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Notebook: Streak extended, Williams irked

Pat Williams (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

The Vikings were able to hold Cedric Benson under 100 yards … barely. But that didn't stop Pat Williams from expressing his displeasure with the media in the week leading up to the game. Players were also talking about the return of Antoine Winfield, the starting debut of Jasper Brinkley, the pressure on Carson Palmer, overcoming penalties and more.

With a rookie middle linebacker and a rookie safety making his first start, the Vikings were trying to trying to hold down one of the league's leading running backs. The rookies performed decently, but it was an old veteran in the middle of the defensive line that took umbrage with the perception that Bengals running back Cedric Benson could do damage to the Vikings run defense. "He's the same...

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