The Vikings secondary help Chargers QB Philip Rivers below his career marks in yards per attempt and passer rating last week in the season opener. They’ll look to do the same thing to Tampa Bay’s Josh Freeman this week in the home opener, and a little extra help should be available in that quest.
Asher Allen, an important component in the team’s nickel defense as well as on special teams, was limited in practice all week leading up to the Chargers game and then he didn’t play on Sunday. Allen is dealing with a foot injury, but Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said the CB “should” be able to play this weekend, assuming everything goes according to plan in practice over the next 3-4 days.
“I think he will,” Frazier said when asked if Allen will make it back to the field for Sunday. “We’ve got to see how he does in practice. But from everything I was told leading up to today’s practice, we should have him for this game on Sunday.”
Frazier said the Vikings came out of last weekend’s game pretty healthy and he doesn’t expect at this point that anyone will miss Sunday’s game with Tampa Bay.
Jamarca Sanford will get his second straight start at safety, but Frazier said Tyrell Johnson will rotate in, just as he did last week. Frazier was also asked about the QB depth chart and he said it will remain the same, with Christian Ponder listed as the backup and Webb listed as the #3.
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