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Vikings reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer 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
November 21

Listen: On Vikings-Lions, the suddenly top NFC North rivalry

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss Thanksgiving Day's Vikings-Lions game, which will feature this season's best two teams in the NFC North.
Vikings
November 14
Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7).

Listen: Case Keenum's hot hand, Teddy Bridgewater and non-QB Vikings topics

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' evolving quarterback situation.
Vikings
November 7
Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford duri...

Listen: Bridgewater, Bradford and the Vikings' potential change at QB

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' potential change at quarterback. (1:00) Teddy Bridgewater will be activated on Wednesday, Goessling reports. Case Keenum still the expected starter in Washington. (9:30) Sam Bradford to injured reserve? (15:00) Bridgewater returns to a different offense. (17:30) Fake midseason awards! Offensive, defensive MVP, comeback player and letdown player. (35:00) Adrian Peterson was the only NFL player with 100 rushing yards last weekend. (39:00) Previewing Vikings at Washington on Sunday. (45:00) Your questions.
EPISODE 101
October 24

Listen: The Vikings' mission now is to not mess this up

Intro: The Vikings won a Mike Zimmer dream game, and the defense has gone from very good to great. 20:00: The Browns are awful, but the Vikings still can't overlook them in London. 30:00: Are the Packers going to add a quarterback or what? 37:00: Listener questions.
Vikings
October 17

Listen: Vikings, NFC North undergoing a quarterback shift

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Anthony Barr hit that shifted the NFC North landscape.
Vikings
October 10
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) throws during the first...

Listen: Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings' murky QB situation

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' murky quarterback situation as Sam Bradford reels from a poor half in Chicago, Teddy Bridgewater nears a return to practice and Case Keenum may be in line for another start. Also: Everson Griffen's dominance, Xavier Rhodes' evolution and previewing Vikings-Packers on Sunday. Bonus: Brett Favre and the Packers keep relying on Samkon Gado's.
Vikings
October 3

Listen: Impact of Dalvin Cook's injury on Vikings season

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the impact of Dalvin Cook's injury on this Vikings season. (2:00) What would a Latavius Murray-led offense look like? (12:30) Wait continues on Sam Bradford's left knee. (16:00) Adrian Peterson. (23:00) Wildcat, why? (27:00) Burden back on the defense. (34:00) Vikings-Bears and Mitchell Trubisky. (44:00) We answer your questions.
EPISODE 97
September 26

Listen: Was there ever any doubt Case Keenum would shine for Vikings?

Open: Case Keenum lit up the Buccaneers, just like everybody (nobody) expected. 8:00: Dalvin Cook is really good in all phases of the game. Who knew a running back was allowed to do that? 16:00: Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen: Where do they rank among NFL receiving duos. 30:00: A thoughtful national anthem discussion. 38:00: The Lions got hosed last week, and now they play the Vikings. 45:00: Your questions.
Vikings
September 19

Listen: Vikings wise to be cautious with Sam Bradford

Ben Goessling, Michael Rand and Andrew Krammer go deep into the Vikings quarterback situation as Sam Bradford nurses a swollen knee.
EPISODE 95
September 13
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) ran after catching a...

Listen: Vikings recapture winning formula; will it stay?

Michael Rand rejoins Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer to break down the Vikings' convincing win over the Saints. (2:00) Do Sam Bradford and the offense from Monday night have staying power? (11:00) Diggs and Thielen steal the show. (20:00) Adrian Peterson's return didn't go well. (27:15) Terence Newman, the nickel corner. (30:00) Previewing Vikings-Steelers (35:00) We answer your Twitter questions. (38:45) 'Unlimited' Brett Favre joins the show.
Vikings
September 5
Minnesota Vikings center Pat Elflein (65) tackled a bag held by Minnes...

Listen: Vikings go young on 53-man roster, Saints preview and predictions

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer preview the 2017 Vikings after a weekend full of roster moves. (1:00) What does Alex Boone's release mean for the Vikings offense? (10:00) Does starting 3 rookies signify a sense of urgency from the coaching staff? (16:30) Vikings make a move for a third QB in Kyle Sloter. (22:00) FB C.J. Ham and CB Tramaine Brock highlight our other roster takeaways. (31:00) Previewing Vikings-Saints and Adrian Peterson's return. (42:00) Predictions for Monday night and the 2017 season.
EPISODE 93
August 30
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer in the second quarter.

