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Rebuilding Vikings See Positives in Win Over Jaguars [PHOTOS]


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings started the new season in a good mood. Positive feelings can be just as important for revitalizing a team as bringing in better players.

The Vikings didn’t win a game last year until the fifth week, so their start to 2012 is already a step up. The worst part about their 3-13 record last season was probably those blown halftime leads of 10 points or more while losing each of their first three games.

So despite the late scare when Jacksonville took the lead with 20 seconds left, the Vikings showed their first suggestion of improvement by rallying to beat the Jaguars 26-23 in overtime on rookie Blair Walsh’s fourth field goal.

Minnesota plays at Indianapolis this Sunday.

The Vikings have acknowledged often this summer they’re not considered legitimate contenders for the playoffs. They’re simply not talented enough yet to expect any easy victories this year.

But there was plenty to like from the performance, too, giving the Vikings more evidence for their belief they’re a better team this year.

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