The Vikings failed to impress in the third preseason game, which is claimed to be the dress rehearsal of the regular season. On Friday night, the Vikings fell to the San Diego Chargers, who sat some of their starters including QB Phillip Rivers.
The Vikings first team offense failed to get anything going on offense. All they managed to do in two plus quarters of action was a single field goal. When likely third string QB Sage Rosenfels entered the game in the fourth quarter, he and the offense marched down the field and scored a touchdown to put the Vikings ahead 10 to 9.
However, on the last drive of the game, the Chargers responded with some help from a penalty brought about by rookie Harrison Smith to take a 12 to 10 lead as a time expired with a field goal.
Hits from the Vikings loss
- With Jerome Simpson not suiting up for the third preseason game to prepare the offense for his three game suspension, the Vikings offense failed to get any long drives going. Without Simpson, the Vikings lack a depth threat that take pressure off of Percy Harvin and the tight ends. Someone will need to step up during the three games Simpson will miss. » Continue reading “Recapping The Vikings 12-10 Loss to San Diego”