The Vikings raised expectations with their 10-6 season in 2012, which culminated in a playoff berth. That team started out 4-1, the exact opposite of this year’s disappointing 1-4 start. In some ways, this year’s team and last year’s team aren’t all that different. In others, the difference is stark. Here is a quick look at the numbers through five games this season vs. five games last season.
Record through five games
Number of games in which Vikings had a lead in the second half
Rushing yards for Adrian Peterson
Combined winning percentage, through five games, of Minnesota opponents in games not against the Vikings
Touchdown passes allowed
Passing yards allowed
Number of times opposing team rushed for more than 100 yards