Listen: On the Vikings preseason, Mr. Mankato and roster cuts

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and special guest Chip Scoggins break down the Vikings preseason from the starters. (1:00) Will 2017 be more of the same from this Vikings offense? (10:00) Is there any credence to the defense getting worn down in 2016? (18:00) The Mr. Mankato Award is coming down to the wire, and there's chaos. (28:30) Will LB Ben Gedeon be a rare rookie Week 1 starter in Mike Zimmer's defense? (32:00) Do we see any surprise cuts this weekend? Receivers and defensive tackles become our focus. (37:30) Has Jerick McKinnon won the kick return job?
EPISODE 92
August 14
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook

Listen: Exploring questions around the Vikings offense

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the latest developments around the Vikings.
EPISODE 91
August 7

Listen: Vikings' contract moves, camp observations and Senator Al Franken

In this Access Vikings podcast, our beat writers recap all the latest action from on and off the field from training camp at Minnesota State Mankato.
EPISODE 90
July 27
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater speaks at his first pr...

Listen: Bridgewater talks, but Vikings long-term QB picture remains unclear

Intro: What did we learn from Teddy Bridgewater's first news conference in almost a year? 12:00: Everson Griffen got an extension. Who's next? Apparently not Sam Bradford. 22:00: A fond farewell for Matt Vensel on his last Access Vikings podcast. 30:00: An extended run of very good Twitter questions.
EPISODE 89
July 18
Head coach Mike Zimmer returned to Vikings practice at Winter Park in...

Listen: Everything you need to know to catch up on the Vikings before camp

Open: Michael Floyd's suspension, Teddy without a brace and the final training camp in Mankato; 20:00: The highly controversial 17 most important Vikings of 2017; 40:00: Position battles to watch at camp. 48:00: Twitter questions!
EPISODE 89
June 15
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) joins other quarte...

Listen: 17 things we know about the Vikings heading into training camp

Intro: Breaking down what we learned during OTAs and minicamp; three hot takes (and a couple really hot ones) about the Vikings; will this be the last training camp in Mankato?
EPISODE 88
June 8
Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander worked on drills Wednesday May...

Listen: Who are the breakout and bounceback players for 2017 Vikings?

Intro: What did we learn from OTAs so far: 15:00: Who are Vikings candidates to break out and bounce back this year? Are they going 'backwards' as one NFL executive said? 31:00: Which Viking would you want to take a long car ride with? 40:00: Twitter questions.
EPISODE 87
May 25
Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater and coach Mike Zimmer.

Listen: How are Teddy and Zimmer? Which Viking would you live with?

Intro: What did we learn about Teddy Bridgewater's recovery and Mike Zimmer's eye in the last two weeks? 26:00: More nuggets from OTAs, including the configuration of the rebuilt offensive line and picking your ideal Viking roommate. 45:00: Your good questions.
EPISODE 86
May 9
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer addressed the press a news co...

Listen: Bridgewater's recovery takes interesting turn with Zimmer comments

Intro: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had a lot of interesting things to say at rookie minicamp, including optimism about Teddy Bridgewater's eventual return. What does it mean? 16:00: Get to know the Vikings rookies. 25:00: Will Zimmer be tougher on his players this year? 32:00: Marion Barber II gets his college degree. 35:00: 8.5 wins -- over or under for the Vikings?
EPISODE 85
May 1

Listen: Recapping the Vikings' 2017 NFL draft and top pick Dalvin Cook

Join Matt Vensel, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins for their review of the Vikings' moves in the 2017 NFL draft.
EPISODE 84
April 25

Listen: NFL draft is near; who will the Vikings take?

Intro: A look at the Vikings' major areas of need in the draft; 20:00: Matt Vensel's round-by-round Vikings mock draft. 38:00: All-time Vikings draft steals. 43:00: Wait, Adrian Peterson might sign with the Saints and play against the Vikings in week 1?
EPISODE 83
April 11

Listen: With draft approaching, are Vikings in the mix for Mixon?

Open: Catching up on significant recent news, including Teddy Bridgewater's throwing video and Sharrif Floyd's injury update; 18:00: Draft expert Matt Miller of Bleacher Report checks in on Vikings options, including controversial running back Joe Mixon; 40:00: Twitter questions galore.
EPISODE 82
March 21

Listen: Are the Vikings better off now than they were last year?

Intro: Breaking down the Latavius Murray signing and what it means for Adrian Peterson. 16:00: A lot of free agents decided not to sign with the Vikings. Why? 21:00: A bunch of them did sign, though. Are the Vikings better now than they were last year? 30:00: What holes are left to fill and who would start if the season began right now?
EPISODE 81
March 13

Listen: Are the Vikings doing enough in free agency?

Intro: Looking at the Vikings' two new offensive tackles; 12:00 -- so how are the Vikings doing in free agency? 22:00 -- Why didn't Alshon Jeffery sign here? 28:00 -- What about Eddie Lacy vs. Adrian Peterson; 34:00 -- A lot of Vikings players are leaving, and Rhett Ellison's dad spouted off about the organization.

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