How many of the hits by the Vikings of old are penalties today? This vid is not real clear but there are some great hits by the D both old and new. As Jim Marshal once said he made it a point to place the helmet square in the middle of the back of the QB when he sacked them. Now he would be fined, flagged and castrated for hits like that. I will admit the game is a faster now but I do not believe it is tougher. I certainly would not like to see more injuries but you have to hand it to the guys back then for taking the punishment.