The Vikings 2022 Offense by the Numbers: After Week 7

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Oct 16, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) embraces Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. (84) at the end of the game between Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings have six games in the books in 2022, with a 5-1 record exiting the bye week.

First-year head coach Kevin O’Connell won for a fifth time in Week 6, thanks to the best defensive showing of the season to date and some timely offensive plays from Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, and Irv Smith. Next up, the Vikings host the 3-4 Arizona Cardinals, who could be terribly explosive — or completely lifeless. Both traits have affected the Cardinals in 2022.

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The Vikings are 3.5-point favorites at home against the Cardinals, who toppled the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football in Week 7 with a season-saving performance.

These are the Vikings offensive rankings through Week 7.

Note: With bye weeks underway, all stats are “per game.”

  • 1st in 4th Down Conversion %
  • 5th in Turnover Margin
  • 5th in Fewest Penalty Yards
  • 6th in Pass Play % (frequency)
  • 6th in Sack % Allowed
  • 6th in Fewest Offensive Penalties
  • 7th in 1st Downs
  • 7th in Rushing TDs
  • 8th in Fewest Giveaways
  • 8th in Yards per Point
  • 8th in 1st Half Points Scored
  • 8th in Fewest Sacks Allowed
  • 9th in Completion %
  • 9th in Rushing DVOA
  • 10th in Passing Yards
  • 11th in Redzone TD %
  • 11th in TDs Scored
  • 12th in Passing TDs
  • 12th in Points per Play
  • 13th in Points Scored
  • 13th in Offense EPA/Play
  • 14th in Offense DVOA
  • 15th in Passer Rating
  • 16th in Yards per Play
  • 17th in Passing DVOA
  • 18th in Yards Gained
  • 18th in 3rd Down Conv %
  • 18th in INT %
  • 20th in Yards per Pass
  • 21st in Yards per Rush
  • 22nd in 2nd Half Points Scored
  • 25th in Time of Possession
  • 25th in Rushing Yards
  • 27th in Rush Play % (frequency)

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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).