Trevor is a Vikings contributor for Zone Coverage. He is a lifelong fan and bleeds purple through and through. Born and raised in Wisconsin, he gets to answer, "So why are you a Vikings fan then?" every day of his life. Follow him on Twitter @RipleyNFL.
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Should the Vikings Consider A Change At Kicker?
By Trevor Ripley - Nov 17, 2022
The Minnesota Vikings are rolling. Sure, there have been ups and downs and quite a bit of luck, but the team is winning the games they couldn’t […]
Do the Vikings Regret Letting Tyler Conklin Go?
By Trevor Ripley - Oct 27, 2022
Earlier this year, the Minnesota Vikings declined to re-sign Tyler Conklin. The decision didn’t seem especially consequential at the time, especially with Irv Smith Jr. returning from […]
The Vikings’ Biggest Improvement This Year Isn’t What You’d Expect
By Trevor Ripley - Oct 6, 2022
The Minnesota Vikings are off to a red-hot start at 3-1. And although they are a double doink and a Jared Goff pass away from potentially being […]
How the Vikings Can Take Advantage Of the Turnover-Prone Saints
By Trevor Ripley - Sep 29, 2022
Every time the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints meet, you know it will be a battle regardless of their records. This season, it will be played […]
How Can the Vikings’ Defense Tame the Lions’ Rushing Attack?
By Trevor Ripley - Sep 22, 2022
It’s no secret the Minnesota Vikings’ pass defense has been porous, but the run defense has been equally disappointing. In Week 1, the Green Bay Packers ran […]
Can the Vikings Special Teams’ Success Continue Against the Eagles?
By Trevor Ripley - Sep 15, 2022
In an unexpected turn of events, the Minnesota Vikings’ special teams unit looks just as dominant as their other two groups this year. Special teams is typically […]
The Importance Of Being Irv Smith Jr.
By Trevor Ripley - Sep 8, 2022
Irv Smith Jr. needs to have a good season, not only for the Minnesota Vikings but for Irv Smith Jr. He’s coming off an injury and is […]
Overlooked Areas the Vikings Need To Improve Upon In 2022
By Trevor Ripley - Sep 1, 2022
The Minnesota Vikings did not make the playoffs last season, and there is a lot of blame to go around. Many fans point to the defensive struggles […]
Predicting Offensive Stats For the 2022 Vikings
By Trevor Ripley - Aug 25, 2022
The Minnesota Vikings will return nearly all their skill-position players from last year. The offense should, theoretically, be the team’s strength under new head coach Kevin O’Connell. […]
Minnesota’s Secondary May End Up Being Their Achilles’ Heel
By Trevor Ripley - Aug 18, 2022
It may seem odd, given the Minnesota Vikings’ struggles on the offensive line, but it may be the secondary that holds the defense back the most this […]
Don’t Underestimate the Value Of Ed Donatell
By Trevor Ripley - Aug 12, 2022
Throughout this summer, most of the discussion about the Minnesota Vikings’ new coaching staff has centered on Kevin O’Connell. Rightly so — he’s the head coach, the […]
Christian Darrisaw Is Already Getting HOF Comparisons
By Trevor Ripley - Aug 4, 2022
RipWhen the Minnesota Vikings selected Christian Darrisaw in the first round of the 2021 draft, it was a fairly unassuming pick. He didn’t turn many heads or […]