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Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Dennis Green has died at age 67, multiple outlets are reporting Friday. The report appears on NFL.com and ESPN.com. ESPN.com reports Green died of cardiac arrest. Green coached the Vikings to the NFC title game...

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Dennis Green has died at age 67, multiple outlets are reporting Friday.

The report appears on NFL.com and ESPN.com.

ESPN.com reports Green died of cardiac arrest.

Green coached the Vikings to the NFC title games following the 1998 and 2000 seasons.

Green led the Vikings to a 15-1 record in the 1998 season, highlighted by newcomer Randy Moss. The team lost the NFC Championship game at the Metrodome when Gary Anderson missed a late field goal -- his first of the season -- and the Vikings lost to Atlanta in overtime.

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Green's team lost to the New York Giants 41-0 two years later in an attempt for the Vikings to reach their first Super Bowl since 1977.

He was named the Vikings coach on Jan. 10, 1992. His contract was bought out Jan. 4, 2002, as Mike Tice took over the team.

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