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Game 8: Highlights, Lowlights and Notes

In a game that had all the makings of a shootout, Daunte Culpepper did his part, playing nearly perfect even without Randy Moss. There were a number of good performances, but also a number of negative factors that helped keep the Vikings from winning.

PLAYING TO THE COLTS' STRENGTH The Vikings were obviously determined to run the ball. In one sense, the strategy made sense when trying to keep the ball away from Indianapolis' potent offense. In another sense, it was playing away from the Colts' strength … or at least away from their 32nd-ranked passing defense weakness. In their first three drives, the Vikings attempted only two passes in 1...

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