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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Cheap Astros Jerseys China . -- Through their first two preseason games, the best performance from Minnesotas first-team offence has been by rookie punter Jeff Locke. The Vikings havent done much well in these exhibition games yet. Each incompletion by Christian Ponder or three-and-out series by the unit has only heightened concerns whether this team can be balanced enough to build off last years playoff appearance. Even when the wins and losses dont matter, decent showings will somewhat appease the fans, soften the skepticism of the analysts, and most importantly give the coaches and players confidence in a chemistry carry-over to the regular season. "Yeah, there would be some reason for concern if we dont do certain things that weve set out to get accomplished in this ballgame, or any ballgame," coach Leslie Frazier said on Wednesday. The Vikings are at San Francisco on Sunday, and most of the starters are expected to play into the third quarter. But before this becomes an anxiety-raising, must-thrive event, theres a critical fact to point out about the way the offence bumbled through the first two games. "I was coming off the sideline saying, Oh, my gosh, what are we doing?" wide receiver Greg Jennings said. "Like, we were struggling. And then I saw this guy on the sideline that had this 28 jersey on, and he wasnt dressed, and Im like Oh, yeah. I forgot. We dont have a big part of our offence out here that draws a lot of attention. So this week will be a lot better." Assessing a team without the leagues rushing leader and Most Valuable Player is hardly worth it, especially considering the way the Vikings revolve around their star running back Adrian Peterson. This week against the 49ers, the plan is for Peterson to be on the field. "If youre an offensive player, we definitely want to take some steps forward," Peterson said. The Vikings have averaged only 14 first downs and 276 yards over the first two games, though that includes all of the time logged by backups and long shots trying to make the team. Ponder is 6 for 14 for 68 yards and one interception. His passer rating is 28.3. So this next exhibition will be a valuable opportunity for Ponder to continue trying to establish a rhythm with Jennings, rookie Cordarrelle Patterson and the rest of his receivers. Dont expect a polished product either, Jennings said. "Kinks will never completely be ironed out," he said. "There will always be a new wrinkle that we put in that were going to be trying to perfect. Just our relationship, our chemistry, were going to try to perfect that forever." NOTES: The finalists for the punt returner role are incumbent Marcus Sherels and fellow CB Bobby Felder, according to special teams co-ordinator Mike Priefer. The Vikings have been grooming Patterson for that job, too, but theyre trying to narrow his focus for now. ... DT Sharrif Floyds minor left knee operation went fine, Frazier said, and hes expected to be ready for the first week of the regular season. ... In addition to Floyd and FB Jerome Felton, whos out for the rest of August recovering from an appendectomy, the only other significant player held out of practice Wednesday was WR Jarius Wright (concussion symptoms). Cheap Houston Astros Jerseys . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. Cheap Astros Jerseys . That gave fans outside Joe Louis Arena another chance to ask for autographs from the 19-year-old whose stardom in the NHL has arrived earlier than most expected. . After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, Tsonga followed up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win against sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match. LAS VEGAS -- Georgi Boyanov nailed three 3-pointers to total 13 points in the second half as South Alabama held off UNLV to grab a 76-68 victory on Friday night.The Jaguars led throughout the second half but UNLV cut the lead to 57-55 when Tyrell Green hit a 3 with 7:03 left. Boyanov answered with a 3-pointer to start a 7-0 run and the Jaguars were up a 64-55 with 5:01 remaining. South Alabama held off the Rebels in the final minutes.Don MuepoKelly led the Jaguars with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Cheap Astros Jerseys Authentic. Ken Williams had 14 points, Nick Stover added 12 and Shaq Calhoun chipped in 11 for the South Alabama.The Jaguars took the game inside, getting 46 points in the paint while limiting UNLV to 28. South Alabama also picked up 20 points off turnovers and had 14 fast break points.Christian Jones led UNLV with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '