Throughout their 13-4 season, the Minnesota Vikings were constantly criticized for their poor underlying metrics, mainly DVOA, being poor. Now that they have an 0-2 start, their DVOA is now positive.
The creator of DVOA, Aaron Schatz, who is now with FTN, compiled his latest update to DVOA and the Vikings are positive in all three aspects, but being positive on defense isn’t what you want.Buy Vikings Tickets
- Offense: 6.3%, 14th in NFL
- Defense: 6.1%, 20th in NFL
- Special teams: 3.4%, 8th in NFL
- Overall: 3.6%, 16th in NFL
The 0-2 start for the Vikings has caused multiple analysts to unfairly judge them. Yes, they lost both games by one score, but their performance was impressive in both. The only real downside to what the Vikings have done on the field has been the turnovers.
Seven turnovers through two games isn’t going to do them any favors. However, it’s also something that the Vikings can easily fix moving forward.
Overall, this is a positive sign for the Vikings moving forward.