did not qualify
| 5th NFC Central|
| Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome|
1986 Minnesota Vikings season
The 1990 Minnesota Vikings season was the 30th year season for the Minnesota Vikings and the 71st regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of six wins and ten losses. After beginning the season 1–1, the Vikings dropped their next five games and found themselves at 1–6. However, they caught fire mid-season with a five-game winning streak to even their record at 6–6 (including a 41–13 thumping of the eventual NFC Central champion Chicago Bears in Week 12). While being in the thick of the wild card race, the Vikings suddenly fell apart with a four-game losing streak to finish at 6–10.
It was Cris Carter's first season with the team as well as John Randle's first in the league after being undrafted.
Injuries to the defense and a lackluster season from Herschel Walker were the story of the team's season.
^[a] These picks were involved in the Herschel Walker trade on October 12, 1989.
^[b] During the 1989 Draft, the Raiders traded their 12th round selection (335th overall) to Minnesota for their 11th round selection in the 1990 draft.
Randall McDaniel, NFC Pro Bowl selection
Randall McDaniel, All-Pro selection by Associated Press
Randall McDaniel, All-NFC selection by UPI
1990 Minnesota Vikings season Wikipedia