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Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance

The Minnesota Vikings, still seeking to salvage a season that started with Super Bowl designs, made a last-ditch move to capture a mid-December spark by firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Coach Mike Zimmer made what he called an "extremely difficult decision" on Tuesday morning, following a 21-7 defeat at Seattle on Monday night . DeFilippo's first season on the job ended after just 13 games, amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks.

"I went round and round and round and round about it because I feel like, 'I hired him. It's my job to try to help him to continue to get better,'" Zimmer said. "I obviously...

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