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Notebook: Playoffs trump chance at NFL first

Kevin and Pat Williams (Paul Sancya/AP)

The Vikings' run defense has a great chance at league history on Sunday, but they are more focused on what it takes to get a win and ensure a playoff spot. Plus, Adrian Peterson addressed his fumbling issue, and get other notes from Winter Park.

The Vikings have a chance to become the first team since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 to lead the league in run defense three consecutive years. Ironically, the man who started it for the Vikings in 2006, then-defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin, is running the team that is closest to catching the Vikings this year in that category. Minnesota ranks first against the run with 1,095 yards surrendered... Recommended Stories

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