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Longwell talks about pressure and big kicks

Ryan Longwell (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

Kickers around the league have been getting the boot from their teams after inconsistent performances, and even some of the best have struggled in the playoffs. Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell talked about kicking under pressure and his thoughts on it heading in the NFC Championship Game.

Light up the scoreboard, cue the pyrotechnics and get your popcorn ready. The NFC Championship Game features the top two scoring teams in the league in 2009. The New Orleans Saints scored 510 points this season – the only team to break the 500-point barrier this year – while the Vikings scored 470. That left the Minnesota only 2 ½ points per game behind the high-flying Saints. All that scoring...

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