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Purple panic? Not in Vikings locker room

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Fans and media are beginning to question the Vikings, but the players offered a resounding vote of self-confidence in the locker room. They point to the recent losses as a "stumble" and say they are ready to get back up and run into the playoffs.

When the calendar flipped over to December, there was a sense of invincibility in the air with the Vikings. Armed with a 10-1 record, they were looking for New Orleans to potentially stub its toe and put home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs back up for grabs. As the players settle in for a day off to enjoy the Christmas holiday with their families, the question being asked now...

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