Aug 21, 2012 at 8:42 am
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings tied for the league lead in sacks last season, so opposing quarterbacks should've been flustered into forcing their share of bad throws.
But rarely did that happen against a depleted secondary.
The Vikings matched the NFL's worst total with only eight interceptions in 2011, with seven of them by defensive backs.
That statistic must improve if the Vikings are to leave last year's 3-13 record in the past, particularly in the increasingly pass-driven league. The Vikings are banking on an influx of new players and the return of others who missed time last season to make this more of a formidable group.