Minnesota Vikings

NFC North

C+

Overall Team DVOA

8.9% 14th

Kirk Cousins is a lightning rod for Vikings fan ire, but his No. 8 DVOA offense did not spur the team's decline from 10-6 in 2019 to 7-9 last season. The No. 18 DVOA defense and No. 31 DVOA special teams can claim that credit. Things should be much better for the team in 2021 now that they have cleared a crippling salary-cap situation. And if they can enjoy better injury luck with defensive starters Danielle Hunter, Anthony Barr, and Michael Pierce poised to return, then they could challenge the Packers and Bears for the NFC North division crown.  – Scott Spratt

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 1

Total DVOA
8.9%14th
Offense
-1.1%16th
Defense
2.4%18th
Special Teams
12.4%2nd
Weighted DVOA
8.9%14th
Unadj. Total VOA
6.1%16th
Future Schedule
-9.9%28th
Past Schedule
15.6%12th

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