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Turning Point: Early Interceptions

The Vikings were hoping for an explosive performance from rookie quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, but when he threw a touchdown pass to the wrong team on the first drive, it put the Vikings in an early hole, one that got deeper throughout the first three quarters.

There are times when a game turns in the final minute of a contest, where a big catch or costly turnover changes the course. In Sunday's 41-21 loss, it came early … very early. On just the third play of the game, rookie quarterback Tarvaris Jackson attempted a sideline pass to Billy McMullen. Rams nickel back Ron Bartell jumped the route and returned the interception 38 yards for a...

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