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Daily Norseman 2 hours ago

Norse Code Podcast Episode #54: Previewing Washington, Recapping Tampa Bay, Becoming a Baseball Podcast. Also Mustard.

We go over a fantastic world series performance, and delve into the happy world of race politics and also talk about football. a *****Download Link Here***** Episode Notes: We talked about the best quarterback passing performances of all time, and Chase Stuart has a good breakdown of what that may mean and who they are. Speaking of "the Washington team," there's a story about the protest in Minneapolis coming ahead of the game here in the Pioneer Press and here in the Star Tribune. I suppose in the interest of fairness, you can check out RedskinsFacts.com, a PR site developed by the...
Daily Norseman 2 hours ago

Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings: Final Injury Reports For Both Teams

We're a little less than 48 hours away from kickoff at TCF Bank Stadium, and that means it's time to have a look at the injury reports for both the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins leading up to this weekend's game. Let's take a look at those now, starting with the visiting team. Washington Redskins Player Position Injury Sunday Status Bashaud Breeland CB Knee Questionable Ryan Clark S Ankle/Shoulder Probable Robert Griffin III QB Ankle Probable Ryan Kerrigan LB Wrist Probable Trent Murphy LB Knee Probable Tracy Porter CB Hamstring Probable Perry Riley,...
Daily Norseman 5 hours ago
Five Good Questions With Hogs Haven

Five Good Questions With Hogs Haven

Once again, it's time to hang out with our friends from one of our SB Nation brother sites and exchange a little bit of intel about this coming weekend's game. This week, I got a chance to exchange questions with HogHunter from over at Hogs Haven (which, when I see the URL, I tend to read as "Hog Shaven," but that's here nor there) about the contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins. Here are his answers to the questions that I sent him, and when he posts my answers to his questions, we will have a link to them on the front page. 1) We'll go with the most obvious...
Hogs Haven 5 hours ago

Getting To Know The Enemy: Minnesota Vikings

We asked The Daily Norseman 5 questions about the current state of the Minnesota Vikings The Washington Redskins(3-5) visit the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday(3-5).  This will be the 4th year in a row that these non-divisional NFC teams have faced each other, with the Vikings winning 3 out of 4 games.  The Redskins win in 2012 will obviously be remembered for Robert Griffin III's electrifying 76 yard TD run. We asked Christopher Gates from the Daily Norseman five questions about the 2014 version of the Minnesota Vikings.  The team also entered this year with a new head coach who was a...
Daily Norseman 6 hours ago
If You Could Bring Back One Vikings Legend, Who Would It Be?

If You Could Bring Back One Vikings Legend, Who Would It Be?

Once again, we've been asked a question by Marshall Faulk as part of our season-long series, and this week's question might be the most interesting one we've had thus far. Okay @SBNation, this one’s for all teams: Add a football legend to your roster. What happens? http://t.co/ZYWdJccARv #GMCPlaybook — Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) October 29, 2014 Being GMC Professional Grade is about recognizing those who changed the game. Go back in history and select one former great—just one. Now add him to your team’s roster right now. Who would it be—and why? And how far does your...
Daily Norseman 8 hours ago
Frigga's Fantasy Football Fridays: Week 9

Frigga's Fantasy Football Fridays: Week 9 "Halloween Edition"

The Daily Norseman takes a look at the fantasy football prospects of our Minnesota Vikings as the Washington Redskins come to town in an outdoor battle at TCF Bank Stadium. Happy Halloween all you fantasy football freaks!  Halloween is without a doubt my favorite holiday of the year.  I don't know about you, but I've been watching scary TV and movies all month and last night we carved pumpkins set to my newly created "Halloween Songlist" (I'll share the songlist in the comments section).  So in honor of the most hallowed of holidays, this week is an extra special, super, scary,...
Daily Norseman 9 hours ago
Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 10/31

