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Around the NFL: Vikings top Raiders in exhibition opener
Around the NFL: Vikings top Raiders in exhibition opener

Matt Cassel led a crisp touchdown drive with Minnesota's first-team offense, and the Vikings broke in their temporary new home stadium by beating the Oakland Raiders, 10-6, in the exhibition opener on Friday night at Minneapolis. Teddy Bridgewater relieved Cassel at quarterback after two series, and the rookie's first name was rhythmically chanted during his first two snaps by a crowd eager to see the first-round draft pick in action. Playing into the third quarter, Bridgewater's debut was mixed at best: six for 13 for 49 yards, two sacks and one fumble the Vikings recovered. Matt Schaub's first time in silver and black wasn't exactly smooth, either. The former...

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