Minnesota Vikings: 5 biggest issues right now

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Sep 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo (34) rests along the sidelines in the game with the New England Patriots at TCF Bank Stadium. The Patriots win 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

2. Safety

After six games, the Vikings have yet to find a safety they really like besides Harrison Smith.

Andrew Sendejo has been getting the bulk of the action this year but he has been a long way from ideal and at times he’s been plain brutal.

Robert Blanton has gotten in there a few times but hasn’t impressed.

Fans are still waiting for Antone Exum to get his shot but Exum still hasn’t won Mike Zimmer’s trust.

Does someone like Brock Vereen or Anthony Harris eventually get a chance?

The Vikings defense has played very well with only one viable safety on the field, and maybe they can continue doing so for the rest of the year.

Maybe we’re blowing this safety “issue” out of proportion?

Or maybe the lack of a second safety is an as-yet-unexploited defensive weakness that’s just waiting to bite the Vikings in the butt?

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