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Turning Point: The Drive To Win

Daunte Culpepper

First the Vikings got out of the shadow of their own end zone, and then they decided it was time to win the game with an impressive (and lengthy) drive in the fourth quarter. It left Daunte Culpepper and Mike Tice impressed with the way it worked out.

Had the Vikings' final offensive drive of Sunday night's game been in December or in a January playoff game, it would have earned a nickname like John Elway's "The Drive." After building a 17-3 lead in the second quarter, the Vikings offense had fallen silent, allowing the Bears to climb back within 17-13 with 12:38 to play. After a Chicago punt was covered on the 7-yard line, the...

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