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Vikings fighting to avoid franchise worst

Defensive coordinator Alan Williams (John Emms/VU)

The Vikings defense has been maligned most of the season, but an average game for them in 2013 to close out the season would make them the most generous team in franchise history for points.

Tis the season of giving and the Minnesota Vikings are proving a generous bunch. As the Vikings prepare for their season finale, much of the blame for the 4-10-1 record has been placed on the quarterback situation and the offense. But perceptions can be wrong. The Vikings are 12th in points scored with 377, an average of 25.1 per game and five behind their opponent this Sunday, the Detroit Lions...

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