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Vikings hope to slow down Antonio Brown, a 'big play waiting to happen'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Antonio Brown is a matchup challenge that Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer knows well.

From 2010-13, Zimmer drew up a game plan for Brown twice as a year as the defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals. Those AFC North rivalry games with the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed Zimmer to observe Brown from his quick rise in the early stage of his career into becoming one of the best receivers in the league.

“He’s pretty much the same guy,” Zimmer said. “I mean, he’s amazing. Finds ways to get open.