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Vikings hoping to tame the Wildcat

Chad Greenway (Chris McGrath/AP)

The Dolphins are responsible for making the Wildcat formation en vogue in the NFL and they might still be the most effective in using it. So how is one of the best run defenses preparing for it? The defenders explain.

The date was September 21, 2008. The New England Patriots were coming off the first 16-0 regular season in league history. They were hosting the Miami Dolphins and were woefully unprepared for what was coming. Miami broke out an option style long since removed from pro football called the Wildcat. The result was unexpected and pronounced. Miami beat the defending AFC champs 38-13 and...

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