How bad is the Vikings' 2013 defense?
If you want a serious answer, here's a breakdown of historically how bad it is, with some shocking numbers relating to this unit's place in Vikings' history.
If you want a slightly less stat-based statement, the answer is bad enough to inflict physical and/or mental pain on former players.
Vikings legend Jim Marshall, part of the famed defensive line nicknamed the "Purple People Eaters", commented on the poor performance of the 31st-ranked defense in the league to the Pioneer Press:"The teamwork isn't there, and it kind of hurts me...It's very frustrating."
Former defensive tackle Doug Sutherland wasted no time in his thoughts about the ability of the Purple-not-so-People-Eating unit: "They can't stop anyone."
Vikings' coach Leslie Frazier on his supposed-to-stop-teams side of the ball? "We are definitely giving up too many points."
You can't find insights like that anywhere.