Vikings coach Brad Childress gave a interesting response when he was asked about safety Darren Sharper having zero interceptions this season. Sharper leads all active players with 53 career interceptions.
“It’s kind of like going out to find a girlfriend,” Childress said. “The minute you go out to find a girlfriend that you want to make a wife, that’s a bad thing to do. You’ve got to just let it happen. What I’m saying with Sharp, you better just let it happen. You don’t want to force the issue because that would probably be a bad thing.
“Hopefully, my wife doesn’t see this,” he added.
– The only player not taking part in practice is linebacker David Herron, who is recovering from a hip injury.
– The Vikings announced that fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to Sunday’s game. Members of the Vikings Women’s Organization and volunteers from the Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank will be stationed at every Metrodome gate to collect the food from 10 a.m. until noon. Second Harvest Heartland is Minnesota’s largest hunger relief organization.