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OC Philbin not writing off Vikings pass rush

Nov. 6, 2013 11:21 AM
 
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The Minnesota Vikings rank No. 24 in the NFL with just 14 sacks in 2010. That's an enormous drop-off for a team that led the league with 48 in 2010 and hasn't finished a season ranked below No. 8 since 2007. Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen has just 5.5 sacks after combining for 44.5 over the last three seasons. Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, however, is wary of writing off the Vikings pass rush going into Sunday's game. "They've still gotten to the quarterback pretty well," Philbin said Thursday. "They've impacted the pocket. ... The Arizona game they got pressure on (Derek) Anderson. The Dallas game they got  good pressure on (Tony) Romo. (Jay) Cutler made some plays with his feet the other day. "They still have a very formidable pass rush. Sometimes those numbers are deceiving. I still think their rush is very, very good. And it's better at home than on the road." The Packers held Minnesota without a sack in the 28-24 win at Lambeau Field.

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