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Notebook: Shiancoe battles injury, history

Visanthe Shiancoe (Elsa/Getty)

Visanthe Shiancoe battled through rib and thigh injuries and set a team record for tight ends. One of the best performances of his career came against his former team. The Vikings also made some adjustments on defense and generally got their momentum back.

Visanthe Shiancoe became the most prolific touchdown-catching tight ends in Vikings history, at least for one season. All he had to do was fight through a thigh injury that nearly kept him out of his first game this season and cracked ribs that have made it painful for him to take big hits. With those injuries still on the mend, the team's first-round playoff bye may be as important to Shiancoe...

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