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Daily Norseman Aug 19, 2016

Horns, Swords and a Longship: August 19, 2016

Two games down, two to go And Zimmer has still only lost one preseason game. Longship Log: We had Eric's preview about what to watch for last night. He also hopped on 740 The Fan to talk Vikings yesterday. Ted Glover answered some questions by the Seahawks SB Nation page. Ted wrote about Teddy's non-start yesterday, then wrote further about Zimmer's reasoning why. Ted wrote the Stock Market Report after the Vikings secured their victory, and Chris wrote the recap. Around the Horns: 1500 ESPN has their 4 Thoughts on the game last night. Andy Carlson and Vikings...
Daily Norseman Aug 19, 2016

Sherels’ Pick Six Gives Vikings 18-11 Victory Over Seattle

With their starting quarterback not taking the field on Thursday night for reasons that still aren’t entirely clear, the Minnesota Vikings still managed to emerge victorious in their second preseason game of 2016 against a team that should be one of the top contenders in the NFC. Thanks to a late pick-six by cornerback Marcus Sherels, the Vikings defeated the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night by a score of 18-11. After Sherels returned the opening kickoff for the Vikings, it was backup Shaun Hill and not Teddy Bridgewater that led the Minnesota offense out onto the...
Daily Norseman Aug 19, 2016

Stock Market Report: Seahawks

What should have been a ho hum pre-season game became enveloped in controversy and almost went into overtime Pre-season football isn't supposed to be filled with a lot of weirdness. It's supposed to be a time of the year where we focus on who's going to start, who's going to get cut, and the seriousness of any potential injuries. Tonight, though, we got weirdness, from the first snap. When Shaun Hill ran out with the first team offense, and the realization was that Teddy Bridgewater wasn't going to start, there was immediate reaction from Vikings fans all over the Internet--is Teddy hurt...
Field Gulls Aug 19, 2016

Seahawks-Vikings FINAL SCORE: Trevone Boykin throws game-winning touchdown again but to the wrong team

They didn’t go to overtime! The Seattle Seahawks fell to the Minnesota Vikings 18-11 on Thursday, which isn't the desired outcome but certainly an acceptable one for a preseason game. Seahawks backup Trevone Boykin and running back Troymaine Pope helped guide Seattle to a come-from-behind tie at 11-11, concerning millions with the prospect of a preseason overtime game, but it wasn’t meant to be. After Vikings kicker missed a go-ahead field goal try (again), Boykin seemed to be leading the Seahawks on another potential game-winning drive, much like the one he had a week ago against the...
Daily Norseman Aug 19, 2016

Zimmer: 'My Decision' To Sit Bridgewater

Well this is weird Well, this just got a lot weirder than we all thought it would. When Shaun Hill trotted out with the first team offense, we heard it was a coaches decision to sit Teddy Bridgewater. But then at halftime, Mike Zimmer gave a quick interview to Vikings sideline reporter Greg Coleman...and was a bit cagey with his answer on why he sat Teddy: Zimmer to Greg Coleman on decision not to start Bridgewater: "It was my decision." Coleman: "His heath is OK?" Zimmer: "It was my decision." — Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) August 19, 2016 Yeah, this just became weird. If he's hurt,...
Field Gulls Aug 19, 2016

Seahawks-Vikings: Open thread part II

Perhaps not the game to watch if you’re a fan of Seattle’s offense.
Daily Norseman Aug 18, 2016

Teddy Bridgewater Doesn't Start Against Seahawks

According to the team it was a coaches decision After practicing with the first team all week, it was assumed that Teddy Bridgewater would be the Vikings starting quarterback against the Seahawks Thursday night. That assumption was wrong. Bridgewater not starting was a decision made by the Vikings coaches before the game, but there has been no further elaboration. Teddy practiced all week, though, so the guess is that the #Vikings are holding him out for precautionary reasons. We'll see post-game. — Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) August 19, 2016 It doesn't appear that Bridgewater was...
Field Gulls Aug 18, 2016

Seahawks highlights: Russell Wilson throws dime to Tyler Lockett vs Vikings

The Seahawks and Vikings are tied 0-0 headed into the second quarter as I write this. But that doesn’t mean that the first quarter didn’t have some good moments on offense for the Seahawks, like this dime from Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett: 2 defenders closing in?It really doesn't matter for @DangeRussWilson & @TDLockett12. #MINvsSEA https://t.co/yvxMH6io1z— NFL (@NFL) August 19, 2016 The thought of Wilson getting a full season with Lockett as a starter and the potential return of Paul Richardson (plus the rest, plus a maybe-competent offensive line) has me like, “yum yum...
Field Gulls Aug 18, 2016

Seahawks-Vikings: Preseason Week 2 open thread

The Seahawks are playing the Vikings! Again! Talk about it here.
Daily Norseman Aug 18, 2016

Thursday Open Thread, Part Deux: August 18, 2016

Well, that escalated quickly. Thread's full! News update since our last open thread: Eric has your Vikings at Seahawks preview. Ex-Packer and Saint, Darren Sharper, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison by a federal judge. Not long enough, in my opinion. Not much else out there, so let's get to our media selection. We'll add one more by Richard Cheese to cap off my week, here ya' go! Again, NSFW language. Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new: -No discussion of politics or religion-No feeding of the trolls-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using...
Field Gulls Aug 18, 2016

Seahawks-Vikings preview: Jimmy Graham, Thomas Rawls among those who won’t play Thursday