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 10/31

Happy Halloween, ladies and gentlemen! I'm sure that some of you have a long night ahead of you with taking your little ones out trick or treating and possibly enjoying some parties of your own. Thanks for coming to the Open Thread and hanging out with us. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -Defensive end Everson Griffen was recognized as the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October. -CCNorseman has started breaking down the matchups between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins ahead of this weekend's contest. -Eric has his picks column up for your...
Daily Norseman 12 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings Player Power Rankings, Mid-Season Edition

Back on the eve of the regular season, I put together my pre-season Minnesota Vikings Player Power Rankings. Basically, I went down the roster from 1 to 53 and ranked the players based on what I thought their importance to the team would be. Now that we're halfway through the regular season, it's time to revisit that. This is significantly tougher than the pre-season version, in my opinion. . .the pre-season version was more or less based on who I thought would have the most impact on the Vikings' season. Now, I'm attempting to strike a bit of a balance between what people have done so far...
Daily Norseman 22 hours ago

Which College Players Are Future Vikings Week 9 Review and Week 10 Primer

Week 9 is in the books and we have our first college football playoff rankings. It surely is not going to end up like it is now though. A lot of teams still have a chance. There were some good games last week. Ole Miss vs LSU, USC vs Utah, South Carolina vs Auburn, Ohio State vs Penn State, and UCLA vs Colorado were all close contests. TCU went off on Texas Tech scoring 82 points! There really were some outstanding performances this week especially as it relates to the Vikings ...The top performers this week were ...Connor Halliday QB Washington State rSr 6-4 198 completed 56 of 79 for...
Daily Norseman Oct 30, 2014

Vikings/Redskins Preview And Week 9 Picks: New Hope Or No Hope?

The Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins enter Sunday's game with matching records and matching reasons to be hopeful: healthy young quarterbacks. But should either team actually think they can salvage this season? As Kansas City Royals fans can attest, hope can be a dangerous thing. (Too soon? Sorry, KC. I was really rooting for you. But it's hard to beat a pitching cyborg.) Washington had hope coming out the wazoo after they mortgaged a ton of future picks to draft Robert Griffin III in 2012. His amazing play his rookie year led the Redskins to a surprising NFC East title. RGIII...
Daily Norseman Oct 30, 2014

Matchup Index: Vikings vs Redskins

The Daily Norseman dives deep into statistical trends and player grades to find possible matchups to exploit. This coming Sunday afternoon the Washington Redskins travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium.  Once again this Matchup Index will provide you, the reader, with statistical trends and player grades from nearly every angle of the game in an attempt to find areas where the Vikings have some advantages and disadvantages.  As has become tradition, we'll start with the opposing offense against our defense. The Washington Redskins have a potent offense on par with...
Daily Norseman Oct 30, 2014

Everson Griffen Wins NFC Defensive Player Of The Month Award For October

The defensive end has been coming on strong, and capped a great month with his first monthly award Starting DE Everson Griffen, who was the only player to record at least one sack in each of his team's games this month, was named the NFC Defensive Player Of The Month a short while ago, the team announced. It's a major award, and indescribably beautiful. Not sure if it looks like the leg lamp, though. I hope it does, because that would be some sweet, glowing sex to display on the mantel, AMIRITE? Griffen, who took over the starting right defensive end job from Jared Allen, lead all...
Daily Norseman Oct 30, 2014

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 10/30

Week 9 of action in the National Football League officially gets underway this evening, as the New Orleans Bounty Hunters travel to Carolina to take on the Carolina Panthers in an NFC South contest. Go Carolina! Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 8 against Tampa Bay. -Ted started breaking down some of the situation the Minnesota Vikings are facing against the Washington Redskins this weekend. -Kyle doesn't like baseball. And pants. Mostly pants, I think. -And,...
Hogs Haven Oct 29, 2014
Report: Robert Griffin III to Start vs Vikings on Sunday

