Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Episode 130

Graphic designed by Brett Anderson

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald take an in-depth look at the Minnesota Vikings’ matchup with the Washington Redskins, run a round of ‘Contenders or Pretenders’ and offer their picks for the week.

Episode 130 is proudly sponsored by The Twin Cities Directory.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Into: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: Twin Cities Directory — Shamrock’s Irish Nook (1:00)
  3. Injury Report & Matchup History: Do We Play These Guys Every Year?!?! (1:30)
  4. Redskins Preview: Offense (8:55)
  5. Redskins Preview: Defense (26:45)
  6. Friday Frenzy: Contenders or Pretenders (37:20)
  7. Week 10 Picks: Split Opinion on Minnesota-Washington (50:55)
  8. Sign-Out: Pregame Show Sunday at 11 AM CST (55:15)

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Jay Gruden
Courtesy of Vikings.com

The Minnesota Vikings remain one game up in the NFC North standings, but it appears as if the sense of urgency that had been lost during the team’s three-game losing streak has returned.

“The big thing is we need to win,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said (Vikings.com). “I mean, it’s time, we need to win. At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing. This kind of looked like the team I’ve had for awhile this week, and hopefully we carry it over.”

Minnesota took a step in the right direction offensively against the Detroit Lions, but a culmination of late-game mistakes ultimately led to a discouraging 22-16 overtime loss.

The Vikings head out on the road this week to face the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. with the goal of putting an end to their losing streak against a foe that is familiar in more ways than one.

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Image courtesy of Vikings.com

This whole losing thing is really starting to get old. Maybe the Minnesota Vikings could come up with a few plays this Sunday to actually end the game with more points than their opponent?

Strange concept, but if done right, it may work.

The Vikings came close last week, holding the Detroit Lions to three points and 36 total yards in the second half until their very last two drives. But unfortunately, it was those last two drives that ended up winning the game for the Lions and handing Minnesota their third straight loss of the season.

Now in order for the Vikings to avoid losing four games in a row this weekend against the Washington Redskins, there are a few suggestions they may want to take into consideration.

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