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Minnesota Vikings Week 1 Preview: 5 Keys for Success
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The Minnesota Vikings open up their 2011 season in San Diego against the Chargers on Sunday afternoon.

Though both teams missed the playoffs in 2010, the Chargers are heavily favored in the matchup despite being in a much weaker division with weaker competition.

Sure, the Chargers have been a pretty consistent playoff caliber team in the last few seasons, but there is always the chance for an upset in the NFL. I mean, who thought with all the injuries the Packers sustained in 2010, that they could come out on top and win Super Bowl XLV?

In every NFL matchup, there are certain things that could make any team vulnerable. It's just the capitalization of said vulnerabilities that give the opposing team a chance.

The same opportunities exist for the Minnesota Vikings. Here are five keys to their success on Sunday.

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