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Vikings learn a lesson about letdowns

Karl Paymah (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty)

The Vikings temporarily lost a lead that at one point in the fourth quarter was at 17 points. Players came away from a film session well aware of the many things that went wrong on defense in the final period.

For much of the Vikings' 33-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens, they dominated the scoreboard, field position and statistics. That all changed in the fourth quarter, specifically the last 10 minutes of the game. The Ravens turned a 27-10 deficit into a 31-30 lead by scoring three touchdowns in the final 10 minutes of the game despite having the ball for only four minutes and 25 seconds in the final...

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