Report: Robert Griffin III to Start vs Vikings on Sunday

Multiple reports say that the Redskins plan to start RGIII against the Minnesota Vikings this week. Dianna Russini of NBC4 Washington was the first to report that Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will get the start on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.  There were some conflicting reports initially saying the team would still being evaluating Griffin's ankle with an increased workload in practice over the next few days.  Now multiple reporters including Chris Mortensen and Ian Rapoport have confirmed that the report is true. Head Coach Jay Gruden said that Griffin was very close this...
Daily Norseman Oct 29, 2014
Report: Redskins To Start Robert Griffin III On Sunday

Report: Redskins To Start Robert Griffin III On Sunday

In a rare twist, it's the Minnesota Vikings' opponents that have a bit of a quarterback quandary, and they may be exacerbating it going into this Sunday's contest. (Puts "Word of the Day" calendar back off to the side.) Numerous reports online, citing information from reporter Dianna Marie Russini, are saying that the Washington Redskins are planning on starting Robert Griffin III at quarterback this Sunday when the Redskins and Vikings face off at TCF Bank Stadium. Robert Griffin III will start against the Vikings on Sunday per multiple sources with the Redskins organization. — Dianna...
Daily Norseman Oct 29, 2014
Oh, A World Series Game 7? No. Don’t Do This To Yourself.

Oh, A World Series Game 7? No. Don’t Do This To Yourself.

At first I was going to write a hate piece… until I came to the understanding that willfully watching baseball is a sickness. I’m here to help people, because I love you. Once upon a time in America's past, baseball was known as our "national pastime". It was synonymous with apple pie, hot dogs, and kicking Nazi butt. (You're still welcome for that, rest of the world.) And that was ok, not just because America's past may not be totally perfect, but because it made historical sense. See, there were several reasons why baseball would be America's most popular sport in days of yore. One...
Daily Norseman Oct 29, 2014

Here's The Situation: Redskins

The Vikings are coming off a much-needed win against Tampa Bay. How can they continue that momentum against Washington on Sunday? It wasn't pretty, but an ugly win counts just as much as any other in the NFL. Sitting at 3-5, the Vikings could be doing better, but all things considered, they could also be doing much, much worse. They're facing a Washington Redskins team that's on a two game winning streak, including a big upset on the road against heavily favored Dallas. The Redskins, in many ways, mirror the Vikings so far this season. They have a stout defense, but an offense that's...
Daily Norseman Oct 29, 2014
Anthony Barr Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Anthony Barr Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Minnesota Vikings' rookie linebacker Anthony Barr may have to face a vote for the right to be the Rookie of the Week for Week 8, but he's already got one award for the week locked up. It was just announced that Barr was named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8 of the 2014 NFL season. Not Defensive Rookie of the Week. . .Defensive Player. Barr put together a heck of a performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, racking up eight tackles, a sack, a pass defensed and, of course, the game-winning forced fumble/touchdown combination in Minnesota's 19-13 win. According to the...
Daily Norseman Oct 29, 2014

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 10/29

October is nearly through, ladies and gentlemen, and a brand new week of football kicks off tomorrow, which is pretty nice. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -The Minnesota Vikings, for the most part, are moving on up in this week's NFL Power Rankings across the internet. -Ted has the Stock Market Report for the first half of the 2014 season ready for you to check out. -The late-game heroics of linebacker Anthony Barr have gotten him nominated for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award. Go vote for him! From some other sources around the internet. . . -If you like pizza....
Daily Norseman Oct 29, 2014

Anthony Barr Nominated For Rookie Of The Week Award

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, whose late-game heroics capped a 19-13 overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, is one of five nominees for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 8. In addition to his fumble recovery touchdown to win the game, Barr had eight tackles and a sack, as well as a pass defensed. His competiton for this week's award comes from Arizona Cardinals' receiver John Brown (5 catches, 119 yards, game winning TD catch), New Orleans Bounty Hunters receiver Brandin Cooks (who cares), Buffalo Bills' receiver Sammy Watkins (3 catches, 157...

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