The Vikings do not give up big plays on the ground. Minnesota enters the NFC divisional round against the New Orleans Saints off a bye week and ranked fifth in the league in rushing defense DVOA. That’s a Football Outsiders metric that measures a team’s effectiveness with consideration to opponent and game situation.
In volume, they are the league’s second-stingiest against the run, giving up just 83.6 yards a game. In other words, opponents don’t come into the game looking to explode through their defensive front.
Alvin Kamara is probably not interested in hearing any of that. The standout runner and likely winner of offensive rookie of…