Sid Hartman
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JOTTINGS

•The Wilf family, owners of the Vikings, is in the process of completing its big development in Eagan. But look for Zygi Wilf and company to make an equally big development at Winter Park, after they make the move.

•The Browns, the Vikings' opponent on Sunday, really made a great contribution to the Vikings when they traded Jim Marshall and five other players to them for two draft choices. Marshall played 18 years with the Vikings, including 270 consecutive starts, and appeared in all four Vikings Super Bowls.

•If the Gophers are looking for a freshman quarterback to play next year, they might have one in Brennan Armstrong, whom coach P.J. Fleck originally recruited out of Ohio when Fleck was at Western Michigan. Armstrong's Shelby High School team is 9-0 and won 59-10 over Oak Harbor last week, Armstrong completed eight of 14 passes for 153 yards and four touchdowns, and rushed 11 times for 151 yards and two TDs.

•Vikings quarterback Case Keenum will be looking for some redemption in London, after he threw four interceptions there last year in a 30-19 loss to the Bills when he was playing with the Rams. Keenum has been a much better quarterback this year and should have a good chance against the Browns secondary. Cleveland ranks 22nd in the NFL in pass defense at 250.8 yards per game.

•Through seven games last season Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen had 25 receptions for 364 yards compared to 43 receptions for 529 yards this season. Thielen is fourth in the NFL in receiving yards and the only wideout with at least five receptions in every game.

•Baseball America recently had three Twins prospects in its top 10 hitters this season in the Appalachian League — shortstop Wander Javier (No. 2), outfielder Brent Rooker (No. 5) and outfielder Akil Baddoo (No. 7).