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Less yields more for Vikings, Johnstone

Updated: October 24, 2003, 10:21 AM ET
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A decrease in playing time has led to an increase in production for Lance Johnstone, the NFC's reigning Defensive Player of the Week.

An undersized defensive end who signed as a free agent with Minnesota in 2001, Johnstone -- who's 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds -- posted modest sack totals of 5{ and 7 in his first two years with the Vikings.

A star at Temple who was drafted in the second round by Oakland, Johnstone recorded double-digit sacks in consecutive seasons ...

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