The NFL preseason ends tonight with all 32 teams playing, then pondering cuts to 53 by Saturday afternoon …
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
Tonight’s game in Tennessee will be a final chance for Vikings on the bubble to impress the coaches.
Three of those guys are QB Taylor Heinecke, CB Marcus Sherels and OL Tyrus Thompson.
What happens when you get Michael Rand, Matt Vensel and Chip Scoggins in a room? You should tape it for a podcast. We did.
Sid thinks the Gophers could beat TCU, but we ain’t linking to his column because there was no Vikings stuff in it. C’mon Sid, 71 years covering the Gophers is no excuse. OK, here’s the link.
A capsule look at the Vikings-Titans game is here.
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
The Associated Press season preview has the Packers coming out as North champs.
Green Bay is excited about its quarterback … no, not Aaron Rodgers, but Brett Hundley.
Da Bears traded for a tight end.
The Lions have some jobs on the line in their final preseason game.
The Vikings play the Titans in Nashville at 7 p.m. (Ch. 9).
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
John Sullivan has been out two weeks, so there is cause for worry at the center position. In fact, the Vikings are clearly concerned about their patchwork offensive line. Said OC Norv Turner: “The area we’re extremely thin is in the offensive line. I think offensively, all of the things we’ve talked about, there’s a lot of real positives. We’ve just got to have a little luck up front.”