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Michael Silver
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DENVER – Thanks to the whims of the NFL schedule-maker and a disconcertingly choppy offensive performance, the Minnesota Vikings became the first NFL team of 2010 to cause the 1972 Miami Dolphins to exhale Thursday night, dropping a 14-9 decision to the Saints in the Superdome. And as he prepared for a long trip home – the type he seldom had to experience last season, when the Vikes won their first six games and went 12-4 to win the NFC North – Visanthe Shiancoe(notes), the talented tight end who scored the Vikings’ lone touchdown at the Superdome, already knew exactly how he’d spend his Sunday. He is no Derek Anderson(notes). The Oakland Raiders are happy.

NEW ORLEANS – Thanks to the whims of the NFL schedule-maker and a disconcertingly choppy offensive performance, the Minnesota Vikings became the first NFL team of 2010 to cause the 1972 Miami Dolphins to exhale Thursday night, dropping a 14-9 decision to the Saints in the Superdome. And as he prepared for a long trip home – the type he seldom had to experience last season, when the Vikes won their first six games and went 12-4 to win the NFC North – Visanthe Shiancoe , the talented tight end who scored the Vikings’ lone touchdown at the Superdome, already knew exactly how he’d spend his Sunday.

NEW ORLEANS – Thanks to the whims of the NFL schedule-maker and a disconcertingly choppy offensive performance, the Minnesota Vikings became the first NFL team of 2010 to cause the 1972 Miami Dolphins to exhale Thursday night, dropping a 14-9 decision to the Saints in the Superdome. And as he prepared for a long trip home – the type he seldom had to experience last season, when the Vikes won their first six games and went 12-4 to win the NFC North – Visanthe Shiancoe(notes), the talented tight end who scored the Vikings’ lone touchdown at the Superdome, already knew exactly how he’d spend his Sunday.

NEW ORLEANS – Thanks to the whims of the NFL schedule-maker and a disconcertingly choppy offensive performance, the Minnesota Vikings became the first NFL team of 2010 to cause the 1972 Miami Dolphins to exhale Thursday night, dropping a 14-9 decision to the Saints in the Superdome. And as he prepared for a long trip home – the type he seldom had to experience last season, when the Vikes won their first six games and went 12-4 to win the NFC North – Visanthe Shiancoe(notes), the talented tight end who scored the Vikings’ lone touchdown at the Superdome, already knew exactly how he’d spend his Sunday.

NEW ORLEANS – Thanks to the whims of the NFL schedule-maker and a disconcertingly choppy offensive performance, the Minnesota Vikings became the first NFL team of 2010 to cause the 1972 Miami Dolphins to exhale Thursday night, dropping a 14-9 decision to the Saints in the Superdome. And as he prepared for a long trip home – the type he seldom had to experience last season, when the Vikes won their first six games and went 12-4 to win the NFC North – Visanthe Shiancoe(notes), the talented tight end who scored the Vikings’ lone touchdown at the Superdome, already knew exactly how he’d spend his Sunday.

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