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What were some of the positive things and the negative things that you saw from the Vikings preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders?
-- Kyle B.
I loved the first team defense, holding Oakland’s offense in the first two series to a grand total of seven plays and five net yards. I loved the first team offense driving a total of 112 yards in 20 plays and putting up 10 points in their first two drives. Other positives included: the starting secondary making plays on the football, with
A few things for the team to work on include a few misfits on run defense, pass protection by the offensive line and not closing out the win late in the game (Oakland had a desperation pass attempt that reached the end zone on the final play).
I came away from Friday’s game impressed with our secondary playing the ball instead of the receiver. I was very impressed with the play of
-- Ben M.
We’ve read and heard a lot about
Yes, Bridgewater has the athleticism and mobility to make plays with his feet if necessary. I watched every snap of Bridgewater’s junior season at Louisville during the pre-draft process, and there is no question that he possesses the mobility to make plays with his feet. He didn’t use his legs often to make plays and he doesn’t use his mobility as a crutch like a lot of mobile quarterbacks tend to do, but when he needed to avoid the rush or even pick up yards with his legs, he can do so.
-- Dustin V.
Floyd played well on Friday night, which was good to see because he’s had a solid training camp and you always like it when a player reaffirms your positive feeling on him from training camp by playing well in a game. On the Vikings first defensive snap of the game, Floyd worked with
Which of the undrafted rookie free agents has stood out so far in training camp? Who has the best chances of making it onto the final 53-man roster?
-- Gabe G.
Three who stood out from Friday night’s game are tight end
-- Matt E.
Neptune City, NJ
This is a tricky question to answer because my sense is Asiata may be the true backup running back and demonstrated on Friday night that he has the ability to be a productive backup (13 rushing yards on three attempts), but Jerick McKinnon may actually see more snaps throughout the season because of his versatility. A true handcuff in this situation would be Asiata, but you may want to go with McKinnon because he can have fantasy value to you even if Peterson is healthy, particularly if your league has a flex positon in the starting lineup.