It is common knowledge in Lutefisk Land that the Vikings offensive line is horribly, awfully terrible.

To illustrate just how bad they were on Sunday in run blocking, I want to pass this little tidbit along courtesy of Pro Football Focus.

Toby Gerhart ran for 90 yards against the Lions depleted defensive line, but 87 of those yards came after contact.  Let that sink in for a minute.

Gerhart deserves credit for his performance behind an atrocious offensive line, gaining yards by breaking tackles eight times in 19 carries.

You can check out PFF’s full breakdown of the game by clicking here.  They talk about great games had by Steve Hutchinson and Kyle Rudolph, in addition to Jamarca Sanford’s miserable performance.

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