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Vikings, 49ers defy the passing odds

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The Vikings and 49ers are similar in their passing games in several respects. While they don't throw the deep ball often, they are finding ways to get yards in the passing game. See what the stats and the players have to say about it.

Sunday's battle between the Associated Press' top-ranked team in the NFL and the 27th-ranked Vikings might actually show a lot of similarities on offense, especially in the passing game. While Christian Ponder and the Vikings offense have taken some criticism this week with the perception that he isn't throwing the ball deep often enough, there isn't much contrast between how the Vikings operate...

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