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Vikings guard questions architecture of CenturyLink Field

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings left guard Charlie Johnson admits he is no architectural student, but still believes that something resonates as very Frank Lloyd Wrong at CenturyLink Field, where he will visit the surging Seattle Seahawks this Sunday.

"It really is (the loudest NFL stadium), to be honest with you," Johnson said Wednesday. "Everywhere on the road is loud, but it's just something about that place. I guess they say they designed it that way and what not, but it really is the loudest place I've played."

CenturyLink not only is an open-air stadium, it's not fully encircled by seats. You'd think the noise would escape upwards, eh, Charlie?

"It feels the opposite," he said. "It feels like it's coming down, feels louder. I can't explain it, it's really loud."

Since 2002, the NFC's best home-field advantage belongs to the Packers, who are 65-28 (.699) at home. Next toughest is Seattle, which is 63-29 (.685) at home.

The Vikings' schedule the next two weeks: at Seattle, at Green Bay.
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