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NOTEBOOK: Bubble Player Gets Early Opportunity

NOTEBOOK: Bubble Player Gets Early Opportunity

While most of the starters were pulled earlier than expected, that revised plan played well for one Viking, who got an extended opportunity in the wake of injuries. Plus, get more than two dozen other game notes.

Friday was supposed to be a pressure-packed night for second-year running back Adimchinobe Echemandu. The plan was for he and Butchie Wallace to share the carries in just the second half of the Vikings' 19-16 win over the Chargers. But fate stepped in and gave Echemandu a chance to shine. "Initially, the first team was supposed to play into the third quarter," Echemandu told VU. "But late in... Recommended Stories

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