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Back from bye week, Vikings try not to focus on roster shake-up

The Vikings returned from the bye week Monday facing a long climb from the NFC North's cellar and a stretch of three divisional games that starts Sunday in Green Bay.

But they'll attempt to turn around the season without defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who was traded to the Ravens last week, and a looming Nov. 3 trade deadline that could take away more talent.

Coach Mike Zimmer insisted Monday that the Vikings aren't focusing beyond this year despite trading away their leading pass rusher after a 1-5 start.

"It's the same every year [at the trade deadline].