G asked in SportsFootball (American) · 4 weeks ago

Why haven't the Minnesota Vikings ever won a Super Bowl?

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    They haven't had a good enough team.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because they had trouble getting the ball into the endzone. 

    Can't win superbowls  with just great passing and  defense. 

    Ya need some touchdowns too. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because in 1998 when they had the best team (15-1) their idiot kicker missed a field goal that would have beaten Atlanta in the NFC championship game thus ending any hope they had for their franchise moving forward.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The same reason the Browns, Lions, Jaguars, Panthers, Bills, and Cardinals haven't won any.  They've never been the best team throughout the playoffs.

    The Vikings, like the Bills (and for a long time the Broncos) were in the unfortunate position of being the best team in the worst conference.  The 1970's were dominated by the AFC, likely as a carryover from the more aggressive, open style of play that popularized the AFL in the 60's.  The old NFL teams were slow to adapt after the merger and the AFL generally dominated the NFL throughout the decade.  From 1969 to 1980, Only the Cowboys, with wins in 1971/2 against the inexperienced Dolphins, and in 1976/7 against the upstart Broncos, were able to beat an AFL/AFC team in the Superbowl.  The Vikings, who were built (and build quite well) to play the old, rough and tumble NFL style of football, got to play bridesmaids in 4 of those years.

    In the 1980's, everything flipped.  Led by Bill Walsh and his famous west-coast offense (which he was not allowed to implement in Cincinnati), the NFC got quicker, faster, and crisper with their short passing game and hot reads.  While the AFC still viewed the passing game as a downfield threat (the hallmark of the old AFL) NFC teams downsized it to be an extension of the running game.

    The results were obvious.  Led by the 49ers, with 5 SB's between 1980 and 1995, the NFC won an astounding 16 out of 17 Superbowls, before the AFC regained some balance.  The Broncos and Bills were the poster children for this futility - the Bills, in particular, played a wide open, run-and-shoot style of offense that performed well against regular season opponents and even in the playoffs, but came up short 4 times against the well-coached, ball-control offenses of the NFC East.

    Nowadays there is so much film and study that new ideas spread much more quickly - we are unlikely to ever see one conference dominate for an entire decade again.  

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The opponents were better in the years they made the Super Bowl.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The 4 Super Bowls they were in they were outplayed . They were heavy favorites and let down in Super Bowl 4 against Kansas City. At that time that was a monumental upset. The others 8 against Miami 9 against Pittsburgh and 11 against Oakland they were simply defeated by a superior opponent. They were not in synch for some reason. During those years the majority of the playoff wins they had were at home. They may also have been overwhelmed by the whole Super Bowl experience. 

  • Kathy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Because they choke whenever they need to win crucial games.

  • 4 weeks ago

    I guess I would say that they're a franchise that has consistently been good, but seldom been GREAT.  The one time period when they were great, the 70s, they ran into better teams in the Super Bowl itself.  

    They LOOKED great in 1998 as well, but were exposed as a soft team in the conference championship when Randy Moss quit on routes and let the defenses intercept the ball rather than make a tough catch over the middle.

    The NFL isn't like the NBA where you just need to luck into two stars and you're a title contender.  It's not like hockey where a hot goalie can carry an otherwise mediocre club to a title.  Nor even baseball where a hot couple of pitchers can carry a team.  You have to be good up and down your roster.  And that takes time to build and develop.  You have to have a well performing front office and coaching staff for years to build a SB champ.  It may look sudden on the field, but they've usually been building up for years.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    They have been around for decades and have been worthless failures, accomplishing nothing important.  Just like Joe Biden.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Luck more than anything. They had some good teams in the 70s and lost 3 SBs in 4 years. 

    In the 80s they had some good teams. In 88 and 89 you had that great trio of WRS, Herschel Walker and the #1 defense for two years straight. 

    The 90s had one of the great offenses in NFL history including the 15-1 team. 

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