Friday, December 15, 2017

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BJ Reidell (@RobertReidell), Brett Anderson (@brettAnderson87), Drew Mahowald (@DrewMahowald), Sam Neumann (@NeumSamN) and Sean Borman (@SeanBoarMan) pause at the halfway point to discuss and praise the 6-2 Minnesota Vikings. They give out midseason awards, update their preseason predictions, and predictably venture into long discussions about Teddy Bridgewater.

Check out the midseason review above 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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The Vikings vet is in the zone — a quick look at whether the Minnesota Vikings’ schedule will allow him to make a run at the NFL’s single-season record for sacks.

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is in good company. He is now tied with two team legends — Jared Allen and Jim Marshall — for most consecutive games with a sack. Griffen has at least one sack in all eight games this season, which is tied for the franchise record. The last time a Viking accomplished the feat, he finished a sack short of the NFL record.

That got me thinking… is Griffen capable of breaking Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record?

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The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings escaped London with a sloppy 33-16 win over the Cleveland Browns at Twickenham Stadium. The game looked to be in serious jeopardy early on, and the Vikes even spotted the Browns their first halftime lead of the season, but Mike Zimmer’s crew rallied and put away the upstart Lakesiders with a strong 2nd half performance in front of London crowd that was elated to finally watch a competitive football game this season.

Today’s Talkers Include
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Burned Itself for a While
• Diggs + Thielen = Reunited
• Riding the Hot Hand at Running Back
• Banged Up Offensive Line Held Together
• Case Keenum was AIGHT
• Get the Tight Ends More Involved
• Mike Priefer Was Napping
• Mike Zimmer…
• Odds N Ends
• Looking Ahead to the Bye Week

All that and more “We Forgot to Make any 007 Reference This Week” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Week 8 – Vikings beat Browns in London after strong second half. Jerick McKinnon and Adam Thielen have “big days.”

The Minnesota Vikings found another way to win ugly. During their victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the Vikings struggled to find their stride while the Browns looked like a team that could finally break into the win column.

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The Minnesota Vikings are 10-point favorites for their Week 8 matchup with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, according to MyBookie. Straight up, Minnesota is a -460 favorite while Cleveland is a +335 underdog.

Sunday’s showdown from London will feature two teams heading in opposite directions. The Vikings are winners of three straight and currently own the No. 2 seed in the NFC, just one game behind the Philadelphia Eagles. Minnesota’s defense ranks in the top five in the NFL in several categories, as it has the past few years under Mike Zimmer. Offensively, the Vikings have adequately survived despite injuries to their starting quarterback, running back and wide receiver.

Cleveland enters Sunday with an 0-7 record, joining the San Francisco 49ers as the only winless teams in the NFL this season. The Browns have cycled through three quarterbacks this season — rookie DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan. The team announced this week that Kizer will get the start in London against arguably Cleveland’s toughest defensive test of the season. Additionally, the Browns will be without All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas for the first time since 2006.

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