Analysis

Vikings vs. Saints: Preview

I’ve found two games from the 2017 season that provide compelling evidence of how our purple can beat the Saints. These games both occurred down the stretch in a tight NFC race, against playoff caliber opponents. So if we find what these games have in common, we can find a path forward for our beloved…

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Flip’s Five: Vikings 2017 Season Review

“Thirteen of them, that’s hard to do baby. That’s hard to do, but we have a damn good team. We play together as a team: special teams, offense, defense…I’m proud as hell of this team.” – Mike Zimmer The end of the regular season passes quickly for playoff bound teams. It’s hard to pause when…

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E12: Pocket Protectors [Hot Streaks & Superbowls]

Jayson, Eric, and Luke discuss the hottest playoff teams, playoff probabilities, and a potential Vikings/Patriots Superbowl match up. No Matter How Good You Think Harrison Smith Is, He’s Better Than You Think He Is https://climbingthepocket.podbean.com/mf/web/5rhzs7/E12_Hot_Streaks_Superbowls_.mp3        

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Top Plays: Vikings vs Bengals

NFC North Champions. That’s what a great team does to a poor one, they beat them down. In previous contests against Chicago and Cleveland the Vikings came out slow. They looked different today. They looked like a contender. There’s so much work still to do, but seeing them coast to a victory warmed my heart….

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E11: Pocket Protectors [Harrison Smith MVP?]

Jayson, Eric, and Luke discuss the Pro Bowl, Harrison Smith being snubbed, and what it would take for a defensive player to earn league MVP. https://climbingthepocket.podbean.com/mf/web/gekrpt/E11_Defensive_Player_Value_.mp3  

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Top Plays: Vikings At Panthers

On the Ringer NFL Podcast and they talked about how every good team has a “what the hell” game during the season. They were referencing New England’s loss to Miami Monday night, but I believe the same applies to our Vikings here. This loss reminds us that “Any Given Sunday” isn’t just a movie. But…

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E09: Pocket Protectors [Touchbacks & MVPs]

Jayson, Eric, and Luke talk touchbacks, the most impressive Vikings win of the season, and Case Keenum’s MVP candidacy. Check out Luke’s latest piece on Ben Gedeon here. https://climbingthepocket.podbean.com/mf/web/dypjax/E09_Touchbacks_MVPs_.mp3  

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Top Plays: Vikings at Falcons

Hey fam, due to my live viewing and delayed travel, this segment will be abbreviated, but I still wanted to watch the Top Plays one more time! But first some notes: Atlanta’s new stadium really impressed me. I’ve been to both The Bank and The Benz now. While there’s desire to compare the two, I…

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Climbing The Pocket: Episode 53 [Magic City?] ft. @PFF_EricEager & @spokenflow22

Click here for iTunes Click here for Stitcher https://climbingthepocket.podbean.com/mf/web/2vmn86/Episode_53_ATL_Pocket_Protection_.mp3 Climbing The Pocket Podcast In this Episode: Introduction “What would you get the Vikings for Christmas?” Random Chatter How good is the Vikings OL? What is our best win of the season? How many “quality” wins do we have? Prince’s Hateration Scale Atlanta Game Preview with…

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