The Vikings Statistical Rankings By means of Week 7: Protection


Oct 23, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings security Camryn Bynum (24) have a good time a fumble restoration towards the San Francisco 49ers within the first quarter at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports activities

Week 7 of the NFL season is formally behind us.

The Minnesota Vikings managed to shock the world on Monday evening by upsetting the San Francisco 49ers and re-inserting themselves into the playoff picture.

At present, we might be breaking down the Vikings statistical rankings on protection by Week 7 as an entire, and the place particular person gamers stand. Shout out to Pro-Football-ReferencePro Football Focus, and nfeloapp.com for the numbers that went into this text. Keep tuned for the defensive rankings later right now as nicely.

NOTE: Particular person PFF Grades are sorted to incorporate gamers with not less than 50% of defensive snaps. With lots of the groups now having their bye weeks behind them, we’ll even be transitioning in direction of per sport numbers for the group statistics.

Crew Protection

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings
Oct 23, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) throws a move as Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter (99) and linebacker D.J. Wonnum (left) rush in in the course of the first quarter at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports activities

Whole Protection

  • Factors per Sport Allowed: 21.7 (twentieth)
  • Whole Yards per Sport Allowed: 330.3 (Fifteenth)
  • Performs per Sport: 65.3 (Eleventh-most)
  • Yards per Play Allowed: 5.1 (thirteenth)
  • First Downs per Sport Allowed: 20.3 (twentieth)
  • Takeaways per Sport: 1.29 (twentieth)
  • PFF Grade: 71.4 (seventeenth)
  • Whole EPA/play: -0.02 (18th)

The Vikings protection was lastly in a position to play a traditional quantity of snaps on Monday evening, with the unit solely being on the field for 53 plays towards the 49ers. Takeaways performed an enormous half in that because the group pressured a season-high three turnovers within the win.

Outdoors of the quantity of snaps they need to play, the group stays largely stays a top-20 protection on this league. In the event that they proceed to play like they did on Monday, the Vikings actually can enhance in direction of being a high group within the NFC.

Go Protection

  • Completions Allowed per Sport: 24.7 (Twenty fifth)
  • Go Makes an attempt Towards per Sport: 33.1 (14th-fewest)
  • Passing Yards Allowed per Sport: 224.7 (seventeenth)
  • Yards Allowed per Try: 6.3 (Twenty second)
  • Passing TDs Allowed per Sport: 1.43 (twentieth)
  • Passing First Downs Allowed per Sport: 11.6 (twentieth)
  • Interceptions per Sport: 0.71 (T-Fifteenth)
  • Sacks per Sport: 2.7 (T-14th)
  • Go-Rush PFF Grade: 58.7 (thirty first)
  • Protection PFF Grade: 76.9 (Tenth)
  • EPA/move: 0.00 (Fifteenth)

Run Protection

  • Carries Towards per Sport: 29.4 (T-Ninth-most)
  • Speeding Yards Allowed per Sport: 105.6 (Fifteenth)
  • Yards per Carry Allowed: 3.6 (4th)
  • Speeding First Downs Allowed per Sport: 7.71 (T-Twenty sixth)
  • Speeding TDs Allowed per Sport: 0.86 (T-18th)
  • Fumbles Recovered per Sport: 0.57 (T-14th)
  • Run Protection PFF Grade: 68.1 (Eleventh)
  • EPA/run: -0.19 (eighth)

The Vikings prowess in run protection was on full show this week. They held Christian McCaffrey to only 45 yards on his 15 carries, and his 3.0 yards per carry was his second-lowest of the season, forward of solely his sport againt the Cowboys. Minnesota additionally restricted the star to 0 rushes of 10+ yards.

Minnesota has accomplished a fantastic job of limiting the massive performs this season, particularly within the operating sport. Jonathan Bullard has become a spectacular run defender for the group over the previous couple weeks, they usually stay among the many high half of the league in sacks.

