Lowering the Barr

Anthony Barr’s numbers aren’t as impressive as they were a year ago. But the Vikings insist he’s playing just as well. Through eight games in 2015, Barr compiled 33 tackles, 1½ sacks, three pass deflections and one interception. This season, he has 32 tackles, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and one pass deflected.

Leading tacklers

Player, position      No.

Harrison Smith, S     56

Eric Kendricks, LB   54

Andrew Sendejo, S  36

Linval Joseph, DT    35

Captain Munnerlyn, CB  32

Anthony Barr, LB     32

Trae Waynes, CB    25

Everson Griffen, DE  25

Danielle Hunter, DE  24

Terence Newman, CB  22

Xavier Rhodes, CB  20