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Vikings Secondary Needs to be Addressed [PHOTOS]

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In the wake of the Vikings 35-32 loss to the Denver Broncos, one thing has become clear: the Vikings secondary is not very good.

If you watched the game and other games from this season, there have been numerous blown coverages that lead to opposing wide receivers being left wide open for easy touchdowns.

One of the most glaring examples was in the game against Green Bay at the Metrodome where Greg Jennings was left unguarded for a long touchdown on a blown coverage between the defensive back and safety.

The Vikings haven’t had a particularly strong secondary in recent years but even in the 2009 season when they went 12-4 they were able to mask the secondary woes by generating a good pass rush and being able to stop the run, thus making teams one dimensional. But that weakness has become a glaring hole in the defense this year.

Opposing quarterbacks are essentially able to move the ball at will up and down the field.

Tim Tebow, who is not regarded as a strong passing quarterback, was able to complete 66% of his passes and lead the Broncos down the field again and again against the Vikings defense. Broncos receiver Demariyus Thomas was left unguarded on several big plays, and scored long touchdowns on a combination of missed coverages and bad tackling. Both of which have also been a problem plaguing the secondary this season.

Look for the Vikings to draft a cornerback or a safety in later rounds of the draft to help try to stop this atrocious secondary play.

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