Former Vikings Coach Dennis Green Passes Away at Age 67

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He led the Vikings to within one missed field goal of the Super Bowl. Dennis Green, the coach that led Minnesota to an incredible season in 1998 when they lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Title Game at the Metrodome, passed away at 67 on Friday.

Green died after a cardiac arrest according to ESPN.

He was a head coach in the NFL for 13 seasons, 10 with the Vikings. He was just the second African American head coach in the NFL.

In his time in the NFL, Green had a career record of 113-94, and he went 4-8 in the playoffs. The 15-1 team in 1998 is still held by many as one of the best in NFL history, a team that embraced the west coast offense and rode it all the way to the NFC Title Game before losing to the Falcons.

The Vikings made the playoffs in 8 of his 10 seasons with the Vikings, including two trips to the NFC Championship game.

RIP Denny Green.

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