The man largely responsible for guiding the Vikings to 4 NFC championships and 4 Super Bowl appearances, as well as an NFL title in 1969, has made the trip to New Orleans with the team as they try to capture another NFC championship and Super Bowl appearance.
Legendary head coach Bud Grant, who ruled the sidelines in Minnesota for 18 seasons (1967-1983, 1985), will be the Vikings Honorary Captain in today’s game and will be on hand to watch Brett Favre and Co. try to advance to Super Bowl XLIV.
And the man who had a large role in the Vikings suffocating defense over the past 3 seasons, LB E.J. Henderson, has also made the trip with the team. Henderson was lost for the season in Week 13 at Arizona when he suffered a leg injury. While the Vikings have since advanced through the playoffs and to the NFC Championship Game with rookie LB Jasper Brinkley in Henderson’s place, there’s no denying Henderson was a major factor for the Vikings defense during the first 12 games of the season.
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