Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/16/14
After weeks of training camp, the Minnesota Vikings finally got to see how they match up with another team in Friday's preseason opener. The final result a 17-6 loss on the road to the San Francisco 49ers isn't important in the big picture. How the individual players fared and how Minnesota's units functioned will be scrutinized by the coaches and the looks the players put on top will ultimate decide how the Vikings did on Sunday. Here are some grades from Friday on how the units did as a whole: Pass offense: D With Christian Ponder at quarterback, the starting offense showed some signs of life early. Ponder was 4 for 9 for 80 yards passing. Of his five incompletions, two were intentionally thrown away and the other three were dropped passes. Ponder did drive Minnesota to field goals in his first two drives, including the biggest play of the night, a 52-yard pass to receiver Stephen Burton. Ponder also connected with tight end Kyle Rudolph twice, both resulting in first downs. H...
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