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Late Vikings Coach Dennis Green to Be Inducted Into the Teams’ Ring of Honor

Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green has a long legacy that will be part of the teams’ history for a long time to come, and on September 23rd the team will pay their highest respect to the late coach.

That day the Vikings will play the Buffalo Bills, and you can get an Ocean sports bonus code for that game, an idea you want to make sure to take advantage of as the team will honor Green.

The club has announced they will induct Green into the Vikings’ Ring of Honor at halftime of the home tilt with the Bills, giving props to a coach that nearly took them to the Super Bowl during their historic 1998 season.

Green, who passed away in July of 2016, coached the Vikings from 1992 through 2001. He was the voice behind a team that set an NFL record at the time for scoring the most points in a season, and took them to the NFC Title game where a missed Gary Anderson field goal stopped them from reaching the Super Bowl and what could have been a historic matchup with John Elway and the Denver Broncos.

The one-time Stanford coach coached 171 games in 10 seasons with a 101-70 record, including playoffs, and finished with the second-most victories in franchise history behind Bud Grant (178). Grant is a Hall of Fame coach, putting Green right there with one of the best coaches in NFL history.

He led the Vikings to four NFC Central Division titles and two appearances in the NFC Championship Game. While the first NFC Title Game ended in heartbreak at home, the second the team was never in as they were blown out by the Giants in the 2000 season.

No one will ever forget the greatness of that 1998 team, a club that had their own one-hour special on NFL Network as a ‘Missing Ring’ – a team that many felt should have won the Super Bow.

That team scored 556 points for an average of 34.8 per game, an NFL record that has since been broken (the Patriots during the 2007 season in which they nearly went perfect before losing to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII).

“Dennis Green’s impact on the Minnesota Vikings, and really the entire NFL, is still felt to this day,” Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf said in a statement.

“In addition to being widely regarded as one of the NFL’s top coaches, Denny was also known as a great mentor and leader by all who had the fortune of being in his presence. We’re extremely honored to forever memorialize Denny and his family in the Vikings Ring of Honor and we’re looking forward to the induction in September.”

A well deserved honor for Green and his legacy.

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