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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
March 27
Podcast: Vikings' defensive departures and free-agent moves

Podcast: Vikings' defensive departures and free-agent moves

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand keep their social distance while discussing Everson Griffen's departure, the Vikings' plan with safety Anthony Harris and the Michael Pierce signing.
Vikings
March 18
Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins looked passed the ball to Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Stefon Diggs in the third quarter.

Podcast: Diggs' agitation ends in trade, Cousins gets new deal

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss what led up to the blockbuster trade that sent Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. They also recap a busy start to NFL free agency, including Kirk Cousins' new deal that freed up cap space to tag Anthony Harris.
Vikings
March 14
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) warmed up at Dignity Health Sports Park .

Podcast: Vikings cut Xavier Rhodes, more change coming for secondary

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss why cornerback Xavier Rhodes' release is one of likely many changes coming for the Vikings secondary.
Vikings
March 12
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins spoke with Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers at the end of the game.

Podcast: Intriguing free-agent QBs, Vikings' backup options and more

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss an intriguing quarterback market and relevant Vikings questions.
Vikings
March 12
Minnesota Vikings Linval Joseph (98) took in the scene before practice on Tuesday.

Podcast: Free agency may reshape Vikings' veteran D-line

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings defensive line and relevant questions.
Vikings
March 10
Podcast: Left tackle Riley Reiff, Vikings approach crossroads

Podcast: Left tackle Riley Reiff, Vikings approach crossroads

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings offensive line and relevant questions. Is a (draft-day) change coming at left tackle? What bargain-level free agents may be available at guard?
Vikings
March 9
Minnesota Vikings C.J. Ham.

Podcast: Receiver options, C.J. Ham and previewing free agency

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' skill positions and relevant questions, including whether status quo will be kept at receiver, in the first of a five-podcast series previewing free agency next week.
Vikings
February 28
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) blew a kiss to the fans after his third catch of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday

Podcast: Hints at Vikings' initial approach from NFL scouting combine

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap a week in Indianapolis, from where the NFL scouting combine provided some hints at the Vikings' initial approaches to free agency and the draft. We talk Stefon Diggs, Kirk Cousins and much more.
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.