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Continued: Vikings defense statistically terrible at stopping third-down tries

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 29, 2013 - 7:28 AM

“I told Josh, ‘I don’t know if myself or any of the other coaches could tell you to do anything different from what you did,’ ” Frazier said. “You have to give [Rodgers] some credit, give their offense some credit. But then we still have to find ways to keep them out of so many manageable third downs.”

Even that doesn’t guarantee success, though. On third-and-16 late in the third quarter, Rodgers eluded Brian Robison’s pass rush, scrambled to his right and fired a pass back across field. Jarrett Boykin caught it and still had time to lunge twice for a first down.

“Our guys are doing the very best that they can,” Frazier said. “We have some young guys on the back end that are battling, they’re getting better, they’re making some headway. So I don’t know if there’s very much you can do there. We have to look at what we’re asking them to do and how can we help them to be better at what we’re asking them to do.”

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2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
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