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Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, center, pulls in a pass while pressured by Atlanta Falcons safey Jamaal Fudge, left, and linebacker Keith Brooking, right, during the third quarter of an NFL football game Dec. 21 in Minneapolis. Atlanta won 24-17. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Vikings win and they're in


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Technically speaking, the Minnesota Vikings do not have to beat the New York Giants on Sunday to get into the playoffs.

A loss by Chicago in Houston would also give the Vikings (9-6) their first NFC North title.

But Darren Sharper knows the Vikings can't afford to rely on anyone else to do their work for them.

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