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NOTEBOOK: Defense Can Win Tough Battles

The Vikings haven't had a stout defense in years, but the last month they have been proving they can get it done in tight games. Plus, get more than 20 game-day notes from the Vikings' 24-12 win over Cleveland Sunday.

It's been a long time since the Vikings have been a team that could count on their defense to win games. But, following their 24-12 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday, it's apparent that, even if the offense isn't hitting on all cylinders, the defense can pick up the slack and make the plays needed to turn a tight game into a lead. The Vikings have become a team that is more likely to...

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