Since 2015, when Kyle Rudolph scores, the Vikings win 74% of the time.
Why does this matter? Because when Rudolph is utilized, it is typically in the red zone. When touchdowns are grabbed in red zone situations, it increases the team’s chances of winning.
Now, of course, anyone that scores will increase the chances of his team winning the contest. There is no denying that. However, Rudolph’s has a higher rate of win percentage when he scores than his Viking peers, past and present.
Take, for instance, Randy Moss. The Vikings won sixty percent of games in which Moss scored. One might be tempted to say, “Is there really that big of a difference between sixty percent and seventy-four percent?” The answer is unequivocally, yes. A fourteen percent difference over the course of a sixteen-game season is two more victories. For a Viking team often “on the bubble,” two wins can mean everything.