FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 - Vikings Sleepers and Guessing Spreads

Sam, Arif, Tom, and Luke are all back in studio and are literally counting down the weeks until training camp starts! In the episode, we discuss Xavier Rhodes’ ranking of the best receivers in the NFL, whether or not the Vikings have the potential to be a Top-5 defense in the league, and we play “Guess The Spread” for Week 1 of the regular season!

In This Episode:

  • Xavier Rhodes’ Top 3 NFL Receivers [5:00]
  • Can the Vikings be a Top-5 defense? [14:00]
  • 90-man roster sleepers [35:00]
  • Week 1: Guess The Spread! [43:00]


Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) is a Zone Coverage staff writer covering the Minnesota Vikings and Golden Gophers basketball.

Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) covers the Minnesota Vikings for The Athletic.

Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) Luke Inman is Zone Coverage’s resident NFL Draft guru and video content creator.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the co-founder of and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports.

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