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Vikings: Around the water cooler

Four things we're talking about after the Minnesota Vikings' 34-20 victory at Cleveland on Sunday: 'All Day' for a half Vikings running back Adrian Peterson dominated in the second half, rushing for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the final two q...

Four things we're talking about after the Minnesota Vikings' 34-20 victory at Cleveland on Sunday:

'All Day' for a half

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson dominated in the second half, rushing for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the final two quarters. His 64-yard TD run was spectacular.

Isn't that special?

The Vikings special teams were a mixed bag. The failed pooch kick to start the game and giving up a punt return for a TD was ugly. However, rookie Percy Harvin (kickoffs) and Darius Reynaud (punts) gave the Vikings a spark with their returns.

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Brett Favre, G.M.

The 39-year-old veteran seemed content to be a game manager. The Vikings quarterback didn't make any huge plays in the passing game, but he also stayed away from the big mistake.

That's how you finish

After a mediocre first half, the Vikings played much better in the final two quarters. Minnesota scored on four of its first five drives in the second half to put away the lowly Browns.

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Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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