Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  By BRIAN HALL  |  Last updated 8/16/13
The Minnesota Vikings played most of their starters into the second quarter in Friday's 20-16 preseason loss at Buffalo and showed, in the process, that the starters only need more work.Minnesota looked sluggish for much of Friday's loss, the first extended game action for the first-team offense and defense after several players sat out or played sparingly in the preseason's first game. The Vikings struggled Friday and will get even more game time on Aug. 25 with a nationally-televised game at San Francisco for the third preseason game.And Minnesota might finally unveil MVP running back Adrian Peterson in the next game. Peterson sat out Friday's game in Buffalo and hasn't played in a preseason game. Knowing the Vikings were without the league MVP, here are five things we learned in Friday's loss to the Bills:1. The passing offense still has a ways to goThe rushing offense couldn't do much outside of a 38-yard run by fourth-string running back Joe Banyard, but the passing game has...
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