Saturday, August 19, 2017

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I’m not one to overreact, but we need to be honest about what we saw last Thursday night. The Vikings won their first preseason game, but the final score was of course irrelevant; a preseason victory is worth about as much as a share of Green Bay Packers stock— valuable only if you’re willing to engage in some serious self-deception.

The win over the Bills was, as most preseason victories are, the result of the winning team’s third- and fourth-string players being slightly better than those of the losing team’s. And I suppose there is a pale silver lining in this, because, judging by recent history, those players will likely see the field at some point for the Vikings this season. But alas, my main takeaway from the first preseason game was the same as many Vikings fans’: the team was sloppy, and bad, and the starting units — most notably, the offense – gave us no reason to believe they’ve improved upon their many deficiencies from last year.

Here we go again.

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Road to 100 — Episode 94

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald welcome Eli Hartman-Seeskin of Last Word on Sports onto the show to help them give a more in-depth breakdown of the Minnesota Vikings’ performance against the Buffalo Bills last Thursday.

Episode 94 is sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Into: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: BlackStack Brewing & The Twin Cities Directory (1:39)
  3. Quarterback Competition: Case Keenum vs. Taylor Heinicke in Buffalo (2:15)
  4. Coley Killin’ It: Wide Receiver Group Continues to Impress (16:48)
  5. Linebacker Competition: Is Edmond Robinson the Favorite? (24:12)
  6. Backup Safeties: Solid Night for Jayron Kearse (30:08)
  7. Bower Power: Tashawn Bower Looking Like the Real Deal (37:18)
  8. Takeaway Sandwich: Positive + Negative + Positive (38:35)
  9. Sign-Out: Special Thanks to Eli for Joining Us! (45:10)

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Bills Recap - As Coley as the Other Side of the Pillow (ep. 393)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings prevailed on the field of battle Thursday night vanquishing the Bills of Buffalo in a contest that means nothing. But plenty of story lines from the game! We react (and over react) to a number of them in the first Purple FTW game recap of the season.

Today’s Talkers Include
• The 1st Team Offense Was…..
• The 1st Team Defense Was…..
• Dalvin Cook is Apparently #Good
• Stacy Coley Shined
• Rodney Adams Rollercoaster
• Tashawn Bower Earned Himself Some Money
• The Backup Quarterback Report
• I Really Liked How Eric Wilson Played
• Other Winners and Losers
• Twitter Questions

All that and more “…I Still Believe in Fruechte, Dammit” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Preseason Week 1: Vikings at Bills — Discussion, Debate & Instant Analysis

VT Roundtable Episode 21

VT Roundtable Returns for Episode 21 after a Brief Hiatus JUST in time for Vikings Football!

New Austin (@austincbelisle), Ham Neumann (@NeumSamN), BJ Reidell (@RobertReidell), Brett Anderson (@brettAnderson87) and Drew Mahowald (@DrewMahowald) discuss the Minnesota Vikings’ sloppy Preseason performance against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Thursday evening.

The guys collectively hammer out a plethora of initial game takeaways, pick apart multiple individual performances and, as always, bring the fire to YouTube Dot Com.

Check out Episode 21 after the jump and subscribe to the Vikings Territory YouTube channel to ensure that you never miss a VT Roundtable discussion, the latest installment of Bump & Run or and a variety of other #content.

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Road to 100 — Episode 93

Graphic designed by Brett Anderson

Minnesota Vikings Football is Back!

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald give their initial, pre-film review thoughts on what certainly appeared to be an extremely sloppy, “working out the kinks” effort by both the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Thursday.

Episode 93 is sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Instant Thoughts & Brief Analysis: Dalvin Cook, Bishop Sankey, Trae Waynes, Mike Remmers, Stacy “Diggs-Lite” Coley, Super Random Story About High School Joe Mauer, Rodney Adams and more!
  2. Understand the Territory: Textbook Preseason Week 1 Football — Getting Hiccups Out Now.
  3. Warning: Episode 93 is a BJ Rant Episode — Please Plan Accordingly.

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