5 biggest takeaways from Vikings vs. Broncos in preseason Week 3

Sean Mannion - Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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The Minnesota Vikings ended their preseason with an 0-3 record after a loss to the Broncos that offered some harsh takeaways about the roster.

Preseason seemed to take forever for the Minnesota Vikings this year, Not seeing the starters in action for any of the three games was a bit hard to sit through at times considering the struggles of the offense and defense.

Evaluation of players fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster or a depth chart during exhibition play has now been completed and the tough decisions on who to keep on the team and who to release rest in the hands of the coaching staff and the general manager.

Thankfully, a longer look at all these players will help them to make their cuts, but it still won’t be easy to decide which players earned their way to wear purple and gold this season and who will be seeking employment elsewhere.

Much was learned about the team from their Week 3 preseason game on Aug. 27, but here are the five biggest takeaways and important observances from the defeat at the hands of the Denver Broncos.