The Minnesota Vikings will host the Denver Broncos for joint practices in August leading up to their Week 1 showdown in preseason.
Broncos coach Vic Fangio spoke about the benefits of joint practices earlier this offseason.
“I think they’re great,” Fangio said on June 7. “I think practicing against another team has tremendous benefits to it. At a certain point, you start knowing your own players and your own schemes on either side of the ball. It’s just good to go cover somebody different as a defensive back. It’s good to pass block somebody as an offensive lineman and the pass rush is different against different offensive linemen.
“It’s good to see different schemes both in the running game and passing game that your defense can see that maybe your own offense doesn’t run and vice versa. It’s tremendous work and we love doing it. We almost did a second one but decided not to. I just think they’re great work.”
The Broncos will face the Vikings on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. MT on KTVD. After that, Denver will face the Seattle Seahawks on the road on Aug. 21 before wrapping up preseason at home against the Los Angeles Rams on Aug. 28.
The Broncos will open the regular season against the New York Giants on Sunday, Sept. 12 (to view the team’s complete schedule, click here).