Notebook: Picks now part of Vikings’ tricks

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The Vikings were one of the worst teams in the league last year intercepting passes by several measures. That has changed this preseason.

Sometimes, decimal points only add to the clutter. In the case of the Minnesota Vikings’ interception rate last year, the decimal points are a necessary start to the stat. Last year, the Vikings averaged three-quarters of an interception a game – not three, but three-quarters: 0.75 interceptions per game. That’s why Saturday’s 30-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs has to be viewed as more than...

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