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Monday, December 28, 2009
Can the Vikings make up this deficit?

By Kevin Seifert

CHICAGO -- In this ESPN Insiders story, Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders outlines how poorly constructed Minnesota is to play from behind.

In summary, Verhei found the Vikings don’t throw the ball well when they have to, and their defense doesn’t stop the run when opponents are ahead.

We’re about to find out if the Vikings can alter that trend. They’re down 13-0 midway through the second quarter at Soldier Field. The Bears look much more like the team that was 3-1 earlier this season. This should be interesting.