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3-0, 1st in NFC North
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Is Danielle Hunter a future star?

Based on Bill Barnwell's research, it sure seems like it. Hunter has been extremely productive on limited snaps, sacking QBs every 36.9 chances as a pro, and his role has grown significantly this year. Small-sample-size studs

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Graziano: Vikings' defense cures all ills

From a wealth of injuries to a lack of offensive production, Minnesota has had plenty of hurdles to overcome this season. Lucky for the Vikings, their defense just doesn't care, Dan Graziano writes. Lessons from Week 3

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Vikings promote Willie Beavers to active roster

Banged up on the offensive line, the Minnesota Vikings added fourth-round draft pick Willie Beavers to the roster for depth Monday vs. the Giants.

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Week 4 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Giants NFL Nation reporter Jordan Raanan and Vikings NFL Nation reporter Ben Goessling preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Bettis comes to Peterson's defense (3:06)
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Vikings keep moving up Power Rankings

After another impressive win, Minnesota is moving up yet again, trailing only one other NFC team. The Vikings haven't ranked this high since the end of the 2009 season. Power Rankings

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Charles Woodson, Randy Moss, Cortez Kennedy and two of New Orleans' finest here for the Monday Night Football game. We had lunch today at Company Burger -- very good as usual.

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James Jones on Bradford: 'He's a better fit for this team than Bridgewater' (1:02)

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Boone, who left after a hip injury on Sunday, should be ready to play Monday night against the Giants, Mike Zimmer said. Boone had a MRI on his hip on Monday, and Zimmer said Boone is fine.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer said he's gotten two text messages and a phone call from Bill Parcells since the Vikings' game yesterday -- including one at 5:30 this morning. The Hall of Fame coach is still up that early, even in retirement? "He said he's so invested in this team, he had to get up and get a workout in to relieve the stress," Zimmer said.

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Insult added to injury for Cam Newton

In addition to his ankle injury, Newton suffered three interceptions and eight sacks on Sunday against the Vikings. Only three other QBs have reached those totals in a single game since 1990, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Assessing the Vikings' staying power

Mike Sando had Minnesota as an underrated team entering the season, but even he didn't expect this. Now the question becomes whether this success is sustainable. Can surprise teams keep it up? (Insider)

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Just how good is the Vikings' defense?

Really, really good, as it turns out. The turnovers and TDs are unsustainably high, but Minnesota's depth and pass rush are here to stay, Bill Barnwell writes. Only two units rank higher. Stacking the best defenses

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Matthew Berry's fantasy world turned upside down (1:52)

Team Stats

Passing Yards214.328th
Rushing Yards51.032nd
Points For21.3Tied-20th
Points Against13.33rd

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