Vikes in SF, Pack Get Beat 10 Aug 12

The Vikings open the preseason at San Francisco tonight. They’ll be without star running back Adrian Peterson, who continues to recover from knee surgery. Peterson hopes to start practicing next week. Toby Gerhart is looking to fill the void created by Peterson’s absence. The Vikings will try to erase the memory of last year’s 3-and-13 showing.

Chargers Beat Packers in Historic Game

(San Diego, CA) — The Chargers beat the Packers 21-13 in a historic game last night in San Diego. Shannon Eastin was a line judge, the first female to be part of an NFL officiating crew. Her hat and whistle are headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Packers defense played well, but their offense was sluggish. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers played three series and was well pressured by San Diego’s defense, which forced one interception from Rodgers.