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Continued: Rookie Patterson matches NFL record with 109-yard return

Browner, however, said he could have adjusted his game to meet today’s standards and said too many defensive players invite scrutiny because they call attention to themselves.

“The thing is, if you play that way all the time, they don’t look at you wrong,” he said. “If you [make] a play and you jump up and say hello to all your boys, got to text them. They’re tweeting now. That’s why you get a lot of guys get fined. They act like they’ve never been there before.”

Sharper takes

Former Vikings and Packers safety Darren Sharper returned to the Metrodome as a media member. He worked the game as sideline reporter for Westwood One Radio.

Sharper played eight seasons for the Packers, followed by four seasons with the Vikings. He grabbed nine interceptions in 2005, his first season with the Vikings.

In studying the Vikings, he said he was impressed by safety Harrison Smith, who was placed on injured reserve/designated to return because of turf toe. Sharper was known as a safety who freelanced and took chances, and he sees some of those qualities in Smith.

“He can do it all — make plays on the ball, tackle as well,” Sharper said.

Etc.

• At 7 p.m., 30 minutes before kickoff, the Vikings posted a four-second video on Facebook of Patterson catching balls in the end zone. Posted with the video was this statement: “First play of the game- Cordarrelle Patterson TD?”

• Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford (ankle) and defensive tackle Fred Evans (knee) were in the lineup. Both were listed on the injury report as questionable. Sanford left in the second quarter because of a groin injury, however.

• The Vikings inactives were quarterback Josh Freeman, cornerback Shaun Prater, tight end Rhett Ellison, running back Matt Asiata, guard Jeff Baca, receiver Rodney Smith and defensive tackle Chase Baker.

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Atlanta - WP: D. Carpenter 3
Arizona - WP: T. Cahill 7 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop 5
San Francisco - WP: J. Machi 12 FINAL
Colorado - LP: C. Bettis 10
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Philadelphia 2 Bottom 8th Inning
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Dallas 113 FINAL
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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