Greenway played with extra motivation Sunday

Sunday's Vikings game carried extra meaning for linebacker Chad Greenway. His father has been dealing with complications from leukemia, but was able to attend the game and watch Greenway finish with 13 tackles and two sacks. Greenway said he "wanted it to be special" and he's glad they won the game.
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