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On this episode of Two Old Bloggers , what we saw in the Vikings vs 49ers game with position battles on the line was telling. So much so that this morning as this is getting posted, the Vikings announced a trade with the Raiders for backup quarterback Nick Mullens. All is good now, right? Is it time to R-E-L-A-X, as Aaron Rodgers put it? SKOL!

The Minnesota Vikings played the San Francisco 49ers last night and even though it mainly the 2’s and 3’s squaring up, it wasn’t what Vikings fans had hoped for in the only home game of the preseason. It was a real snoozer of a game that saw backward steps in the progress of Kellen Mond as a QB2. Sean Mannion was pure Mannion and now the biggest question of the game is if the Vikings bring in some other quarterback to backup Kirk Cousins?

There were some good performances though from the backups with T.Y. McGill earning the top spot on the night. He was dominant being disruptive at nose tackle, racking up more pressures, sacks, and run stops. He makes talk of D-line depth seem solved. Barring the Vikings signing Ndamukong Suh, he should round out the defensive tackle room just fine.

Here are the themes for the show:

Theme #1: Preseason game #2: Vikings/49ers – what we saw

Theme #2: Vikings positional battles heat up!

Theme #3: Message to Vikings fans – R-E-L-A-X

Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and your taking the time to enjoy it with us.