EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings offense withstood many challenges in 2016, whether it was overcoming injuries to key players or navigating a coaching change midway through the season.
Minnesota’s up-and-down season on offense ended with the unit finishing 23rd in the NFL at 20.4 points per game and ranking 28th in total yards per game (315.1).
While the Vikings struggled at times to run the ball, the aerial attack was efficient and multipronged. Five different players caught at least 40 passes.
Here’s a look at 10 numbers of note from the 2016 season:
71.6 — completion percentage by Vikings quarterback
967 — number of receiving yards by Vikings wide receiver
1,205 — number of total rushing yards by the Vikings in 2016, the lowest total of any team in the league;
83 —number of catches for Vikings tight end
8 — number of starting offensive line combinations used by the Vikings in 2016; The most-used combination of
5 — number of players who lined up at left tackle for the Vikings;
71 — length (in yards) of the Vikings longest offensive play of the season; Bradford connected with Thielen on a deep touchdown pass in Week 16 against Green Bay.
7 — number of touchdown catches by Rudolph, which was the highest by a Viking; Running back
84 — number of receptions for Vikings wide receiver
38 — number of the Vikings highest point total of the 2016 season, set in Week 17’s win over the Bears; Minnesota scored 30 or more points three times. The Vikings season-low in points came in Week 15’s 34-6 loss to the Colts.