Former Duluth Denfled Hunter C.J. Ham got plenty of playing time is the Vikings' first preseason game of the season. The Vikings opened the preseason on the road in Cincinnati, taking on the Bengals. As is usually the case in preseason play, Adrian Peterson saw no playing time, which left the door open for the other backs on the team to see the field.

Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata saw early reps, but C.J. Ham go the bulk of the late-game workload for the Vikings. Ham led the team with 12 carries for 35 yards, which included a 10-yard touchdown run. Yes, it is a preseason game against NFL backups, but it's still fun seeing a Duluthian find the end zone for the first time in an NFL uniform. The Vikings won 17-16, by the way.