The Vikings' defensive backs were yet again helped carry the defense to being one of the best in the NFL, led by Pro Bowlers Xavier Rhodes and Harrison Smith.
The Vikings finished 2016 with 41.0 sacks, good for fifth in the NFL. Look back at some of the top ones, with second-year DE Danielle Hunter emerging as a premier pass-rusher to compliment his veteran teammates.
USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero joined vikings.com's Mike Wobschall to look back on Sam Bradford's success in 2016, the o-line injuries, and more. Then, the two discuss the offseason ahead and what storylines fans should follow.
Mike Wobschall addresses fan comments and questions, including if Adam Thielen can be a true No. 1 wide receiver, what rookie stood out the most in 2016, if the team will be active in free agency, the depth on the offensive line and more.
The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, and vikings.com's Mike Wobschall look ahead to what's sure to be a busy offseason for the Vikings and what GM Rick Spielman and Head Coach Mike Zimmer must do to get the team back into the playoffs in 2017.