Minnesota Vikings

The NFL MVP Race Is Between Matt Ryan And Aaron Rodgers, So Here’s Who Wins It

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Aaron Rodgers thought the Packers could run the table after getting trounced by Washington in Week 11. Green Bay did just that in winning their final six games and the NFC North. (Photo: Washington Times)

There have been a lot of names thrown out regarding this seasons NFL MVP award. Ezekiel “Zeke” Elliott. David Johnson. Tom Brady. All of them have been discussed and all of that discussion had merit.

Emphasis on ‘had’.  (more…)

Ep. 13: Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings Kicker

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When talking to Minnesota Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh you get the sense of a man that is focused on what’s ahead. He’s moved past last season, and is primed for a big season for a Vikings team with high expectations. In other words, he’s got the right mindset to play what can sometimes be a very unforgiving position. Most of that is because he knows what’s important, which is a testament to his strong family and support system. Blair, statistically, is a top-5 Kicker in the National Football League since he debuted in 2012. At age 22, he was named 1st Team All-Pro in the NFL (the only rookie on the team that year) and set numerous Viking and NFL records along the way. In 2015, he made almost 97% of the Extra Points he attempted and almost 86% of the Field Goals he attempted. (more…)

Wild Card Weekend Thoughts: Kirk Cousins, Blair Walsh, And Cincinnati’s Bungles

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Blair Walsh didn’t cost the Vikings anything on Sunday. (Photo By: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs in the books I wanted to share a few thoughts.  (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2015: NFC Wild Card Weekend Primer

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Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has completed close to 70% of his passes in leading Minnesota to the playoffs. He’ll have his work cut out for him against Seattle’s defense on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY Sports)

Let’s just jump right in.

Seattle Seahawks v. Minnesota Vikings

I want this match up to be closer.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets, Bye Week Advice

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The Vikings Stefon Diggs has 19 targets, 13 receptions, and 216 yards in two games. Considering the schedule and the competition it’s time you give him a run in your fantasy leagues.

It’s week 7, which means those of you who rely heavily on Bengals, Packers, Bears and Broncos are going to have a lot of roster work to do.  (more…)

2015 NFL Preview: NFC Division Predictions

I like Seattle to win the NFC West again in 2015 despite a holdout from Kam Chancellor. But a division rival might have the last laugh in playoffs. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

I like Seattle to win the NFC West again in 2015 despite a holdout from Kam Chancellor. But a division rival might have the last laugh in playoffs. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Division and playoff predictions are tricky in the NFL.

Every week a team can look like a “team to beat” or the worst team you’ve ever seen. With the NFL only playing 16 games, one could put themselves in a situation to be roundly criticized for picking the wrong team without the benefit of hindsight.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Five Takeaways From Week 1 Of The Preseason & Some Fantasy Football Musings

Marcus Mariota finished his debut 7-of-8 with 94 yards and an interception. However there is a lot he can build on.

We finally have real football. No more guessing or wondering what players will look like. We have tape, competition, and I have opinions on what I saw.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2014: What’s Real, What’s Not On The Waiver Wire After Week 4

Ben McAdoo has Eli Manning (974 yards, 9 TD's, 66.9% completion) and Co. playing at an elite level. Should you believe it?

Ben McAdoo has Eli Manning (974 yards, 9 TD’s, 66.9% completion) and Co. playing at an elite level. Should you believe it? (Photo: Rich Schulz/Getty Images North America)

Better late than never, right?

Before I get started does anyone want to explain themselves for not following my post-week 2 advice and picking up Larry Donnell? (more…)

Fantasy Football 2014: What’s Real, What’s Not On The Waivers After Week 3

Blake Bortles has been named the starting quarterback in Jacksonville. Should you look to own him on your fantasy team? (Photo By: John Konstantaras/Getty Images North America)

Blake Bortles has been named the starting quarterback in Jacksonville. Should you look to own him on your fantasy team? (Photo By: John Konstantaras/Getty Images North America)

Let me start by telling you all that I went a clean 4-0 last week in fantasy football. I know, hold your applause.

But really, though, there are so many people to thank. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2014: Fantasy Football Quarterback Tiers Done My Way

Jekyll and Hyde?: Games 1-8: Stafford's numbers were 2,617 yards, 16 TD's, 6 INT's and a 94.7 rating. Games 9-16: 2,033 yards, 13 TD's, 13 INT's and a 72.1 rating

Jekyll and Hyde?: Stafford’s first-half numbers (2,617 yards, 16 TD’s, 6 INT’s and a 94.7 rating) didn’t resemble anything he did in the second-half ( 2,033 yards, 13 TD’s, 13 INT’s and a 72.1 rating)

The quarterback position is the most important position in fantasy football.

Go ahead and disagree. I say that without a hint of reservation or sarcasm. It doesn’t make sense to place the hopes of a well drafted team in the hands of someone who isn’t going to consistently give you the production you need from, what should be, the steadiest spot on your roster. (more…)