Big Night For Potential Reserves/Backups

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 21, 2009 – 6:59 pm

Tonight’s game will be a national spectacle because it’s QB Brett Favre’s debut in a Vikings uniform. But the reality is that tonight is actually a bigger night for those battling for key reserve/backup roles.

The Vikings brought 80 players with them to training camp in Mankato this summer, but only 53 will make the final cut next month. Tonight is a big night because starters typically see minimal action in the 2nd preseason game. The 3rd preseason game is as close to a dress rehearsal as you are going to see, which means the guys vying for reserve/backup roles don’t see much time.

Other than tonight, the 4th preseason game is also a key time for the potential reserves/backups.

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QB Rosenfels Not Suited Up; DE Allen Is

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 21, 2009 – 6:51 pm

Vikings QB Sage Rosenfels was not in uniform for pregame warmups, leading to the obvious conclusion that he won’t see the field tonight. DE Jared Allen, whom many speculated would not suit up tonight, was in uniform during pregame warmups.

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Live Chat During the Game Tonight

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 21, 2009 – 5:07 pm

Remember that we’ll be live chatting during the Vikings-Chiefs preseason game tonight. So while you’re listening or watching the broadcast, or if you can’t be in front of a TV or radio, be sure to go to this page to activate the live chat once the game starts.

The live chat will feature plenty of back-and-forth between us and readers, quick polls, videos, etc. It’s a user-friendly interface and it’s something we haven’t done in the past here on

So, check it out and tell us if you like it or not.

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A Re-Run Worth Watching

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 21, 2009 – 12:15 pm

For the first time, NFL Network is airing every preseason game the league has to offer. Most of the games will be re-runs, but 12 of them will be live broadcasts.

Click here to see the live broadcast schedule for NFL Network this preseason.

Tonight’s Vikings-Chiefs game, which will feature QB Brett Favre’s debut with the Vikings, will be re-aired by NFLN this evening at 10:00 p.m. CT.

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