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In his first season as head coach in 2022, Kevin O'Connell led the Vikings to 13 wins, the most by any first-year head coach in franchise history, earning the club's first division title since 2017. O'Connell had seven players win Player of the Week awards in 2022, the most by a first-year head coach in franchise history, seven notched Pro Bowl berths, and three earned Associated Press All-Pro honors.
O'Connell heavily emphasized his team becoming "situational masters" since becoming the 10th head coach in franchise history, pointing to areas that might not always be prominent on stat sheets, but are crucial to winning games. Minnesota saw immediate improvement in these areas, finishing 11-0 in one-score games during the regular season after going 5-8 in those same situations in 2021. The team also had an NFL-record-tying 10 comeback wins this season, including overcoming a 33-point halftime deficit in Week 15 against the Colts, the greatest comeback in NFL history.