The Vikings 2022 Offense by the Numbers: After Week 2

The Vikings 2022 Offense by the Numbers: After Week 2
Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Johnny Mundt (86) leaps over Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick (7) and safety Marcus Epps. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings have two games in the books in 2022, with a 1-1 record heading into Week 3.

First-year head coach Kevin O’Connell lost for the first time, thanks to a humbling experience from the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. Next up, the Vikings return home for a date with the upstart Detroit Lions.

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The Vikings are early six-point favorites versus the Lions, despite the poor showing in Philadelphia. In fact, the national media panicked very little about the Vikings woes.

These are the Vikings offensive rankings through Week 2.

  • 6th in Rushing DVOA
  • 7th in Sacks Allowed %
  • 9th in Fewest Offensive Penalty Yards
  • 10th in Fewest Offensive Penalties
  • 10th in Yards per Rush
  • 10th in 1st Half Points Scored
  • 11th in Passing TDs
  • 13th in Passing Yards
  • 13th in Yards per Play
  • 14th in 1st Downs per Play
  • 16th in Offensive DVOA
  • 16th in Completion %
  • 17th in Fewest Giveaways
  • 18th in 1st Downs
  • 20th in Offensive EPA/Play
  • 20th in Yards Gained
  • 20th in Yards per Pass
  • 21st in Rushing Yards
  • 22nd in TDs Scored
  • 22nd in Rushing TDs
  • 23rd in 3rd Down Conversion %
  • 24th in Passing DVOA
  • 24th in Time of Possession
  • 24th in Points per Play
  • 25th in Points Scored
  • 25th in Passer Rating
  • 26th in INTs Thrown %
  • 27th in Yards per Point
  • 28th in Redzone TD %
  • 31st in 2nd Half Points Scored

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. 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).