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Lurtsema's Reaction: Plugging the hole

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The Vikings will be without Pat Williams, but former Vikings defensive lineman Bob Lurtsema believes Fred Evans offers them something that Pat Williams doesn't. See what Lurtsema things about that, about the quarterback situation, the big games to end the season and his memories of the 1998 NFC Championship.

VU: How big of a loss do you think Pat Williams will be, especially considering the running attacks of Atlanta and the New York Giants? BL: Not as big as everybody thinks. Pat is a Pro Bowler and I'm not taking anything away from him, but it's almost like people are saying they only have 10 players now. They lost E.J. Henderson and that's a bigger loss, I think, than Pat Williams because of the...

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