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Tampa-2 Defenses Go 0-2

For Vikings fans wondering how their new defense might operate in 2006, the remaining two playoffs teams most often using the same concepts were Chicago and Indianapolis. Both lost this weekend, but a look at the season averages and rankings show that three teams employing the Tampa-2 defense all fared better than the Vikings in 2005.

In the world of NFL analysis, ratings mean a lot. If defense is supposed to win championships, then a look at which teams remain in the playoffs and where they ranked in 2005 is worth a second glance, especially when it comes in the context of the Vikings' new "Tampa-2" defense that defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin will implement. Tampa Bay, where Tomlin coached the defensive backs in 200...

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