Top 3 plays from the Vikings’ preseason win over the Broncos


Minnesota Vikings quarterback Trevor Siemian (3) tosses the ball in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

Despite 17 yards passing overall in the first half, the Broncos only trailed 24-14 at halftime thanks to Isaiah McKenzie's 78-yard punt return for a TD and rookie Royce Freeman's 23-yard TD scamper - Denver's only first down before halftime. Earlier in the week, Rhodes had been kicked out of a practice along with Stefon Diggs after the two jawed back and forth.

After Saturday's preseason opener, head coach Vance Joseph said Lynch had an "up and down" performance, that "he made some plays and he didn't make some".

In last year's training camp, Paxton Lynch competed to be the starting quarterback.

The Broncos didn't have a drive go more than five plays when Lynch was in the game - six of the possessions went three or fewer plays - and five of the possessions went for 5 or fewer yards as they worked through a variety of formations and personnel groupings. "I'll be honest, I wanted one series with a few more plays and (to) score a touchdown".

Case Keenum was 1-for-4.

"Chad's been playing really well and he deserves that", Lynch said.

After getting a win over the Denver Broncos in their first preseason game of 2018 on Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings have a bunch of things to be happy about.

Siemian, who began his career with the Broncos, came on to hit on 11 of 17 passes with one interception. Kelly was 14-of-21 for 177 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and Joseph didn't rule out a different role moving forward.

"Raising money to cover the Denver Broncos cost of cutting Quarterback Paxton Lynch off of the team roster", the description read. "That's a good deal".