The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Denver Broncos on Saturday night, 42-28 nearly completing the first full week of preseason action in the NFL.
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Minnesota Vikings 42, Denver Broncos 28
Kirk Cousins looked sharp in his Vikings debut, connecting on all four of his attempts, including a big throw to beat tight coverage on Diggs down the right sideline to set up the first score of the game.
Despite the overall success of the offense, it was a rough night for much of Minnesota’s reserve offensive linemen. This was particularly true in the run game where penetration, missed assignments, and tackles in the backfield were frequent occurrences.
Mike Hughes had an encouraging debut for the Vikings. The first-round cornerback made a nice tackle for no gain in the flat on a screen pass, had a stop in run defense and didn’t allow a reception in coverage.
A bit of a roller coaster of a game for defensive back Jack Tocho, who’s likely competing for a roster spot. Tocho broke up a Paxton Lynch pass in the first quarter that ended up being intercepted off of his deflection. He…