5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Denver Broncos – Preseason Week 1

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The Minnesota Vikings open up the preseason against the Denver Broncos on Saturday, but they might leave the game with more questions than answers.

The Minnesota Vikings will open their preseason schedule on Saturday when they host the Denver Broncos at U.S. Bank Stadium. The preseason is a time where teams get straightened out, but there’s a strong case that the Vikings could leave this game with more questions than answers.

The Vikings come into Saturday’s game in flux after an eventful two weeks. After Kirk Cousins missed five days of practice as a high-risk COVID-19 contact, the Vikings quarterback has been trying to get in a rhythm to prepare for the season.

Mike Zimmer’s defense also has plenty of questions as they unveil a unit that will have five new starters from a season ago. While some of those veterans may get the afternoon off, there will be other players looking to make their case to be on the roster.

The Vikings also have issues along the offensive line, in special teams, and at several key positions that should make Saturday’s game interesting. In this article, we’ll take a look at some things that could happen and what they’ll mean as the Vikings prepare for their September 12 opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.