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Scoggins: Maybe Vikings aren't what we thought

Scoggins: Maybe Vikings aren't what we thought

startribune.com Updated Sep 30, 2012
Perhaps we at least ought to consider that the Vikings might be better than most preseason predictors guessed.
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  • Special teams take Vikings to 3-1

    Special teams take Vikings to 3-1

    startribune.com Sep 30, 2012
    A well-executed game plan was most evident in special teams highlights, but the Vikings also stuffed the run and neutralized Calvin Johnson.
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  • Vikings Special Teams Knockout Lions in 20-13 Win in Detroit

    Vikings Special Teams Knockout Lions in 20-13 Win in Detroit

    Last week the Vikings beat up the 49ers with a combination of physical play on both offense and defense. Sunday in Detroit, it was the play of the special teams, responsible for 14 of the teams 20 points, that led the way as Minnesota moved to 3-1 with …
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  • Hartman: Vikings victories change Billick's mind

    Hartman: Vikings victories change Billick's mind

    startribune.com Sep 30, 2012
    Brian Billick saw the team lose to the Colts and wasn't impressed. Two games since have altered his viewpoint.
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  • Tom Brady Says "Fuck You, Bitches" And The Bengals Wi…

    Tom Brady Says "Fuck You, Bitches" And The Bengals Win Gangnam Style: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Sep 30, 2012
    This is where we'll be stashing the best GIFs from Week 4-from Percy Harvin returning a kickoff for the first touchdown of the day to, in all likelihood, Michael Vick breaking a rib. The day is done, except for the Eagles and Giants, so let's take a loo
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  • Adrian Peterson aims for 200-plus-yard game

    Adrian Peterson aims for 200-plus-yard game

    profootballtalk.com Sep 30, 2012
    In his fourth game back after suffering a torn ACL on Christmas Eve, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson notched his first 100-yard game of the season. But what was his goal?  “250 yards,” he told PFT by phone after the 20-13 victory that moved Minn
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  • Vikings hold seven-point halftime edge in Detroit

    Vikings hold seven-point halftime edge in Detroit

    profootballtalk.com Sep 30, 2012
    Last September, the Vikings routinely held leads at halftime.  And routinely blew them. This year, the Vikings for the second straight week take a lead over a 2011 playoff team into the locker room.  Last year, they led the 49ers by 14; this week, Minne
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  • Wright, Burton among today's inactives

    Wright, Burton among today's inactives

    startribune.com Sep 30, 2012
    Rookie receiver Wright will have to wait at least another week to make his NFL debut.
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  • Lions to start S Ricardo Silva

    Lions to start S Ricardo Silva

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2012
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Soon I'll be headed to Lambeau Field to position myself in front of the television in time for the start of Sunday's NFC North battle between the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings. Until then, be advised there was one surprise in th…
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  • OTL: Husain Abdullah's pilgrimage

    OTL: Husain Abdullah's pilgrimage

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2012
    You might be aware that former Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah has taken the 2012 season off to connect with Muslims across the county and also make a pilgrimage to Mecca. Abdullah is making the trip with two of his brothers, including former A…
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Lions Recap 01:05

    Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Lions Recap

    Sep 30
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Vikings' 20-13 win over the Lions as Minnesota's special teams shines.
  • Video - Vikings Improve To 3-1 00:39

    Vikings Improve To 3-1

    Sep 30
    The Vikings snapped an eight-game losing streak against NFC North opponents after defeating the Lions 20-13.
  • Video - Vikings vs. Lions highlights 03:41

    Vikings vs. Lions highlights

    Sep 30
    The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 20-13 in their Week 4 matchup.
  • Video - WK4 Can't-Miss Play: Harvin 105-yd kick return TD 01:06

    WK4 Can't-Miss Play: Harvin 105-yd kick return TD

    Sep 30
    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin takes the opening kickoff of their game against the Lions 105 yards for a touchdown.

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