The Vikings will face three AFC teams and one NFC foe this August as part of their preseason schedule, the NFL announced today. Specific dates and times have not been released yet, but that information will be forthcoming soon.
Wk 1: at San Francisco
Wk 2: vs. Buffalo
Wk 3: vs. San Diego
Wk 4: at Houston
Two road games sandwich two home games for the Vikings this preseason, as the Purple will travel to San Francisco for a clash with the 49ers in Week 1 of the preseason. The Vikings then return home for games against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 and the San Diego Chargers in Week 3.
The Vikings preseason schedule concludes when the team flies to Houston for a contest with the Texans. The Vikings will also play both the 49ers and Texans in the regular season.
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This should come as no surprise to anyone who knows Adrian Peterson or has even observed his career with the Vikings, but the superstar RB is doing well in his recovery from two torn knee ligaments suffered back on December 24.
“So far, so good,” Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said on Tuesday, according to the Star Tribune’s Dan Wiederer, who spoke to Frazier at a Tony Dungy speaking function in Edina.
Wiederer writes that the Vikings were impressed with Peterson last week when he began running on land at Winter Park for the first time, and that Peterson “continues to amaze the Vikings staff with his ambition.”
While desire and determination have never been lacking for Peterson when it comes to football and doing whatever it takes to be the best, ligaments – especially in the knee – can be fickle when on the mend. That’s why the optimism coming from Frazier on Tuesday and Vikings GM Rick Spielman last week should be viewed as such good news.
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