The Vikings are set to wrap up their three-game preseason slate with a highway matchup towards the Broncos on Saturday evening.
Losses to the Raiders and 49ers over the earlier two weekends have the Vikings in search of their first win of the preseason; they’re driving a meaningless six-game dropping streak in preseason video games that dates again to 2019.
Extra vital than the end result is the analysis that can happen. This can be a large closing alternative for gamers on the roster bubble to impress the Vikings’ coaches and entrance workplace decision-makers forward of cutdown day on Tuesday, when the roster will go from 80 gamers right down to 53.
The Vikings as soon as once more will relaxation nearly all of their starters. They launched an inventory of 33 gamers who won’t take part in tonight’s sport in Denver, together with starters and several other gamers with identified accidents: Lewis Cine, Andrew Sales space Jr., Dan Chisena, Irv Smith Jr., and Janarius Robinson.
I am unsure why Chazz Surratt, Blake Lynch, and Jonathan Bullard aren’t taking part in. Possibly they’re coping with accidents — or perhaps the Vikings have already decided on their roster standing, a technique or one other.
Regardless of not being listed, newly-acquired quarterback Nick Mullens will not be anticipated to play, according to Chris Tomasson. The Vikings’ new presumed backup remains to be studying the offense. It’s going to be one other break up between Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond, who could be competing towards one another for a observe squad spot.
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Last Rating: Broncos 23, Vikings 13
2:07 — The Vikings wanted a protracted drive to tie the sport or take the lead, and as a substitute they went backwards. Kellen Mond was sacked twice and had his move on fourth and 27 knocked down. Minnesota’s going to lose once more.
Broncos 20, Vikings 13
3:19 — The Broncos tack on a subject purpose.
6:38 — After a pleasant drive, the Vikings go for it on fourth and purpose from the 5 and Kellen Mond will get sacked for a turnover on downs.
Broncos 17, Vikings 13
14:55 — Greg Joseph drills a 58-yard subject purpose to place the Vikings inside 4. He is been doing that every one coaching camp lengthy.
0:00 — Kellen Mond went 3 for 7 for 45 yards within the third quarter. He threw an amazing move to Ihmir Smith-Marsette for a 30-yard acquire, but additionally had a pair misses. Mond was sacked to finish the third quarter.
8:28 — Wright simply boomed one other lengthy punt, this one a 71-yarder (although solely a 51-yard web as a result of it was a touchback).
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13:36 — Vikings punter Ryan Wright simply made the play of the sport, a 68-yard punt that got here to a cease on the 2 yard-line. That is why he is Minnesota’s punter.
Broncos 17, Vikings 10
0:00 — Sean Mannion goes 3 of 4 on the Vikings’ closing drive to arrange a 46-yard Greg Joseph subject purpose.
Broncos 17, Vikings 7
0:48 — On the primary play of a brand new Vikings possession, Sean Mannion will get stripped and the Broncos return it for a landing. Sloppy stuff from Minnesota’s offense.
2:00 — The Vikings’ drive runs out of fuel and Ryan Wright punts for the second time.
Broncos 10, Vikings 7
5:48 — It took the Broncos simply 5 performs to retake the lead on a Montrell Washington landing. Seth Williams caught a 45-yard move towards busted protection to start the drive.
Vikings 7, Broncos 3
7:37 — Landing, Vikings. Bryant Koback punches it in from a yard out on fourth down. Minnesota leads.
Broncos 3, Vikings 0
12:53 — Vikings cornerback Kris Boyd makes a number of performs in a row to stall a Broncos drive. They accept a protracted subject purpose to take a 3-0 lead.
1:36 — The Vikings are coping with quite a lot of accidents tonight. DT T.Y. McGill (ankle) and ILB Troy Dye (foot) have been dominated out for the remainder of the sport. Brian Asamoah, certainly one of two inside linebackers nonetheless out there for Minnesota, obtained banged up however was capable of return. Security Josh Metellus additionally shaken up.
1:47 — Sean Mannion very practically throws a pick-six to Alex Singleton on third down. New Vikings punter Ryan Wright delivers a magnificence to pin the Broncos.
7:15 — The Broncos drove 89 yards on the sport’s opening possession, then made all of it for naught with a turnover. Brett Rypien’s move was deflected by Myles Dorn into the arms of OLB Luiji Vilain. Minnesota takes over.