The 2022 rendition of the Minnesota Vikings will be one of the weirdest teams in the history of the National Football League. They won 13 of their possible 17 games and won an NFL record 11 one-score games.
One record they weren’t expecting to claim was being the first team to win 13 games and have a negative point differential. The Vikings have scored 424 points and allowed 427 for a difference of -3.
This fact is one of the reasons why the Vikings aren’t viewed highly across the league and why the sportsbooks have the Vikings viewed as poorly as they have been.
What is really fascinating is the Vikings’ four losses. They have lost by 17, 37, 11, and 24 points this season. They didn’t lose one game close this season whereas 11 of their wins were close.
What advantage does that give the Vikings as they head into the playoffs? There is no situation they can run into that would phase them.