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Vikings riding momentum, eschewing pressure

Chad Greenway (Thomas Campbell/USA TODAY)

The Vikings were left for dead one month ago, but they are one of the hottest teams entering the playoffs and feel there will be no greater pressure than what they've been dealing with in their last four games with win-and-done scenarios.

The Vikings started the 2012 season strong, stalled in the middle and then finished with a flourish – a year that witnessed more than its share of ups and downs. Unlike teams like Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and Baltimore that came out of the gate hard-charging only to stumble late, the Vikings have been riding a wave with the mantra "win them all or go home" since their last loss – to Green...

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