2012 2DAY'S 2 CENTS Vikings season gone awryWHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR CAN MAKE

  • Updated: October 14, 2013 - 11:17 PM
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A young Vikings’ fan held up a sign late in the fourth quarter Sunday, but by then it was too late for the Vikings.

Photo: jeff wheeler • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com,

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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.

2012 Vikings

Category

2013 Vikings

4-1

Record through five games

1-4

4

Number of games in which Vikings had a lead in the second half

4

420

Rushing yards for Adrian Peterson

483

.500

Combined winning percentage, through five games, of Minnesota opponents in games not against the Vikings

.400

+1

Turnover margin

+0

2

Interceptions thrown

7

6

Touchdown passes allowed

13

1,128

Passing yards allowed

1,540

1

Number of times opposing team rushed for more than 100 yards

4

120

Points scored

125

79

Points allowed

158

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