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Notebook: Safeties Hope to Limit Favre

Dwight Smith

With Brett Favre at quarterback and a running game they haven't committed to this season, the Vikings defense is preparing for a heavy dose of passing Sunday at Lambeau Field. See what starting safeties Darren Sharper and Dwight Smith had to say about the possibilities, along with Smith's favorite trash talk, a roster move update and the Friday injury report.

Upon safety Dwight Smith's return to the starting lineup, the Vikings felt the need to confuse San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers by disguising coverages and showing him looks he hadn't seen before. The plan worked. Rivers completed only 19 of 42 passes for 197 yards and an interception to earn a 49.4 passer rating. The Vikings also held the Chargers to a season-low 25 percent in...

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