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Marcus Sherels (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

The Vikings defense did a lot and the offense did enough with a lead the entire game, but the special teams hammered home the Vikings' third win of the season.

When you hear head coaches talk about their teams, they talk about winning battles in all three phases of the game. On a day when the Vikings defense held Detroit to one touchdown and two field goals and the Lions defense held the Vikings offense to just a pair of field goals, it was an historic day from the special teams that set the tone in both halves and gave the Vikings an epic (and special... Recommended Stories

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