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Turning Point: Down Goes Culpepper

Daunte Culpepper

The Vikings were looking like a team ready to take away Carolina's momentum at the end of the first quarter when Daunte Culpepper's knee, the Vikings offense and maybe the season buckled under the pressure of one tackle.

There are times when a turning point of a game can be something subtle that doesn't come immediately to mind until one looks a little deeper. But VU's Turning Point of the Game Sunday was about as subtle as a kick to the face, as the game and – depending on its severity – the 2005 season spun with the right knee of Daunte Culpepper. As has become the custom of the Vikings of 2005, the...

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