Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Lions Recap - We the Gravy of the NFC North (ep. 464)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings all but wrapped up the NFC North with an impressive 30-23 over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. Case Keenum feasted on the Lions secondary and the Zimmer Hellfire Defense brought the desert late to push the Vikes to their 7th straight win. Enjoy the dulcet tones of our uneducated football takes as you sift through Thanksgiving leftovers.

Today’s Talkers Include
• Case Keenum is QB1
• Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon – Dynamic Duo
• Some Kyle Rudolph Love
• Xavier Rhodes. Bruh.
• The Officiating Was Attrocious
• Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs are the Best WR Duo in the NFL
• Everson Griffen is Actually Sack Daddy
• Get it Together Mike Priefer
• Odds & Ends
• On to Atlanta

All that and more “Anytime. Anywhere. Anybody.” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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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-Lions Preview: Big Ones (ep. 463)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings roll into the Motor City Thursday morning for the NFC North Title Game aka everyone’s pre-Thanksgiving feast football viewing pleasure. To preview the tilt, we brought in friend of the show and lifelong Lions apologist Michael Grey (@TheMichaelGrey) to have a “no, my team will lose in terrible fashion”-off. Plus we have a special Five Things focusing on Matthew Stafford, Mike Zimmer, the Vikings running the dang ball, and playing my dumb Twitter Thanksgiving Game.

All that and more “Case Needs a Wheelbarrow” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Vikings
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The Minnesota Vikings enter Sunday’s Week 3 home matchup with the Detroit Lions as two-point favorites, according to My Bookie. If you’re a straight-up gambler, Minnesota is -130 favorites while Detroit is +110 underdogs.

The Vikings are one of the toughest teams to evaluate thus far in 2017. At home against two mediocre teams, they’ve been electric and looked like a championship-caliber team. But in their one road game against a more challenging opponent, Minnesota looked like a bottom feeder.

Detroit, meanwhile, has played like an elite football team all season. They ran away from Arizona for an easy Week 1 victory and then marched past the New York Giants on Monday Night in Week 2. The Lions are inches from boasting an undefeated record after Golden Tate’s last-second touchdown effort was stopped just short of the end zone against undefeated Atlanta last week.

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Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings lost the NFC North Title Game (basically) to the Detroit Lions 16-13 in soul crushing fashion as Sam Bradford threw an interception that setup a chip shot Matt Prater game winning kick. The Purple are down and pretty close to out; but we recap the game, try to scrape a few positives out of the mess, and look ahead to possible playoff scenarios. All this with the 10-1 juggernaut Cowboys set to come into historic US Bank Stadium next Thursday. Woot woot.

Today’s Turkey Indigestion Talking Points Include:
• The Vikings’ Playoff Hopes Are THIN
• Sam Bradford Was Efficient to Death
• The Zim Reapers Are Kinda Back
• Do We Need to Be Concerned About Jerick McKinnon?
• The Mandatory Offensive Line Talking Point
• We Need to Be Ready for Life After Terence Newman
• Anthony Barr Played Out of His Mind
• Shumur’s Use of Cordarrelle Patterson is Promising
• Loose Thoughts
• So What Now?

All that and more “Just Stay in Your Food Coma” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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