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Crisp Cassel gives Vikings strong start in 10-6 win over Raiders to open preseason

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    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel throws before a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Minneapolis, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

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    Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub (8) throws against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Minneapolis, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) rolls out behind blockers against the Oakland Raiders in the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Minneapolis, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

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    The Minnesota Vikings play the Oakland Raiders during a preseason NFL football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon (31) stiff-arms Oakland Raiders defensive back Chimdi Chekwa (35) in the first half during a exhibition NFL football game in Minneapolis, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (The Associated Press)

Matt Cassel led a crisp touchdown drive with Minnesota's first team offense, and the Vikings broke in their temporary new home stadium by beating the Oakland Raiders 10-6 in the exhibition opener on Friday night.

Teddy Bridgewater relieved Cassel at quarterback after one series, and the rookie's first name was rhythmically chanted during his first two snaps by a crowd eager to see the first-round draft pick in action. Playing into the third quarter, Bridgewater's debut was mixed at best: 6 for 13 for 49 yards, two sacks and one fumble the Vikings recovered.

Matt Schaub's first time in silver and black wasn't exactly smooth, either. The latest attempt by the Raiders to stop the quarterback carousel from spinning, Schaub finished 3 for 7 for 21 yards.

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