Although the offense came to life in the Vikings 30-7 win over Tennessee, it was the defense that continues to impress. The secondary is playing an aggressive brand of football and are creating turnovers to help the cause.
Rookie safety Harrison Smith is playing with an edge, so much so that he was ejected from Sunday's game after putting his hands on a referee. Harrison's early exit left the safety position even more short handed. Already playing without Mistrail Raymond out for his second straight game due to injury, Robert Blanton didn't let anyone down.
"I lost my cool and right after it happened I realized what I had done," said Smith. "There's no excuse for it."
The Smith ejection came on the heels of the Antoine Winfield's first interception of the season.
The run defense held Chris Johnson to a pedestrian 24 yards on 15 carries on the afternoon. The defense has yet to allow a 100 yard rusher on the season.
The unit put pressure on Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck all afternoon. The team was only able to pick up two sacks, but Jared Allen picked up his third sack of the season in the win.