Particular person Gamers

Oct 23, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; San Francisco 49ers operating again Christian McCaffrey (23) runs with the ball towards the Minnesota Vikings within the second quarter at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports activities

OLB Danielle Hunter

  • Solo Tackles: 24 (T-98th)
  • Tackles for Loss: 12 (1st)
  • QB Pressures: 27 (T-Nineteenth)
  • QB Hits: 9 (T-18th)
  • Sacks: 9.0 (1st)
  • PFF Grade: 63.9 (thirty sixth amongst EDGEs)

OLB D.J. Wonnum

  • Solo Tackles: 12 (T-281st)
  • Tackles for Loss: 3 (T-98th)
  • QB Pressures: 17 (T-62nd)
  • QB Hits: 6 (T-52nd)
  • Sacks: 2.0 (T-83rd)
  • PFF Grade: 62.4 (forty second amongst EDGEs)

OLB Pat Jones

  • Solo Tackles: 6 (T-444th)
  • Tackles for Loss: 0
  • QB Pressures: 11 (T-121st)
  • QB Hits: 2 (T-A hundred and eightieth)
  • Sacks: 0
  • PFF Grade: 32.0 (58th amongst EDGEs)

DL Jonathan Bullard

  • Solo Tackles: 12 (T-281st)
  • Tackles for Loss: 1 (T-246th)
  • QB Pressures: 3 (T-299th)
  • QB Hits: 0
  • Sacks: 0
  • PFF Grade: 68.5 (twenty first amongst DL)

DL Harrison Phillips

  • Solo Tackles: 22 (T-A hundred and twentieth)
  • Tackles for Loss: 0
  • QB Pressures: 10 (T-128th)
  • QB Hits: 3 (T-136th)
  • Sacks: 1.5 (T-126th)
  • PFF Grade:63.8 (thirty third amongst DL)

DL Dean Lowry

  • Solo Tackles: 4 (T-528th)
  • Tackles for Loss: 0
  • QB Pressures: 4 (T-257th)
  • QB Hits: 0
  • Sacks: 0
  • PFF Grade: 48.4 (54th amongst DL)

LB Jordan Hicks

  • Solo Tackles: 34 (T-Twenty second)
  • Tackles for Loss: 1 (T-246th)
  • QB Pressures: 6 (T-195th)
  • QB Hits: 0
  • Sacks: 0
  • PFF Grade: 81.5 (T-Tenth amongst LBs)

CB Byron Murphy

  • Solo Tackles: 22 (T-A hundred and twentieth)
  • Tackles for Loss: 1 (T-246th)
  • Passes Defended: 7 (T-4th)
  • Interceptions: 1 (T-Thirty fifth)
  • PFF Grade: 48.6 (58th amongst CBs)
Vikings Statistical Rankings Through Week 7: Defense
Sep 10, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers broad receiver Chris Godwin (14) holds the ball as Minnesota Vikings security Camryn Bynum (24) and cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. (7) make the sort out in the course of the sport at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports activities

CB Akayleb Evans

  • Solo Tackles: 26 (T-Seventieth)
  • Tackles for Loss: 0
  • Passes Defended: 3 (T-78th)
  • Interceptions: 0
  • Compelled Fumbles: 2 (T-Seventh)
  • PFF Grade: 62.5 (thirty eighth amongst CBs)

S Harrison Smith

  • Solo Tackles: 29 (T-Forty sixth)
  • Tackles for Loss: 2 (T-154th)
  • Sacks: 3.0 (T-Forty fifth)
  • Passes Defended: 1 (T-225th)
  • Interceptions: 0
  • Compelled Fumbles: 3 (T-1st)
  • PFF Grade: 73.9 (twelfth amongst safeties)

S Camryn Bynum

  • Solo Tackles: 48 (third)
  • Tackles for Loss: 2 (T-154th)
  • Passes Defended: 4 (T-51st)
  • Interceptions: 2 (T-Ninth)
  • PFF Grade: 85.7 (4th amongst safeties)

S Josh Metellus

  • Solo Tackles: 29 (T-Forty sixth)
  • Tackles for Loss: 3 (T-98th)
  • Passes Defended: 2 (T-129th)
  • Interceptions: 0
  • PFF Grade: 69.3 (T-Twenty fifth amongst safeties)

In case you missed it, take a look at the Vikings offensive rankings right here.

Vikings Snap Counts in Week 7 vs. 49ers

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The Faculty of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing concerning the NFL, Josh enjoys operating, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Try his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.



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