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Matt Kalil said he's resting some nagging injuries, but added he's feeling good. The Vikings left tackle, who only practiced once this week, would not discuss whether he'll play Sunday against the Chargers.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the view from the press box at U.S. Bank Stadium, which plays host to its first Vikings game on Sunday:

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The glass doors at U.S. Bank Stadium opened in about four minutes this morning, before the Vikings' first practice there. The team will play its first game at its new home on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings are opening the doors at US Bank Stadium for the team's first practice there on Friday. The ribbon scoreboard in the $1.1 billion stadium is adorned with some of coach Mike Zimmer's favorite motivational sayings.

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Expectations high but focus is on first game for Vikings

Coming off a season winning the NFC North, Harrison Smith says his team knows what it takes to make the playoffs and while expectations are high, it all begins by focusing on the first game.

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the league's reigning rushing champion, last played in the preseason in 2013 and hasn't carried the ball in a preseason game since 2011.

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Vikings' Peterson to sit out entire preseason

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the league's reigning rushing champion, last played in the preseason in 2013 and hasn't carried the ball in a preseason game since 2011.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson said he won't play in the preseason. The Vikings running back last played an exhibition game in 2013, and last carried the ball in the preseason in 2011.

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Vikings' non-QB MVP: Adrian Peterson

Some defensive players were contenders, but Peterson is the pick. Minnesota's offense revolves around him, and Ben Goessling doesn't expect that to change this year. Non-QB MVPs

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater and Captain Munnerlyn are sporting new shirts at practice today, in honor of safety Harrison Smith.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings announced on Thursday morning they are completely sold out for their first season at US Bank Stadium. The team is launching two wait lists, for tickets and suites. The team has 60,400 seats committed for the entire season, with the remaining single/game tickets also sold out.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater got more work in the Vikings' Wednesday practice than he did on Tuesday, throwing a 40-yard pass downfield and hitting Kyle Rudolph on a pair of crossing routes. Bridgewater, who sat out last Thursday night with a sore shoulder, said he plans to play on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. On his 40-yard throw on Wednesday, Bridgewater overthrew Rudolph, but a referee working the practice called Captain Munnerlyn for pass interference.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater said he expects he'll play on Sunday. "I feel good. I feel very good," he said. Bridgewater sat out Thursday in Seattle with what sources told ESPN was a sore shoulder.

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Everyone still fears Adrian Peterson

Now 31 years old, the Vikings running back fell only one spot in our rankings this year, narrowly missing out on the top 10. Peterson finished 17 spots clear of the next running back. #NFLRank: 25-1

Team Stats

Passing Yards183.031st
Rushing Yards138.24th
Points For22.816th
Points Against18.95th

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