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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Buccaneers Recap: The Keenum King (ep. 421)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings doubled up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17 Sunday afternoon at Historic US Bank Stadium. The theme of the day was “Unlikely Heroes” as Case Keenum had the best game of his career, leading the Vikings offense in the absence of Sam Bradford. Plus the Zimmer Hellfire Defense got Turnover Party 2017 (finally) started forcing Jameis Winston into three interceptions. An all-around great performance and the type the team needed to snap the squad and fanbase out of an early season funk.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Case Keenum Silenced a Lot of Critics
• Pat Shumur Called a Helluva Game
• Dalvin Cook Ate
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense is The Zimmer Hellfire Defense
• Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen
• Andrew Sendejo’s Best Game of His Career
• Xavier Rhodes-Mike Evans Lived Up to the Hype
• What Happens Next Week at Quarterback?
• Odds & Ends
• Looking Ahead at the Schedule

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

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Episode 111

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald give their initial reactions to the Minnesota Vikings’ 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers behind elite quarterback Case Keenum.

Episode 111 is proudly sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Into: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: BlackStack Brewing & The Twin Cities Directory (1:36)
  3. Game Review: Case Keenum is the Greatest Quarterback in NFL History (1:51)
  4. Game Review: Sacks and Turnovers (23:52)
  5. Twitter Takes: Bragging (37:21)
  6. Sign-Out: Still Smiling (44:23)

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Next Man Up

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Special teams has always been the odd-phase out.

Extra-point bathroom breaks are a weekly routine for many fans, and others even have had the audacity to challenge whether or not kickers and punters qualify as “football players”. It is understandable that special teams phases are typically viewed similarly to a third wheel, as offense and defense provide the vast majority of explosive, highlight-reel plays while the tug-of-war between the two “primary” game phases is perpetually tracked on scoreboards, statistical websites and, of course, social media.

This perception is rooted in a very simple, elementary-level dynamic: Six points will always be more than three, and, correspondingly, field goals will always finish second to touchdowns. Furthermore, attempting field goals, regardless of result, is the football-equivalent of settling for a consolation prize.

The scoreboard may not always directly reflect superior special teams play, but over the course of an entire season, teams that perform well in these phases of the game tend to finish much higher in the standings. The Minnesota Vikings are well aware of this truth and, as a result, have demonstrated that special teams excellence is not just an annual objective but a formal expectation every single season.

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Episode 110

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald stick to their weekly routine with a comprehensive breakdown of the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 3 opponent — Jameis Winston, Lavonte David and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Also included are segments discussing the matchup history between Minnesota and Tampa Bay as well as a little brief analysis of other goings on in the NFL.

Episode 110 is proudly sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Into: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: BlackStack Brewing & The Twin Cities Directory (2:00)
  3. Matchup History: TOUCHDOWN BARR AND THE VIKINGS WIN IT!(2:32)
  4. Bucs Preview: Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, Desean Jackson and Plenty More (10:30)
  5. Bucs Preview: Elite-caliber Player at Each Level (29:35)
  6. Friday Frenzy: Props to Steve Sarkisian and Belief in the Rams (46:45)
  7. Week 3 Picks: Drew is 0-1 during Week 3 thus far (51:38)
  8. Twitter Takes: More Dangerous — Desean Jackson or OJ Howard? (1:04:03)
  9. Sign-Out: Vikings Viewing Party September 9th at BlackStack Brewing (1:10:08)

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Episode 109

Graphic designed by Brett Anderson

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Minnesota Vikings’ dilemma with Sam Bradford and Case Keenum and also breakdown strong starts from Dalvin Cook and Xavier Rhodes.

Episode 109 is proudly sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Into: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: BlackStack Brewing & The Twin Cities Directory (1:00)
  3. Bradford & Keenum: Can the Vikings win with Case Keenum? (1:50)
  4. Cooking Up Trouble: Dalvin Cook Proving his Worth Early (27:35)
  5. Rhodes Closed: Xavier Rhodes Solidifying his Status as an Elite Cornerback (39:15)
  6. Sign-Out: Vikings Viewing Party September 9th at BlackStack Brewing (46:42)

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