The Minnesota Vikings have a plan to try and contain Cam Newton this Sunday -- hit him like a running back.

The last time the Vikings played the Carolina Panthers, in September 2016, Newton was sacked a total of eight times by six different players.

"You have to be disciplined in your gaps," Everson Griffen said. "You have to get off, escape the block and, when he runs by design, you have to hit him like he's a running back and not like he's a quarterback, because he's not protected then.

"He's a big guy. You just hit him."