Mata‘afa makes first NFL start

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Vikings defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa chases Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the first half of Minnesota’s 37-35 win over Detroit on Sunday. Mata’afa, a graduate of Lahainaluna High School, made his first NFL start, starting at right defensive end in his 19th NFL game and the final game of his third season as a pro.


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