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Deep breaths at the Metrodome

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
MINNEAPOLIS -- Last Sunday, we shared with you how tight the Metrodome felt prior to Minnesota's game against Atlanta. Then, the Vikings promptly went out and fumbled seven times -- losing four -- in a 24-17 loss to the Falcons.

This Sunday, I didn't really pick up a vibe one way or the other. Fans seem pensive but not really nervous, while coaches and players don't seem to be approaching this game any differently than any other regular season affair.

Take those observations for what they're worth. Kickoff is approaching both here and in Houston. We'll keep you updated throughout.