“It was the worst feeling,” Church said. “I couldn’t believe I wasn’t out there for that. I just felt so bad for Jakar. But I couldn’t go. I would’ve been worse.”
Hamilton was late on two plays down the field that led to the Lions’ game-winning touchdowns. But while the rookie safety will likely improve, Church doesn’t expect Hamilton to be in the same situation this week.
“I’m playing Sunday,” Church said. “I practiced all day [Wednesday] and I’m feeling good now. I’m going to be there this week.”
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Church said playing the Vikings is always a tough challenge because of their All-Pro back.
“Yeah, Adrian Peterson is great. He’ll put a lot of pressure on the safeties,” Church said. “Our run fits are usually in the middle of the defense, but we’re showing 10 yards away. So if that gap opens that’s our gap we have to go into. And with him going through that hole, you don’t want to be 1-on-1 with him in any situation. The key for us is to stop him before he gets going to us.”