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Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier looks on during the first half an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Minneapolis. The Lions won 26-23 in overtime. Frazier has another challenge in front of him: an 0-3 team and a big problem with blown leads. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

Frazier faces turnaround challenge with 0-3 Vikings

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EDEN PRAIRIE -- Leslie Frazier is nine games into his head coaching career with the Minnesota Vikings, and he already has endured several adverse situations.

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His latest challenge is to revive the Vikings from a 0-3 start after the team blew big leads in the second half in each of their losses. Frazier said Monday "it takes a little while" to recover from the disappointment but believes the team has the right leaders and players to rebound.

Frazier's in-game decisions also have come under scrutiny. He called for a fourth-and-1 play that was stopped at a key moment at the Detroit 17-yard line in Sunday's defeat. He also opted to save timeouts late in the loss to Tampa Bay that left the Vikings with only a few seconds to catch up.

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