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Sunday notebook: Youngsters inspire veterans

It was a turn of events at the end of the Vikings' last preseason game when the young players got the veterans off their seats to celebrate a goal-line stand. Jared Allen and Leslie Frazier talked about that, and the defense will only get stronger against the Texans. Plus, numerous other notes and quotes, including a missed opportunity for a former Vikings great.

Youth and enthusiasm often go together, but during the Vikings' second preseason game the roles were reversed. After a relatively short night for the starters, they took their usual preseason spot along the sideline and on the benches. By the end of the fourth quarter, however, it was the veterans who were running onto the field to congratulate the young players. With the Vikings leading 17-1...

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