Minnesota Vikings defense grade: A
Defense wins championships and the Vikings defense is currently the leader for this team. The Vikings continued the trend of holding teams to under 20 points as they held the Ravens to 16 points. The Vikings’ defense has only allowed a 20 point game to the Pittsburgh Steelers which was in Week 2.
The Vikings created havoc on the Ravens all day and were led by their captain on defense. Everson “Sack Daddy” Griffen had six tackles to go along with two sacks. Griffen now has 9 sacks on the season which places him third in the NFL behind DeMarcus Lawrence and Calais Campbell.
Anthony Barr has been stepping up lately has had 11 tackles which six of them were solo tackles. Barr is former first-round pick and is playing a pro-bowl caliber season. He is second on the team with 42 tackles.
The Vikings secondary had another strong performance as they held the Ravens’ receiving corp. in check. They didn’t allow any of the Ravens receivers to have 40 yards receiving. Andrew Sendejo led the group with five tackles as Harrison Smith was right behind him with four tackles.
Overall, the Vikings’ defense continues to play at a very high level. Currently, the defense is the backbone of this team as Mike Zimmer as planned. The Vikings only allowed one touchdown on Sunday which came on the very last play of the game.