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A Brief Look At Vikings/Dolphins History

A Brief Look At Vikings/Dolphins History

For the third straight week, the Vikings are playing an opponent they haven’t beaten in a while. It’s time for our weekly look at the matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and their upcoming opponents. This week it’s the Miami Dolphins. Since Miami is an AFC opponent, these two teams haven’t faced off much over the years. The Dolphins have had the better of the Vikings in this matchup for the most part, including one very important game almost 45 years ago. As always, the numbers in this piece are provided by the fine folks at Pro Football Reference. Total Games Between the Dolphins...
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2018 NFL Week 15: Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins

2018 NFL Week 15: Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins

A battle between two teams fighting for their playoff lives. The Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins will enter their important matchup on opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. The Dolphins are fresh off their “Miami Miracle” win over the New England Patriots where they scored the game-winning touchdown on the last play of the game. The Viking are fresh off firing their Offensive Coordinator after an ugly 21-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Despite coming off two anemic road losses that threw the team into turmoil, the Vikings enter this game as the 6 seed in...
Dec 11, 2018
Vikings at Seahawks Week 14: Five Game-Changing Plays

Vikings at Seahawks Week 14: Five Game-Changing Plays

Looking back at the most important plays from the 21-7 debacle in Seattle. Last night just before kickoff, I was nervously pacing around my house watching the pregame when my 5 1⁄2 year old daughter came up to me with a piece of paper. “Daddy, I made a picture for you. It’s a Vikings unicorn.” I beamed with pride and gave her a big hug. Despite the fact that the unicorn was short a leg—a mistake she noticed and explained away by claiming “that makes it extra special”—it made me feel a little better about the Vikings’ chances. After watching the game unfold,...
Dec 8, 2018
Vikings at Seahawks Week 14 Preview: Darkest Timeline

Vikings at Seahawks Week 14 Preview: Darkest Timeline

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Seattle while Minnesota contended for a title. So how did we arrive at a timeline where both teams are fighting for playoff spots? One of my favorite relatively unheralded TV shows of all time is Community. It was an incredibly clever, irreverent, and fast-paced comedy that had a sneakily star-studded cast. Even if you have never seen the show, you have inevitably seen Joel McHale, Donald Glover, John Oliver, Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong, Alison Brie, Jonathan Banks, and the rest of the cast in a multitude of other projects. While it was on air (and...
Dec 6, 2018
A Brief Look At Vikings/Seahawks History

A Brief Look At Vikings/Seahawks History

For the second straight week the Vikings are playing an opponent they haven’t beaten in a while. It’s time for our weekly look at the matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and their upcoming opponents. This week it’s the Seattle Seahawks. Since Seattle used to reside in the AFC, these two conference foes haven’t faced off as often as you might think over the years, despite some very notable recent meetings. Once again, the numbers provided in this piece are all provided by the fine folks at Pro Football Reference. Total Games Between the Seahawks and Vikings: 15 All-Time Record:...
Dec 6, 2018
2018 NFL Week 14: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks

2018 NFL Week 14: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks

You want playoff implications? We got playoff implications. On Monday night, the Minnesota Vikings will face their second straight difficult road test against the Seattle Seahawks. To say that this game is important for both teams is an understatement; Monday’s contest could ultimately decide the postseason fate for both teams. As it currently stands, Seattle is the #5 seed and Minnesota is the #6 seed in the playoff race. A win for either team greatly increases their postseason odds while a loss puts them in danger of missing out altogether. The Seahawks can do no better than their...
Dec 3, 2018
Vikings at Patriots Week 13: Five Game-Changing Plays

Vikings at Patriots Week 13: Five Game-Changing Plays

Looking back at the most important plays from the 24-10 loss in New England. After watching the New England Patriots systematically disassemble the Minnesota Vikings in the cold and calculated way they usually dispatch of opponents at home, I was left with one burning question: Are the Vikings the NFL’s worst good team or the NFL’s best bad team? Think about it. They’re 6-5-1, yet they haven’t beaten a team with a winning record all season. They have taken care of business against the teams they’re “supposed to” beat (excluding still-baffling Bills game, of course) but they...
Nov 29, 2018
Vikings at Patriots Week 13 Preview: GOAT Herding

