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Frazier faces turnaround challenge with 0-3 Vikings

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)

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

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.