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Is McNabb struggling with his mechanics?

Donovan McNabb's mechanics are going to be a focal point for the Vikings this week. The quarterback ranks near the bottom of the league in passer-rating and completion percentage, but head coach Leslie Frazier says he has been accurate on most of his throws.
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Donovan McNabb's mechanics are going to be a focal point for the Vikings this week. The quarterback ranks near the bottom of the league in passer-rating and completion percentage, but head coach Leslie Frazier says he has been accurate on most of his throws.

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