EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are anxious to erase the ugly memories of when they last played -- a 41-14 blowout against Tampa Bay.
"Who? What game?" said linebacker Ed McDaniel. "That's in the past. We're working on the second half of the season now. We're worrying about Donovan McNabb and Philly."
The Vikings (3-4) play at Philadelphia (4-3) Sunday. Their return from a weekend off was greeted by a full-pads practice -- rare for a Monday in the National Football League.
"The attitude was set when we came back from our bye week," McDaniel said. Coach Dennis Green "was telling us we need to get our heads set and our attitude right so we can go out there and play this game."
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Playing better on the road is the first priority. The Vikings are 0-3 away from home.
"Everything is right there in front of you," said wide receiver Cris Carter. "It's not a new start. It's an opportunity where you can reflect back and look forward. That is all you can really do. I am rested and ready to go."
INJURY UPDATE: Running back Michael Bennett and strong safety Robert Griffith both practiced in full pads on Wednesday. Bennett, recovering from a sprained ankle is listed as probable on this week's injury report and should play Sunday.
During Bennett's absence, Doug Chapman rushed for 90 yards against Green Bay but managed just 8 against Tampa Bay. Bennett's return gives Green a decision to make about who will start at tailback Sunday.
"I think first we've got to find out in practice if he is full speed or not," Green said.
Griffith, who broke his right leg Sept. 22 against Chicago, is more of a question mark.
"I think he is getting used to getting back on the field," Green said. "We're getting some great weather, so he is able to practice on grass. So that will be good for him. But he's probably a week away."
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