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Finding positivity in the 2-11 Vikings

The Vikings are tied with the Rams for the second worst record in the NFL. Believe it or not, there are some positive outcomes to Minnesota's rough season. Christian Ponder has shown some promise and Jared Allen is chasing an NFL record.
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The Vikings are tied with the Rams for the second worst record in the NFL. Believe it or not, there are some positive outcomes to Minnesota's rough season. Christian Ponder has shown some promise and Jared Allen is chasing an NFL record.

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