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Notebook: To blitz or not? Vikings set for intriguing matchup vs. KC


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings have faced three of the fastest-throwing quarterbacks in the NFL already, and coach Mike Zimmer’s philosophy has differed for each.

Zimmer relied on his four defensive linemen to get to Matthew Stafford and Peyton Manning, blitzing both on about a quarter of their dropbacks. Against Philip Rivers, the blitz rate skyrocketed to nearly half [45 percent] of the Chargers’ pass plays.

So the Vikings have done well in not telegraphing their game plan as they prepare for Kansas City and Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who ranks No. 6 in…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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