2022 Minnesota Vikings season

62nd season in franchise history
2022 Minnesota Vikings season
OwnerZygi Wilf
General managerKwesi Adofo-Mensah
Head coachKevin O'Connell
Home fieldU.S. Bank Stadium
Results
Record3–1
Division place1st NFC North
Uniform
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The 2022 season is the Minnesota Vikings' 62nd in the National Football League (NFL), their seventh playing home games at U.S. Bank Stadium and their first under new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and new head coach Kevin O'Connell, following the firings of Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer at the end of the 2021 season.

Transactions

Free agency

Transactions

Players lost in 2022
Name Position Type 2022 team Contract Ref.
Tyler Conklin TE UFA New York Jets 3 years, $20.25 million
Mason Cole C Pittsburgh Steelers 3 years, $15.75 million
Xavier Woods S UFA Carolina Panthers 3 years, $15 million
Anthony Barr OLB UFA Dallas Cowboys 1 year, $2 million
Nick Vigil OLB Arizona Cardinals 1 year, $1.77 million
Chris Herndon TE UFA New Orleans Saints 1 year, $1.035 million
Chad Beebe WR Houston Texans 1 year, $1.035 million
Tashawn Bower DE Las Vegas Raiders 1 year, $1.035 million
Mackensie Alexander CB Miami Dolphins
Sheldon Richardson DT
Rashod Hill G Washington Commanders
Dede Westbrook WR
Everson Griffen DE
Wayne Gallman RB
Jordon Scott DT
Eddie Yarbrough DE
Players signed in 2022
Name Position Type 2021 team Contract Ref.
Za'Darius Smith OLB UFA Green Bay Packers 3 years, $42 million
Harrison Phillips DT UFA Buffalo Bills 3 years, $19.5 million
Jordan Hicks ILB UFA Arizona Cardinals 2 years, $10 million
Chris Reed G UFA Indianapolis Colts 2 years, $4.5 million
Patrick Peterson CB UFA Minnesota Vikings 1 year, $4 million
Jesse Davis T UFA Miami Dolphins 1 year, $3 million
Johnny Mundt TE UFA Los Angeles Rams 2 years, $2.415 million
Chandon Sullivan CB UFA Green Bay Packers 1 year, $1.75 million
Sean Mannion QB UFA Minnesota Vikings 1 year, $1.2725 million
Albert Wilson WR UFA Miami Dolphins 1 year, $1.12 million
Nate Hairston CB Denver Broncos 1 year, $1.06 million
Jonathan Bullard DE Atlanta Falcons 1 year, $1.035 million
Tye Smith CB Minnesota Vikings 1 year, $1.035 million
Austin Schlottmann G Denver Broncos 1 year, $965,000
Andre Mintze DE Denver Broncos 1 year, $825,000
Shaun Beyer TE Denver Broncos 1 year, $705,000

Draft

2022 Minnesota Vikings Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Contract Notes
1 12 Traded to the Detroit Lions[A]
32 Lewis Cine S Georgia 4 years, $11.494 million[2] From Rams via Lions[A]
2 34 Traded to the Green Bay Packers[B] From Lions[A]
42 Andrew Booth Jr. CB Clemson 4 years, $8.31 million[3] From Commanders via Colts[C]
46 Traded to the Detroit Lions[A]
53 Traded to the Indianapolis Colts[C] From Raiders via Packers[B]
59 Ed Ingram G LSU 4 years, $5.998 million[3] From Packers[B]
3 66 Brian Asamoah LB Oklahoma 4 years, $5.49 million[5] From Lions[A]
77 Traded to the Indianapolis Colts[C]
4 117 Traded to the New York Jets[D]
118 Akayleb Evans CB Missouri 4 years, $4.4 million[7] From Browns[E]
122 Traded to the Las Vegas Raiders[F] From Colts[C]
126 Traded to the Las Vegas Raiders[G] From Raiders[F]
5 156 Traded to the Cleveland Browns[E] From Ravens[H]
157 Traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars[I]
165 Esezi Otomewo DE Minnesota 4 years, $3.97 million[9] From Raiders[G]
169 Ty Chandler RB North Carolina 4 years, $3.96 million[9] From Titans via Raiders[G]
6 184 Vederian Lowe T Illinois 4 years, $3.86 million[10] From Jets[D]
191 Jalen Nailor WR Michigan State 4 years, $3.84 million[9] From Ravens via Chiefs[J]
192 Traded to the Indianapolis Colts[C]
7 227 Nick Muse TE South Carolina 4 years, $3.77 million[2] From Panthers via Raiders[F]
233 Traded to the Kansas City Chiefs[J]
250 Traded to the Las Vegas Raiders[F] From 49ers via Broncos[K]

