This is the kind of performance you want to see from your team during the dress rehearsal preseason game. Not only did the Minnesota Vikings control every phase of the game, but there were a lot of guys that fans wanted to see a lot from during this game…and a vast majority of them delivered great performances.
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Offensively, the only thing that could be improved upon is the red zone offense. Otherwise, everyone involved put in a solid performance. Of course, Teddy Bridgewater’s passing was the highlight of the game, but that shouldn’t take away from the great runs of Jerick McKinnon or pass catching.
Defensively, there were some silly penalties like facemasks or celebrations, but both were from rookies who knew they had made mistakes and will likely not repeat them. The Clemson rookie defensive backs shined again, as both Jayron Kearse and Mackensie Alexander came away with interceptions and the team only allowed one touchdown.
Overall, fans should love what they saw from U.S. Bank Stadium and the Minnesota Vikings. This will have the starters ready to go against Tennessee on September 11, 2016, but first there is the matter of the first set of roster cuts and the fourth preseason game.
The final preseason game will pit the Minnesota Vikings against the Los Angeles Rams. It will be played on Thursday, Sept 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium, giving fans another look at the beautiful billion dollar facility. Of course, the game reviews will return for that contest, and I look forward to discussion in the comments below.