Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tashawn Bower

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The Minnesota Vikings listed three players as questionable for Thursday’s divisional matchup against the Detroit Lions.

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Safety Andrew Sendejo, right tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Brian Robison are listed as questionable for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions. All Vikings players practiced in full Wednesday.

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A strong second half performance lifts the Minnesota Vikings over the Los Angeles Rams.

The box score reveals a big game from the wide receiver, running back and quarterback. But what’s missing is the effort from the men in the trenches. In Sunday’s 24-7 victory over the Rams, both the Vikings offensive and defensive lines came up big.

The Vikings defense allowed a total of 45 rushing yards. Los Angeles running back Todd Gurley, who averaged 84 rushing yards per game entering the Week 11 matchup, ran for 37 yards on 15 carries (2.47 yards per carry).

The Vikings limited Rams quarterback Jared Goff to 225 yards on 23 of 37 (62%) passing with zero touchdowns and interceptions. The defense held Los Angeles to 254 yards of total offense. The group put constant pressure on Goff, including sacks by Danielle Hunter and Tashawn Bower and hits by Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks.

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Wow, what a fun day! Lots of action. With roster cuts already in progress, here’s a last-minute Vikings 53-man roster projection, which includes Friday’s trade for cornerback Tramaine Brock:

Quarterback
  • Sam Bradford
  • Case Keenum
  • Teddy Bridgewater (PUP)

The Vikings rolled with two quarterbacks last year and I don’t see that changing this year. Taylor Heinicke is practice squad eligible and I don’t see teams lining up to snag him off waivers. Plus, there’s always Mitch Leidner.

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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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