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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 20, 2019

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Another day closer to preseason game 3, the dress rehearsal

NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

Coming off a win against a tough Seattle team. the Vikings prep for their dress rehearsal preseason game as the Vikings host the Cardinals this Saturday. The Cardinals do not have a top defense, but they are no slouch, either. Although their run defense was somewhat porous last year, their pass defense did not allow a ton of yards. Look for the Vikings to run the ball early and often, and I’ll be watching to see if the O-line can consistently open up running lanes for the backs. I’m hoping to see continued improvement and consistency from the offense, to see the defense to continue to do what they do, and most of all, to see no injuries.

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Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris gauges the temperature of Zimmer’s coaching seat.

Our friends at Breaking T have some new designs for you to check out.

Great Odins Raven posted E36: Pocket Protectors [Mike Boone Matters].

Other Vikings/NFL news, other sports news, and random oddities and annoyances:

At Vikings.com, they take an early look at Vikings vs. Cardinals. Also, catch all the highlights from Sunday’s game, hear Coach Zimmer’s post-game presser, Cousins’ post-game presser, and much more in the media vault.

Jimmy Garoppolo had a rough night in his first start since his ACL injury, per The Sporting News.

We come to today’s media selection:

Here’s a good one from my cassette library. Enjoy!

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