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The Vikings are notoriously weak in their defensive secondary, but their front seven is loaded with talent.
One of the league's great defensive tackles Kevin Williams anchors a defense that is fully capable of putting pressure on a QB and making tackles in the open field.
Defensive ends Brian Robinson and Jared Allen could be one of the best tandems in the NFL. The two have a combined 17 sacks so far this season and tallied four against Aaron Rodgers only two weeks ago. Look for these two to, once again, put a ton of pressure on the QB and do a solid job of containing a very mobile Aaron Rodgers.
Alongside star DT Kevin Williams, the Vikings have a young NT in Remi Ayodele that could certainly use some work. Because of a certain degree of ineptitude from Ayodele, opposing defenses have been allowed to double team Williams and essentially make key runs against a once stout rush-defense. Ayodele needs to come up with a decent game to completely take away the run from a team that almost exclusively throws the ball for their offensive production.
While most would label Chad Greenway as a bust this season after signing a large franchise-tagged contract, the strong-side linebacker is silently leading the Vikings in total tackles with 65. Look for Greenway to be all over the field against one of the league's best TEs in Jermichael Finley and hopefully have a big day.
Brothers Erin and EJ Henderson make up the rest of the linebacker corps and have done a pretty solid job thus far this season. While EJ has struggled in pass coverage due to a lingering knee injury, he will likely see an increased role against the Packers after being given the opportunity to rehab his injury fully and hopefully be up to 100%.
Erin, on the other hand, had been one of the Vikings' most pleasant surprises at the weak-side linebacker spot. His vast improvement undoubtedly can be credited to new linebacker coach Mike Singletary, one of the best linebackers in NFL history. Erin has seen a lot of play in nickel packages and has excelled when given the opportunity.
All of these players make up a solid front seven for the Vikings defense. With the strength of the Packers offense and the relative weakness of the Vikings secondary it will be up to these specific players to not only make plays, but be the identity of the Vikings on the field.
If these players have a big game, the Vikings could very well win tonight.