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Vikings Near Season Opener

Vikings Near Season Opener

The Vikings continue to gear up for their regular season opener on Sunday in Detroit against the Lions.  Minnesota is coming off a 10-and-6 finish last season, which ended with a loss to the Packers in the NFC Wild Card round.  Detroit went just 4-and-12 last year.  The Vikings won both meetings with the Lions in 2012.

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