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Better balance? Vikings could use it

Christian Ponder (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

The Vikings say they want to become a more balanced offense and the 2012 numbers show how far above average they were running the ball and how far below average passing it.

The Vikings completed the installation of their offensive playbook with the completion of minicamp last week, but the challenge of becoming an offense equally as effective throwing the ball as running the ball will remain when the regular season is on the doorstep. The Vikings only had 1,001 offensive plays last year, 20th in the NFL and 190 fewer than the league-leading New England Patriots... Recommended Stories

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