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Big Numbers: 2020 Vikings Team Stats

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Big Numbers: 2020 Vikings Team Stats



Total touchdowns were scored in 2020, an average of 45.9 per team to fuel the scoring record.


The Vikings scored 55 offensive touchdowns, which ranks second only to the 58 by the record-breaking 1998 squad. That’s a lot of “The Griddy.”


The Vikings scored 35 of their touchdowns through the air for the third-most passing touchdowns in a season in team history. (Kirk Cousins set a new career high by throwing all 35, the second most by a Vikings quarterback in team history.)


Opponents threw 30 touchdowns against the Vikings, which is tied for the seventh-most in a season (2004).


Minnesota’s 20 rushing touchdowns tied the 1987 team for the fifth-most in a season in team history.


Opponents totaled 19 rushing touchdowns, the eighth-most in a Vikings season. New Orleans scored seven of those in Week 16 against a defense missing most of the players who had teamed to only allow eight rushing scores in all of 2019.


The Vikings recorded zero touchdowns on returns of any kind (fumble recovery, interception, kick return, punt return, punt block). It was the first time that Minnesota had not scored at least one touchdown on a return since 2000. Opponents totaled four return touchdowns against the Vikings.



The Vikings offense averaged 393.3 yards per game, which ranked fourth in the NFL in 2020.

The Vikings defense allowed an average of 393.3 yards per game, which ranked 27th in the NFL in 2020. That’s right, Minnesota netted 6,292 yards and allowed 6,292 net yards.


The Vikings averaged 4.88 yards per run play, which ranked fourth in the NFL and helped Minnesota finish 2020 with 2,283 rushing yards, which was 150 more than in 2019 when the Vikings ran the ball eight more times.


The Vikings averaged 7.77 yards per pass attempt, which ranked third in the NFL in 2020. Unfortunately, the 7.65 yards allowed per pass attempt by Minnesota’s defense ranked 30th in the league.