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Notebook: Run defense still a source of pride

Pat and Kevin Williams (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

The Vikings have made strides in their offense, special teams and pass defense, but the defenders still take pride in being one of the best run defenses in the league. Plus, we look at the dominating stretch the Vikings have been working the last month and some corrections that can be made.

After holding the Seattle Seahawks to their franchise-low four net yards rushing on Nov. 22, the Vikings jumped to the No. 3 rushing defense in the league. One week later, the Chicago Bears essentially abandoned trying to run the ball and the Vikings now claim the No. 2 rushing defense in the NFL. They've held the No. 1 spot the last three years, an NFL record streak since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger... Recommended Stories