Women's Handbag Hangers, That season, Adrian Peterson led the NFL with 1760 rushing yards, breaking the franchise record for most single season rush yards. The Vikings clinched the NFC North championship for the first time after defeating the New York Giants 20–19 in Week 17, when kicker Ryan Longwell made the game-winning field goal. Adrian Peterson had 19 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown in this game. On January 6, 1986, following the 1985 season, Bud Grant re-retired as head coach of the Vikings. At the time of his retirement he was the 6th winningest coach in NFL history with 168 career wins, including playoffs.Minnesota Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf spoke to the press on Monday afternoon about the firing of head coach Mike Zimmer and General Manager Rick Spielman. Veterans Eric Kendricks and Brian O'Neill talked about what players thought was missing under former coach Mike Zimmer — and what needs to change. Some of the many Black men in the NFL waiting for an opportunity deserve a long look at the team's GM and head coach openings. Owners Mark and Zygi Wilf say they'll hire a new general manager before naming a new coach. Veteran Eric Kendricks said some of ex-coach Mike Zimmer's sharp-tongued critiques didn't sit well with players. The two seasons for the two quarterbacks were nearly identical yet produced different results — and plenty of room for analysis.In his first season, the Vikings led by the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Tommy Kramer, went 9–7, their first winning record in 4 years. On August 2, 1986, Fran Tarkenton was the first player who played the majority of his career with the Vikings to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On December 3, 1991, Jerry Burns announced his retirement effective at the end of the 1991 season.Both teams started the game in white, but by the second quarter the Vikings were able to obtain their purple tops. The Vikings changed jerseys on the sidelines during the 2nd quarter, finishing the game in purple jerseys and purple pants. It wasn't until 43 years later, on December 17, that the Vikings again donned both purple jerseys and purple pants. Three years later, The Vikings played the November 7, 2010 home game against the Arizona Cardinals in the all-purple uniform. The team's helmet is purple with a Viking horn logo on each side. The original uniform design consisted of white pants, gold trim, and either purple or white jerseys.Zimmer and Cousins' relationship strengthened this season as the former Vikings coach implored his quarterback to take chances and be more aggressive after Minnesota fell to 3-5 soon after its Week 7 bye. That change in approach sparked the Vikings back to.500 with wins against the Chargers and Packers, with Cousins putting together one of his most important wins in Minnesota versus Green Bay. Spielman, 59, had been with the Vikings since 2006, first as the team's vice president of player personnel and then as Minnesota's general manager, a role he had held since 2012. Before he joined the front office in Minnesota, Spielman was the senior vice president of football operations in Miami.The team's uniforms were redesigned in 2006, the first significant change in the franchise's 46-year history. Although the team colors remained the same, trim lines were added to the outside shoulders and sleeves, and the sides of the jerseys and pants. In addition the horn on the helmet was slightly more defined. Included in the new design are both white and purple pants, the purple pants have not been regularly used since 2007, but resurfaced twice in 2010. 'S collapse and resulting venue changes, and finally head coach Brad Childress' firing on November 15 following a 31-3 loss at the hands of the rival Green Bay Packers.The Vikings became the first 15–1 team to fail to reach the Super Bowl. The Falcons lost Super Bowl XXXIII to John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Peterson's first career touchdown was a 60-yard screen pass in his first career game against the Atlanta Falcons. When the Minnesota Vikings played the Chicago Bears in the first of their two games, Peterson broke the record for single game All-Purpose yards.Nonetheless, the Vikings made the playoffs for the fifth straight year. After easily beating the Saints in the Divisional game 34–16, they traveled to New York to face the Giants in the NFC Championship Game. Though they were the road team, the Vikings were actually favored to win the game (since most considered their 11–2 record with Culpepper more indicative than their 0–3 record when he was out). But the Vikings were humiliated by the Giants 41–0, the worst playoff loss in franchise history.