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Vikings, Lions have contrasting passing games

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The Vikings and Lions deal with their passing games in very different ways, from their quarterbacks to their top receivers. A look at the deeper statistics explains the differences.

The simpleton statistics say the Detroit Lions have the top-rated passing game and the Minnesota Vikings are 18th. But, wow, it goes much deeper than that. The Vikings and Lions are both getting it done with their passing game in different ways – the Lions keep chucking the ball up and the Vikings have a more efficient attack. That statement rings true in looking at both the quarterbacks and the...

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