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FMF 206 | Tough Sledding

@Flipmazzi starts his two part season preview by looking at key players and key matchups

Minnesota Vikings mini-camp Photo by Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings look healthy. So far so good as we head into the fourth preseason game on Thursday and find out who’s going to survive roster cuts on Friday.

Flipmazzi goes further, Looking all the way to week 4. Detailing which Vikings have the most challenging matchups during the first quarter of the 2019 NFL Season. Minnesota plays versus Atlanta, at Green Bay, versus Oakland and at Chicago to start the year.

Those teams feature formidable defensive fronts to challenge Garrett Bradbury. He’ll go against Grady Jarrett, Kenny Clark, Maurice Hurst and Akiem Hicks.

The purple’s opponents can cover the top too. Keanu Neal, Adrian Amos, Karl Joseph and Eddie Jackson will make an impact. Will Kyle Rudolph factor into the first four games?

Finally, Linval Joseph silently moved through the offseason and preseason. Lets hope he starts to make some noise in September. Alex Mack, Corey Linsley, Rodney Hudson and Cody Whitehair shut down most defensive tackles.

Finally the best matchups are WR vs CB and we have great ones to start the year. Xavier Rhodes goes against Julio Jones, Davante Adams, Antonio Brown and Karl Joseph. Some might be worried but X has closed Rhodes on them before.

Come listen and get deep into these matchups as we get fully prepped for 2019 kickoff. Skol!