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Notebook: Overcoming the Bad Stats

Troy Williamson

The Vikings' most persistent thorn on offense has been red zone penalties, but Sunday in Qwest Field they overcame another one to score a tricky touchdown. They also fought through the loss of their top receiver and finally found a return game. Get those notes and more following Minnesota's impressive 31-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

All year, the Vikings have been bemoaning their penalties in the red zone. In the third quarter, it looked like it could haunt them again. Richard Owens brought them to the 7-yard line with a 15-yard reception, and facing first-and-goal it appeared Chester Taylor picked up 5 yards, but Marcus Johnson hauled down his opposition and the holding penalty back the Vikings up to the 17-yard line. When...

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