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Notebook: Vikings show resolve, satisfaction

Jared Allen (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY)

Vikings players are left to wonder what might have been if they hadn't dropped so many last-minute leads, but at least they played well against a division leader and showed what is possible. Plus, nearly 20 notes to help tell the tale of the game.

There weren't many who gave the Vikings much of a chance to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at the Metrodome. Not only were the Eagles a division leader looking to keep distance between them and the Dallas Cowboys, they were at full health and the Vikings were without several starters – including their top two running backs, Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart. It was supposed to be a beat...

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