Draft trades

  1. ^ a b c d e The Vikings traded a first- and second-round selection (12th and 46th overall) to the Detroit Lions in exchange for Detroit's first-, second-, and third-round selections (32nd, 34th, and 66th overall).[1]
  2. ^ a b c The Vikings traded a second-round selection (34th overall) to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for two second-round selections (53rd and 59th overall).[1]
  3. ^ a b c d e The Vikings traded second-, third- and sixth-round selections (53rd, 77th and 192nd overall) to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for Indianapolis' second- and fourth-round selections (42nd and 122nd overall).[4]
  4. ^ a b The Vikings traded a fourth-round selection (117th overall) to the Jets in exchange for tight end Chris Herndon and a sixth-round selection (184th overall).[6]
  5. ^ a b The Vikings traded a fifth-round selection (156th overall) and a 2023 fourth-round selection to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Cleveland's fourth-round selection (118th overall).
  6. ^ a b c d The Vikings traded a fourth-round selection (122nd overall) and a seventh-round selection (250th overall) to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for Las Vegas' fourth-round selection (126th overall) and seventh-round selection (227th overall).
  7. ^ a b c The Vikings traded a fourth-round selection (126th overall) to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for two fifth-round selections (165th and 169th overall).
  8. ^ The Vikings traded DE Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a conditional fifth-round selection (156th overall) and a 2021 third-round selection. The fifth-round selection would have become a fourth-round selection if Ngakoue had been a first-ballot selection to the 2021 Pro Bowl; this did not happen.
  9. ^ The Vikings traded a fifth-round selection (157th overall) and a 2021 second-round selection to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.[8]
  10. ^ a b The Vikings traded cornerback Mike Hughes and a seventh-round selection (233rd overall) to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for Kansas City's sixth-round selection (191st overall).[11]
  11. ^ The Vikings traded defensive end Stephen Weatherly and a 2023 seventh-round selection to the Denver Broncos in exchange for Denver's seventh-round selection (250th overall).[12]
2022 Minnesota Vikings undrafted free agents
Name Position College Ref.
Gabe Brkic K Oklahoma [13]
Mike Brown S Miami (OH) [14]
Thomas Hennigan WR Appalachian State
Bryant Koback RB Toledo
William Kwenkeu OLB Temple [15]
Zach McCloud Miami (FL) [14]
Josh Sokol C Sacred Heart
Tyarise Stevenson DT Tulsa
Luiji Vilain OLB Wake Forest
Ryan Wright P Tulane

Despite initially announcing Virginia Tech wide receiver Tré Turner as one of their UDFAs, Turner ultimately signed with the Las Vegas Raiders, who offered him a better contract.[16]

Staff

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Front office
  • Owner/chairman – Zygi Wilf
  • Owner/president – Mark Wilf
  • Owner/vice chairman – Leonard Wilf
  • Chief operating officer – Andrew Miller
  • General manager – Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
  • Executive vice president of football operations – Rob Brzezinski
  • Senior vice president of player personnel – Ryan Grigson
  • Vice president of football operations – Demitrius Washington
  • Director of player personnel – Ryan Monnens
  • Assistant director of player personnel – Chisolm Opara
  • Director of pro personnel – Chris Blanco
  • Director of college scouting – Mike Sholiton
  • Assistant director of college scouting – Pat Roberts
  • Director of football quantitative methods – Scott Kuhn
  • Senior personnel executive – Jamaal Stephenson
  • Consultant – Bud Grant
Head coaches
  • Head coach – Kevin O'Connell
  • Assistant head coach – Mike Pettine
Offensive coaches
  • Offensive coordinator – Wes Phillips
  • Quarterbacks – Chris O'Hara
  • Assistant quarterbacks – Jerrod Johnson
  • Running backs/run game coordinator – Curtis Modkins
  • Wide receivers – Keenan McCardell
  • Assistant wide receivers – Tony Sorrentino
  • Tight ends/passing game coordinator – Brian Angelichio
  • Offensive line – Chris Kuper
  • Assistant offensive line – Justin Rascati
  • Pass game specialist/game management coordinator – Ryan Cordell
  • Offensive quality control – Derron Montgomery
 
