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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, top, sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco during the fourth quarter Sunday at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. The Vikings sacked Flacco three times in the game. (Associated Press)

Bent, but didn't break


By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- As great as Brett Favre was Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback was pretty sure he wasn't good enough.

So sure that the Vikings were headed to their first defeat of the season, Favre couldn't even bear to watch as Baltimore kicker Steve Hauschka lined up for a 44-yard field goal with two seconds to play.

Yet thanks to Favre, receiver Sidney Rice and a whole lot of luck, the Vikings are 6-0.

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