The Vikings' defensive depth chart played a huge part in earning the No. 8 rank in the league, and the team will inevitably be looking to re-build a comparable, if not better, version of that bench in 2011.
Everyone knows the value of a solid bench, and the Vikings have been used to having one since 2008.
But with a new season comes new faces, and the Vikings do have some players to look at and evaluate.
Among a bevy of players that could be mentioned, Ross Homan, Remi Ayodele (now the new starter at NT), Brandon Burton and Marcus Sherels are the particulars to pay attention to in this contest, as they all have the best chances of becoming impact players if called upon.
Again, out of the list of preseason games, this has got to be the best contest to view if at all possible.
Ask any Cowboys fan and they will tell you just how formidable this team is, but they will also admit the very truth that Vikings fans will admit: we're not quite there yet.
I have a feeling the Vikings will come alive in this one.
I hope you guys enjoyed this writeup, and be sure to check back next week for my analysis on the final preseason game for the Vikings
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