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Stats in-depth: Big deficiencies on defense

Through four games, how are the Vikings stacking up on defense? Statistically speaking, they are a long way from even the NFL average in several key defensive categories. We survey and explain the damage one-quarter of the way through the season.

While the quarterback controversy is sure to rage on with fans of the Minnesota Vikings, the statistics at the four-game mark show many of their deficiencies are on defense. The basic stats showed a defense that is ranked 29th in the NFL overall and dead last against the pass. But go further and the problems on defense become a little more pronounced. Four weeks into the season here are some of...

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