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Vikings defense bottom five in few categories

Alan Williams (John Emms/Viking Update)

The Vikings haven't found consistent success at quarterback, but the defensive statistics are worse than the passing numbers on offense.

For those stuck on blaming the Vikings' 2-7 record mostly on the quarterback play, the stats tell a different – perhaps more complete – story. It's not that the passing numbers are good, but they just aren't as bad as the defensive numbers. That holds true in the simpler terms of comparing offense and defense in general. The Vikings have just one of 11 offensive statistics tracked by the NFL in...

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