Friday, November 17, 2017

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Oooooooo Vikewolves of London feat. Myles Gorham (ep. 442)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings are over now over in London to try to head into the bye 6-2. To help us make some blood sausage level analysis, we brought back Myles Gorham (@MylesGorham85) of Climbing the Podcast (and Climbing the Big Board) to talk some Vikings, preview the Browns game, show his guy Laquon Treadwell some love, hype up Teddy Bridgewater’s return, and look ahead and try to not get too excited about the 2017 season. Because after all: Vikings.

All that and more “Shepherd’s Pie is Awesome” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Episode 124

Graphic designed by Brett Anderson

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss Andrew Sendejo’s one-game suspension, respond to Mike Zimmer’s London travel strategy, review the coverage chart for the week and attempt to pinpoint where the Minnesota Vikings should rank in the power rankings.

Episode 124 is proudly sponsored by The Twin Cities Directory.


  1. Into: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: Shamrock’s Irish Pub (1:13)
  3. Sendejo Suspended: Maybe it’s for the Best? (1:51)
  4. LONDON BABY: Mike Zimmer’s Travel Plans (13:15)
  5. Coverage Chart: Trae Waynes is Improving — Deal With It (17:51)
  6. Playoff Picture: Power Rankings Palooza  (34:37)
  7. Sign-Out: Subscribe and Review on iTunes and/or Stitcher! (47:30)

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Recap of Monday’s press conference with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.

After a victory over the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, the Vikings are in sole possession of first place in the NFC North. This Sunday, they take on a team that’s 1-22 the last two seasons. Although the matchup screams blowout, they must take care of business in order to enter next week’s bye week with momentum and, perhaps more importantly, a happy coach.

Special Teams

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer opened the presser by saying, “I thought it was a good team win [Sunday]. Baltimore special teams are very, very good. They’re good year-in and year-out… I thought we played outstanding on special teams. We changed the field position quite a few times. Punted the ball, kicked the ball well, covered, and had some good returns. So that was a big part of [the win Sunday].”

Offensive Line Performance

The performance of the Vikings offensive line is a large reason why the team is averaging 4.3 yards per carry this season after averaging just 3.2 YPC last season. “Our guys can get to the second level because we’re athletic…it’s allowing us to get some better runs,” said Zimmer. The unit is also paving the way for a more potent passing attack.

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Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo suspended for one game for violating player safety rules.

The Fumble That Wasn’t

During Sunday’s game against the Ravens, Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo leveled Baltimore wide receiver Mike Wallace as he ran across the middle of the field. The hit by Sendejo, teamed with a swipe at the ball by Xavier Rhodes resulted in a fumble by Wallace, which the Vikings recovered.

However, the referees deemed the hit illegal (unnecessary roughness) and the result of the play was a Baltimore first down. The penalty apparently negated the turnover. Today, the league took the controversial ruling a step further. One day after Sendejo laid the big hit on Wallace, the league released this statement:

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Ravens Recap - (ep. 440)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings moved to 5-2 on the season with a solid, never in doubt showing against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at Historic US Bank Stadium. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense and running game led the way as the injury ravaged Vikings held the injury ravaged Ravens at bay. Let’s recap the game for the “Game Up + The Tie Breaker Over the Packers” NFC North Division leaders.

Today’s Talkers Include
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense is Legit
• The Mandatory Weekly Quarterback Referendum
• Latavius Murray Appreciation
• Adam Thielen is Great, But…..
• Anthony Barr is Playing at an All-Pro Level
• Jarius Wright Impressed
• Kobra Kai Forbath
• Start Danny Isidora
• Odds ‘N Ends
• Looking Ahead to Cleveland

All that and more “On to London” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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