Mike Zimmer: Cumulative Rankings by the Numbers

May 26, 2021; Eagan, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer watches quarterback Kellen Mond (11) performing drills at OTA at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer enters his eighth adventure with team in 2021.

The season will be an implicative one for the 64-year-old with all eyes on Zimmer to rebound from an underwhelming 2020 campaign.

For gamblers, Zimmer is the fifth-most likely skipper to be canned in or after the 2021 season, creating rather mighty stakes for the Vikings this September.

Zimmer has accrued a 64-47-1 (.576) record in seven seasons, but he is the longest-tenured active coach with no Super Bowl win. Hell, the Vikings haven’t even reached the Super Bowl to lose the thing.

With the hot seat chatter already ablaze in May and June, these are the rankings by Zimmer’s Vikings in nearly every football category statistically available. The stats are from Stathead.com and detail Minnesota’s cumulative rankings from 2014 to 2020.

Note: Rankings like “2nd” or “4th” for defensive metrics or “xxx allowed” parameters indicate the Vikings are quite good — not “2nd most” or “4th most.”

  • 1st in Defensive 3rd Down Conversion %
  • 1st in 300+ Yard Passing Games Allowed
  • 2nd in TDs Allowed
  • 2nd in Passing Completion %
  • 3rd in Passing TDs Allowed
  • 3rd in Passing Yards Allowed
  • 3rd in Rushing TDs Allowed
  • 3rd in Penalties (3rd fewest)
  • 4th in Penalty Yards
  • 4th in Yards per Play Allowed
  • 5th in Passing INTs (5th fewest)
  • 5th in Turnover on Offense (5th fewest)
  • 6th in Points Allowed
  • 6th in Turnover Differential
  • 7th in Passer Rating
  • 7th in Passer Rating Allowed
  • 7th in 25+ Yard Plays Allowed
  • 8th in Wins
  • 8th in Points Differential
  • 8th in 1st Downs Allowed
  • 9th in Sacks
  • 9th in 25+ Yard Plays
  • 10th in Defensive INTs
  • 10th Net Yards per Pass Attempt
  • 10th in Rushing Attempts
  • 10th in Rushing TDs
  • 11th in Rushing Yards
  • 11th in Overall Yards Differential
  • 12th in Offensive Yards per Play
  • 12th in Safeties
  • 14th in Turnovers Forced
  • 14th in Yards per Rush
  • 14th in 3rd Down Conversion %
  • 15th in Points Scored
  • 15th in Yards per Rush Allowed
  • 16th in Sacks Allowed
  • 16th in TDs Scored
  • 16th in Completion % Allowed
  • 17th in Completed Passes
  • 18th in 1st Downs
  • 18th in Rushing Yards Allowed
  • 18th in Defensive 4th Down Conversion %
  • 19th in Passing TDs
  • 19th in Time of Possession
  • 21st in Passing Yards
  • 24th in 4th Down Conversion %
  • 26th in 300+ Yard Passing Games
  • 27th in FG Conversion %
  • 29th in Passing Attempts
  • 31st in Yards per Punt
  • 32nd in Extra Point Conversion %