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1hKevin Seifert

NFL preseason Week 3 winners, losers

With the most important week of the preseason complete, we salute the play of Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater but aren't buying in on the Jaguars yet.

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Boone: Kaepernick's actions 'shameful' (0:35)
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Branden Oliver carted off with Achilles injury (0:24)
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16hBen Goessling

Ex-49er Boone rips Kaepernick for 'shameful' act

Colin Kaepernick's ex-teammate Alex Boone, now with the Vikings, said "we probably would have had a problem on the sideline" had the QB sat the national anthem during his time in San Francisco.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings center John Sullivan got the day off, coach Mike Zimmer said, because the team needed to get a longer look at Joe Berger in the ongoing competition between the two. Tight end MyCole Pruitt will get an MRI on his leg. Initial tests didn't show anything on Antone Exum's leg after he was carted off, Zimmer said. Safety Michael Griffin was on crutches after the game; Zimmer said Griffin's back locked up on him.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater said his shoulder is "feeling great" after his performance on Sunday. The Vikings quarterback missed the team's second preseason game in Seattle with shoulder soreness.

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Look what the Vikings found in the end zone (0:24)
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Rudolph snags dart from Bridgewater (0:21)

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

VIKINGS 12, CHARGERS 10 (HALFTIME): Though he was under more pressure than the Vikings probably would have liked, Teddy Bridgewater had an impressive first half in his return from the sore shoulder that kept him out last Thursday against the Seahawks. Bridgewater went 12-for-16 for 161 yards and a touchdown, also juking his way to a 22-yard run. Jerick McKinnon had a solid half, too, gaining 56 yards on eight carries, and Bridgewater found Stefon Diggs five times for 71 yards. The Vikings' concerns from the first half are familiar ones: Bridgewater was sacked three times, and Melvin Gordon scored the first touchdown at U.S. Bank Stadium on a 39-yard run after Audie Cole went for Philip Rivers on a blitz and Michael Griffin missed Gordon in the open field.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

It's 1:30 on Sunday, and while there are some shadows on the field at U.S. Bank Stadium, they don't seem unmanageable. Late afternoons will be interesting.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Assuming he's done for the day after leading a two-minute drill for a touchdown, Teddy Bridgewater will finish 12-for-16 for 161 yards and a score, while running for 22 yards on one scramble. Bridgewater was sacked three times, but did an impressive job making throws in the pocket as defenders closed in on him. He also engineered the touchdown with three impressive throws in a row, finding Kyle Rudolph for a 27-yard touchdown after a 22-yard sideline strike to Stefon Diggs and a 19-yard completion to Charles Johnson.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings won't dress left tackle Matt Kalil, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, safety Anthony Harris, tight end Rhett Ellison or defensive tackle Scott Crichton for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Running back Adrian Peterson also said Thursday he won't play in the preseason.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Game day at U.S. Bank Stadium:

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans at US Bank Stadium have quickly figured out where Vikings players are parking:

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

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:

Team Stats

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

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