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Notebook: Specialists dealing with TCF issues

Ryan Longwell (Rich Gabrielson/Viking Update)

Perhaps no one will be as affected by the Vikings' switch to TCF Bank Stadium as their kicker and punter. Ryan Longwell and Chris Kluwe talked about the challenges of the new venue Monday night. Meanwhile, the NFL was celebrating a return to a cold-weather game in Minnesota with facts and figures from the past.

The Vikings' specialists are as concerned about the condition of the playing surface at TCF Bank Stadium as anyone. Kicker Ryan Longwell and punter Chris Kluwe each said they will have to adjust as necessary to a change in venue for the Vikings' Monday night game against the Chicago Bears, which was moved to TCF Bank Stadium, home of the Gophers, after the roof of the Metrodome collapsed Sunday...

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