Broncos vs Vikings Live: The Minnesota Vikings face the Denver Broncos on Saturday, Aug 11 in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL preseason. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
In spite of how badly they were defeated down in the NFC Championship Game last year, the Minnesota Vikings were very close to competing for a Super Bowl one season ago. Now they enter a new battle having made big, brave steps to try and take them to the next stage. Surprisingly sufficient nevertheless, they begin the preseason by taking on the Denver Broncos and the man that they didn’t relay on an additional year with.
Broncos vs Vikings Live
Saturday Nights game Details
Date and Time: Saturday, Aug 11, 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
TV Channel: NFL Network
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass, FuboTV
Case Keenum who guided Minnesota to the conference championship last season, but they clearly selected to do something another way with the spot. That was to the advantage of the Broncos, who went out and assainged Keenum in free group, answering their major troubles form a season ago. Their defense also lost Aqib Talib via deal, but they are in general an implausible unit still, one similar to the one that guided them to a Super Bowl win two years ago.
As for the Vikings, instead of Keenum, they went out and landed the major seek in free agency, Kirk Cousins. By adding him to an unparalleled fully-assured deal, they declared without a doubt that they think he can take them farther than Keenum was able to. With one of the most entire rosters on both sides of the ball in the NFL, if that faith holds accurate, this team could certainly win a title.
Pitting Keenum and the Broncos in opposition to his former team surely isn’t a twist of fate, and it’ll be fun to see how he executes. However, it’d be a lie to say that most eyes won’t be on Cousins and the Vikings to see how this squad looks with their new boss on offense.
The most important reps to watch will come from the offensive side of the ball. The players and coaching staff are excited for the first game. It’ll give them all a chance to put practice to reality.
Joseph went on to note the things he’ll personally be wanting to see on Saturday. It’s all about discipline and execution, which were both areas we all saw were lacking last season. If Joseph is going to survive as a head coach in the league, he’ll need to get that aspect of his teams corrected from Day 1 of the 2018 season.
Before picking a side, listen to what SportsLine Expert Emory Hunt has to say. Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007. The former running back joined SportsLine in 2016 and has provided his followers with winning seasons in college and pro football.
Hunt knows that Denver QB Case Keenum is unlikely to see many snaps in his first start for his new team. However, the other key cog in his arrival should have a major impact on the game. Trevor Siemian was sent to Minnesota after starting under center for the Broncos for the better part of two seasons.
Siemian, who will back up Kirk Cousins for the Vikings, is expected to see the bulk of the snaps Saturday. Third-string quarterback Kyle Sloter was waived by the Broncos last year after playing his college ball at Northern Colorado.
Paxton Lynch, a 2016 first-round draft pick who has yet to prove he is a franchise quarterback, will likely see the majority of the snaps for Denver. Ole Miss product Chad Kelly, a seventh-rounder last year, will be No. 3 on the depth chart.
The exhibition opener also should give the Vikings a chance to see the progress of running back Dalvin Cook, who saw most of a once-promising rookie season cut short because of a torn ACL.
The Broncos will be eager to see the NFL debut of linebacker Bradley Chubb, who was taken fifth overall in the draft out of N.C. State. Many observers anticipate a breakout rookie season with Chubb paired alongside veteran Von Miller.
Hunt has dissected this match-up and identified a critical x-factor that will determine the outcome, and his pick is only available at Sports-line.