Minnesota is preparing for Week 14 with Anthony Harris at safety due to FS Harrison Smith's (ankle) absence.
Opposing quarterbacks have a 31.5 passer rating when targeting Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes in 2016.
The Minnesota Vikings have sacked opposing quarterbacks just three times since Week 5.
Minnesota linebacker Eric Kendricks (concussion) will not play in Week 9.
The Minnesota defense is focusing on limiting third down conversions coming out of their Week 6 bye.
The Minnesota Vikings lead all NFL defenses with 15 sacks through three weeks.
The Minnesota Vikings have stressed slowing the Green Bay running attack this week, specifically out of three-wide sets.
Minnesota will travel to Green Bay in Week 17 to face the Packers, who have turned the ball over six times in the last two weeks.
Minnesota may get a key defensive piece back in Week 15, as NT Linval Joseph (foot) has been labeled "questionable" for the Vikings' game against Chicago.
The Minnesota defense will be missing key pieces in all levels of their defense on Thursday night when they travel to Arizona.
The Minnesota Vikings host the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13, who have averaged 429.0 total yards of offense in their last three games
The Minnesota Vikings will face Atlanta in Week 12 with the Falcons starting backup running back Tevin Coleman.
The Green Bay Packers will face a healthy Vikings team when they travel to Minnesota in Week 11.
The Minnesota Vikings are getting healthy on the defensive side of the ball, expecting numerous defensive players back this week from injury.