Saturday, August 27, 2016

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The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings bothered the win column score keeper Sunday with an impressive 26-16 outlasting of the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon at The Bank. Adrian “RB1” Peterson made his TCF Bank Stadium debut in a refreshing fashion, helping carry the Purple to a much needed win. We discuss the game and try not to gloat too much about Justin Trattou….

Other “I TOLD YOU ABOUT TRATTOU” Talkers Include
• The Defense Was A Zimmer Defense
• Offensive Line Was Going Downhill (In a Good Way)
• Adrian Looked Like “Adrian”
• Teddy Looked Like “Teddy”
• Captain Was Less Crappy Today
• The Return Game Had a Day
• Blair Walsh…
• Brian Robison #ThrowbackSunday
• Xavier Rhodes is Ready to Become #Elite
• Getting Embarassing Monday Night Was Good
• Fill-in-the-Blank: The Vikings win was ________.
• Visit our new sponsor Stars Draft for Daily Fantasy Sports! (And no annoying commercials…)
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All that and other “Captain Sendejo” nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Adrian Peterson ran for 134 yards on 29 carries to help lead the Minnesota Vikings over the Detroit Lions 26-16 at TCF Bank Stadium. Peterson had 192 total yards and the Minnesota Vikings rebounded from a rough season opener. Peterson now owns the franchise record with 12,577 combined total net yards surpassing Cris Carter who held the record before the game at 12,410 yards.

Teddy Bridgewater managed the game well throwing for one touchdown and running for another while finishing 14 for 18 for 153 yards. The Vikings set the tone on the opening possession marching 75 yards on 11 plays capping it off with a five yard touchdown strike to Kyle Rudolph in the back of the end zone.

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    Less than one week after a disgusting display in San Francisco, your Minnesota Vikings are back in Vikings territory for their home opener and first divisional matchup.

    The 2015 rookie class is getting even less exposure to life in the NFL this week, but our roster is relatively healthy outside of those already known to be out of action, like Phil Loadholt and John Sullivan.

    Austin Belisle has done a great job of explaining the importance Xavier Rhodes has in the outcome of this showdown and I’m looking forward to seeing him line up across from Calvin Johnson. Lindsey Young thinks stretching the field on offense could also be a key to a much-needed victory this week.

    Meanwhile, Brent LaBathe thinks we could see a much different version of Mike Zimmer’s defense this week given that Matt Stafford is far less mobile than Colin Kaepernick. I personally agree with Brent on that aspect and will be mightily disappointed if we don’t see marked improvement on defense this week.

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    Last week, Vikings draft picks Stefon Diggs and Edmond Robinson were healthy scratches against the San Francisco 49ers. Today, another rookie joins them as Mike Zimmer makes changes along the defensive line.

    Daniele Hunter, the third-round selection out of LSU, played 20 snaps in the team’s Week 1 loss but will sit today’s matchup with the Lions in favor of veteran defensive end Justin Trattou. The two flip-flop positions, as Trattou was inactive last week but returns to fill in as a rotational end behind Everson Griffen and Brian Robison.

    In total, six Vikings are inactive, per the team’s official website:

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