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Vikings crush Titans, go to 4-1

Vikings crush Titans, go to 4-1

The final minutes Sunday gave the Vikings an opportunity to take some chances and put an exclamation point on a lopsided victory over Tennessee.
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  • Scoggins: Harrison Smith crossed the line -- and knows it

    Scoggins: Harrison Smith crossed the line -- and knows it

    The Vikings' edgy rookie safety showed contrition after his ejection.
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  • Hartman: Allen, Vikings simply take it week to week

    Hartman: Allen, Vikings simply take it week to week

    startribune.com Oct 7, 2012
    The defensive end said the lack of outside pressure has enabled the team to have great focus on game days.
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  • Vikings let Percy Harvin do his thing

    Vikings let Percy Harvin do his thing

    MINNEAPOLIS -- One of the smartest moves we've seen in the NFL this season is arguably the simplest. It can be accounted for with six syllables. Let Percy do his thing. There are a number of reasons why the Minnesota Vikings are 4-1 after Sunday's 30-7 …
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  • Minnesota Vikings Beat Writer Wanted Mike Munchak To Sound The …

    Minnesota Vikings Beat Writer Wanted Mike Munchak To Sound The Rusty Trombone

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    Matt Hasselbeck had kind of a rough day against the Vikings and probably deserved to get yanked, but I think we can all agree that Vikings beat writer Tom Pelissero was probably referring to the "sad trombone" or maybe the old vaudeville gimmi…
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  • Vikings go with five receivers, but Wright not active

    Vikings go with five receivers, but Wright not active

    startribune.com Oct 7, 2012
    Looks like it's going to be essentially a red-shirt year for a fourth-round pick that's not ready to help just yet.
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  • Kenny Britt a surprise activation for Titans

    Kenny Britt a surprise activation for Titans

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Despite not practicing much for two weeks, Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt will be active today. Britt’s been bothered by an ankle problem, but apparently did enough in pregame to convince coaches he’s well enough to go today against the Vikings. Mid
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  • Sunday afternoon: Roster maneuvers

    Sunday afternoon: Roster maneuvers

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Greetings from the Metrodome, where we're about an hour from kickoff here between the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans. The Vikings' list of inactive players had no real surprises. Linebacker Erin Henderson (concussion) is back afte…
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Titans-Vikings Recap 02:37

    Sunday Blitz: Titans-Vikings Recap

    Oct 7
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Vikings' 30-7 win over the Titans.
  • Video - Vikings Surpass Win Total From Last Year 00:38

    Vikings Surpass Win Total From Last Year

    Oct 7
    Vikings improve to 4-1 win 30-7 win over Titans.
  • Video - Titans vs. Vikings highlights 00:49

    Titans vs. Vikings highlights

    Oct 7
    Christian Ponder throws for over 250 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings beat the Titans 30-7.
  • Video - Peterson 34 yard run 00:26

    Peterson 34 yard run

    Oct 7
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gashes the Titans defense for a gain of 34 yards in the 3rd quarter.

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    Oct 7
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