5 most surprising Minnesota Vikings stats of the 2019 season

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
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What are the most eyebrow-raising statistics from the 2019 Minnesota Vikings season?

From a thirty-thousand foot view, various themes arose from the 2019 Minnesota Vikings season.

Offensively, Kirk Cousins delivered in a playoff game, on the road no less. Dalvin Cook remained relatively healthy and was the lifeblood of the offense. Irv Smith Jr. showed glimpses of budding stardom. Stefon Diggs emerged as a bonafide deep threat–and was traded three months later.

On defense, Ifeadi Odenigbo filled out a job application for a promotion beginning in September 2020. Two starting cornerbacks affirmed that the 2019 season would be their swan song. Anthony Harris and Eric Kendricks decided the middle of the defense would belong to them for the foreseeable future. Danielle Hunter was a menace because that’s his modus operandi.

Special teams saw Dan Bailey, Britton Colquitt, and Austin Cutting finally make it so you, the fan, can look at your television screen during field goal attempts again.

When digging through the numbers for the 2019 NFL season, some interesting stats were discovered.  The following statistics are ones the “average” Minnesota Vikings fan may have overlooked or simply not realized.