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Allen Rice’s Run Leads Viking Victory

From Associated Press

Allen Rice raced 11 yards for a touchdown on a draw play with 4:27 left as the Minnesota Vikings beat the Cleveland Browns, 23-20, in an exhibition game Sunday night.

Rich Gannon, the Vikings’ third quarterback, guided the 14-play, 73-yard winning drive on his first series. He set up the winning score by scrambling 18 yards on a third-and-20 play, then completing a five-yard pass to Andy Schillinger on fourth down.

Rice, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, scored on the next play.

Gannon completed six of 10 passes for 51 yards on the drive, which gave Minnesota its only second-half points. He later ran for 19 yards on the final series, helping the Vikings run out the clock.

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