The Seattle Seahawks play their second preseason game of the year on Thursday, hosting the Minnesota Vikings at 7 PM PST. However, not everyone will be able to participate, though there are few surprises. Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls returned from the PUP list last week, but won’t be playing against the Vikings. Graham’s status for Week 1 is still up in the air, while Rawls will probably continue to get more reps in practice before they risk putting him into a game situation — my hunch is that he might get a few carries in preseason Week 4 just to shake the rust off, and that’s...
Field Gulls Aug 18, 2016

Seahawks-Vikings: 5 Qs and 5 As with Daily Norseman

The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings play their second preseason game of the year on Thursday. In preparation for that event, I sent 5 Qs to Ted Glover over at the Daily Norseman, and in kind he sent me back the Qs with 5 As. Here they are: 1. The Seahawks and Vikings have met a few times these last few years, including twice last season. In those games, Seattle did a pretty good job of shutting down the passing game (219 passing yards total in two games, with some thanks to the weather). I'm curious how the wide receiver depth chart is shaking out for Minnesota right now. Who are the...
Field Gulls Aug 17, 2016

Seahawks-Vikings 2016 livestream, time, TV schedule, channel, depth chart, roster, and more

The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings know plenty about each other lately. First, the Seahawks “poached” both offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and quarterback Tarvaris Jackson from Minnesota in 2011. (Poached would imply the Vikings would do anything to keep them, which obviously was not the case since they were let go.) Seattle kept going to that well with players like Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, Antoine Winfield, and Kevin Williams, among others. None of them stuck around for very long. Projected Depth Chart / Roster But the two teams have now met four times since 2012, all...
Daily Norseman Aug 17, 2016

Five Good Questions With Field Gulls

Sizing up Seattle with our SB Nation sister blog We welcome back one of our favorite segments for 2016, 'Five good questions.' We ask five questions from our opponent's SB Nation blog and they answer them, and vice versa. This week, Kenneth Arthur, the site manager for Field Gulls, was gracious enough to give us some insight on the Seahawks, and answer some questions leading up to Thursday's game: 1. Russell Wilson is a great QB, no one is denying that. But there seems to be some Wilson fatigue setting in around the NFL. His engagement/vow of celibacy/wedding to Ciara, and the poster he...
Daily Norseman Aug 17, 2016

Minnesota Vikings Right Tackle Spot Up For Grabs

During the offseason, the Minnesota Vikings signed former Cincinnati Bengals’ right tackle Andre Smith to compete with Phil Loadholt for the right to start at that position for Minnesota. After Loadholt’s retirement, it looked like we could put Smith’s name in that spot in ink rather than in pencil. After the first preseason game. . .not so much, apparently. Following Smith’s relatively terrible performance in Minnesota’s preseason opener against his former team, Smith found himself on the second unit. The first-team right tackle was last year’s starter at the position, T.J....
Daily Norseman Aug 16, 2016

Football Outsiders Talks About The Vikings’ Defense

Yesterday, we took a look at a few of the questions that I had an opportunity to ask Vincent Verhei of Football Outsiders about the Minnesota Vikings and their prospects in 2016. While yesterday’s questions focused on the Minnesota offense, today we shift our focus to the defensive side of the ball. Many of us are expecting the Vikings to have an outstanding defense in 2016, but the Football Outsiders Almanac is not nearly as high on them. Much like yesterday, the question I asked of Vincent Verhei will be in bold, his answer will be in block-quoted form, and some additional commentary...
Vikings Gab Aug 16, 2016

Should the Vikings Risk Playing Adrian Peterson in the Preseason?

Playing a star player in preseason is always a risky proposition, and for the Vikings and head coach Mike Zimmer, the player that he’s debating should play or not is running back Adrian Peterson. AP for the majority of his career has been healthy, minus the ACL injury in 2011, but at the same time, […]
Daily Norseman Aug 16, 2016

Tuesday Open Thread: August 16, 2016

Your daily thread is up and ready! Merry Tuesday, everyone! There isn't a ton of news, but there is plenty to discuss, as always. Around the DN since our last open thread: You can still vote for round one of the DN Epic Photos of  Fans Jersey Contest. Get all the details here. Benedict Arnold Ragnar's Harley is for sale, per Chris. Di and Ted want you to ask Roughing the Podcast. Ted tells us what he's looking for in the Vikings-Seahawks match up. Vikings news from other sources: Coach Zimmer says Adrian Peterson will play in the preseason 'if he wants to', per NFL.com. From...
Daily Norseman Aug 16, 2016

Vikings At Seahawks: What I'm Looking For

Week 2 of the pre-season means it's a longer look for the first team, and another chance for down roster guys to try and grab a roster spot Hi kids. LET US FOCUS ON VENGEANCE FOR HOW THE SEASON ENDED...wait, it's pre-season. That's stupid. Please, for the Love of all that is Holy, people that announce this game or comment on it during highlight shows, don't say the Vikings have vengeance on their mind. Winning a pre-season game to avenge a previous season loss is literally the dumbest story line in an NFL pre-season. But you hear it, every year, from somewhere. And it's always dumb. But you...
Daily Norseman Aug 15, 2016

Monday Open Thread: August 15, 2016

It's a new week, and your daily thread is up & running! Happy Monday everyone! The Vikings' first pre-season game is in the books as we defeated the Bengals 17-16 on Friday. Did everyone see that bomb to Johnson? Pretty sweet throw, right on the money. I want to see some improvement in our run defense, but I thought the team looked good overall, if a bit rusty. Around the DN since our last open thread: Logo tees are back at the Daily Norseman Store. There was another new addition as well. Chris posted a wrap-up of the Vikings-Bengals match-up. Chris posted a video of the 10 yard TD run...

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