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A few preseason nuggets of information to chew on while we wait for the Vikings-Rams game tomorrow night…
– The Vikings have a combined record of 133-87-3 (.603) in their 223 preseason games.
— The team has finished undefeated in the preseason 6 times (1964, ‘65, ‘73, ‘92, ‘98, ‘01).
— The Vikings have finished with a .500 record or better 38 times in the team’s 49 preseasons.
— In the 38 previous preseasons when the Vikings have finished at .500 or better, the team has gone on to finish at .500 or better 31 times in the ensuing regular season.
— In the 11 preseasons when the Vikings have finished below .500, the team has gone on to finish below .500 six times in the ensuing regular season.
— Head Coach Brad Childress currently has a 8-7-1 record in the preseason.
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As a reminder, KARE 11 is the new preseason home for Vikings football. All four of the Vikings preseason games, along with the regular season opener in New Orleans against the Saints and the week seven showdown at Lambeau Field with the Packers, will air live on KARE 11. Play-by-play man Ari Wolfe and analyst Mike Mayock will call all the action on Saturday in St. Louis and also in the final two preseason games at Mall of America Field against the Seahawks and Broncos. Minnesota’s third preseason game, at San Francisco next weekend, is a national broadcast via NBC but of course will still air locally on KARE 11.
Speaking of Wolfe and Mayock, they recently chatted with vikings.com’s Janel Klein about the 2010 Vikings, and you can view that video by clicking here.
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With 2010 Verizon Vikings Training Camp now in the books, I’ve checked out of my dorm room and made the return trek from Mankato to home. The team will do the same later today and then hop on a flight to St. Louis for preseason game #1 against the Rams at 7:00 p.m. CT Saturday evening.
A friend of mine is getting married on Saturday and therefore I will not make this trip, but Ryan and the boys will have you covered from St. Louis. Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress’ press conference will be streamed live here after the game and Ryan will be with you during the game, providing constant updates and overseeing the in-game elements of vikings.com.
The Vikings will return home last Saturday night and then get back into the swing of things on Sunday and Monday. Although we’ve left Mankato for the year, training camp resumes on Monday as the Vikings continue to shape their roster for the 2010 season. vikings.com will continue to be a great source for training camp/Vikings coverage.
By the way, there is a report from the Star Tribune’s Judd Zulgad that the Vikings have received a roster exemption for WR Percy Harvin, who left in the early days of training camp upon news that his Grandmother had passed away and didn’t return. Harvin has also been experiencing migraines since leaving camp.
Harvin has been placed on the “left squad” list, which exempts him from the roster and allows the Vikings to sign another player to fill the space until Harvin is able to return to the club. No word yet on if the Vikings will add someone to the roster.
That’s it for now, but stay tuned for more news when it happens. Also, remember to follow the Vikings on Twitter. Our official account is @VikingsFootball.
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