PurplePTSD: Cine’s Injury, Saved by a Kick, Special Teams

PurplePTSD: Cine's Injury, Saved by a Kick, Special Teams
Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; New Orleans Saints place kicker Wil Lutz. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-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 – Lewis Cine broke his leg and will be out indefinitely, a disappointment for the Vikings 1st-Round pick in April’s draft.

2 – The Vikings wiggled out of Europe with a win, thanks to a missed 61-yard field goal from Will Lutz.

3 – The Saints played without Jameis Winston, Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas, and Andrus Peat, so a Vikings loss would’ve been rather embarrassing.

4 – Dustin Baker answers Sunday night’s questions from the daily email inbox.

5 – Josh Frey explains the special nature of the Vikings special teams in London.

The Vikings knocked off the New Orleans Saints in Week 4, 28-25, thanks to special teams razzle-dazzle and a terrific game-winning drive from quarterback Kirk Cousins. Greg Joseph saved the day with five field goals, although he curiously missed one crucial extra point.

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson returned to form for 10 catches, 147 receiving yards, and a rushing touchdown as Minnesota took care of a team without its QB1, RB1, WR1, and LG.

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 Vikings are early seven-point home favorites against the rival Chicago Bears, who lost in Week 4 at the New York Giants, 20-12. The Green Bay Packers also won on Sunday, beating the New England Patriots, but the Vikings stay on top of the NFC North thanks to tiebreakers.

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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).