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For Vikings, respite before the real chase

Christian Ponder (Jon Dahlin/Viking Update)

Vikings players are getting some time off this week, but their season will be on the line when they return for three NFC North games, including two on the road. The players know what they're in for.

Most of the Minnesota Vikings players left the Twin Cities to enjoy some time away from football for the first time since late July. The bye week is providing a much-needed rest after the players have been in session since training camp opened in late July. Back then, quarterback Christian Ponder was being called out for saying he thought the Vikings were a playoff team. Ten weeks into the season... Recommended Stories

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