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Leslie Clinches

Admittedly, Leslie is probably clinching quite a few things right now.

I am referring to his regular season record of 17-28, Even if some miracle happened and the Vikings ran the table to close out the year, Leslie's career record after 3+ seasons would only be 26-28. Congrats Leslie, for ensuring yourself a losing regular season record during your tenure as Vikings head coach.

However, Leslie is by no means finished yet. He has a number of milestones available to him as we move through the final 9 games of the regular season.

The first one is more or less assured, although Leslie hasn't quite clinched it yet. His 0-1 post season record, another losing record, although not mathematically assured, is merely a matter of time.

On a percentage basis, Norm Van Brocklin put together a 2-11-1 record in 1962, a winning percentage of 0.179. It was also the lowest number of wins in any Vikings season. If Leslie can skillfully guide the Vikings to 1-15, he will log a single season winning percentage of 0.063. Even if he stumbles and manages to win one more game, Leslie will log a single season winning percentage 0.125. Of course, Leslie already has joint possession of the second worst single season winning percentage of 0.188 with the infamous Les Steckel.

The most losses in a single season? 13, jointly owned by Leslie and Les Steckel.

The worst career winning percentage of course belongs to Steckel at 0.188. That record is untouchable -- one of the advantages of getting fired after your first 3-13 season. If Leslie runs the table, meaning of course that he loses the next 9 games, his career winning percentage would be 0.315. Not enough to even get close to Steckel, but sliding past Van Brocklin's 0.363 into second place. Of course, Van Brocklin has the advantage of coaching an expansion team, which certainly made it easier for him to notch all those losses. Leslie has had to do it the hard way, with a talented roster, including the best running back of his generation, Adrian Peterson.

Hang in there Vikings fans! There are 9 more games this season, and Leslie has barely begun to strut his stuff.

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a <em>community</em>, that view is no less important.

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