Analysis

  • Master of the defensive mind games

    Mike Zimmer’s defense is a labyrinth. Some of the NFL’s best quarterbacks — Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Cam Newton — wandered into Zimmer’s trap this season, only to leave battered, bruised, and most importantly, confused. The Minnesota Vikings don’t just smother…

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  • five thoughts

    1. This is starting to sound like a broken record. Gathering my thoughts following the Vikings’ 31-13 win over the Texans Sunday, I realized they’re basically the same as they have been most of the season; great defense, a virtually mistake-free…

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  • Xavier Rhodes is a Bad Man

    Jerick McKinnon finally broke free on the ground. The offensive line finally protected Sam Bradford. Cordarrelle Patterson finally flashed his first round talent. Plenty went right for the Minnesota Vikings’ offense on Monday night, but it was defense that once…

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  • different

    1. I’m trying not to get too giddy. At 4-0, with what this team has been through, it’s hard not to let the joy flow hysterically, running down the street and high-fiving strangers and yelling about how football is a…

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  • Vikings versus Giants

    In an effort to be better educated about our opponents, we have been inviting a writer covering our opponent to Vikings Territory on a weekly basis to answer just a few quick question. This Vikings versus Giants matchup on Monday Night…

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