Vikes in Houston Tonight, Replacement Refs will be used 30 Aug 12

The Vikings wrap up preseason play against the Texans tonight in Houston. Minnesota enters the affair 1-and-2 in exhibition play. Kick-off is at 6:00. The Vikes open the season against the Jaguars on September 9th.

NFL To Open Season With Replacement Refs

The NFL is using replacement referees to start the regular season. NFL.com reports the league has informed all 32 teams via memo that stand-in officials used this preseason will be on the field when the Giants host the Cowboys next Wednesday.