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Perfect timing: Lions brutal with the run

The Vikings have surrendered 100-yard rushing performances in four consecutive weeks. Enter the Detroit Lions, whose struggles to rush the ball are pronounced, as witnessed by several different statistics.

The Vikings have been struggling against the run in recent weeks, allowing a 100-yard rusher in each of the last four games, but they may have the cure to their problem coming Sunday to the Metrodome when they face the Detroit Lions. Few teams run as rarely as the Lions, who have built themselves into a playoff contender as a passing team with a revolving door at running back. Through the...

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