Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen sacks New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a loss of six yards.
He'll face a whale of a matchup this week against Minnesota, which packs plenty of punch with defensive tackle Linval Joseph spending the majority of his snaps lined up as a 1-technique shaded over the guard, just to the right of Kelemete
repeatedly hit running back Jordan Howard in the backfield and harassed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky . Pressure by Linval Joseph forced a safety from the rookie QB in the second quarter. If it weren't for a trick punt return for a touchdown
The Minnesota Vikings defense forces Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to make crucial mistake causing safety.
Steam rises from the head of Minnesota Vikings' Linval Joseph during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
how Zimmer described the group's potential to me: "We've got (Anthony) Barr -- this guy could be amazing. Linval ( Joseph ), he can be amazing. Everson (Griffen), Harrison Smith is really a good player, Xavier (Rhodes) when he concentrates
Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph (98) gestures for the crowd to get louder during an NFL football game on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Minneapolis. . (Todd Rosenberg/NFL)
fumble for the NFL's top-ranked run defense (fourth overall). He's a very powerful player. Defensive tackle: Linval Joseph , Minnesota Vikings Joseph is a very strong run-stopper who has played a major role in Minnesota's second-ranked
Joseph is a very strong run-stopper who has played a major role in Minnesota's second-ranked run defense. He also posted 10 tackles and a sack last week against Carolina .
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Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph , second from left, signals a first down during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
spin move. Griffen is the beating heart of the NFL's most disruptive defensive line, also featuring run-stuffer Linval Joseph and emerging star Danielle Hunter . Matt Harmon: Everson Griffen , Minnesota Vikings and Demarcus Lawrence , Dallas
Cronin. "When they do chip me more, we have guys -- Danielle Hunter , Tom [Johnson], B-Rob [Brian Robison], Linval [ Joseph ] -- to make plays, too. No matter how many guys they put over there, it doesn't matter," Griffen said
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) and Linval Joseph (98) in the second half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen strip-sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the Vikings recover.
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Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph , right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
smash people and have fun doing it, embrace it." » Defense remains loaded: Everson Griffen , Danielle Hunter , Linval Joseph , Eric Kendricks , Anthony Barr , Xavier Rhodes , Harrison Smith ... that's an excellent core on defense, and
preseason game . Yay. TRANSACTIONS 1. The Minnesota Vikings keep paying star defenders. The team gave nose tackle Linval Joseph a four-year, $50 million extension , NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Joseph's deal comes on the heels
The Minnesota Vikings continue to lock down their defensive stars. The Vikings signed defensive tackle Linval Joseph to a four-year, $50 million extension Saturday.
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trying to cover for the guys in between. 4) Minnesota Vikings Seven key cogs: Everson Griffen , Danielle Hunter , Linval Joseph , Anthony Barr , Eric Kendricks , Brian Robison , Datone Jones . The Vikings don't have the marquee names in lights
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a salary near that of Harrison's and general manager Jerry Reese has let more talented tackles ( Vikings lineman Linval Joseph ) walk as well. In the leadup to a draft that many consider rich in defensive line talent, he has found himself between
season -- in the run game, anyway. And we know Tom Johnson was viable in Floyd's stead. After Johnson and stud Linval Joseph , it's pretty thin at DT on Mike Zimmer's defense. GM Rick Spielman signed Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers to man