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive coordinator – Ed Donatell
  • Defensive line – Chris Rumph
  • Assistant defensive line – A'Lique Terry
  • Outside linebackers/pass rush specialist – Mike Smith
  • Inside linebackers – Greg Manusky
  • Assistant linebackers – Sam Siefkes
  • Defensive backs – Daronte Jones
  • Assistant defensive backs/safeties – Roy Anderson
  • Defensive quality control – Steve Donatell
Special teams coaches
Support staff
  • Assistant to the head coach/special projects – Grant Udinski
Strength and conditioning
  • Director of player performance – Josh Hingst
  • Assistant director of player performance – Derik Keyes
  • Assistant player performance – Marquis Johnson

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Offseason changes

Head coach

On January 10, 2022, the Vikings fired head coach Mike Zimmer, who had led the team to two NFC North titles and three NFL playoffs appearances in his eight years in charge.[17] On February 16, 2022, former Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell was named the 10th head coach in franchise history.[18]

General manager

The Minnesota Vikings fired tenth-year general manager Rick Spielman on January 10, 2022, who most notably led the organization to draft Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Harrison Smith, Teddy Bridgewater, and Anthony Barr among other draftees.[17] The Vikings hired Cleveland Browns VP of Football Operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah on January 26, 2022.[19] Initially, Adofo-Mensah and Kansas City Chiefs Executive Director of Player Personnel Ryan Poles were the finalists for the general manager position. However, Poles withdrew on January 25, 2022 for the general manager position at the Chicago Bears, which ultimately resulted Adofo-Mensah on being hired.[20][21]

Current roster

Minnesota Vikings roster
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Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad


Rookies in italics

Roster updated October 1, 2022

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53 active, 5 inactive, 16 practice squad

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Preseason

Schedule

The Vikings' preseason opponents and schedule were announced on May 12, 2022. They traveled to face the Las Vegas Raiders and the Denver Broncos either side of a home game against the San Francisco 49ers. They lost all three games by between 6 and 10 points.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 14 at Las Vegas Raiders L 20–26 0–1 Allegiant Stadium Recap
2 August 20 San Francisco 49ers L 7–17 0–2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
3 August 27 at Denver Broncos L 13–23 0–3 Empower Field at Mile High Recap

Game summaries

Week 1: at Las Vegas Raiders

Week 1: Minnesota Vikings at Las Vegas Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 0 6 7720
Raiders 3 7 61026

at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: August 14
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. PDT
    3:25 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 96 °F (36 °C)
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman (34)
  • TV: KMSP
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • LV – Daniel Carlson 23-yard field goal, 5:31. Raiders 3–0. Drive: 15 plays, 67 yards, 6:27.

Second quarter

  • LV – Jarrett Stidham 4-yard run (Daniel Carlson kick), 14:52. Raiders 10–0. Drive: 8 plays, 52 yards, 3:56.
  • MIN – Greg Joseph 20-yard field goal, 8:00. Raiders 10–3. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 6:52.
  • MIN – Greg Joseph 23-yard field goal, 1:32. Raiders 10–6. Drive: 12 plays, 79 yards, 4:47.

Third quarter

  • LV – D. J. Turner 34-yard pass from Nick Mullens (kick failed, wide left), 9:12. Raiders 16–6. Drive: 10 plays, 79 yards, 5:48.
  • MIN – Albert Wilson 2-yard pass from Kellen Mond (Greg Joseph kick), 6:24. Raiders 16–13. Drive: 7 plays, 41 yards, 2:48.

