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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the defense's ability to stop the run has been a catalyst for containing strong offensive opponents.
The AP Fact Check of the first Presidential debate found Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both denying their previous statements, Trump on the Iraq war and Clinton on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.
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In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton denounced Donald Trump for keeping his tax returns secret and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a typical politician whose time is up.
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In a relentlessly antagonistic debate, Clinton denounced Trump for keeping his business dealings secret and peddling a "racist lie" about Obama. He cast her as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration.
But will it matter?
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The Vikings defense rank first in sacks (15), first in takeaways (nine), third in scoring defense (13.3 points per game), and sixth in total yards allowed (295.0). They are in the top 10 against both the run and pass, too.
It might have been the most watched political debate in history, and the emerging consensus is that Hillary Clinton prevailed over Donald Trump. But the record of post-debate polling suggests that a victory might not matter.