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Vikings reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune are bringing all you football enthusiasts another way to stay connected to the purple. Consider this podcast to be similar to any Vikings season: full of ups and downs, but never boring.

Vikings
December 5
Vikings running back Ameer Abdullah (31) took the field ahead of Monday night's game against the Seahawks in Seattle.

Podcast: Rhodes, Cook and Vikings storylines ahead of Lions game

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings storylines entering Sunday's game against the Lions, including Xavier Rhodes, Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen and the defense's uneven season.
Vikings
December 4
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) threw under pressure from Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly (91) and Vikings outside linebacker Anthony

Podcast: Defensive letdown leads to Vikings loss in Seattle

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan exit the visiting locker room at CenturyLink Field in Seattle and recap the Vikings' 37-30 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night.
Vikings
November 27
The Minnesota Vikings offense huddled around Kirk Cousins (8).

Podcast: Previewing the Vikings' challenge in Seattle on Monday night

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview the Vikings' challenge Monday night in Seattle, where the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson seem to only play close games. How can the Vikings defense counter Seattle's passing game? How could Adam Thielen's return impact the Vikings' attack?
Vikings
November 20
Minnesota Vikings' Dalvin Cook (33).

Podcast: On a two-tier NFC North, Vikings' health and bye-week honors

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' most valuable and most disappointing players at the bye week and look around the NFC and NFC North with five games to go.
Vikings
November 18
Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins called plays in the huddle in the first quarter.

Podcast: Historic comeback over Broncos shows Vikings' adaptability

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan provide their reactions to Sunday's 27-23 win against the Broncos.
Vikings
November 13
Minnesota Vikings safety Jayron Kearse (27) intercepted the ball on the last play of the game at AT&T Stadium.

Podcast: Vikings positioned well at start of NFC playoff race

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' early positioning in the NFC playoff race after 10 games, Gary Kubiak's influence ahead of the Broncos game and answer your Twitter questions.
Vikings
November 12
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) scored a touchdown in the third quarter.

Podcast: Vikings make statement in prime-time win over Cowboys

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan return from the visiting locker room at AT&T Stadium to discuss the Vikings' 28-24 win in Dallas.
Vikings
November 7
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov

Podcast: Vikings can gain NFC ground in Zimmer's return to Dallas

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss Sunday night's NFC clash between the Vikings and Cowboys, featuring the latest chance to beat a winning team on the road. What does Mike Zimmer's return to Dallas mean to him? What kind of challenge does Amari Cooper present this Vikings secondary?
Vikings
November 5
Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer argued with official Mike Carr in the second quarter.

Podcast: Big plays, missed opportunities sink Vikings in Kansas City

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins recap the Vikings' 26-23 loss in Kansas City, which saw big plays, missed opportunities and a strong road crowd in purple.
Vikings
October 31
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins handed the ball to Vikings running back Alexander Mattison during the third quarter.

Podcast: Mahomes? Moore? Vikings take winning streak to Kansas City

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview Sunday's game in Kansas City, where the Vikings (6-2) can catch a break against an MVP-less Chiefs (5-3) team.
Vikings
October 25
Former Minnesota Vikings star Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) was greeted by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) a

Podcast: An 'ugly' Vikings win and warmer reception for Adrian Peterson

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins discuss the Vikings' 19-9 win over Washington on Thursday night, including how fans' reactions changed toward Adrian Peterson during his second return to Minnesota.
Vikings
October 23
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) reacts after a touchdown by running back Dalvin Cook during the second half of an NFL football game aga

Podcast: Cousins, Keenum, Peterson and a game of intrigue

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview Thursday night's Vikings-Redskins game, full of intrigue from Kirk Cousins playing his former team to Case Keenum and Adrian Peterson returning to U.S. Bank Stadium.
Vikings
October 21
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrated tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) fourth quarter touchdown at Ford Field.

Podcast: Kirk Cousins, Vikings offense keep rolling in Detroit

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan discuss the Vikings' 503-yard, 42-point win in Detroit, where the offense continued rolling off the arm of quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Vikings
October 17
After his touchdown, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook threw the ball into the stands in the fourth quarter.

Podcast: On confidence, the Vikings offense and another NFC North road trip

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss how coordinator Kevin Stefanski and the offense has displayed confidence in quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has returned the gesture in back-to-back wins. Where does that put the outlook ahead of Sunday's game in Detroit?
Vikings
October 16
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) threw a warm up pass ahead of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Podcast: Did Vikings, Cousins find their stride in win over Eagles?

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins discuss the major takeaways from the Vikings' 38-20 win against the Eagles.
Vikings
October 9
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) during a fourth quarter run.

Podcast: Uneven Vikings face tough, but beatable foe in Eagles

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the gravity to Sunday's game against the Eagles, which could become the best opponent the Vikings have beaten since the last time they played Philadelphia.
Vikings
October 8
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) spoke with New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) at the end of the game. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • c

Podcast: Road win in New York is just what Vikings needed

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan recap the Vikings' 28-10 win in New York, where they dismantled a shorthanded Giants team.
Vikings
October 2
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen

Listen: On the Vikings' broken passing game, Sunday's game at Giants

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss where the Vikings offense stands with Kirk Cousins after two poor NFC North games. They also preview Sunday's game in New York, where former Vikings coordinator Pat Shurmur is molding an up-and-coming quarterback in rookie Daniel Jones.
Vikings
October 1
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) reacted as he looked to the scoreboard from the sidelines late in the fourth quarter. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE

Listen: The Vikings offense struggles again on road in NFC North

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins discuss the Vikings' underwhelming offense in Sunday's 16-6 loss in Chicago.
Vikings
September 27
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook celebrated a first down in third quarter.

Listen: Vikings enter Soldier Field with plenty to prove

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' trip to Soldier Field, which has produced anything but boring games over the years. What is there still to learn about this Vikings team? We also discuss the returns of Marcus Sherels and Laquon Treadwell, as well as take your questions.
Vikings
September 22
Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrated after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter.

Listen: Breaking down the Vikings' domination of Oakland

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan exit the Vikings locker room and react to Sunday's 34-14 win against the Raiders. Kirk Cousins carried out the Vikings' plan well, but questions remain. We also discuss Dalvin Cook's greatness, the defense's depth and the boos raining down on Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson.
Vikings
September 18
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on the field.

Listen: On Kirk Cousins, Daniel Carlson and Vikings vs. Raiders

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the state of the Vikings with quarterback Kirk Cousins amid the veteran's candid comments about his own play. Who's the most important audience for Cousins' message? How did the Packers' defensive plan lead to his forgettable day? Are the Raiders the right remedy? We also take your Twitter questions on much more.
Vikings
September 15
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) caught a 45 yard touch down catch over Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) in the thir

Listen: Breaking down the Vikings' loss in Green Bay

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan discuss the Vikings' 21-16 loss at Lambeau Field just minutes after the game. What went wrong for Kirk Cousins? What did he say about his poor outing? Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs and many more factors are sized up for the 1-1 Vikings.
Vikings
September 12
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) celebrated with Dalvin Cook (33) after scoring on a quarterback sneak in the second quarter.

Listen: What a difference a year makes for the Vikings and Packers rivalry

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' recent run of success against the Packers, and how Sunday's game at Lambeau Field will take on a different look for both teams.
Vikings
September 10
Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph tackled Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a sack during the fourth quarter as the Vikings took on the Atlanta F

Listen: Takeaways from Vikings' decisive opening win vs. Falcons

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins exited the Vikings locker room and immediately discussed the 28-12 win against the Falcons on Sunday. Is this a sign of things to come offensively? What to take away from a stout defensive performance and clean special teams?