Fourth quarter

  • LV – Brittain Brown 1-yard run (Daniel Carlson kick), 13:41. Raiders 23–13. Drive: 15 plays, 60 yards, 7:43.
  • LV – Daniel Carlson 47-yard field goal, 6:38. Raiders 26–13. Drive: 7 plays, 28 yards, 3:23.
  • MIN – Albert Wilson 20-yard pass from Kellen Mond (Greg Joseph kick), 3:44. Raiders 26–20. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:54.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • MIN – Ty Chandler – 5 rushes, 50 yards
  • LV – Brittain Brown – 14 rushes, 54 yards, TD

Top receivers

Week 2: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 2: San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 0 6 01117
Vikings 0 7 007

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: August 20
  • Game time: 6:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,714
  • Referee: Adrian Hill (29)
  • TV: KMSP
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • SF – Robbie Gould 49-yard field goal, 9:35. 49ers 3–0. Drive: 4 plays, 3 yards, 1:36.
  • MIN – Ty Chandler 3-yard run (Greg Joseph kick), 1:39. Vikings 7–3. Drive: 8 plays, 60 yards, 3:00.
  • SF – Robbie Gould 46-yard field goal, 0:00. Vikings 7–6. Drive: 9 plays, 47 yards, 1:39.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • SF – JaMycal Hasty 2-yard pass from Nate Sudfeld (Nate Sudfeld–Danny Gray pass), 14:57. 49ers 14–7. Drive: 14 plays, 79 yards, 7:58.
  • SF – Robbie Gould 28-yard field goal, 4:09. 49ers 17–7. Drive: 9 plays, 27 yards, 4:17.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • SF – Jordan Mason – 9 rushes, 57 yards
  • MIN – Ty Chandler – 5 rushes, 19 yards, TD

Top receivers

Week 3: at Denver Broncos

Week 3: Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 0 10 0313
Broncos 0 17 0623

at Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: August 27
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 84 °F (29 °C)
  • Game attendance: 76,473
  • Referee: Clay Martin (19)
  • TV: KMSP
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • DEN – Brandon McManus 50-yard field goal, 12:53. Broncos 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards, 3:43.
  • MIN – Bryant Koback 1-yard run (Greg Joseph kick), 7:41. Vikings 7–3. Drive: 11 plays, 78 yards, 5:12.
  • DEN – Montrell Washington 11-yard run (Brandon McManus kick), 5:48. Broncos 10–7. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:53.
  • DEN – Baron Browning 17-yard fumble return (Brandon McManus kick), 0:48. Broncos 17–7.
  • MIN – Greg Joseph 46-yard field goal, 0:00. Broncos 17–10.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Greg Joseph 58-yard field goal, 14:55. Broncos 17–13. Drive: 9 plays, 41 yards, 3:40.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 40-yard field goal, 3:19. Broncos 20–13. Drive: 11 plays, 64 yards, 3:19.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 31-yard field goal, 0:19. Broncos 23–13. Drive: 4 plays, −5 yards, 1:48.

Top passers

  • MIN – Sean Mannion – 9/16, 121 yards
  • DEN – Brett Rypien – 14/21, 137 yards, INT

Top rushers

  • MIN – T. Y. Chandler – 5 rushes, 44 yards
  • DEN – Devine Ozigbo – 13 rushes, 59 yards

Top receivers

  • MIN – Ihmir Smith-Marsette – 3 receptions, 63 yards
  • DEN – Seth Williams – 4 receptions, 68 yards

Regular season

Schedule

On May 4, the NFL announced that the Vikings will play the New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, United Kingdom, on October 2, as part of the league's International Series. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. BST/8:30 a.m. CDT, and will be televised by the NFL Network, with the Saints serving as the home team.[22] On May 9, the NFL announced that the Vikings will play at the Philadelphia Eagles at 7:30 p.m. CDT on September 19 on ABC, as part of ESPN's Week 2 Monday Night doubleheader.[23]

The remainder of the Vikings' 2022 schedule, with exact dates and times, were announced on May 12. In addition to their usual six games home and away against their NFC North rivals, the Vikings will also play games against each of the teams from the NFC East and the AFC East, as well as the two teams that, like the Vikings, finished in second place in their divisions in the NFC West and NFC South in 2021: the Arizona Cardinals and the aforementioned Saints. The Vikings' final game will be against the Indianapolis Colts, one of the second-placed teams from the American Football Conference (AFC) whom they were not originally scheduled to play in 2022.[24][25]

