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Vikings gapped out on run defense

The Vikings haven't changed their defensive scheme or their assignments, but they have changed their success rate in stopping the run lately. Why is that? Players and coaches explain.

Once upon time, the Vikings had a solid, sound run defense. Actually, it was less than a month ago when they were holding the likes of Tennessee's Chris Johnson to 24 yards on 15 carries. Those days seem further in the past after Minnesota has surrendered 100-yard rushing performances in each of the last three games. Because of the recent struggles, Vikings defenders returned to work Monday with... Recommended Stories