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Brad Childress Fired By Vikings

This isn't directly Pittsburgh-related, but the the Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Brad Childress after the team started 3-7 and just after an ugly 31-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will be the Vikes' interim coach.

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The Vikings were preseason Super Bowl contenders prior to the season but after 10 games they stand at 3-7 and all but eliminated from playoff talk. To say this season has been a disappointment is an understatement. From the 1-3 start to the season to the botched Randy Moss incident to the Brett Favre scandal, the Vikings season has been an absolute disaster.
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Remember when the Vikings played the Steelers last year? The Vikings were 6-0 and the Steelers were 4-2, and Pittsburgh dealt Minnesota its first loss, thanks to a big fumble return touchdown by LaMarr Woodley and a pick-six by Keyaron Fox. The Vikings got off to a 10-1 start and made it to within a game of the Super Bowl. It's funny how quickly these things change in the NFL.

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