Re: Pre-season 8/9/2013, Game 1 vs Vikings: Top 5 things you are interested in seeing
I'm more interested in NOT seeing something..............INJURIES, that is. Mall of America harbors a Field turf surface.
Data from the NFL's injury surveillance system, which covered 2,680 games played on grass or FieldTurf between 2000 and 2009. They found players suffered 1,528 knee sprains and 1,503 ankle sprains during those games, and both types of injuries were 22 percent more common in games played on FieldTurf. In particular, ACL sprains - often considered season-ending injuries - were 67 percent more common on FieldTurf than on natural grass.
Of course, I am also interested in seeing the things that others have mentioned. But with all of the early rehabbing already going around, here's hoping for an injury free game.