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Adjustments, footwork helped Vikings

Christian Ponder (Jeff Curry/USA TODAY)

The Vikings made some adjustments Sunday that loosened up the Rams defense and gave them a bit more of a two-dimensional presence.

The St. Louis Rams hadn't allowed a running back to reach 100 yards since October. Christian Ponder hadn't had a passer rating above 60 since Nov. 11. On Sunday, both of those trends were broken with an efficient performance that featured adjustments on offense and better mechanics from Ponder. While Adrian Peterson had been ruling NFL running backs the past seven weeks with one 100-yard...

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