Everson Griffen says defense doesn't need apology from Vikings' offense

The defense has led Minnesota in recent games while the offense has struggled.

With the Minnesota Vikings' offense struggling in recent weeks, the spotlight has been put on an offense that hasn't had 300 yards in four of the past five games.

The issues led coach Mike Zimmer to fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo and install Kevin Stefanski as the new coordinator. Members of Minnesota's offense have taken the blame upon themselves and know they've let the defense down.

Defensive end Everson Griffen wasn't too worried about hearing the offense take the blame. He said it's good for players to be accountable but stressed the team aspect of football. The Vikings aren't playing sides. They are united as they enter the final three games with the playoffs still a likely possibility.

Minnesota hosts Miami on Sunday with a chance to win and bolster the playoff outlook.