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Key matchup: Rice vs. outside linebackers

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Despite bad numbers this year from Ravens running back Ray Rice, the Vikings insist he is still a dangerous weapon and a critical one to the Baltimore offense.

The Vikings have played the role of spoiler the last couple of weeks, playing to an overtime tie with Green Bay that crippled the Packers' post-season chances and may have ended Chicago's chances of winning the NFC North with a win over the Bears that dropped them a game behind Detroit – which has all the tie-breaker advantages. As the Vikings head into Baltimore to meet the Ravens Sunday... Recommended Stories