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Vikings defense tastes dominance

Chad Greenway (Hannah Foslien/Getty)

The Vikings defense had lost its way over the last few years, but Chad Greenway and others are hoping to rekindle a hard-nosed attitude once again. Sunday was a good start, and the Vikings once again have a top-10 defense.

The Vikings have a top-10 defense once again. Five years ago, that was commonplace during a three-year stretch when they shut down the run better than any team in the NFL. Over the last few years, however, the Vikings had their issues on defense, as witnessed by a 21st-ranked unit to end the 2011 season – 11th against the run and a fairly typical 26th against the pass. But the rebuilding may be... Recommended Stories