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Munnerlyn calls for better third-down defense against the Falcons

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Drew Brees was 9-for-10 for 122 yards on third downs in a win against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Captain Munnerlyn knows that won’t cut it for a rebuilding defense that will be tasked to do more as the offense is decimated by injuries. Out of nine third-down conversions, Brees moved the chains through the air on a 3rd-and-10, 3rd-and-11 and even a 3rd-and-16 — not including Munnerlyn’s sack on 3rd-and-13, which was ultimately ruled a first down following his unnecessary roughness penalty.

“When you get a team in 3rd and long, you’re…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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