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3-0, 1st in NFC North
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Vikings' success comes in spite of run game

Per the Elias Sports Bureau, no team has ever had fewer rushing yards during a 3-0 start than Minnesota this season. On the bright side, two of the three other teams on the list wound up in the Super Bowl that season, including last year's champion, the Broncos.

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Split opinions on Giants-Vikings

Two of three personnel men polled by Mike Sando picked New York to win on Monday night, citing Minnesota's lack of a sustainable offense. But the other feels strongly the opposite way. Evaluators' predictions (Insider)

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Boone, Zach Line, David Morgan and Sharrif Floyd aren't practicing for the Vikings as they begin their work week before Monday night's game against the Giants.

Billick raves about Vikings' great defense (1:28)
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FPI: Tune in for Giants-Vikings

Minnesota's second game in its new stadium will again be in prime time, this time on Monday Night Football. ESPN's Football Power Index sees a good matchup with the Giants coming to town. FPI game rater

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Outsiders: Vikings in excellent position

With a defense that is playing more like its reputation from last year, Minnesota has a 72.9 percent chance at the postseason, per Football Outsiders. Only one NFC team has greater odds. Playoff odds (Insider)

Playoff predictor likes Wentz-led Eagles (0:58)
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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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2dBrian Burke

Vikings should run, not walk, to cut ties with Peterson

Minnesota would have to pay Adrian Peterson $18 million if it wants him back next season. The data evaluating Peterson's (or any running back's) importance says that would be a very unwise move.

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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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2dBen Goessling

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.

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.

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

Team Stats

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

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