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Minnesota Vikings defense gives up 503 yards to Cardinals in Week 2 loss

The Minnesota Vikings defensive unit surrendered over 500 yards and four touchdowns to the Arizona Cardinals during a 34-33 Week 2 loss on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

The Vikings often disrupted Kyler Murray, forcing three sacks and two interceptions, but it couldn't hold off the offense in a late fourth-quarter comeback on Sunday. They should remain off defensive units to consider streaming in Week 3 against red-hot Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.

Matthew MacKay7 days ago
Minnesota Vikings defense allows 410 yards in Week 1 overtime loss

The Minnesota Vikings defense gave up 410 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

While the Vikings' defense managed to sack Joe Burrow five times on Sunday, the secondary allowed two passing touchdowns and failed to create a turnover. The unit became stronger late into the fourth quarter but failed to stop a key fourth-down play-action pass from the Bengals, leading to Cincinnati's game-winning field goal. As a result, fantasy managers may want to avoid the Minnesota D/ST against Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals on the road in Week 2.

Matthew MacKay2 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings D/ST surrenders 35 points in Week 17 win

Minnesota Vikings D/ST racked up a sack, an INT, and a fumble recovery in the Vikings’ 37-35 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

This wasn't a great game for Minnesota's defense, though there's no surprise here. This unit has plenty of work to do in the offseason to come back more respectably in 2021.

Zachary Hanshew38 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings D/ST gets rolled in Week 16 loss

Minnesota Vikings D/ST nabs two interceptions in the Vikings' 52-33 loss to the Saints on Christmas.

Fantasy Impact

The unit surrendered nearly 600 yards in the blowout loss, and the two interceptions were the result of a pair of Drew Brees underthrows. Week 17's matchup with Detroit is more favorable, but this unit isn't one to trust for fantasy managers.

Zachary Hanshew39 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings D/ST rolled by Chicago in Week 15 loss

Minnesota Vikings D/ST totaled one sack and an INT in the Vikings’ 33-27 loss to the Bears on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

It was a poor showing from Minnesota's defense, which was rolled by David Montgomery throughout the afternoon. MIN D/ST won't be a recommended play against Drew Brees and the Saints in Week 16.

Zachary Hanshew40 weeks ago
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