6 Vikings players to watch vs. the Raiders in Preseason Week 1

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Week 1 of the 2022 NFL Preseason is here! Here are some Minnesota Vikings players to keep an eye on during the exhibition game.

Fans of the Minnesota Vikings can start to get excited. The team takes the football field on Sunday, Aug. 14 for their first preseason game. It will air on NFL Network at 3:25 PM CT on FOX 9 for locals and NFL Network nationally with streaming options on NFL+.

This should be an entertaining game filled with players who are looking to establish themselves, right for a spot on the roster, or move up the depth chart. Although some starters and veterans may sit this game out, there will still be plenty to watch for on Sunday.

Which players will shine and increase their stock moving toward the regular season and who will struggle to perform and possibly lose their role or playing time? And how will the new-look offense and fresh defensive front fare for the purple and gold?

Let’s take a look at six players for the Minnesota Vikings who you should be keeping a keen eye on since their performance will likely have some impact on who could be on the field in Week 1 of the regular season and who could be on the bench.