With the Vikings preparing for their first football action since a demoralizing exit from the playoffs back in January, the organization and its followers have been optimistic but uncertain about their prospects for 2013.
There are perceived improvements, but serious questions remain, as Vikings fans contemplate the weaknesses their team has at middle linebacker, wide receiver and potentially quarterback. The Vikings have a lot to figure out if they want to return to the playoffs this season.
The first preseason game won’t begin to answer the questions they have with the starters, but it could reveal how the Vikings have addressed depth concerns, particularly at the shallow cornerback and linebacker spots.
The Texans have intriguing players of their own that will be fun to watch against the Vikings, so the Friday game should at the least get the football juices flowing.