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Smith: Yardage isn't problem for Vikings 'D'

Harrison Smith (Leon Halip/Getty)

Safety Harrison Smith isn't concerned with the Vikings' defensive ranking, especially against the pass, because it is based on yardage. He would like to see them improve in two specific areas.

When questions arise as to why the Vikings are 1-3 in the 2013 season, there are some that are obvious. Losing consecutive games in the final minute to Chicago and Cleveland when both teams drove the length of the field for game-winning touchdowns is about as obvious as it gets. Being ranked 30th in defense (ahead of only Philadelphia and Washington) is another clear sign that the defense isn...

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