The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were founded in 1960 as an expansion team and began play the following year. The team is named after the Vikings of medieval Scandinavia, reflecting the prominent Scandinavian American culture of Minnesota. From the team's debut in 1961 to 1995, the team played at Metropolitan Stadium, and since then, they have played at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings have qualified for the playoffs in 10 of the 11 seasons between 1968 and 1978, but their 0–4 Super Bowl record is matched only by that of the Buffalo Bills teams of the 1990s. The Vikings teams of the late 1990s and early 2000s featured an explosive offense, which starred running back Robert Smith and wide receivers Cris Carter and Randy Moss.