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Notebook: Vikings stressing a fast start

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The Vikings haven't experienced much success on the road, but they believe they have been taken away from their strength when forced to pass. The numbers for Adrian Peterson in losses and wins support that theory. Plus, Matt Kalil talks about leading Pro Bowl voting among fans and the Vikings have to prepare for the Packers' version of Percy Harvin.

The Vikings had many mantras this week as they feel the pressure of a must-win game cascading onto them. First, there was the part about a divisional win being almost like two wins. Then there was the fact about how a win against Green Bay would tie them with the Packers and give them the early tie-breaker advantage with a win in the head-to-head matchup. And there was the part about remaining in...

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