vikings hosted the Philadelphia Eagles for the Wild Card round and for the first time in eight years, the Vikings hosted a playoff game. The Vikings held the Eagles 14–16 at halftime, but the Eagles, coming off of a 44–6 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, defeated the Vikings, 26–14. The Eagles would go on to defeat the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants in the Divisional round only to lose to the Arizona Cardinals (who in turn lost Super Bowl XLIII to the Pittsburgh Steelers) in the NFC Championship Game.

Since 2006, the Vikings are particularly known for their strong defense against the run (#1 in the NFL in 2006, 2007, and 2008; they are the first NFL team to accomplish this since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970) anchored by the nicknamed "Williams Wall"/"Williams Wrecking Crew" consisting of defensive tackle Kevin Williams and nose tackle Pat Williams. Starting with the addition of Jared Allen in 2008 the front four began being called the First Line of Defense.

On August 18, 2009, after months of speculation and negotiations, twice retired quarterback Brett Favre, who, until 2007 played for division rival Green Bay Packers, signed a two-year, $25 million deal with the Vikings. Favre is universally acknowledged to be a future Hall of Fame player, holding many NFL career passing records. Coincidentally, he took the record for career touchdown passes from Dan Marino (who threw 420) in 2007 while playing for the Green Bay Packers against the Vikings.

On October 5, 2009 the Vikings hosted the Green Bay Packers as Favre played his former team for the first time. With a 30–23 victory, the Vikings moved to a 4–0 record. Favre became the only player in NFL history to defeat all 32 current teams. Over 21.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the game, beating the previous record of 18.6 million viewers the game between the Philidephia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys in 2008. The Vikings also sent 9 players, the most in the league, to the 2010 Pro-Bowl.

On January 3, 2010 the Vikings beat the N.Y. Gaints 44-7, which helped the Vikings clinch the 1st round-bye with the Eagles' 24-0 loss to the Cowboys later that same day.