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Personnel Analysis: Defense (Week #13)

CB Cedric Griffin (AP/Tony Avelar)

The Vikings tended to business on the road, jumping to an early lead that ended with a 27-7 victory against the San Francisco 49ers. Here's a player-by-player analysis of the defense…

Overview: It was a below-average (for the Vikings defense) performance against the run as they allowed 73 yards rushing on 20 attempts (3.7 avg.).  They didn’t give up any big gainers, but Frank Gore proved difficult to bring down as he gained 68 yards on 16 attempts (4.3 avg.).  Against the pass, the defense flustered starter Trent Dilfer until he was knocked out of the game late in the...

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