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Flags flying at the Metrodome

MINNEAPOLIS -- We’ve slowed to a crawl here at the Metrodome, thanks in large part to Walt Coleman’s flag-happy officiating crew.

By my count, there were six separate penalties called during Minnesota’s most recent possession, including five in a row. One nullified Chester Taylor’s 21-yard touchdown run, and ultimately the Vikings settled for Ryan Longwell’s 37-yard field goal.

The Vikings have a 27-10 lead midway through the third quarter, but we’re not exactly seeing a crisply-played Black and Blue game.