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Notebook: Successful season? Players react

The Vikings exceeded most expectations for the season, but the established veterans were far from satisfied after the wild card loss. Plus, the Vikings got away from their first-series success in hopes they could establish a passing attack.

The Minnesota Vikings were coming off a 3-13 season in 2011 with few outside expectations placed on them. Las Vegas generally had them pegged at 5½ wins for the over-under prior to the 2012 season, but despite exceeding outside expectations there was a feeling of disappointment after a 10-6 season that ended with a one-and-done playoff run. For veteran Jared Allen, just making the playoffs wasn't...

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