PurplePTSD: A Less Fearsome Pass Rush, Saints Injuries, Primetime for Cousins?

PurplePTSD: A Less Fearsome Pass Rush, Saints Injuries, Is this Primetime for Cousins?
Sep 11, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker D.J. Wonnum (98) and linebacker Danielle Hunter. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

The sister-site to VikingsTerritory is PurplePTSD.com, and the guys and gals over there roll out the Minnesota Vikings analysis just as much as we do.

Here is some of their top content from the last couple of days:

1 – With Za’Darius Smith a gametime decision, the Vikings pass rush may be less fearsome.

2 – The way things are shaping up, the Saints will be without at least three key players.

3 – PPTSD writes about whether the London game is “primetime” and why the game is significant for Kirk Cousins regardless.

4 – In the daily video segment, Dustin Baker explains the eight big Vikings storylines for Week 4.

5 – Josh Frey predicts the Vikings record leading into the Week 7 bye.


The Vikings travel to London for a date with the Saints on Sunday. The Saints notoriously toppled the Vikings in the 2009 NFC Championship game, and the franchises haven’t liked each other since. Thankfully for Minnesota’s sake, vengeance was exacted in 2017 and 2019, as the Vikings jettisoned the Saints from the postseason, and New Orleans had lofty Super Bowl aspirations in both seasons.

Explained: What's on Tap for Week 4 with Saints
Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports.

The Saints are 3.5-point underdogs against the Vikings after losing to the Carolina Panthers in Week 3, 22-14.




Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).