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The Vikings 2022 Defense by the Numbers: After Week 2


The Vikings 2022 Defense by the Numbers: After Week 2
Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) carries the ball against Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum (24) and linebacker Eric Kendricks. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings have two games in the books in 2022, with a 1-1 record heading into Week 3.

Rookie skipper Kevin O’Connell lost for the first time, due to a beatdown from the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. Next up, the Vikings return home for a date with the 1-1 Detroit Lions.

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Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) is upended by Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports.

The Vikings are early six-point favorites against Detroit, despite the poor showing in Week 2. Surprisingly, National pundits panicked very little about the Vikings loss on Monday Night Football.

These are the Vikings defensive rankings through Week 2.


  • 2nd in Yards per Point Allowed
  • 3rd in Fewest Defensive Penalties
  • 3rd in Fewest Defensive Penalty Yards
  • 4th in Sacks
  • 4th in Sack %
  • 5th in 2nd Half Points Allowed
  • 6th in Points Allowed
  • 6th in Points per Play Allowed
  • 7th in Redzone TD % Allowed
  • 10th in TDs Allowed
  • 10th in Takeaways
  • 15th in Defensive EPA/Play
  • 18th in Passer Rating Allowed
  • 21st in 1st Half Points Allowed
  • 22nd in Defensive 3rd Down Conv %
  • 23rd in Passing Defense DVOA
  • 24th in Rushing Yards Allowed
  • 26th in 1st Downs Allowed
  • 28th in Yards per Rush Allowed
  • 28th in Yards per Play Allowed
  • 29th in Yards Allowed
  • 29th in Passing Yards Allowed
  • 29th in Rushing TDs Allowed
  • 30th in Defensive DVOA
  • 30th in 1st Downs per Play Allowed
  • 30th in Yards per Pass Allowed
  • 31st in Completion % Allowed
  • 32nd in Rushing Defense DVOA

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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).





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