Vikings vs. Titans: Where to watch, game time, TV, preview


The seemingly interminable 2015 preseason comes to a merciful end for the Vikings Thursday night as the team “battles” the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium (yes it’s really called that) in Nashville, TN.

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Kickoff for this sure-to-be-scintillating exhibition game is set for 7 PM CT. If for some reason you care to abuse your brain by watching this game, it will be telecast on FOX 9 in the Twin Cities.

The radio call can be picked up by tuning in to KFAN 100.3 FM or one of the many fine stations on the Vikings radio network.

Or you can stream the game via NFL Game Pass.

This being the fifth of five preseason games, the Vikings are not expected to give their starters any action at all. Teddy Bridgewater and the rest of your favorite players get to watch the action from the safety of the sidelines.

That being said, there are still a few things to keep an eye on in this game. The Vikings have a couple tough roster decisions yet to make and this game could help clear up the picture ahead of Saturday’s final cuts.

The offensive line has to be considered the main area of concern for the Vikings. The starters are set but the Vikes still need to figure out who they will carry as backups behind their top five plus top reserve Joe Berger.

The swing tackle position is wide open and tonight represents a final audition for the handful of players in contention. 2nd-year-man David Yankey and rookies Austin Shepherd and Tyrus Thompson are the men to keep an eye on.

Hopefully one of those men can step up and impress, even if it is only against other reserves. If the Vikings can’t sort out their O-line after this game, perhaps they will sign someone after Saturday’s cuts.

Another player to keep an eye on is Blair Walsh, who seemed to get somewhat back on track last week in Dallas after his brutal outing in the wind and rain two games ago.

Tonight also represents an opportunity for rookie QB Taylor Heinicke to showcase his talents and perhaps convince the team to keep him on the 53-man roster rather than expose him to waivers in an attempt to sign him to the practice squad.

For you Babatunde Aiyegbusi fans, this could be your last chance to ever see the Polish giant on the football field. Babs probably will be retained as a practice squad player but you never know. The Vikings might decide to let Babs go back to Poland.

And wouldn’t it be a shame if you missed out on one last chance to see the lovable Babs?

Of course there will be a few exciting players out there tonight even if this is only an exhibition. Stefon Diggs thrills us no matter what he’s doing. We should get to see a little Diggs.

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