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Vikings' run defense getting run over

Chad Greenway (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

The Vikings' once-feared run defense has been bleeding yardage for the last month. At first, the issues were more mental, but there were plenty of examples of being outplayed physically in Seattle.

Last week, the Vikings talked repeatedly about defenders being out of their gaps. Those were mental mistakes. Sunday's 30-20 loss at Seattle may have been even more concerning when it came to the run defense. There were numerous times that the mistakes were physical – missed tackles were prevalent and, what might be even more concerning, getting pushed back was a problem on occasion. Vikings coach... Recommended Stories