The Vikings 2022 Offense by the Numbers: After Week 8

The Vikings 2022 Offense by the Numbers: After Week 8
Oct 9, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (right) and guard Ed Ingram. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings have seven games in the books in 2022, with a 6-1 record exiting Week 8.

First-year head coach Kevin O’Connell won for a sixth time in Week 8, thanks to the best pass rush of the season to date from his defensive line and some consistent offensive output from Kirk Cousins and his cronies. Next up, the Vikings travel to the 4-4 Washington Commanders, who have unexpectedly won three straight games and inserted their face in the wildcard playoff race.

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Aug 24, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports.

The Vikings are 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Commanders, who toppled the Indianapolis Colts, 17-16, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

These are the Vikings offensive rankings through Week 8.

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

  • 3rd in Rushing TDs
  • 4th in TDs Scored
  • 4th in Rushing Offense DVOA
  • 4th in Fewest Offensive Penalties
  • 4th in Fewest Fumbles
  • 5th in Fewest Offensive Penalty Yards
  • 5th in Redzone TD %
  • 5th in Fewest Giveaways
  • 5th in Point Differential
  • 5th in Yards per Point
  • 6th in 1st Downs
  • 7th in Points per Play
  • 7th in Completion %
  • 8th in 4th Down Conv %
  • 8th in Pass Play % (frequency)
  • 8th in Sack % Allowed
  • 8th in 1st Half Points Scored
  • 9th in Points Scored
  • 9th in Lowest INT %
  • 9th in Fewest Sacks Allowed
  • 11th in Offense DVOA
  • 11th in Passing Yards
  • 12th in Passing TDs
  • 13th in Offense EPA/Play
  • 14th in Passer Rating
  • 15th in Yards Gained
  • 15th in Yards per Rush
  • 16th in 2nd Half Points Scored
  • 17th in Yards per Play
  • 18th in 3rd Down Conv %
  • 18th in Passing Offense DVOA
  • 21st in Rushing Yards
  • 24th in Yards per Pass
  • 25th in Rush Play % (frequency)
  • 25th in Time of Possession

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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).