PurplePTSD: Kris Boyd Irked, 8 Thoughts about Week 4, Redzone Woes

PurplePTSD: Kris Boyd Irked, 8 Thoughts about Week 4, Redzone Woes
Dec 20, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Kris Boyd. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-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 – Vikings corner Kris Boyd used Twitter to tee off on fair weather fans.

2 – Kyle Joudry offers eight Vikings thoughts after the win in Great Britain.

3 – So far in 2022, the Vikings aren’t gangbusters in the redzone.

4 – In the daily video segment, Dustin Baker recaps Saints-Vikings.

5 – Suddenly, it’s a two-horse race between the Packers and Vikings in the NFC North.


The Vikings knocked off the New Orleans Saints in Week 4, 28-25, thanks to special teams heroism 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.

The Vikings Top Offensive Performers at Saints, per PFF
Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen.Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-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. Minnesota is the NFC’s No. 2 seed as of October 2nd.

Lewis Cine was lost to a broken leg, a disappointing development for the Vikings 1st-Rounder, who was a special teams contributor through four games. The Vikings drafted Cine as a plan for life after Harrison Smith, but the Georgia alumnus likely won’t see a regular season field again until 2023. Minnesota will ask safeties Josh Metellus and Myles Dorn to step up in Cine’s stead.




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).