Detroit Lions Need To Copy the Minnesota Vikings

Posted: 30th November 2009 by Seattle Lion Fan in NFL
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As I watched the Minnesota Vikings tear up the Chicago Bears, my wife leaned over to me and asked why the Vikings defense was so good. I summed it up by telling her that because the Viking offense is so methodical and time-consuming, the defense is able to play at a high level for the whole game. By having such a clock-killing offense, it keeps the opposing offense off of the field. The Bears defense, once considered the marquee defense in the NFL, was worn down to the tune of a 36-10 defeat. The Vikings also have a front four that is the envy of most teams. Still, even with a talent level that high, if they had to be out on the field for as long as the Lions defense needed to be, they wouldn't be as effective. As good as Calvin Johnson is (and the scary part is we don't know how good he's ...

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