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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
May 29
Empty stadiums, neutral sites and no bye weeks are among several alternatives being discussed for the 2020 NFL schedule.

Podcast: The NFL's hurdles to return and your Vikings questions

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the difficulties for the NFL returning to facilities and eventually to play. They also take your Vikings questions -- including what would a potential Dalvin Cook extension look like? -- and discuss Mike Zimmer's base of operations during quarantine.
Vikings
April 26
Fans watched the Vikings stretch before a training camp practice last season.

Podcast: Analyzing the Vikings' 15-man draft class and Gophers draftees

A historically big 15-man draft class has reloaded the Vikings roster. How did they fare? Gophers football writer Megan Ryan joins Vikings beat reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer to discuss the draft.
Vikings
April 24
Iowa State wide receiver Joseph Scates, left, fights with TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney (12) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Sa

Podcast: Jefferson, Gladney give Vikings immediate contributors

The Vikings made two first-round picks with 2020 in mind on Thursday night. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand stay up late to discuss after the NFL Draft's first round.
Vikings
April 22
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen gave a thumbs-up to fans before the game.

Podcast: How early will Vikings pick from loaded WR class in NFL Draft?

The Vikings are set to pick from a loaded receiver class in this NFL Draft. But how early? Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss in the fifth part of a five-podcast preview.
Vikings
April 21
Podcast: Vikings secondary needs help from NFL draft

Podcast: Vikings secondary needs help from NFL draft

From starting cornerbacks to safety depth, the Vikings need multiple additions to the secondary in this NFL draft. Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss in the fourth part of a five-podcast preview.
Vikings
April 21
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and offensive line. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – Minneapolis, MN – September 2

Podcast: Vikings' O-line has holes to fill in this week's NFL Draft

The Vikings offensive line needs at least one new starter in 2020. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss if he'll arrive through this week's NFL Draft in the third part of a five-podcast preview.
Vikings
April 17
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (95) recovered a Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) in the fourth quarter .

Podcast: Vikings' D-line makeover to continue in NFL Draft

The Vikings defensive line is undergoing a rare makeover. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss during the second part of a five-podcast preview of the NFL Draft.
Vikings
April 17
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer

Podcast: Challenges of an unprecedented NFL draft (and your Vikings questions)

We begin a five-podcast preview of the NFL draft, starting with story lines for the Vikings in an unprecedented "virtual" draft.
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.