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Turning Point: Explosion Returns

Daunte Culpepper

The Vikings offense hadn't exactly been seamless the last month, but Michael Bennett getting full-time duty opened up the deep routes and Daunte Culpepper exposed them often.

In a game in which the Vikings ran the ball 43 times, it was the long bomb that turned the tide — three plays of similar distance and similar precision. Those three passes made the difference between a tight game and a blowout. The Vikings have been known as a team that will take a shot at the end zone once they get across midfield, and on three occasions they did it...

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