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Vikings defenders leave feeling frustrated

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Vikings defenders come into most games feeling they are ready to go, but Sunday they left with a healthy dose of respect for Drew Brees.

Drew Brees showed just how far away the Vikings are from being an elite team in the NFL – starting with the quarterback position. While Drew Brees was carving up the Vikings like a Christmas ham – completing 32 of 40 passes (80 percent) for 412 yards, five touchdowns and a passer rating of 149.2 – Christian Ponder was again looking like an overwhelmed rookie. Ponder struggled badly...

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