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Stats review: Vikings conquered the kickoff

Looking for one of the biggest differences from 2011 to 2012? Perhaps the most glaring improvement the Vikings made was when they were kicking off, forcing opponents to drive 80 yards or more the majority of the time.

As part of an ongoing series of Vikings roster breakdowns, Viking Update has begun the laborious task of determining the pros and cons of the Vikings roster. Such a process begins (and possibly ends) with comparing where the Vikings ranked among their NFL brethren last year when they finished 3-13. Shockingly, in many key respects the Vikings showed marginal improvement (if any improvement...

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