Just the Numbers: Vikings Offensive Rankings after Week 5

Oct 10, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings center Garrett Bradbury (56) and running back Alexander Mattison (25) celebrate MattisonÕs run against the Detroit Lions during the second half at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings have five games in the books in 2021, with a 2-3 record to show for it.

On the whole, the Vikings offense is an average bunch, and the defense has markedly improved since Week 2.

These are the Vikings offensive rankings through Week 5.

  • 2nd in Fewest Giveaways
  • 2nd in Interceptions Thrown %
  • 6th in Completion %
  • 7th in 10+ Yard Gains
  • 7th in Redzone TD Conversion %
  • 8th Fewest Sacks Allowed
  • 8th in 1st Half Points Scored
  • 9th in 15+ Yard Gains
  • 10th in Passing Yards
  • 10th in Passing TDs
  • 10th in Passer Rating
  • 10th in Sack per Snap %
  • 11th in Yards Gained
  • 13th in Time of Possession
  • 15th in Yards per Play
  • 15th in Yards per Rush
  • 15th in Rushing Yards
  • 15th in First Downs
  • 17th in DVOA
  • 18th in Points per Play
  • 19th in Points Scored
  • 19th in Offensive Penalties
  • 19th in 25+ Yard Gains
  • 19th in 3rd Down Conversion %
  • 20th in Yards per Pass
  • 20th in Offensive Penalty Yards
  • 20th in Touchdowns
  • 23rd in 40+ Yard Gains
  • 28th in 2nd Half Points Scored
  • 32nd in Rushing TDs

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).