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Vikings Vs Texans Pre-season Game 4 Preview

August 31, 2011 by Nick in Game Predictions

It’s week 4 of NFL pre-season football which mean only 2 more weeks until meaningful football begins!  Until then we get to watch what should actually be an exciting game between the Vikings and Texans Thursday night.  The Vikings have so much depth at QB it is expected that Mcnabb and most of the other starters will sit out Thursday night.  This will give Christian Ponder and Joe Webb all the snaps.

It has been reported that Christian Ponder will start the football game but Webb will get a lot of playing time as well.  Below are just a few position battles to watch out for this Thursday night.

Wide Receiver – After Harvin, Berrian, and Jenkins the wide receiver positions are all up for grabs.  Look for players such as Arceneaux, Aromashodu, Iglesias and Johnson to break out this game to ensure themselves a position on the 53 man Vikings roster.

Tight End – How many tight ends will we be keeping this season?  With a depth chart consisting of Shiancoe, Rudolph, & Kleinsauser you have to wonder if Dugan will have a spot on the roster this year?  It could be possible they keep Dugan as a fullback.

Weakside Linebacker – Coach Frazier feels the need to build depth around this position.  This is why Everson Griffen will be playing linebacker Thursday night.  We can only hope it works out as this guy is a beast!

Secondary – The Vikings biggest question mark this season is their secondary.  It’s assumed that Husain Abdullah will be the starting safety.  Who will be starting opposite him as the free safety? Tyrell Johnson and Jamarca Sanford are the leading candidates.   The question is whether or not the Vikings already know who will start.  Will we even see these guys play on Thursday?  If we don’t then the question has been answered.

The last pre-season football game is typically held as an audition for all the players desperately trying to make the Vikings final roster.  If they aren’t able to make the Vikings roster then they can use this opportunity to prove themselves valuable enough to join another football team.  If the Vikings are fortunate enough, they may be able to sneak a couple good prospects on their practice squad.

Looking forward to a safe and injury free football game against the Texans.  SKOL VIKES!

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