Week Date Time (CT) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 September 11 3:25 p.m. Green Bay Packers W 23–7 1–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Fox Recap
2 September 19 7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Eagles L 7–24 1–1 Lincoln Financial Field ABC Recap
3 September 25 12:00 p.m. Detroit Lions W 28–24 2–1 U.S. Bank Stadium Fox Recap
4 October 2 8:30 a.m. at New Orleans Saints W 28–25 3–1 United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London) NFLN Recap
5 October 9 12:00 p.m. Chicago Bears U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
6 October 16 12:00 p.m. at Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium Fox
7 Bye
8 October 30 12:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
9 November 6 12:00 p.m. at Washington Commanders FedExField Fox
10 November 13 12:00 p.m. at Buffalo Bills Highmark Stadium Fox
11 November 20 3:25 p.m. Dallas Cowboys U.S. Bank Stadium CBS
12 November 24 7:20 p.m. New England Patriots U.S. Bank Stadium NBC
13 December 4 12:00 p.m. New York Jets U.S. Bank Stadium CBS
14 December 11 12:00 p.m. at Detroit Lions Ford Field Fox
15 December 17/18 TBD Indianapolis Colts U.S. Bank Stadium TBD
16 December 24 12:00 p.m. New York Giants U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
17 January 1 3:25 p.m. at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field CBS
18 January 7/8 TBD at Chicago Bears Soldier Field TBD

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times from Weeks 6–15 and 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling; Week 12 is exempt, as it occurs on Thanksgiving.
  • As the result of Saturday flexible scheduling during Week 15, the date, time and network for that week's game vs. the Indianapolis Colts will be finalized at a later date—by no later than four weeks prior to game day.
  • The date, time and network for Week 18 will de determined at the end of Week 17.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 1: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 0 0 707
Vikings 7 10 3323

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Greg Joseph 28-yard field goal, 3:54. Vikings 10–0. Drive: 8 plays, 89 yards, 4:04.
  • MIN – Justin Jefferson 36-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Greg Joseph kick), 0:35. Vikings 17–0. Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 2:23.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Greg Joseph 56-yard field goal, 9:46. Vikings 20–0. Drive: 4 plays, −5 yards, 2:20.
  • GB – A. J. Dillon 2-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 5:16. Vikings 20–7. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 4:30.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Greg Joseph 29-yard field goal, 6:48. Vikings 23–7. Drive: 12 plays, 74 yards, 5:04.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • GB – Aaron Jones – 5 rushes, 49 yards
  • MIN – Dalvin Cook – 20 rushes, 90 yards

Top receivers

Week 2: at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 2: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 0 7 007
Eagles 7 17 0024

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • PHI – Quez Watkins 53-yard pass from Jalen Hurts (Jake Elliott kick), 14:52. Eagles 14–0. Drive: 7 plays, 82 yards, 3:27.
  • MIN – Irv Smith Jr. 2-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Greg Joseph kick), 9:39. Eagles 14–7. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 5:13.
  • PHI – Jalen Hurts 26-yard run (Jake Elliott kick), 1:58. Eagles 21–7. Drive: 7 plays, 85 yards, 3:02.
  • PHI – Jake Elliott 38-yard field goal, 0:00. Eagles 24–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 1:21.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • MIN – Kirk Cousins – 2 rushes, 20 yards
  • PHI – Miles Sanders – 17 rushes, 80 yards

Top receivers

Week 3: vs. Detroit Lions

Week 3: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lions 7 7 10024
Vikings 0 14 01428

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,638
  • Referee: John Hussey (35)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Brandon Gaudin, Brady Quinn and Megan Olivi
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • DET – T. J. Hockenson 5-yard pass from Jared Goff (Austin Seibert kick), 13:38. Lions 14–0. Drive: 12 plays, 70 yards, 5:28.
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 1-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Greg Joseph kick), 8:50. Lions 14–7. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 4:48.
  • MIN – Dalvin Cook 4-yard run (Greg Joseph kick), 1:12. Tied 14–14. Drive: 9 plays, 49 yards, 3:46.

