Sunday, October 4, 2015

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I play too much fantasy football, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m an expert when it comes to drafting, setting lineups, and scouring the waiver wire for fantasy sleepers. In all honesty, I love joining my friends’ leagues, even if I’ve yet to come away with the elusive championship prize in nearly ten years of play.

Case in point — my family owns a coffee shop, and I started an eight-man league with our baristas last year, thinking I’d waltz to a title against the less-experienced coffee makers. By the end of the season, I finished in fifth place, missed the playoffs, and watched my twin sister dominate to finish as the league champion. Fantasy football is a cruel, but rewarding endeavor given the unpredictable nature of the “sport,” and that’s what makes the Vikings Territory contest so exciting!

As Brett has told you before, we’re hosting a weekly contest through Draft Kings to bring Vikings fans together through easy-to-join DFS contests. For just $5, you can take part in the league and compete against a few of the VT writers, including myself, Brett, Adam, Brian, and Matt Engstrom! Setting your lineup takes no more than 10 minutes, and the top-3 teams walk away with cash prizes.


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The Vikings got back to .500 after defeating the Lions in their home opener, and the general morale of the coaching staff and team seems (understandably) much higher than it did following Week 1.

Both teams are 1-1, and while the Vikings will be playing their second consecutive home game, this will be the Chargers’ second road game in a row. The Vikings, who have a 5-6 record all-time against the Chargers, last played San Diego in Week 1 of the 2011 season, a 24-17 Charger win. Before then, the teams hadn’t met since 2007, in which Adrian Peterson set the NFL single-game rushing record with 296 yards en route to a win.

Heading into Week 3, what does the offensive match up look like between Minnesota and San Diego?

Offensive Line

Although the offensive line has some weak spots due to injuries, previous-concern Matt Kalil has had a great start to his season.

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NFL records tend to fall when the San Diego Super Chargers and Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings get together in Minnesota (sample size of 1). Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) is back in the house for his Friday Football Preview as we look if Adrian can rush for 297 yards as #VikingsTwitter seems to think he can. In the first half.

We also look at what the Chargers bring to the table and the key matchups that will help the Purple get a win on Sunday and maybe a little revenge for NORVVVV against his former employer.

All that and other “Antonio Cromartie has more kids than Adrian” nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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The Vikings are coming off an impressive win against a division foe and are looking to improve to 2-1 after a disappointing season opener in San Francisco.

With San Diego coming to town, the Vikings will have their hands full on defense as the Chargers aren’t short of playmakers.

Let’s take a look at the keys to success for the Vikings as they try to mirror their impressive showing vs. Detroit.

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