Vikings-Ravens: Pass the Defense, Please; and Other Observations

Posted: 19th October 2009 by Marino Eccher in NFL
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An embarrassing final period. An epic near-collapse. A defensive meltdown worse than any other in the Brad Childress era.

With wins like this, who needs a loss?

Minnesota should take many emotions away from SundayÆs escape from disasterùshock, confusion, chagrinùbut relief isnÆt one of them.

To be sure, thereÆs nothing wrong with a close victory over a quality opponent like Baltimore. ThereÆs nothing wrong with another stellar day from Brett Favre (21-of-29, 278 yards, three touchdowns). ThereÆs nothing wrong with 143 yards on 22 carries from Adrian Peterson.

But thereÆs something very wrong with a defense that has allowed 400 yards or more in three consecutive gamesùafter letting opponents reach that mark just three times in defensive coordinat ...

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