Vikings sellout streak faces two more challenges

Two home games remain on the 2011 Vikings home schedule: New Orleans and Chicago. The Vikings say thousands of tickets are available for each contest -- and all must be sold if those games are to be shown on local TV.
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Two home games remain on the 2011 Vikings home schedule: New Orleans and Chicago. The Vikings say thousands of tickets are available for each contest -- and all must be sold if those games are to be shown on local TV.

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