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Sunday slant: Vets say speeches unnecessary

Kevin Williams (Bruce Kluckhohn/US Presswire)

The Vikings have had a couple points in the season where veteran speeches have paid off. But after 15 games and nearly four months with the playoffs at stake, players like Kevin Williams and Antoine Winfield, with 10 or more years of experience, believe in the first- and second-year players. Plus, a lot of interesting statistics and quotes between the Packers and Vikings.

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams was a first-round pick of the Vikings in 2003. Sunday will mark the end of his 10th regular season, but he's hoping it isn't the final game of the season. Cornerback Antoine Winfield joined the Vikings the following year after five seasons with the Buffalo Bills. The Green Bay matchup will mark the end of Winfield's 14th NFL season. Combined, Winfield and...

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