Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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A look at the stat book reveals how the Minnesota Vikings offense has stacked up after eight games.

At the end of the 2016 season, the Vikings offense ranked 28th in the NFL. Despite the hardship the unit endured during what turned out to be a nightmare season, the team’s front office vowed to improve the group during the offseason.

Fast forward eight games into 2017. Sporting a new offensive coordinator, a different scheme, new personnel, and a revamped offensive line, the Vikings offense has been just that — a noticeable improvement through the first half of the season.

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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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Packers at Vikings Week 6 Recap

The Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis Sunday by a score of 23 to 10. The biggest news stemming from the game: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left in the first quarter due to a broken collarbone. He could miss the rest of the season.

Green Bay was not the same after losing their star quarterback. Packers backup Brett Hundley replaced Rodgers in the second quarter and struggled. The 2015 5th-round pick went 18 of 33 for 157 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He also fumbled once and was sacked four times for a total of 20 yards. His QB rating was 39.6.

Green Bay’s rushing attack also sputtered as it squared up against Minnesota’s 6th-ranked run defense. Running backs Ty Montgomery and Aaron Jones combined for 69 yards on 23 carries (3.0 YPC) as the Packers failed to get any momentum going on offense.

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Why did the Minnesota Vikings start quarterback Sam Bradford against the Chicago Bears?

The question, which is a fair one, will be asked by many football fans after watching Bradford struggle to stay upright during the first half. He limped noticeably at times and appeared to be more concerned with protecting himself than quarterbacking.

Bradford was not himself. He finished 5 of 11 for 36 yards. He was sacked four times for 35 yards. Bradford was replaced by backup quarterback Case Keenum on the Vikings last possession of the first half.

The Vikings lead the Bears 10-2 at the time of this post.

UPDATE: Keenum was 10 of 11 for 71 yards and a touchdown to tight end Kyle Rudolph. He had a QB rating of 126.5 when this article was posted.

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Week 1: Vikings/Saints Preview

The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints will open their 2017 regular seasons with a bang on Monday Night Football. The primetime match up is a classic top-offense versus top-defense showdown, with a little Adrian Peterson sprinkled in.

It’s a familiar story; a well-known player that spent many years with his original team signs with a new one, and then returns to where he began his career. But this homecoming is different. Peterson was the face of the Vikings franchise for a decade. Not only that, he may be one of the top-five Vikings of all time. The reception Peterson receives from the home crowd will be noteworthy.