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Sunday slant: Vikings' difference-makers

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If Vikings coaches are asking (they're not), here are some of our suggestions on changes to make coming off the bye, before the season is lost. Some of the opinions are backed by in-depth statistics that show how much more productive the offense is when certain players are in (and it goes beyond the QB position).

The Vikings are 1-3, on bye and likely getting away from it all this weekend. But, on Monday, they will be "back on their heads" looking for ways to improve. Which, of course, gives us an opportunity for our humble submissions to that process (just in case they were looking for ways to turn it around): Most valuable: If the coaching staff is looking to maximize what works, they already classify...

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