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Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.


Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.

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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Johnson's journey, Vikings with something to prove and more

Posted by: Matt Vensel Updated August 28th at 11:48am 273008371

Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

— DT Tom Johnson took a long, winding path to the NFL and the Vikings.

— What does Mike Zimmer want to see from QB Christian Ponder tonight?

These four Vikings players have something to prove against the Titans.

— I did a Vikings chat at the airport yesterday, so I was cranky and I apologize for that.

TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY

AROUND THE NFC NORTH

— The Packers are already worrying about Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch.

— Lions players are looking forward to seeing former coach Jim Schwartz.

— These Bears players are on the bubble heading into tonight.

TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE

The Vikings wrap up the preseason against the Titans tonight in Nashville. The game starts at 7.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

ESPN crunched the numbers and they think the Vikings will win four games this season. I will eat this blog if that happens. Don’t ask me how I will actually do that, just know that I promise I will.

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Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang 5 FINAL
Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 3
Atlanta - LP: S. Marimon 5 FINAL
Toronto - WP: B. Cecil 6
Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale 12 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 3
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 4 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 2
Cincinnati - LP: H. Bailey 2 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez 5
San Diego - LP: C. Kimbrel 6 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: Z. Rosscup 7
Baltimore 2 Bottom 8th Inning
Boston 1
Milwaukee 0 Top 1st Inning
Pittsburgh 0
Miami - M. Latos 6:10 PM
NY Mets - J. deGrom
LA Angels - C. Wilson 6:10 PM
Houston - D. Keuchel
NY Yankees - M. Tanaka 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi
Oakland - J. Hahn 6:10 PM
Kansas City - Y. Ventura
Arizona - R. De La Rosa 8:05 PM
San Francisco - C. Heston
Colorado - J. Lyles 8:10 PM
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke
Texas - C. Lewis 8:10 PM
Seattle - F. Hernandez
Washington 93 FINAL
Toronto 86
New Orleans 99 FINAL
Golden State 106
Milwaukee 6:00 PM
Chicago
Dallas 8:30 PM
Houston
Minnesota 1 FINAL
St. Louis 4
Detroit 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay 5
Pittsburgh 7:00 PM
NY Rangers
Winnipeg 9:30 PM
Anaheim
Houston 6:00 PM
D.C.
Orlando City 6:30 PM
Columbus
Toronto FC 7:30 PM
FC Dallas
Seattle 8:00 PM
Colorado
Vancouver FC 8:30 PM
Real Salt Lake
Sporting Kansas City 9:30 PM
Los Angeles

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