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Recap of the dress rehearsal preseason week 3

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Mike and Ed break down the preseason game 3 win versus the Arizona Cardinals, a.k.a. the dress rehearsal.

Minnesota Vikings beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-9, but first a quick recap around the league:

  • Andrew Luck retires at 29, and the colts allow him to keep bonus money.
  • Lamar Miller goes down for the season with an ACL injury.
  • Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers preseason game reduced to 80-yard field because of safety concerns.
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Offensive Stumbling:

  • The Vikings somehow unsuccessfully challenged a fumble (stadium angle was perfect).
  • Off game for the offense in general, flow seemed to lack.
  • Olabisi Johnson is looking like the WR3 of the roster, and a lock on the 53.
  • Pass protection continued to struggle, but maybe not all the line’s fault.
  • Mike Boone continues to string nice games together, what does it mean for the final 53?
  • Kyle Sloter has another nice outing, is he QB2?
Seattle Seahawks v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Defensive Concerns:

  • Xavier Rhodes looked poor in the snaps he saw, is it overreacting to be concerned?
  • Jayron Kearse and Mackenzie Alexander have several splash plays... again.
  • Mike Hughes still waiting in the wings, does he get PUPed?
Arizona Cardinals v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

What the heck is going on with the kicking?

  • Saturday revealed little in the way of clarity on the situation.
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