Past performance is no guarantee of future results
The Vikings have high expectations after going 13-3 and losing the NFC Championship Game, but a difficult road lies ahead. Here's a look at the 34 teams that have played in conference championship games since 2000 and how they fared the following year:
Teams winning a Super Bowl a year after a loss in the conference title game.
Teams returning to the conference title game the year after losing it.
Teams reaching the Super Bowl a year after a conference title game loss.
Teams making the playoffs the year after losing the conference title game.
Teams losing 10 games or more the year after losing the conference title game.