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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
February 7
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer (right) and assistant coach/offensive consultant Gary Kubiak share a run-first philosophy in a pass-happy NFL.

Podcast: Vikings' coordinator hires, Super Bowl and tough decisions

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview the many decisions facing the Vikings this offseason. First, how do familiar coordinators in Gary Kubiak and Andre Patterson/Adam Zimmer set the stage for personnel moves to come?
Vikings
January 13
Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards at TCO Performance Center Thursday July,25 2019 in Eagan, MN.

Podcast: Vikings offseason begins with coaching staff turnover

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss a Vikings offseason of changes that will begin with turnover on the coaching staff, including the departure of two defensive coaches and replacing Kevin Stefanski.
Vikings
January 13
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) was tacked for no gain in the first quarter by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw (57) .] Jer

Podcast: Vikings' season ends with lopsided loss. What happened?

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins recap the Vikings' 27-10 loss in the NFC Divisional playoff round to the 49ers.
Vikings
January 8
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter, left, and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen celebrated their defense in the first quart

Podcast: Can the Vikings keep rolling in San Francisco?

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer preview Saturday's NFC Divisional playoff game in San Francisco, where the 49ers defensive line poses a tough challenge for the Vikings offense.
Vikings
January 6
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen celebrated after he sacked New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the third quarter.

Podcast: On Kirk Cousins, Mike Zimmer and an impressive Vikings playoff win

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan return from the visiting locker room in the Superdome to recap the Vikings' 26-20 overtime playoff win against the Saints.
Vikings
January 1
Members of the Skol Line showed their pride with the Skol cheer from the tunnel during halftime. ] ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startribune.com The

Podcast: Answering your questions on Vikings-Saints, Stefanski, more

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer empty the mailbag and answer your questions about Sunday's NFC wild-card game between the Vikings and Saints.
Vikings
December 30, 2019
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) returns a fumble in the first quarter Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn

Podcast: Vikings get tall task in playoff trip to New Orleans

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer react to the Vikings' first-round playoff matchup in New Orleans, starting with the opportunity for quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Vikings
December 27, 2019
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) celebrated with the defense after recovering a fumble in the first quarter.

Podcast: Finding meaning in Vikings' regular season finale vs. Bears

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer find meaning in the Vikings' season finale against the Bears, when starters might or might not play that much.
Vikings
December 24, 2019
Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen (19).

Podcast: On a 'sobering' Vikings loss to the Packers

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins discuss the fallout from the Vikings' 23-10 loss to the Packers, marking the first home loss of the 2019 season. What to make of quarterback Kirk Cousins' night, the offensive line and much more.
Vikings
December 19, 2019
Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone (23).

Podcast: Vikings-Packers, impact of Cook's likely absence and Pro Bowl

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer preview all things Vikings-Packers ahead of Monday night's matchup, including how Dalvin Cook's likely absence will impact the offense, stories about the Pro Bowl and your Twitter questions.
Vikings
December 16, 2019
Vikings players and fans celebrated with Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (95) after he returned a 56 yard fumble for a touchdown in th

Podcast: Vikings, fans swarm Los Angeles in resounding win over Chargers

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan recap the Vikings' 39-10 win against the Chargers. On seven takeaways, Dalvin Cook's new shoulder injury, Danielle Hunter's ascension and much more.
Vikings
December 12, 2019
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook before the game.

Podcast: Vikings need win at Chargers to outpace another L.A. team

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview the Vikings' trip to Los Angeles, where an underachieving Chargers (5-8) team has talent not reflected by its record.
Vikings
December 8, 2019
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) was congratulated by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) after he scored a touchdown lat

Podcast: What we learned from the Vikings' decisive win vs. Lions

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins exit the Vikings locker room at U.S. Bank Stadium and recap the 20-7 win against the Lions. They discuss what was learned from the second NFC North win, Danielle Hunter's excellence and questions moving forward.
Vikings
December 5, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.