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Defense Getting Early Upper Hand

Ben Leber

In the battles waged between the offense and defense over three days of training camp practices, the defense has come out ahead, which is no surprise to head coach Brad Childress. See what he and some of the players had to say about the progress of both units so far.

The expected appearance this morning of first-round pick Adrian Peterson has Vikings fans buzzing about a spark being added to an offense dormant in 2006. But quarterback Tarvaris Jackson reminds that the explosive running back from Oklahoma should assist the purple defenders as well. "Not only does it help me," Jackson said, "it helps the defense because we can run the football and take time off...

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