The preseason schedule wraps up Thursday night against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Vikings are expected to sit the majority of their starters as is Houston. But tonight is still a big night for players on the bubble. This will be their last chance to impress coaches before Friday’s final cut-down. Back-up spots are still in doubt at several positions including running back, fullback, linebacker, defensive end, safety and offensive line.
The game will also give us a nice long look at the Vikings’ back-up QBs. Joe Webb will play the first quarter, Sage Rosenfels the second quarter and McLeod Bethel-Thompson the second half, Leslie Frazier has announced. We may also be curious to see if young kicking phenom Blair Walsh can rebound after missing a fairly easy kick last week.
But the best thing about the final preseason game? It’s the final preseason game. The next time the Vikings suit up it will be for real. That’s just a little more than one week away.
Kick-off is 6 PM CT
Vikings vs. Texans will be available on NFL Preseason Live outside the local markets.
The game will be televised locally on KARE-11. Once again the broadcast team will be Paul Allen and Pete Bercich via KFAN simulcast. Fox Sports North will replay the game Friday, Aug. 31 at 10 PM CT.
The game will be broadcast on radio on KFAN 100.3 and across the Vikings radio network. Full list.