Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Minnesota Vikings - Sam Bradford

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings are essentially in the role of spoiler now, despite the 5-0 start. As disappointing as the season has been, getting a W at Lambeau and sweeping the series with the Packers would be a nice Christmas present for Vikings fans. We’re back at Blue Door Pub with my buddy Uncle Nick as we run through unlikely playoff scenarios, Sam Bradford’s shot at history, Pro Bowlers, the future Vikes offensive coordinator, and the actual likelihood of Larry Fitzgerald coming home to Minnesota.

All that and more “Pro Bowl Alternate TJ Clemmings” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Xavier Rhodes named to first-ever Pro Bowl

Four Vikings selected to 2017 NFL Pro Bowl
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In the face of a late-season slide, fans are quick to forget the Minnesota Vikings’ success at the beginning of the year. Led by Mike Zimmer’s dominant defense and a handful of stellar individual performances, the Vikings coasted to a 5-0 start. Fortunately for Minnesota, Pro Bowl voting fell right at the end of that winning streak.

The NFL’s annual voting opened in the middle of October, and those who voted — fans, coaches, and players — came out in droves for Minnesota’s defensive stars. This year, the Vikings are sending four players to Orlando, Florida, including Harrison Smith, Cordarrelle Patterson, Everson Griffen, and first-time selection Xavier Rhodes. Smith, Patterson, and Griffen will each be making their second trip to the Pro Bowl.

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We’ve reached it, my friends. Rock bottom. The depths of darkness. The squad needed a win to keep the playoff hopes (realistically) alive, and instead they laid an egg. With two games to go, the season has gone with a whimper.

But there are things to be thankful for. Please join me in sorting through the mess, and grappling with what it truly means to be a fan of the Minnesota Vikings. We can get through this together.

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Johnson's Season is Over After Tearing a Hamstring Against Indianapolis

Image courtesy of Vikings.com.

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to place Tom Johnson on season-ending injured reserve after the veteran defensive tackle suffered a torn hamstring during the third quarter of the team’s 34-6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts this past Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero:

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Minnesota Vikings-Indianapolis Colts

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings saw their playoff hopes all but disappear Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts laid the smack down on the Purple at Historic US Bank Stadium. The Vikes are still “mathematically” alive, but the team looks mentally checked out and ready to mail in the rest of 2016. We recap the Week 16 debacle.

Today’s ‘Holy Hell, What Just Happened’ Talkers Include:
• The Return of Adrian Peterson was _____.
• The Defense Was to Blame Today
• Sam Bradford is Blameless
• The Offense Reverted to Adrian Ball
• What the Hell Happened to Anthony Barr?
• Calling Out Everson Griffen
• Guys Who Didn’t Quit
• Hey Anthony Harris
• Mike Zimmer & Rick Spielman Aren’t on the Hotseat. But…
• So What Now?

All that and more “YOU AS COLD AS ICE” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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