Vikings
Only Six Players Remain from the Minnesota Miracle Roster
By Sam Ekstrom - Mar 3, 2021
Change is inevitable in the NFL thanks to its hard salary cap, non-guaranteed contracts, and increasing lack of patience from front offices. Unsuccessful teams are getting dismantled […]
Vikings
Don’t Get Too Attached to Klint Kubiak
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 8, 2021
Minnesota Vikings fans who have longed for continuity on the offensive side of the football can at least take solace in one thing this offseason: They’ll have […]
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What Could the Vikings Do If They Shed QB Money?
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 5, 2021
After a two-decade-long dynasty, the New England Patriots used 2020 as a reset. Forging ahead without Tom Brady was never going to be easy, and the Pats […]
Vikings
FOOTBALL MACHINE: QB Trade Rumors, Super Bowl Jeopardy & Farewell
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 3, 2021
Sam Ekstrom and Arif Hasan team up for their final Football Machine. As Sam moves on to a new opportunity, the Football Machine is appreciative for your […]
Vikings
Is Justin Jefferson’s “No Drops in 2021” Promise Realistic?
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 3, 2021
Justin Jefferson wasn’t shy in setting lofty 2020 goals. The Minnesota Vikings’ first-round pick pledged to himself that he’d catch 60 balls for 1,000 yards and six […]
Vikings
Less is More For Dalvin Cook Going Forward
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 28, 2021
Dalvin Cook proudly displayed his 2020 hardware on a Zoom call Wednesday with Twin Cities reporters. Not typically one to boast about individual accolades, Cook was happy […]
Vikings
Is Kyle Rudolph Signaling His Departure From Minnesota?
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 27, 2021
Kyle Rudolph left didn’t mince words on a recent podcast appearance with former Minnesota Vikings linebacker and team broadcaster Ben Leber. He won’t take a pay cut. […]
Vikings
FOOTBALL MACHINE: LaFleur’s Decision, Rodgers’ Future & Rudolph’s Comments
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 27, 2021
Sam Ekstrom and Arif Hasan are joined by Zone Coverage contributor Chris Schad to discuss the conference title games and the latest with the Vikings: -How bad […]
Vikings
Minnesota May Be the Only NFC North Team to Keep Their Quarterback
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 25, 2021
A Minnesota Vikings fan could have woken up on Saturday morning, took inventory of the NFC North quarterback landscape, and arrived at the following conclusions: Aaron Rodgers […]
Gophers
The Gophers Finally Have an Adequate Bench
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 22, 2021
It took all 20 Big Ten games in 2019-20 for the Golden Gophers to reach 150 bench points — total — in Big Ten play, and they […]
Vikings
Who Will Be the Vikings’ Backup Quarterback in 2021?
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 21, 2021
For all the warts that critics lump on Kirk Cousins, the quarterback has held up his end of the bargain in at least one area during his […]
Vikings
FOOTBALL MACHINE: Playoff Talkers, Vikings Free Agent Watch, Ex-Viking Updates
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 20, 2021
Sam Ekstrom and Arif Hasan discuss the latest with the Purple and the NFL playoffs: -What was compelling about the divisional round? -Who will neutral fans be […]