Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Minnesota Vikings 24, Carolina Panthers 31

Game Recap

The Vikings came up short in their attempt to win nine games in a row Sunday. The last game of a three-game road trip resulted in Minnesota’s third loss of the season, and prevented the 10-3 Vikings from clinching the playoffs and capturing the NFC North division crown.

Offensively the Vikings failed to establish the rushing attack early. Jerick McKinnon led the team with 46 yards on seven carries (6.6 YPC) and Latavius Murray managed only 14 yards on nine carries (1.6 YPC). Quarterback Case Keenum added 40 yards on five rushes.

The Vikings had some success through the air but were doomed with turnovers at inopportune times. Keenum finished the day 27 of 44 (61%) passing for 280 with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Vikings receiver Adam Thielen led Minnesota with six catches for 105 yards and a touchdown, but he also had two key drops in the end zone before the half. Instead of taking the lead at halftime the Vikings settled for a Kai Forbath field goal.

Stefon Diggs had six catches for 64 yards but had a ball bounce off his hands late in the game which resulted in a Carolina interception.

Tight end Kyle Rudolph had three catches for 42 yards with a touchdown but he also had issues catching the ball. Two dropped passes in the first half would have resulted in big plays for the offense. The Vikings top three pass catchers all had crucial drops throughout the game.

The Vikings defense was hurt by big plays, specifically two long runs. Carolina’s first touchdown was a 60-yard blast by Jonathan Stewart to the right of the center on third-and-one. Later in the game Cam Newton sealed the win with a 62-yard scamper up the middle of the field.

Defensive linemen Linval Joseph and Everson Griffen each collected a sack but Zimmer’s top-2 defensive unit couldn’t bounce back after giving up the long runs. Carolina rode 216 rushing yards en route to their fifth victory in six games.

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After three straight losses, the Minnesota Vikings finally put away the Detroit Lions.

The 30-23 victory over the Lions was perhaps the Vikings’ most impressive win of the season.

The Vikings overcame shaky officiating to earn 408 yards of total offense. They held Detroit to 289 total yards. For the second straight week, Minnesota dominated the time of possession (34:57 to 25:03) and the offense did not commit a turnover all game.

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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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Thursday Throwdown – Zimmer presser, Kai Forbath shines, Andrew Sendejo news, injury updates

The Vikings enjoyed a change of scenery Thursday as the team practiced at their hotel in London in preparation for Sunday’s game against Cleveland. While the team was surrounded by a castle and cows, head coach Mike Zimmer made it a point to stress football and the importance of this game.

“We’ve prepared really hard over the past 14 weeks to be in the position that we’ve been in. Like I’ve told the players, this game is the most important game that we’ve played in a long time,” Zimmer said. “We have the bye coming up after this, and we understand after last year that we need to continue to play good, because nothing’s guaranteed and we need to win as many games as we can.”

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Ravens Recap - (ep. 440)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings moved to 5-2 on the season with a solid, never in doubt showing against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at Historic US Bank Stadium. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense and running game led the way as the injury ravaged Vikings held the injury ravaged Ravens at bay. Let’s recap the game for the “Game Up + The Tie Breaker Over the Packers” NFC North Division leaders.

Today’s Talkers Include
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense is Legit
• The Mandatory Weekly Quarterback Referendum
• Latavius Murray Appreciation
• Adam Thielen is Great, But…..
• Anthony Barr is Playing at an All-Pro Level
• Jarius Wright Impressed
• Kobra Kai Forbath
• Start Danny Isidora
• Odds ‘N Ends
• Looking Ahead to Cleveland

All that and more “On to London” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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