Found November 09, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jared Allen wasn't holding back about the importance of the Minnesota Vikings' home game this weekend against the Detroit Lions. "It's huge; huge," Allen said Friday. "I'd be lying to you if I said it was just another game. It's absolutely not just another game. We've got to play, play well. It's at home and it's in our division. We've got to come out and we got to put up. That's the sense of urgency I feel around here." Losers of three of the past four games, Minnesota (5-4) has tumbled from a tie atop the NFC North with the Chicago Bears a month ago to a situation where a loss Sunday against Detroit (4-4) would mean the Vikings are tied for last place heading into next week's bye. Few expected Minnesota to be in this situation coming off last year's 3-13 record, and the Vikings insist there is no panic following the recent string of losses. With four consecutive games upcoming against the NFC ...
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