Friday, November 24, 2017

New Orleans Saints

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Purple FTW! Podcast: LET THE GAMES BEGIN feat. Andrea Hangst & JReidDraftScout (ep. 415)

With the Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings prepared to descend upon the Steel City, we brought in Bleacher Report Steelers writer and friend of the program Andrea Hangst (@FBALL_Andrea) to discuss the upcoming Week 2 fracas on the banks of the Three Rivers. Plus Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) of Vikings Territory swings by for his weekly appearance and drops some knowledge about how the Zimmer Hellfire Defense can put the brakes on the Steelers and the Triple B’s.

All that and more “The Gotham Rogues Used Mike Wallace Properly…” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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It had been some time since an individual Minnesota Vikings player rushed for over 100 yards in a game, a feat that many fans had become accustom to during the Adrian Peterson era. Rookie second-round pick Dalvin Cook finally surpassed the plateau during Minnesota’s victory over New Orleans this past Monday, becoming the first Viking to do so since Peterson totaled 104 yards against the New York Giants back in Week 16 of the 2015 campaign.

Following a season in which the team finished dead last in the league in both total rushing yards (1,205) and yards per rush attempt (3.2), general manager Rick Spielman put notable effort into revamping both Minnesota’s offensive line as well as its backfield this past offseason. The Vikings have made it abundantly clear that they intend to run the ball much more effectively in 2017, and following a strong effort on the ground against the Saints, all signs point toward them making good on this objective.

Cook, who finished his NFL debut against New Orleans with 22 carries for 127 yards, figures to be a significant piece of this puzzle, as Minnesota made it clear on Monday night that it intends to utilize the talent of its young rookie both frequently and in a variety of different ways.

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Episode 106

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald take a more in-depth look at the Minnesota Vikings’ 29-19 victory over the New Orleans Saints, highlighting players such as Harrison Smith and Dalvin Cook while praising offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s play-calling along the way.

Episode 106 is proudly sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.


  1. Into: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: BlackStack Brewing & The Twin Cities Directory (1:12)
  3. Vikings Updates: Elijah Lee Claimed by San Francisco; Bucky Hodges Clears Waivers (1:43)
  4. Injury Report: Anthony Barr Misses Practice; Sam Bradford Limited (9:00)
  5. Saints Review: Harrison Smith, Dalvin Cook, Pat Shurmur and More (13:21)
  6. Steelers Tease: Quick Glance at Pittsburgh Steelers (36:36)
  7. Sign-Out: Vikings Pregame Show on Sunday Before Pittsburgh Game (47:00)

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Purple FTW! Podcast: The Road Warriors feat. Jon Ledyard & Josh Pelto (ep. 414)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings have their first big road test coming up Sunday as they make a pilgrimage to the Mighty City on the Three Rivers to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. To preview the opposition, we brought in Steel City apologist Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) of FanRag Sports and the Locked on Steelers Podcast. Jon and I discussed the key Black & Yellow (Black & Yellow, Black & Yellow) weapons the Vikings will need to dismantle to pick up a big statement win on the road. Later on in the show, the Happy Hour Half-Hour (aka Vikes Over Beers) is back with Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) kibitzing about re-calibrating expectations for this year’s Purple crop.

All that and more “Thielen is Like a Better Antonio Brown” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Episode 24

VT Roundtable Episode 24

Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle), BJ Reidell (@RobertReidell), Brett Anderson (@brettAnderson87), Drew Mahowald (@DrewMahowald) and Ham Neumann (@NeumSamN) recap and offer immediate analysis for the Minnesota Vikings’ 29-19 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. All while bringing in guests and taking viewer questions during this live show.

Check out Episode 24 after the jump and subscribe to the Vikings Territory YouTube channel to ensure that you never miss a VT Roundtable discussion, the latest installment of Bump & Run or and a variety of other #content.

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