Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer just blew up Twitter.

In Tuesday’s press conference, Zimmer explained what he loves about quarterback Case Keenum, how he plays football and his willingness to takes risks.

“The thing I like the most about Case [Keenum] is he’s got big balls. He’s not afraid. He’s going to pull the trigger and he’s going to play like that, so, you know, that’s a good thing.”

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Drew Mahowald presents the 14th edition of the Skol Scale following the Minnesota Vikings’ impressive win over the Los Angeles Rams and discusses the Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions.

This Minnesota Vikings team is for real — especially when playing inside the friendly confines of U.S. Bank Stadium.

Mike Zimmer and his defensive unit completely shut down the NFL’s highest-scoring offense, allowing exactly zero points after the game’s first drive. The 19-year-old head coach for Los Angeles scripted a beautiful first drive for the Rams, but Zimmer delivered knockout punch after knockout punch of in-game adjustments in the remaining 55 minutes of the game.

The deafening stadium full of over 66,000 fans rattled sophomore sensation Jared Goff and the Rams. There were delay-of-game penalties, false starts and unnecessary timeouts used by the visiting team on what seemed like every drive. Los Angeles, which averaged over 32 points per game, scored just seven in U.S. Bank Stadium.

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Rams Recap: That Was a Big Boy Win (ep. 460)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings put the NFL on notice Sunday in a convincing 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams of Anaheim. Zimmer’s crew answered the call, after the NFL’s #1 scoring offense marched 75-yards for a touchdown on the first drive. with an impressive performance that cemented the Vikings’ position as one of the best teams in the league. We recap this heavyweight tangle as the Vikings have a short week to prepare for the de facto NFC North Championship Game on Thanksgiving versus the Lions.

Today’s Talkers Include
• That was a Statement Win
• Case Keenum Brought the Wood
• Adam Thielen is Not Human
• The Cornerback Shuffle
• Latavius Murray BOOM Game
• Anthony Harris Love
• So….. Kai Forbath
• The Offense Line Moved People
• Odds N’ Ends
• On to Detroit

All that and more “A Lot to be Thankful For” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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I wrote last week how the Week 10 win over the Redskins seemed like a defining moment for the 2017 Vikings; a convincing road win against a solid NFC team, and confirmation that Minnesota does indeed belong in the upper echelon of their conference.

And in the Week 11 win over the Rams, the Vikings made an even stronger statement. They held the league’s best scoring offense, averaging 32.9 points coming in to the game, to just seven points, and shut down the Rams’ vaunted rushing attack led by Todd Gurley. Offensively, they dominated time of possession (37:22 – 22:38) and grew stronger as the game wore on, rushing for 171 yards and making enough plays in the passing game to move the ball down the field and continue to create scoring opportunities.

With a balanced and ultimately dominant win over one of the NFL’s best and most explosive teams, the Vikings improved to 8-2, and showed they are legitimate contenders for the NFC’s number one seed.

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