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NOTEBOOK: 3-4 Proving To Be Effective

Sam Cowart

The statistics are showing that the Vikings' best defense might be the 3-4 they have employed in the last two games, and the players and coaches spent Monday explaining why it is so effective. The Vikings also showed more discipline on the field Sunday, while one running back is still limited by injury.

A day after ending an emotionally torturous two weeks on and off the field, the Vikings spent Monday praising the virtues of the 3-4 defense that played a big part in beating the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings gave up 17 first-half points to the Packers, but in the second half they allowed only three points, a stand that kept the team within striking distance until the offense could finally start...

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