Vikings at Patriots Week 13 Preview: GOAT Herding

Tom Brady and the Patriots are cruising to another AFC East title. What can the Vikings to do pull off an upset in a place where Brady has been nearly unbeatable? Have you ever faced a task so daunting that you wondered whether you should even try? I have had a couple of those in my life lately. We’re currently in the process of getting our youngest potty trained. For five and a half years running between our two daughters, we have fantasized about a time where we can finally end the reign of wallet-draining tyranny that diapers and pull-ups have had over our household. When we first...
Nov 26, 2018
Vikings vs. Packers Week 12: Five Game-Changing Plays

Vikings vs. Packers Week 12: Five Game-Changing Plays

Looking back at the most important plays from the 24-17 win over Green Bay. Admit it. After watching the Vikings bungle their first drive by wasting a timeout and getting penalized for twelve men on the field before they could even attempt a fourth down conversion, the “here we go again” feelings came back. When the Packers marched eight plays for 68 yards and the game’s first score, you were convinced that we were headed for a second straight week of misery in front of a national audience. I know those thoughts certainly passed through my mind last night. Instead, we got the perfect...
Nov 22, 2018
Vikings vs. Packers Week 12 Preview: Thanks For Nothing

Vikings vs. Packers Week 12 Preview: Thanks For Nothing

This was supposed to be a battle for supremacy in the NFC North. Instead, Minnesota and Green Bay fans alike are lamenting relatively disappointing seasons. Which team can salvage the Thanksgiving leftovers? Thanksgiving has always been about three major staples: food, family, and football. For the most part, it’s wonderful. A long weekend full of gorging on deliciously extravagant cuisine, sharing time with loved ones you might not see that often, and enjoying a jam-packed schedule of our nation’s greatest sport with the built-in option of socially acceptable naps if the games aren’t...
Nov 19, 2018
Vikings at Bears Week 11: Five Game-Changing Plays

Vikings at Bears Week 11: Five Game-Changing Plays

Looking back at the most important plays from the 25-20 loss in Chicago. As the Minnesota Vikings fell further and further behind the Chicago Bears on Sunday night, I swore I could have heard a low rumble coming from my laptop. With each missed tackle on a Mitchell Trubisky scramble, it got louder. The din became more noticeable with every self-inflicted wound or questionable play call from the Vikings offense. When Benny Cunningham pounced on Dan Bailey’s last-ditch onside kick attempt, the noise had reached a full roar. By the time I realized what the sound was, it was already too...
Nov 15, 2018
Vikings at Bears Week 11 Preview: Mack The Knife (And Other Sharp Weapons)

Vikings at Bears Week 11 Preview: Mack The Knife (And Other Sharp Weapons)

The Bears have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2018 season. Can the Vikings slice their way to the top of the NFC North on Sunday night? Not gonna lie—I miss the old Chicago Bears. For most of the past five years, the Minnesota Vikings haven’t had to worry all that much about their rivals just over 400 miles to the southeast. The Milquetoast of the Midway have brought up the caboose in the NFC North every season since Mike Zimmer took over. Chicago hasn’t won the division for seven years running. Soldier Field used to be a villainous vortex that vexed the Vikings from...
Nov 13, 2018
A Brief Look at Vikings/Bears History

A Brief Look at Vikings/Bears History

The longtime division rivals meet for the 115th time on Sunday. For the second straight game, the Vikings will face a divisional opponent they have seen every single year since their inaugural season in 1961. While the Vikings still have a winning record against the Bears, it isn’t as pronounced as their historical advantage over the Lions. Let’s take our weekly look at some of the history between the Vikings and their upcoming opponents. As always, all of the numbers used in this post come from the good folks at Pro Football Reference. Total games between the Vikings and the Bears:...
Nov 13, 2018
2018 NFL Week 9: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

2018 NFL Week 9: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

The divisional foes’ first meeting of the 2018 season. Just like everybody* predicted, the first meeting between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears in the 2018 season is for first place in the NFC North. Chicago holds a half-game lead over Minnesota after nine games. At 6-3, Chicago has already guaranteed at least a tie for their best record in five years and is looking for their first playoff berth since 2010. It is the second of three straight divisional games for both Chicago and Minnesota; the Bears visit Detroit for Thanksgiving while the Vikings host the Packers next Sunday...

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