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  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 27, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Allen also isn’t necessarily buying the notion that a European getaway comes at an ideal time for his 0-3 team.

“We lost two games that we had the lead in the fourth quarter,” he said. “We could be sitting 2-1 and have a totally different outlook. I don’t think we needed the distraction of traveling to another country to play a football game when you’re trying to right the ship. But at the same time, if you use the time properly, yeah, you’re secluded and all you’re doing is focusing on winning a football game. Then, yeah, I think there could be an advantage and it could help right the ship. It’s all how people handle it.”

Give and take

The Vikings generated only 45 takeaways the past two seasons combined. They’ve already collected 10 takeaways in three games this season, second-most in the NFL.

The problem is, their offense also has turned the ball over 10 times, the second-highest total in the NFL, which equals a lot of wasted opportunities.

“You can get as many turnovers as you want,” linebacker Chad Greenway said, “but if you’re not getting the wins, the two don’t really go together unless you’re getting the W’s.”

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