Minnesota Vikings

NFC North

B

Overall Team DVOA

9.4% 12th

Finally, some kicker redemption in Minnesota. After Greg Joseph missed a potential game-winner against Arizona in Week 2, he delivered on a game-winner against the Lions in Week 5 to keep the Vikings in the fight with a 2-3 record. The defense is starting to look like a legit Mike Zimmer unit after some time to gel together, finally pulling themselves into the top-10 in defensive DVOA after Week 5. The offense still resides around league average thanks to poor run blocking and a Dalvin Cook ankle sprain, but there is enough skill talent to believe the Minnesota offense can figure things out as the season progresses. -- Derrik Klassen

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 8

Total DVOA
9.4%12th
Offense
5.2%12th
Defense
-8.8%6th
Special Teams
-4.7%30th
Weighted DVOA
9.1%12th
Unadj. Total VOA
12.6%10th
Future Schedule
4.4%6th
Past Schedule
5.4%8th

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
9.1 wins11th
Projected Schedule
1.6%7th
Projected DVOA
7.0%10th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
39.3%11th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
19.6%11th
Win Super Bowl
3.6%10th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
39.3%11th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
19.6%11th
Win Super Bowl
3.6%10th

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021