Thursday, October 19, 2017

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The Vikings add a running back as two playmakers return to practice.

The Minnesota Vikings needed a running back after rookie star Dalvin Cook suffered a torn ACL in his left knee last Sunday. Cook, who will miss the reminder of the season, left big shoes to fill. The Vikings looked to the open market to find his roster replacement.

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Episode 101

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Minnesota Vikings’ 30-9 loss at home against the Miami Dolphins in the team’s final preseason matchup and give their final predictions for the team’s final 53-man roster released this coming Saturday.

Episode 101 is sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.


  1. Into: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: BlackStack Brewing & The Twin Cities Directory (1:40)
  3. Dolphins Recap: Cayleb Jones Shines in Finale (2:17)
  4. Roster Prediction: Special Teams (12:08)
  5. Roster Prediction: Offense (14:08)
  6. Roster Prediction: Defense (22:32)
  7. Twitter Takes: Final Thoughts (34:00)
  8. Sign-Out: The Regular Season Has Arrived! (39:00)

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Dolphins Recap: The Preseason is Dead. Long Live the Preseason. (ep. 407)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings mercifully wrapped up the preseason Thursday getting boatraced by the Miami Dolphins at Historic US Bank Stadium. Even though the game was an exhibition, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t important for the bottom of the roster players. We talk about who made some dough and who’s going to be kneeding dough at Domino’s next week.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Dissecting Rick Spielman’s Comments
• Cayleb Jones Made Himself Some Money
• Eric Wilson is Making the 53
• The Mandatory Mitch Leidner Talking Point
• Taylor YOLO Heinicke
• Mackenzie Alexander. Bruh.
• Rodney Adams is Not Making the Team
• Other Jabronis Not Making It
• Loose Ends

All that and more “NFL Participant Mitch Leidner” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins

The (2-1) Vikings close out the preseason at U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday night against the (1-2) Miami Dolphins. The game is scheduled for 7pm CST.

The Vikings will open the regular season at home on Monday, September 11th against the New Orleans Saints.

Despite earning an exciting 32-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in their last preseason game on Sunday, the Vikings’ starting units were unimpressive in the win. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was not happy with the performance of his team.

Uncharacteristic mental mistakes plagued the first team defense as they allowed the 49ers to move the ball at will. The offense had a number of mistakes as well. Number one wide receiver Stefon Diggs had an off night, dropping two well-thrown passes from quarterback Sam Bradford. The offensive line starters struggled as well. Their performance led to three Bradford sacks.

The offensive starters have scored three points this preseason. While that may or may not be a reason to panic, the Vikings still have one more game to play before the regular season begins.

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A thrilling, victorious finish to the Minnesota Vikings’ third preseason game was not enough to negate the disappointing showing from the starting units Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers.

I have some good news, I have some bad news and I have some worse news.

The good news is that the Minnesota Vikings won in spectacular fashion.

The bad news is that the win doesn’t really mean much.

The worse news is that the starting units got obliterated by the San Francisco 49ers in the first half.

Minnesota escaped with 32-31 last-second win on Sunday night in front of a national television audience, no thanks to the starting units. Quarterbacks Case Keenum and Taylor Heinicke led a heroic comeback effort (with the help of a Jerick McKinnon kickoff return touchdown) to make up for a gruesome first half showing.

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