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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The Minnesota Vikings tied for the league lead in sacks last season, so opposing quarterbacks should've been pressured into forcing plenty of bad throws that the secondary could take the other way.
But rarely happened against a depleted group of defensive backs and the Vikings matched the NFL's worst interception total in 2011.
''I don't know the exact number we had last year,'' cornerback Antoine Winfield said.
''That's it?'' Winfield said, shaking his head. ''That's pretty low.''
Only seven came from the secondary. All-Pro defensive end Jared Allen, who was busy applying all that pressure with his 22 sacks, had an interception in the season opener.
''We had a lot of opportunities last year. We just didn't catch `em,'' said Winfield, who appeared in only five games because of a strained neck and then a broken collarbo...
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