Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Oooooooo Vikewolves of London feat. Myles Gorham (ep. 442)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings are over now over in London to try to head into the bye 6-2. To help us make some blood sausage level analysis, we brought back Myles Gorham (@MylesGorham85) of Climbing the Podcast (and Climbing the Big Board) to talk some Vikings, preview the Browns game, show his guy Laquon Treadwell some love, hype up Teddy Bridgewater’s return, and look ahead and try to not get too excited about the 2017 season. Because after all: Vikings.

All that and more “Shepherd’s Pie is Awesome” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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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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Episode 123

Graphic designed by Brett Anderson

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald recap the Minnesota Vikings’ 24-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in which Anthony Barr, Linval Joseph and the defense excelled.

Episode 123 is proudly sponsored by The Twin Cities Directory.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Rapid Reaction: Case Keenum, Latavius Murray, Anthony Barr, Linval Joseph and Plenty More!

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Emmanuel Lamur Steps Up in Place of an Injured Anthony Barr

The Minnesota Vikings have played exceptional defense through six weeks of the 2017 NFL season.

This isn’t a secret. Minnesota ranks atop the league in rush yards per game allowed (3rd), total yards per game allowed (5th) and points per game allowed (5th). Moreover, many of the yards the Vikings defense has sacrificed in coverage this season have come during garbage time, suggesting that this unit could be even better than the statistics may suggest.

Simply put, Minnesota’s defense has performed at an extremely high level with both the film and statistics reinforcing this notion. One of the greatest reasons for this is the unit’s collective ability to maintain good coverage in the secondary, tackle effectively, limit yards after catch and, specifically as of late, create turnovers.

Let’s take a look at how Harrison Smith, Xavier Rhodes and Co. performed both against the Green Bay Packers during Week 6 and collectively across the season to date.

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