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Notebook: Defense finds stride, variety
Christian Ponder was efficient. Adrian Peterson has been generally running roughshod over opposing defenses. But it is the Vikings' own defense that has been largely unheralded of late. It made an impressive statement Sunday in Minnesota's 23-6 win at Houston. The six points allowed by the Vikings defense was the lowest total in more than five years – since the first game of Peterson's career. Even more impressive is that it came against the Houston Texans, who entered the game with a 12-2 record and were playing at home. They were only the second team in the past 50 years of NFL play that didn't score a touchdown in a game they entered in which they were at least 10 games above .500, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The last time that happened was also in 2007, when the Cowboys were 12-1, hosted the Eagles at Texas Stadium and lost 10-6. "Our defense was terrific throughout that game, probably our most complete game as a team, without question – our best game of the season...
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