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Jaguars Vs. Vikings 2012: Game Preview, Kickoff Time, TV Schedule And More

The Jaguars square off against the Vikings on Sunday.

Aug 30, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) makes adjustments against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 30, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) makes adjustments against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

The Jacksonville Jaguars open up their 2012 season in Minnesota against the Vikings on Sunday afternoon. Both teams enter the regular season with some questions at running back -- Minnesota's Adrian Peterson is recovering from a major knee injury and could be limited, while Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew won't start because he missed most of the preseason while holding out for a new contract.

Related: Jaguars Look To Answer Questions Throughout 2012

Both teams will also be looking for improvement from their second-year quarterbacks. The Jags' Blaine Gabbert completed just 50.8% of his passes in 2011, and he threw 11 interceptions to go with his 12 touchdowns. The Vikings' Christian Ponder had a better completion percentage but threw more interceptions (13).

Kickoff Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: CBS

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more in-depth coverage of this matchup, visit Jaguars blog Big Cat Country and Vikings blog Daily Norseman. For more news, notes and analysis from around the league, check out SB Nation's NFL hub.

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