The Vikings 2022 Offense by the Numbers: After Week 9

The Minnesota Vikings have eight games in the books in 2022, with a 7-1 record exiting Week 9.

First-year head coach Kevin O’Connell won for a seventh time in Week 9, thanks to a tremendous Vikings defense and clutch offensive performance in the 4th Quarter. Next up, the Vikings travel to the 6-2 Buffalo Bills, who will either have Josh Allen or Case Keenum at quarterback. Allen hurt his elbow against the New York Jets last weekend.

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The Vikings are six-point underdogs on the road against the Bills, who lost to the Jets, 20-17, at MetLife Stadium.

These are the Vikings offensive rankings through Week 9.

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

  • 2nd in Fewest Offensive Penalty Yards
  • 3rd in Turnover Differential
  • 3rd in Fewest Offensive Penalties
  • 3rd in Rushing TDs
  • 5th in Fewest Giveaways
  • 7th in Redzone TD %
  • 7th in Pass Play % (frequency)
  • 7th in Sacks Allowed %
  • 7th in Fewest Sacks Allowed
  • 7th in Yards per Point
  • 7th in 1st Downs
  • 8th in Points Scored
  • 8th in Rushing Offense DVOA
  • 8th in 4th Down Conv %
  • 8th in TDs Scored
  • 8th in Point Differential
  • 10th in Passing Yards
  • 10th in Passing TDs
  • 11th in Points per Play
  • 11th in 1st Half Points Scored
  • 12th in Completion %
  • 12th in INTs Thrown %
  • 14th in 2nd Half Points Scored
  • 14th in Passer Rating
  • 15th in Yards Gained
  • 15th in Offense EPA/Play
  • 16th in 3rd Down Conv %
  • 16th in Offense DVOA
  • 17th in Passing Offense DVOA
  • 17th in Yards per Play
  • 19th in Yards per Pass
  • 20th in Yards per Rush
  • 24th in Rushing Yards
  • 26th in Time of Possession
  • 26th in Rush Play % (frequency)

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).