Vikings Offensive Roster Projections: Two Weeks Left

Aug 18, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone (44) celebrates his touchdown during the third quarter against Jacksonville Jaguars at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
A lot has changed since our last roster projections. This preseason has done a number on the Vikings' depth, particularly at offensive line. Some players have been waived, some lost to injury and others have simply showed something on the field. There are still two weeks for the Vikings' roster to take shape, but we are starting to get a better idea of what the final product will be. 

Vikings Lose Six to Injury, Some Likely for Season

Aug 18, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ade Aruna (61) is carted off the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings experienced the worst of the preseason on Saturday as six players exited due to injury. Three of those players had to exit on a cart and may end up lost for the season.

Matchup Breakdown: Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants

Tonight at 7:00 pm ET the Detroit Lions get to host Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants at Ford Field for the team's second preseason game. The Giants finished 3-13 which unfortunately was a huge decline from 2016 but helped them draft talented running...

New Stories to Eye in Vikings’ Second Preseason Game

Aug 11, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) drops back to pass the ball in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Spirits were pretty high following the Vikings' win over the Broncos in week one of the preseason. The offense looked flawless, the defense forced three-and-outs and many of the young guys came to play. This week, the Vikings try to build on that success at home against last season's AFC runner-up, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Vikings Practice Notes Ahead of Preseason Week 2

Minnesota wide receiver Chad Beebe (84) leaps over Jacksonville cornerback Bryce Canady (34) during a joint practice at TCO Performance Center in Eagan on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
A somewhat event-filled week of practice for the Vikings, not the least of which was a joint practice with the Jacksonville, whom they play on Saturday. Here a few of the most notable points to take from the week.

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Vikings Preseason Week 1: Whose Stock Rose, Whose Slid?

The Vikings' first depth chart made one thing clear: rookies are being brought along slowly, regardless of where they were selected. Only three first-year players, Daniel Carlson, Mike Hughes and Brian O'Neill, have their names in one of the first two columns. And Hughes is only a second group guy as a return man. As a corner, he in the third group behind Terence Newman.

Lombardi: The More Things Change in the NFC North …

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Cousins, Vikings Starters look Sharp in 42-28 win vs Broncos

Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Kirk Cousins, silenced doubters, at least for this week, with a strong opening touchdown drive in his only series on the night en route to a 42-28 victory over the Denver Broncos.

Live In-Game Thoughts From Packers-Titans Preseason Game

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  Packers preseason football is here! This article will outline my in-game thoughts live during the action tonight. I will provide all key plays and quarter summaries. Be sure to check out additional coverage over @FPC_Packers! by Frank Bonincontri @TheFFLWire Key Plays First Quarter (in order) 4 yard touchdown...

Five Stories to Watch in Vikings’ First Preseason Game

Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (11) takes the field for action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Kirk Cousins will don purple for the first time Saturday as the Vikings take on the Broncos in week one of preseason action. New questions have arisen with this team since training camp opened, and tomorrow presents the first chance to get a few...

Matchup Breakdown: Detroit Lions vs Oakland Raiders

The Detroit Lions traveled over 2,000 miles to kick off their preseason schedule as they take on the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum tonight at 10:30 pm ET. The Lions finished 2nd in the NFC North with a 9-7 record. But that was a...

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