VU Daily Blog: Weekend edition

VU Daily Blog: Weekend edition

The third preseason game showed an uneven offense but some solid work by the backups. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.

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Posted on Twitter at: 2:46:00 PM
Sunday Slant: Not that simple with Sage: The Vikings' most efficient and productive quarterback this preseason, Sa... http://bit.ly/c8GeRl

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 1:36:00 PM

Roster cuts are starting

NFL teams are required to trim their rosters from 80 players to 75 by the end of business on Tuesday, but some teams have elected to start the process early after their third preseason game.

Receivers Antonio Bryant (Bengals) and Laveranues Coles (Jets) are two of the bigger cash cows that were put out pasture on Sunday morning. Former Vikings receiver Aundrae Allison was also released from the Jets.

The Vikings haven't announced any of their cuts yet and they could elect to wait until they have two more practices in the books for evaluation purposes (and to make sure that they don't get caught thin at a position because of injuries). The players are off today and resume work with full practices on Monday and Tuesday in preparation for their final preseason game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.

Two days later, the intense roster decisions will need to be made, going from 75 players to 53 on Saturday. The regular season is just around the corner.

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Posted on Twitter at: 8:39:00 AM
Photo Gallery: Seahawks-Vikings: Game photos from the Vikings 24-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks at Mall of Ameri... http://bit.ly/cRceVe

Posted on Twitter at: 2:16:00 AM
Notebook: New receivers catch on quickly: The Vikings added two receivers to the roster this week and they got inv... http://bit.ly/cQ7jSX

Posted on Twitter at: 1:15:00 AM
Harvin optimistic solution is at hand: Percy Harvin got back into game action for the first time since the NFC Cha... http://bit.ly/9CsJbf

Posted on Twitter at: 12:30:00 AM
Record-seekers vs. Seahawks: Darius Reynaud set one Vikings preseason record and broke into the top 10 in several ... http://bit.ly/doKlzZ

Posted on Twitter at: 12:30:00 AM
Turning point: Backups get winning points: The Vikings' first-team units played to a near stalemate against the Se... http://bit.ly/b4TZtG

Posted on Twitter at: 11:59:00 PM
Notebook: Herrera taking over at center: Lineman don't always get noticed, but Anthony Herrera is making an adjust... http://bit.ly/bLShK3

Posted on Twitter at: 11:59:00 PM
Vikings win, offense uneven: The Vikings beat Seattle in a game featuring the most extensive playing time for the ... http://bit.ly/9dxKlV

Posted on Twitter at: 10:06:00 PM
Percy Harvin said his final tests may have found something, but he didn't reveal what that might be. He's somewhat optimistic. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 9:47:00 PM
Joe Webb hits Ryan D'Imperio for a 7-yard TD and a 24-13 #Vikings lead. 2:48 to play.

Posted on Twitter at: 9:43:00 PM
Rosenfels gets only one possession, a touchdown, and he's out. It's Joe Webb's turn. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 9:42:00 PM
Marcus Sherels with a nice interception, but he was caught after a 35-yard return by QB Charlie Whitehurst. That will leave a mark. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 9:32:00 PM
Great concentration by Javon Walker on a tough end zone catch for a 17-13 #Vikings lead with 7:09 to play.

Posted on Twitter at: 9:27:00 PM
Sage Rosenfels completes his first pass of the game. It's a mixture of second- and third-teamers now in the fourth quarter. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 9:16:00 PM
At the end of the third quarter, the #Seahawks hold a 13-10 lead with the second teams in the game. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 9:01:00 PM
Tarvaris Jackson enters the game with 9:24 to play in the third quarter. Favre finishes 16 of 26 for 187 yards, 2 INTs. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 8:57:00 PM
Harvin took a huge hit, but eventually gets up. Chris Cook announced with a knee injury. Return questionable, but second unit in. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 8:52:00 PM
Favre will give it one more try. They probably don't want him ending his night with an interception. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 8:50:00 PM
Olindo Mare gives the Seahawks a 13-10 lead with 12:25 left in the third quarter on a 34-yard field goal. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 8:47:00 PM
Two timeouts for Seattle on its first drive of the second half.

Posted on Twitter at: 8:43:00 PM
Husain Abdullah starts the second half alongside Madieu Williams. #Vikings

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 8:27:00 PM

Halftime: Vikings 10, Seahawks 10

Brett Favre made his Dome debut with an uneven start but a quick welcome back to Percy Harvin, who started the game with a 34-yard reception. Two plays later, the Vikings offense was off the field after Favre took a sack.

Their next drive went 15 plays, but came up empty when Adrian Peterson couldn't get into the end zone from 2 yards out on fourth down.

The next Vikings drive put points on the board, but for Seattle. Favre zipped a pass for Bernard Berrian that was deflected into the waiting arms of safety Earl Thomas, who returned the interception 86 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 Seahawks lead.

The Vikings answered quickly following a 73-yard kick return by Darius Reynaud. On their second play from scrimmage of the drive, Peterson broke a 24-yard touchdown run and the game was tied 7-7.

Seattle answered with a 38-yard field goal on its next drive and Minnesota followed suit with a 28-yard Ryan Longwell field goal for the 10-10 halftime score.

Favre finished the half completing 14 of 21 passes for 174 yards, no TDs and one INT. Peterson had 11 carries for 37 yards.

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Posted on Twitter at: 8:18:00 PM
Ryan Longwell ties the game 10-10 with a 28-yard field goal. 1:12 left in the first half. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 8:01:00 PM
Seattle takes a 10-7 lead over the #Vikings with a 38-yard field goal. 8:26 to play in the first half.

Posted on Twitter at: 7:50:00 PM
Peterson ties it up with a 24 yard TD run. #Vikings 7, #Seahawks 7.

Posted on Twitter at: 7:49:00 PM
Darius Reynaud returns the ensuing kick 73 yards to the 23.

Posted on Twitter at: 7:47:00 PM
Bernard Berrian deflects a pass right to Earl Thomas for an 86 yard INT return for a TD. #Vikings down 7-0.

Posted on Twitter at: 7:30:00 PM
Yes, 2010 Dome debut. Wireless connection at the Dome is terrible. Not sure how halftime blogging will go. @JasonSandquist

Posted on Twitter at: 6:37:00 PM
It looks like we will see Herrera start at center and DeGeare at right guard. Sullivan is not in uniform. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 6:23:00 PM
Brett Favre warming up for his 2010 Dome debut. http://twitpic.com/2j565y #Vikings
 
Posted on Twitter at: 6:16:00 PM
Zygi and Mark Wilf get a big hug from Percy Harvin in the end zone. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 6:11:00 PM
Yes, Percy Harvin is in uniform and at least warming up. http://twitpic.com/2j51ys

Posted on Twitter at: 1:49:00 PM
Key Matchup: Brett Favre vs. "The Rust": Brett Favre needed a few games into the regular season last year to estab... http://bit.ly/dlPinA

Posted on Twitter at: 9:14:00 AM
Loeffler stands up for long snappers' rights: Cullen Loeffler has a message for the Madden video game players and ... http://bit.ly/9y9B8L

Posted on Twitter at: 9:14:00 AM
Preview: Seahawks a wounded flock: It wasn't too long ago that Seattle was ruling its division, but those days see... http://bit.ly/9mgBgE

Posted on Twitter at: 9:14:00 AM
Berrian healthy and eager: Bernard Berrian is the only healthy, productive holdover from the receiving corps last ... http://bit.ly/dgKNGI

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