By Mike Greitzer
Which players on offense and defense stood out the most from the Minnesota Vikings preseason win over the Denver Broncos on Saturday?
The Minnesota Vikings opened up their 2018 preseason with an impressive 42-38 win over the Denver Broncos on Saturday night.
A number of players put in good performances for the Vikings against the Broncos. But who stood out above the rest as being the most impressive for Minnesota on offense and defense on Saturday?
Vikings offensive line
Although the Vikings’ offense was solid almost all night, making plays in each quarter, this award goes to a unit, the offensive line.
Days after getting the news that they would be without guard Nick Easton for the season and the fact that they were missing starters in center Pat Elflein and right tackle Mike Remmers, these guys came out and punched the Denver in the mouth.
The sudden death of their architect, coach, and friend, Tony Sparano, also comes to mind. It’s only a preseason game, but no doubt these athletes came together and delivered a remarkable performance for their beloved coach.
With consecutive 21-yard, off-tackle runs by running back Latavius Murray in the first quarter (setting a opening drive touchdown) and an 78-yard perfectly designed screen pass to running back Roc Thomas for a touchdown in the second quarter, it was clear that these guys were playing for something more than an exhibition box...