Third quarter

  • DET – Austin Seibert 40-yard field goal, 8:36. Lions 17–14. Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 5:22.
  • DET – Jamaal Williams 13-yard run (Austin Seibert kick), 2:08. Lions 24–14. Drive: 5 plays, 54 yards, 2:38.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Alexander Mattison 6-yard run (Greg Joseph kick), 7:50. Lions 24–21. Drive: 6 plays, 57 yards, 2:49.
  • MIN – K. J. Osborn 28-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Greg Joseph kick), 0:45. Vikings 28–24. Drive: 3 plays, 56 yards, 0:25.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • DET – Josh Reynolds – 6 receptions, 96 yards
  • MIN – K. J. Osborn – 5 receptions, 73 yards, TD

Week 4: at New Orleans Saints

NFL London Games

Week 4: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 7 6 31228
Saints 0 7 71125

at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom

Week 5: vs. Chicago Bears

Week 5: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 0 000
Vikings 0 0 000

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • TV: Fox
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Standings

Division

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W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 3 1 0 .750 2–0 3–1 86 80 W2
Green Bay Packers 3 1 0 .750 1–1 2–1 75 69 W3
Chicago Bears 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–2 64 77 L1
Detroit Lions 1 3 0 .250 0–1 1–3 140 141 L2

Conference

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# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Philadelphia Eagles East 4 0 0 1.000 1–0 3–0 .438 .438 W4
2 Minnesota Vikings North 3 1 0 .750 2–0 3–1 .563 .417 W2
3 Los Angeles Rams West 2 1 0 .667 1–0 2–0 .583 .500 W2
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 2 1 0 .667 1–0 2–1 .583 .500 L1
Wild cards
5 Dallas Cowboys East 3 1 0 .750 2–0 2–1 .533 .500 W3
6 Green Bay Packers North 3 1 0 .750 1–1 2–1 .533 .455 W3
7 New York Giants East 3 1 0 .750 0–1 2–1 .500 .417 W1
In the hunt
8 Arizona Cardinals West 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–1 .429 .250 W1
9 Atlanta Falcons South 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–2 .467 .500 W2
10 Seattle Seahawks West 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–2 .400 .375 W1
11 Chicago Bears North 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–2 .500 .214 L1
12 San Francisco 49ers West 1 2 0 .333 1–0 1–1 .500 .500 L1
13 Carolina Panthers South 1 3 0 .250 1–0 1–2 .500 .250 L1
14 New Orleans Saints South 1 3 0 .250 1–2 1–3 .533 .500 L3
15 Detroit Lions North 1 3 0 .250 0–1 1–3 .625 .250 L2
16 Washington Commanders East 1 3 0 .250 0–2 0–3 .625 .500 L3
Tiebreakers[a]
  1. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye and home-field advantage

Statistics

Team leaders

Category Player(s) Total
Passing yards Kirk Cousins 1,031
Passing touchdowns Kirk Cousins 6
Rushing yards Dalvin Cook 279
Rushing touchdowns Dalvin Cook
Justin Jefferson
Alexander Mattison
1
Receptions Justin Jefferson 28
Receiving yards Justin Jefferson 393
Receiving touchdowns Justin Jefferson 2
Points Justin Jefferson 32
Kickoff return yards Kene Nwangwu 235
Punt return yards Jalen Reagor 55
Tackles Jordan Hicks 38
Sacks Za'Darius Smith 3.0
Interceptions Jordan Hicks
Josh Metellus
Harrison Smith
1
Forced fumbles Jordan Hicks
Dalvin Tomlinson
1

Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com[26]

League rankings

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 32)
Passing offense 269 269.0 9th
Rushing offense 126 126.0 11th
Total offense 395 395.0 8th
Passing defense 227 227.0 16th
Rushing defense 111 111.0 18th
Total defense 338 338.0 13th

Source: ProFootballReference.com[27]

References

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  2. ^ a b Tomasson, Chris (May 11, 2022). "Vikings first-round pick Lewis Cine, seventh-round selection Nick Muse agree to terms". TwinCities.com. MediaNews Group. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
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