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Bleacher Report – Vikings

Defensive lapses and undisciplined behavior prove costly in loss

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Between the snap of the football and the whistle, the Vikings defense didn’t perform well Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Minnesota surrendered 36 first downs, including 9 of 13 third downs converted, and 493 total yards.

But it was poor decisions after the whistle that showed the defensive unit lacked discipline Sunday.

Linebacker Gerald Hodges and defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd were flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. Floyd’s penalty, which came on the same play he was called for roughing the passer near the end of the first half, didn’t directly hurt the…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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