Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/24/13
The Minnesota Vikings are going primetime in more ways than one for their third preseason game on Sunday at San Francisco. The third preseason game always holds more meaning, and features more time for the starters. Minnesota will be on Sunday Night Football and will get a look at one of the favorites in the NFC for the Super Bowl. Here are five things to watch as the Vikings travel to face the 49ers: 1. A certain running back in the backfield There's a little matter of Adrian Peterson playing in his first preseason game. Remember him? The MVP running back has practiced throughout the offseason and training camp, but hasn't played in the preseason. Not surprisingly, Minnesota's offense has looked a little disjointed without its best player. Peterson's arrival in the backfield should change the outlook, from the Vikings' point-of-view as well as the way defenses attack. Minnesota's offense still begins with Peterson as option 1. Coach Leslie Frazier has said the offensive and de...
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