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Vikings return to practice after opening victory

Posted by: Chris Miller under Vikings, Leslie Frazier, Vikings offense, Vikings players, Adrian Peterson, Leslie Frazier, Percy Harvin, Ryan Longwell Updated: September 10, 2012 - 12:54 PM

The story of the Vikings' 26-23 victory over the Jaguars, along with a postgame breakdown video is here.

JIm Souhan wrote about Adrian Peterson's day here.

The hero of the day was rookie kicker Blair Walsh, who replaced Ryan Longwell this season and got his shot to shine right away, Mark Craig reports.

Mark also wrote about Christian Ponder's outing, which improved as the game went along.

And Mark's Five Extra Points are here.

Percy Harvin's impressive day was the lead to the notebook.

And ... then there is Sid's column.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and players talk early this afternoon, so the guys will have more notes in just a bit.

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