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Sunday slant: Vikings surviving with defense

The Vikings' uninspiring offensive start shouldn't put a damper on the defense. They have high aspirations and are getting it done a little differently this year. On offense, Brett Favre might have to find a different go-to guy.

While Vikings nation anguishes over the passing offense, let's take a bye from Minnesota's favorite pastime – anticipation of impending doom (real or imagined) – and give it up for a defense showing it's one of the best in the league. Entering Sunday's games, the Vikings are ranked fifth in the league on defense, eighth in defending both the run and the pass. Those league rankings are based on...

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