A Look At The NFC and AFC Championships

All we gotta do is get there. Bring it home. For the first time in history, become a Super Bowl team at our home stadium. Once we get there, anything can happen. If the Titans can beat the Chiefs and the Jaguars can beat the Steelers, the Vikings can beat the Patriots at home and become the best football team on the planet to put a cap on what would be the greatest sports season in Minnesota history. It should be easy right? Getting there? The Purple and Gold are…

Petter’s Playoff Preview: Sending the Saints Marching Home

Happy 2018 y’all. It’s been months since my last post. Hopefully one or two of you remember me. I couldn’t pass up the chance to write a blog previewing the first Vikings playoff matchup this year — the year they’re facing the highest expectations since before I was born. So here goes. We all remember Week 1: Vikings throttle the Saints 29-19, and people write New Orleans off as a sub-par squad that’ll probably miss the playoffs. We’ve also all seen this week’s headlines: the Saints are not the same…

Sports Section Episode 14: We Now Love Sirles [PODCAST]

The gentlemen discuss their newfound appreciation for Vikings offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles, and also break down what went wrong in the first loss in two months. Noah explains why then NFL catch rules are dumb, and Chris freaks out about Andrew Wiggins again. Also: Are the Timberwolves clicking? Who’s the number one option on offense? The Dem wins in Alabama. Vikings playoff scenarios. Does Aaron Rodgers scare you? The Gophers get pounded and barely beat Drake (sort of the same thing). Jordan Murphy though. The Wild live for free hockey.…

Sports Section Episode 12: Chris and Noah Take Over! [PODCAST]

Noah and Chris attempt to steer the ship without the aid of captain Sam. They also discuss the Vikings big win over the Lions. Gopher football’s disappointing season is finally over and the boys dive into the quarterback situation for next year. Without Sam stifling them, Noah and Chris discuss college and pro basketball in depth. Also: Eli Manning benched! Rhodes not closed. The Case for Case MVP. New Gopher QB. Noah’s take on Gopher win over Bama. Vikings Falcons Preview https://media.blubrry.com/mnsportssection/mnsportssection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SportsSectionEpisode12.mp3 As always, thanks for listening!

2017-18 Vikings Quarterback: Sam Bradford

  Ok this poll should be fun: who do you want under center next season for the Vikings if they are both healthy? — Bat Flip Sports (@BatFlipSports) January 1, 2017 Sorry Twitter followers (or at least most of you), but looks like Sam Bradford is getting the nod to open the season as your Vikings quarterback next year. Here’s an excerpt from Chris Tomasson’s article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, dated Jan. 3: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made sure Tuesday there won’t be a quarterback controversy anytime soon. In…

Should Janikowski 2.0 replace Walsh?

Coming into last season I was having doubts about Blair Walsh.  He had a down year in 2014 after two successful seasons to start his career.  Was it fair to have doubts after one down year?  Yes, yes it was.  Because I was forced to hold my breathe for every field goal throughout the year until Walsh proved to be his old self again.  By the end of the year I was a believer again  (Cue every doubt I had in the offseason).  Just as I learn to trust again,…

Help Wanted: TD Experience Required

The Minnesota Vikings have been looking for a true number one, deep threat receiver for years. The last one we had was Sidney Rice, and we’ve had seven different quarterbacks start a game since then. Teddy Bridgewater is the latest name on that list, and he’s had obvious struggles with the deep bomb. All the more reason to get him a receiver that can take the ball deep, take the top off the defense. Teddy Bridgewater has thrown 14 touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. Besides not being…