7 biggest Minnesota Vikings myths that are completely false

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Myth No. 4

Minnesota’s offense is not built to play from behind

It is profoundly true that the Vikings, under Mike Zimmer, do not have offensive firepower akin to the franchise’s 1998 team or the 1999 St. Louis Rams. But who does?

However, this does not mean Minnesota’s offense is incapable of performing aptly when trailing.

In the last five seasons, the Vikings are the seventh-best team in the NFL when trailing at some point in a game. Most notably, they have a better win percentage during this time frame than Packers, Cowboys, Ravens, Falcons, and Texans when they are in the same situation.

Minnesota has won 23 games when trailing at some point in the contest since 2015. Even in 2019, the Vikings won four games in which they trailed.

It is smart to assert that Minnesota’s offense is usually not high-octane. But to say they’re incapable of overcoming their opponent’s lead is foolish.