PurplePTSD: Kirktober, a Test from Andy Dalton, Nowhere to Be Cine

PurplePTSD: Kirktober, a Test from Andy Dalton, Nowhere to Be Cine
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. © Kareem Elgazzar via Imagn Content Services, LLC.

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 – Josh Frey announces the arrival of Kirktober — and what Kirktober is in the first place.

2 – The Vikings defense — a unit that has not been gangbusters through three games — deals with a new hurdle. And that’s a backup quarterback.

3 – The Vikings 1st-Round rookie has only played special defense so far in 2022, and PPTSD breaks it down.

4 – Dustin Baker answers Friday’s questions from the daily email bag.

5 – Finally, here are some overlooked items to monitor during Saints-Vikings.


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).