Vikings Fall To Chargers In Season Opener

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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings in action against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers #12 of the San Diego Chargers throws the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San DIego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings runs back the openig kick for a touchdown during their season opener against the San Diego Chargers on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings runs back the opening kick for a touchdown during their season opener against the San Diego Chargers on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
A general view of the field during the San Diego Chargers vs. the Minnesota Vikings season opener on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the field against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Richard Goodman #15 of the San Diego Chargers returns the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
A general view of the field with giant American flag during the San Diego Chargers vs. the Minnesota Vikings NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San DIego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings walks off the field after his team's 24-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San DIego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings in action against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San DIego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
A detail of the September 11th logo on the jersey of Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings during their NFL Game against the San Diego Chargers on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San DIego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings is tackled by Donald Butler #56 and Takeo Spikes #51 of the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San DIego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings in the huddle with his teammates against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San DIego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Wide receiver Malcolm Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers can't hold on to the ball while being defended by Cedric Griffin #23 of the Minnesota Vikings during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium on September 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Vikings 24-17.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Firefighters stand next to a piece of steel from the World Trade Center South Tower (2) stairwell on the anniversary of 9/11 prior to the start of the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Vikings 24-17.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Tight end Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers is brought down by Antoine Winfield #26 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on September 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Vikings 24-17.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Wide receiver Malcolm Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers is brought down by Chris Cook #31 of the Minnesota Vikings as Chad Greenway #52 of the Vikings pursues during the second half at Qualcomm Stadium on September 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Vikings 24-17.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Running back Ryan Matthews #24 of the San Diego Chargers runs past the tackle of Safety Tyrell Johnson #25 of the Minnesota Vikings during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings throws the ball during the season opener against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 11, 2011 in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings runs a kick off return back for a touchdown in the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 11, 2011 in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers drops back to pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half at Qualcomm Stadium on September 11, 2011 in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Wide Receiver Michael Jenkins #84 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates his touchdown catch with teammate Bernard Berrian #87 during their NFL Game against the San Diego Chargers on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball in the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 11, 2011 in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Running back Mike Tolbert #35 of the San Diego Chargers makes a touchdown catch against the Minnesota Vikings during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Fullback Jacob Hester #22 of the San Diego Chargers enters the game against the Minnesota Vikings during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Members of the armed forces hold a giant flag during the national anthem during the San Diego Chargers vs. the Minnesota Vikings NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers runs after the reception against the Minnesota Vikings during their NFL Game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings runs back the openig kick for a touchdown during their NFL Game against the San Diego Chargers on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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Minnesota Vikings v San Diego Chargers
Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings in action against the San Diego Chargers during their season opener on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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