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Secondary says it's up to extensive challenge

Xavier Rhodes (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

The Vikings faced a lot of three-receiver sets in Detroit and expect their defensive backs to get another solid workout Sunday, even if it isn't to the Lions' extreme. See what the secondary had to say about their primary responsibilities.

One of the topics of conversation this week was the inordinate amount of time the Vikings defense had to play in nickel coverage. All four of their starting defensive backs – Chris Cook, Josh Robinson, Jamarca Sanford and Harrison Smith – played all 80 defensive snaps and rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes was in for all but 10 plays. The Vikings weren't alone in that position. Buffalo's defense... Recommended Stories

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