The Vikings’ 2021 year-end offensive rankings

October 17, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, United States; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings finished their disappointing 2021 campaign with an 8-9 record, missing the postseason entirely, and firing their general manager and head coach.

The change is on the way.

These are the Vikings’ final year-end offensive rankings.

  • first in Fewest interceptions thrown
  • first in fewer gifts
  • first in 15+ yard gains
  • 5th in Fewer bags allowed
  • 5th in passer rating
  • sixth in 25+ yard gains
  • 7th in Gains over 40 yards
  • ninth in Red Zone %TD
  • ninth in Passing TD
  • 11 in passing yards
  • 12 in yards gained
  • 12 in Yards per Play
  • 12 in passing yards
  • 12 in Passing DVOA
  • 13 in % completion
  • 13 in Points scored in the second half
  • 14 in points scored
  • 15 in points per play
  • 15 in Points scored in the first half
  • 15 in 4th % conversion down
  • 16 in offensive DVOA
  • 16 in Touchdowns
  • 16 in yards per point
  • 17 in EPA/offensive game
  • 17 in Rushing Yards
  • 19 in Offensive Sanctions
  • 19 in Yards per Rush
  • 20 in first attempts
  • 24 in possession time
  • 26 in 3rd % downconversion
  • 27 in Expedited DVOA
  • 27 in Offensive penalty yards
  • 28 in rushing TDs
  • 32 in Most units 3 and up

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 Y Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking hobby dates back to 1996. He listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos’ and The Doors (the band).

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