EAGAN, Minn. – At this point, most eyes tuning into the Vikings 2022 preseason finale against the Broncos in Denver will fixate on Minnesota's approach to determining the spot or spots behind Kirk Cousins.
Minnesota started Sean Mannion at Las Vegas before opening with Kellen Mond at home against San Francisco. The Vikings acquired Nick Mullens in a trade from the Raiders earlier this week.
With Cousins again likely have a sideline view, which has multiple benefits, the Vikings will have one final exhibition contest to evaluate the backup QBs.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. (CT).
Here are all the ways to catch the action, followed by connected quotes from Vikings Offensive Coordinator Wes Phillips and Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell.
SIMULCAST TV AND RADIO
KMSP FOX 9 in the Twin Cities
KFAN (100.3-FM), KTLK 1130-AM and the five-state Vikings Radio Network
Kickoff: 8 p.m. (CT)
Play-by-Play: Paul Allen
Analyst: Pete Bercich
Sideline reporter: Ben Leber
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NATIONAL CABLE TELEVISION
Kickoff: 8 p.m. (CT) live
Play-by-Play: Steve Levy
Analysts: Chad Brown and Ryan Harris
Sideline: Rod Mackey
Click here for the full bevy of options that include over-the-air, cable, satellite, over-the-top and streaming methods.
View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 14, 2023.
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Phillips on Colorado native Bisi Johnson, who is expecting a large crowd of friends and family: "Bisi's a guy who is kind of a jack of all trades. He's detailed in the pass game with his routes. He's strong – in route contact, he's very strong, and then he does a lot of dirty work. I think you've seen in some of these games – I mean, he's cutting off defensive ends on the back side. He's inserting on some of our gap-scheme runs on safeties that are playing hard downhill. The touchdown we had in the [49ers] game that Ty Chandler scored, Bisi stuck his face right in there, and the safety was hitting him pretty hard in there. He's shown he can kind of do some of those dirty jobs, as well as be productive in the pass game."
Donatell on returning to Denver where he coached from 1995-99, 2009-10 and 2019-21: "A lot of fond memories. I've been there 10 total years, [won] two Super Bowls, worked with a bunch of great people. I loved the place. Every time I go around people, it's a family reunion. This will be no different. It's a business trip for us, but those relationships are really important to me. A lot of excellent people back there."