Originally written August 31, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
The Minnesota Vikings ended the preseason Thursday with a 28-24 loss to the Houston Texans, unable to gain any momentum team-wise while finishing the preseason with a 1-3 record. But this preseason hasnt been about a record; its been about the development and evaluation of a very young roster. A look at how the team graded out with its backups on the field in the final rehearsal for next Sundays season opener against Jacksonville: Passing offense: B Minnesotas offense had a little bit of everything on Thursday, and the big plays will make the coaches smile. The passing game started clicking after starting quarterback Joe Webb gave way to Sage Rosenfels. Rosenfels hit receiver Devin Aromashodu for a 58-yard touchdown as part of a 7 for 11, 111-yard performance. Rookie receiver Jarius Wright bettered Aromashodu by one yard, catching a 59-yard touchdown from McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Receivers Stephen Burton and Emmanuel Arceneaux each had a 22-yard catch. In all, Minnesota had 317 p...
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