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Notebook: Vikings explain sluggish start

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The Vikings offense and defense both struggled for much of the first half Sunday before turning it around. So, what happened? The players and Leslie Frazier explain. Plus, the Vikings were feeling good to escape with a win after last season's debacles, the backs were back, and Letroy Guion talked about his penalty.

Neither the Minnesota Vikings offense nor their defense started strong in their 26-23 overtime win. The offense picked up only one first down in its first three series and the defense started its duty by being on the field for 17-play, 77-yard Jacksonville Jaguars drive that took nine minutes, 22 seconds. Defensively, players and coaches had a few theories on what went wrong as the Jaguars built... Recommended Stories

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