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Turning point: Vikings grind it out

Percy Harvin (Bruce Kluckhohn/US Presswire)

The Vikings used two drives of more than 10 plays to turn the tables on the smashmouth 49ers. It turned out the Vikings were the more physical team Sunday and were rewarded with the 24-13 win.

Slow starts had been the bane of the Vikings in their first two games of the season. They had consistently shown they could get their offensive act together in the second half against lesser opponents, but, with the high-flying San Francisco 49ers coming into the Metrodome Sunday, there were worries of a lopsided score. It was lopsided, but lopsided in the Vikings' favor, as long, effective...

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