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Why The Vikings Defense CAN Be Better Than The Steelers’ in 2009

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Last season, the Vikings defense showed it can be consistent and that, unlike past defenses in purple, they can carry a squad to the playoffs.

Even when Pro Bowl defensive tackle Pat Williams went down in week 15 with a shoulder injury, the defensive line played well against the run, allowing 70 yards to Michael Turner (finished second in the league in total rushing yards) in week 16, 77 yards against Derrick Ward and a terrific Giants offensive line, and only 38 yards against Brian Westbrook of the Eagles in the playoffs.

However, the Vikings offense couldn't get it done when it mattered most as Minnesota was ousted too early in a season that looked promising.

This year, the Vikings defense loo...

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