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Minnesota Vikings: Immediate 53-Man Roster and Cut Predictions Post Titans Game
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The good news is that the Minnesota Vikings just finished off their first unbeaten preseason since 2001.

The bad news is that 2001 team finished the regular season with a record of 5-11. 

Actually, there is no bad news for this Vikings team. It's a new era under Mike Zimmer, and he's fostering a winning culture that's been lacking in Minnesota for the last few seasons. Winning might not be important in the preseason, but we'll call it a step in the right direction for an organization that's lost way too many winnable games in its recent past.

Thursday night saw the Vikings beat a listless Tennessee Titans team by a 19-3 score. Neither team's starters played with the exception of a few scattered players, but the Vikings backups certainly were superior to the Titans.

You know it's the fourth preseason game when the best thing to report is that kicker Blair Walsh went 4-for-4 in wet, rainy conditions. 

The star of the game for Minnesota was running back Joe Banyard, who ran for 111 yards in the first half.

So now comes the hard part for the coaches, cutting the roster down to 53 players. NFL teams have to be down to the 53-player limit by 4 p.m. on Saturday. Here is our prediction on who stays and who goesand who might end up on the expanded 10-man practice squad.

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