Monday, January 22, 2018

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Washington Recap: Ragnarok (ep. 455)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings offense came alive Sunday in suburban Maryland as the Purple went out and got a statement win on the road against Washington. We saw the best and worst of Case Keenum as the Houston Cougar threw for four straight touchdowns before chasing it with two terrible interceptions to DJ Swearinger. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense staved off a late charge by Washington to close out an entertaining afternoon of football on the Potomac.

Today’s Talkers Include
• Shurmur’s Offense Came Alive!
• The Mandatory Quarterback Talking Point
• The Mandatory Thielen-Diggs Talking Point
• Defense Sorely Missed Everson Griffen
• The Offensive Line was NASTY
• Kendricks-Barr is Becoming One of the Best Linebacker Duos
• Some Brian Robison Love
• The Sweet & Sour of Mackensie Alexander
• Odds N Ends
• Coming Up

All that and more “7-2 Offsuit” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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The Minnesota Vikings are 1.5-point favorites for Sunday’s Week 10 matchup on the road against the Washington Redskins, according to MyBookieThe straight-up money line is even.

Minnesota enters this game on a four-game winning streak behind a strong defense and savvy leadership from quarterback Case Keenum. Head coach Mike Zimmer’s defense has allowed fewer than 20 points in all but one game this season (Week 2 loss at Pittsburgh) while the Vikings offense has registered at least 20 points in all but two games this season (Week 2 loss at Pittsburgh and Week 4 loss vs. Detroit).

Washington brings an interesting resume to the table through eight games in 2017. All four of the Redskins’ losses are to teams with winning record (Philadelphia 2x, Kansas City and Dallas). Meanwhile, the Redskins boast a couple of impressive wins on the road — particularly at the 6-2 Los Angeles Rams and at Seattle.

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Washington Preview feat. Sung Min Kim + Offshore Insiders (ep. 454)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings retake the field Sunday against upstart Washington somewhere in suburban Maryland. The Vikes are 6-2, but Jay Gruden’s squad is coming of an emotional win in Seattle and are fighting to stay afloat in the tight NFC playoff race. To help us preview the game, we brought in friend of the show/Washington fan Sung Min Kim (@Sung_MinKim) of the Sporting News to talk about Kirk Cousins and crew. Plus Joe Duffy (@OffshoreInsider) makes his weekly stop to talk about the NFC North lines and his favorite bet of the weekend.

All that and more “MIN (-1) is FREE MONEY” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. CST.

The Minnesota Vikings lost their starting running back for the season. On top of that, they lost their starting quarterback for six games, and counting. Yet, they’ve won three games in a row and sit atop the NFC North at 5-2. With the trade deadline just around the corner, will the Vikings make a move to try and better position themselves for a deep run in the playoffs?

Lets take a look at some players the Vikings could trade, some players the Vikings could acquire, and the likelihood of the move occurring, including a few trades that have been proposed by other writers.

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Five thoughts on the Vikings loss to the Redskins.

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1. So…what happened to the defense?

It’s not just a one- or two-game fluke, it’s now a legitimate problem; the defense has gone from great to average, and that’s as big a reason for the losing streak as anything else. Looking at the season split in two—the five wins versus the four losses—paints a clear picture of how dramatically this defense has lost its punch.