Slow starts sabotaged the Vikings early last season; they aim to change that against Oakland

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Slow starts sabotaged the Vikings early last season; they aim to change that against Oakland
Slow starts sabotaged the Vikings early last season; they aim to change that against Oakland

The Vikings are looking to avoid another September swoon. Beginning in Week 2 last year, the Vikings started slowly in three straight September games. After going 0-2-1 in the stretch, they played catch-up the rest of the season and missed the playoffs after losing in the finale to Chicago. Had they not stumbled in September, the Vikings already would have clinched a playoff spot. “That's just a situation that we want to avoid this year,'' safety Jayron Kearse said Friday. Last Sunday, the Vikings fell behind 21-0 at Green Bay and lost 21-16. In Week 3, they will try to stop history from repeating in a noon game against Oakland at U.S. Bank Stadium. “You don't want it to be a trend because that's

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