Vikings Hold On To Beat Panthers, 24-21

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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers carries the ball against the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Defensive end Charles Johnson #95 of the Carolina Panthers tackles quarterback Christian Ponder #7 October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs for a nine yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Vikings won 24-21.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Safety Husain Abdullah #39 of the Minnesota Vikings tackles wide receiver Legedu Naanee #17 of the Carolina Panthers October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Vikings won 24-21.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Wide receiver Devin Aromashodu #19 of the Minnesota Vikings grabs a pass against the Carolina Panthers October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Cameraman Lance Stewart of FOX dresses for Halloween as the Carolina Panthers host the Minnesota Vikings October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers tumbles into the end zone with a 22 yard pass reception against the Minnesota Vikings October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Vikings won 24-21.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Wide receiver Devin Aromashodu #19 of the Minnesota Vikings grabs a pass against the Carolina Panthers October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Kicker Ryan Longwell #8 converts a 31-yard, game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Vikings won 24-21.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Safety Husain Abdullah #39 of the Minnesota Vikings breaks up a pass to tight end Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Vikings won 24-21.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers passes against the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings passes against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings scores a 1st quarter touchdown against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings heads off the field after the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Adrian Peterson #28
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown against Charles Johnson #95 of the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Quarterback Christian Ponder #7
Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up for play against the Carolina Panthers October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Quarterback Cam Newton #1
Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers warms up for play against the Minnesota Vikings October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Bank of America Stadium before the Carolina Panthers play against the Minnesota Vikings October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a catch against Captain Munnerlyn #41 of the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Percy Harvin #12
Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a catch against Captain Munnerlyn #41 of the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Percy Harvin #12
Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings is congratulated by Phil Loadholt #71 after scoring a 1st quarter touchdown against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers runs with a catch for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Christian Ballard #99 of the Minnesota Vikings battles for a fumble against Geoff Hangartner #63 of the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Adrian Peterson #28
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Adrian Peterson #28
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with a catch for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates with Brandon LaFell #11 after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Cornerback Marcus Sherels #35
Cornerback Marcus Sherels #35 of the Minnesota Vikings returns the opening kickoff to the 27 yard line against the Carolina Panthers October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Quarterback Christian Ponder #7
Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes upfield against the Carolina Panthers October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers sets to pass against the Minnesota Vikings October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Running back DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers warms up for play against the Minnesota Vikings October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Quarterback Christian Ponder #7
Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes upfield against the Carolina Panthers October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Cornerback R. J. Stanford #25 of the Carolina Panthers tackles running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Vikings v Carolina Panthers
Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers fumbles in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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