Sport: Viking Heat Wave

In Minnesota it can be cold in December, but the deep winter doesn't set in until after the Vikings have lost in the Super Bowl. Three times in the past five years, the Vikings have bulled their way into the big game, and each time they have gone home losers. This year they are driving through the softest part of their schedule toward one more crack at the title. Undefeated in eight games, the Vikings may have their best chance yet to live down their reputation as "the world's most famous second-best team."

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