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Notebook: Vikings D-line got after Rams QBs as they ‘let the dogs eat’


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Vikings defense sacked a Rams quarterback five times Sunday and head coach Mike Zimmer said it could have been more if they didn’t dial back the pressure toward the end of the blowout victory.

Everson Griffen had a pair, Linval Joseph and Tom Johnson each had one, and even safety Harrison Smith brought down a passer in the backfield.

When Zimmer talks about his defensive philosophy, he often speaks first about stopping the opponents run game before he ever mentions pressuring the quarterback. So if the Vikings can stay stout against the run like…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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