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Notebook: Gunslinger to game manager

The Vikings didn't need Brett Favre to be spectacular when they had so many other parts of the team performing at a high level. Players and coaches reacted to that, a wide range of special teams performances, challenges and other notes from Sunday's Vikings win.

How can a gunslinger turn into a game manager? By having the other components of winning football come together to allow it. That's why Brett Favre was able to get a win while only throwing 21 passes, completing 14 for 110 yards. Special teams aside, the Vikings on offense and defense did nearly all the right things to win. The defense didn't give up a touchdown until it was garbage time with...

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