Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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For the first time in his career, Griffen wins the NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award

Everson Griffen Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
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Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after an impressive outing in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers. Griffen played a critical role in the game with the NFC North Championship on the line and wreaked havoc against Packers backup left tackle Josh Sitton.

Griffen finished the day with two sacks and multiple hurries on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. One of the sacks ended with Rodgers having the ball dislodged from his grasp just as he was throwing the ball, resulting in a Captain Munnerlyn touchdown – a pivotal moment in the game.

The other sack came on a play in the fourth quarter where Griffen refused to give up and was able to bring Rodgers down to force a field goal with just 5:35 left in the game.

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The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings Revenge Tour rolls on as we welcome in the Seattle Seahawks to The Bank for what’s expected to be one of the coldest games in NFL history. Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) of Cold Omaha joins the show as we talk some Purple and being four wins away from that long awaited Super Bowl ring.

We also dive into what it feels like to be Division champs and why that should become old hat for this team shortly, why we need to find out if Teddy Bridgewater is a franchise quarterback or not, Adrian Peterson’s reasoning for bringing back up the offseason drama in Sports Illustrated, how the Adrian child abuse debate is like arguing abortion and gun control (hear me out), all of the ways the Seahawks are coming in overrated, and I talk about why Bruce Arians and Mike Zimmer are my two favorite coaches in the NFL.

All this and other “The Seahawks Can Get Got” nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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The top-20 picks of the 2016 NFL Draft are set in stone and the Tennessee Titans are officially on the clock. (The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings are not among the top-20, no bid deal.) Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) joins the show for his weekly look at the NFL Draft as we dive into his locked in Top-20.

Here’s a Little Taste
16. Detroit Lions – Jaylon Smith – LB Notre Dame
17. Atlanta Falcons – Andrew Billings – NT Baylor
18. Indianapolis Colts – Reggie Ragland – ILB Alabama
19. Buffalo Bills – Su’a Cravens – OLB USC
20. New York Jets – Ezekiel Elliot – RB Ohio State

Tune in for the other 15 picks! (Spoiler: Three QBs go in the Top-20 and there’s a trade!)

All this and other “Why Can’t Treadwell Drop to 31?” nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

Hit up all of Luke’s stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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With the end of the regular season now past us we can now know for certain the Minnesota Vikings slate of opponents in 2016. We also know who they will play in their shiny new home and where they will be traveling to play their away games.

Luckily for us, this news is secondary to the impending playoff game at TCF Bank Stadium, but the schedule is always worth monitoring.

There are the obvious games against our NFC North rivals that take place every year, and here is the remaining 2016 lineup:

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