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Flip’s Review: X-Factors

In July, I wrote about four players who could vastly improve the team’s outlook, or be complete duds. Let’s look at how they’re faring:   Jerick McKinnon “McKinnon posted his best efficiency numbers in a limited role. He excels at changing pace and catching out of the backfield with fresh legs that maximize his 4.41…

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Top Plays: Vikings vs Lions

I’m doing my best to stay positive, but I can’t. Is it enough to just not jump off a cliff? Today was a game I was sure of. The first half confirmed all of it. We had Detroit right where we wanted them. Then, we watched a miserable 15 minutes. 15 minutes that took from…

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Top Plays: Vikings vs. Buccaneers

We knew the Minnesota Vikings had this game in them, but they still surprised us in several ways today. First, we weren’t sure they’d put it all back together after an unfocused effort in Pittsburgh last week. Secondly, I doubt many of us saw this Keenum breakout game coming, but boy did he win the…

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Top Plays: Vikings at Steelers

Well, this game was frustrating. We know our team’s weaknesses well. The OL struggles, outmatched DBs, and backup QB play bother me. That stuff is expected though to an extent. The aspects of the game that really frustrate me are the unforced errors. With or without Sam Bradford, I expect clean games from a no-nonsense…

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Top Plays: Vikings vs. Saints

I donned my purple 84 jersey and that’s exactly what I wanted to see. A celebration of football. Randy Moss blowing the gjallhorn, and stunning pictures of US Bank stadium during his halftime Ring of Honor Induction. A 9/11 tribute. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen dominating while catching passes from a white hot Sam Bradford….

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Vikings 2017 Cliche Defense

Is this the most cliché Vikings Defense and Special Teams ever? The roster seems to reflect many “rules” that we’ve seen on past teams: Roster Rule #5 – The Fierce Defensive Front The best unit in the history of our favorite franchise is the defensive front from 1967 – 1977. That’s way before my time,…

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Vikings Cliche 2017 Offense

Is this the most cliché Vikings Offense team ever? The roster seems to reflect many “rules” that we’ve seen on past teams:   Roster Rule #1 – The Journeyman QB The Vikings succeed with the arm of a journeyman QB. Any purple fan over 15 years old knows this truth well. The franchise started off…

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Top Plays: Vikings vs San Francisco

The Vikings didn’t meet my expectations when they hosted San Francisco on Sunday Night. I watched the game in a grey shirt and soft-brimmed purple Vikings hat (because it’s preseason) and our team produced similarly boring results. I expected a healthy Riley Reiff, Latavius Murray, Laquon Treadwell, and Trae Waynes to noticeably improve that team….

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Flip’s 2017 Vikings Prediction

It’s a bit early for schedule predictions with two preseason games to go. Several purple newcomers are still making their mark and most Vikings fans are focusing on how the team can improve before Week 1. Beyond the day-to-day of preseason news pieces, I’m personally calm. Mike Zimmer’s squads prepare well. Only an Adrian Peterson…

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Plays With My Emotion: Vikings at Seattle

Hope I’m hoping for the Vikings to get through this game with no injuries. Expectation I expect the offense to be better, but still a work in progress. Vikings Jerseys The purple pants were not my favorite at unveiling, but they have really grown on me. I’m in a pink (fuchsia?) shirt and jeans tonight….

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