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Vikings reward Frazier with contract extension

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The Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fourth-year option to keep head coach Leslie Frazier throughout the 2014 season.

Frazier, who was entering the final year of his contract, led the 2012 Vikings to the biggest single-season turnaround in franchise history. Last year's team, anchored by Adrian Peterson's MVP performance, went 10-6 and made an appearance in the playoffs, losing to the Green Bay Packers in the first round.

The 10-6 mark represented a seven-win improvement over 2011's mark of 3-13.

The Vikings defense improved dramatically under Frazier's guidance in 2012, going from 31st in points allowed to 14th in that category.

"Coach Frazier has done a remarkable job in building a strong foundation for the Minnesota Vikings and creating a very positive future," Mark Wilf, Vikings president said in a statement. "We value his leadership and look forward to working with him for many years to come."

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