Incredible stat highlights what the Vikings overcame in 2022

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (18) and QB Kirk Cousins (8)
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (18) and QB Kirk Cousins (8) / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Despite trailing at some point in almost each of their games last season, the Minnesota Vikings still found a way to finish with an impressive 13-4 record.

Before 2022, the Minnesota Vikings had only ended a regular season with 13 or more wins twice in their entire history. The Vikings wound up increasing that number to three times last season when they ended the 2022 campaign with a 13-4 record.

Minnesota came from behind in the majority of their wins last year, and recently,'s Warren Sharp shared a stat on Twitter that revealed the Vikings' total point margin when entering the fourth quarter of all of their games last season was -87.

Could this stat show that regression in 2023 isn't a guarantee for the Minnesota Vikings?

Since Minnesota managed to win 13 games last season and then fall flat on their face in the first round of the 2022 playoffs, most assume they're going to experience some sort of regression in 2023.

But with the stat that Sharp shared, shouldn't the Vikings be able to remain successful or perform even better next season if they are able to reduce their total fourth-quarter point margin?

A lower point margin entering the fourth quarter would likely mean less for Minnesota to overcome and easier paths to victories in 2023. So perhaps the Vikings won't come back down to earth in their second season under head coach Kevin O'Connell like many believe they will.