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Notebook: Defense dominates offense

The Vikings offense struggled Monday, or the defense dominated. However you want to look at it, the offense didn't move the ball very effectively. Plus, Everson Griffen responds to the challenges at linebacker, Jared Allen is hoping to have reduced snaps in the preseason and other notes from Monday afternoon's practice.

It's a typical training camp mantra: The defense is ahead of the offense. On Monday, however, the Vikings lived by that mantra. The defensive dominance started early in full-team work. Working on third downs, Christian Ponder was 2-for-3, but his final two snaps of the drive resulted in a sack by Christian Ballard and an incomplete pass to Devin Aromashodu. Joe Webb was 2-for-4 and aided by a...

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