When it comes to the Minnesota Vikings defense under head coach Mike Zimmer, it is no secret that it’s statistically one of the best units we’ve seen in recent memory. Exactly how great is it this season compared to other defenses? According to one Twitter user by the name of Krauser, the Vikings (11-3) have put up the best defensive numbers of the 21st century in one very important category: third-down percentage. Yes, you read that correctly. Since 2000, the Vikings’ stellar defense being able to force a fourth down on 26.3 percent of third downs is the best the NFL has seen this century. Keeping their offense rested is what Minnesota has been best at and they will look to carry this deep into the playoffs. From top to bottom on the defensive side of the ball, the Vikings don’t seem to have very many weaknesses.
Vikings have best 3rd-down defense this century
Clutch Points | Dec 20