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Vikings vs. Buccaneers: Week 8 preview

It's a numbers game as the Vikings host the Buccaneers Thursday night. Minnesota is playing on three full days of rest, going up against a Tampa defense that has allowed the fourth most passing yards in the NFL, and a win Thursday night would give the Vikings a 5-0 record at home.
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North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year

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