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

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We won’t feel any better about the Vikings after this game

Normally this would be the spot where we would give a score prediction but since this is a preseason game, we have to look at the big picture.

Training camp was a bizarre time for the Vikings as it didn’t really help them get ready for the season. The vaccination rate continues to be a major issue in the locker room and knocked out their starting quarterback for a week. Jeff Gladney was indicted on domestic assault and released and Justin Jefferson capped it all off by injuring his shoulder in practice.

In a sport that is built on repetition, none of this is ideal. But that doesn’t mean that Saturday’s game is a complete wash.

If the Vikings can execute with the first team and find a couple of reserves that step up, it should give them an idea that they have some depth on this roster.

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If the opposite happens, we could see more competition leading into the final two games and perhaps a couple of calls to bring reinforcements.