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Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Finalize Their Season In Detroit, Fall 30-20 | DET | Week 18
Jan 7 2024
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Finalize Their Season In Detroit, Fall 30-20 | DET | Week 18
Welcome to the week 18 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.  The Vikings finished out their 2023-2024 season at Ford Field on Sunday, falling to Detroit in a 30-20 loss.  The star of the day for the Vikings was Justin Jefferson.  Justin finished the game with 12 receptions for 192 yards and a receiving TD.  The other receiving touchdown went to Rookie Jordan Addison who finished the game with 4 receptions for 57 yards.  Addison finishes the season 2nd all-time for Vikings rookie receivers in both receptions (70) and touchdowns (tied Sammy White - 10 TD's).  Quarterback Nick Mullens went 30-for-44 passing for 396 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.  Ty Chandler led the Vikings running game with 69 yards on 12 carries.  Defensively, Danielle Hunter recorded the lone sack and Ivan Pace jr. finished out his rookie season with a game leading 9 tackle performance.  Kicker Greg Joseph ended the game perfectly with 2 made field goals and 2 PAT conversions.  Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the loss, including: the Vikings final record on the season, the upcoming roster decisions the Vikings have to make this offseason, and the opportunities leading up to the start of the 2024 season.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Quarterback Nick Mullens both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference.  All of this and more is in the 2023-2024 season finale edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Win A Defensive Battle 3-0 In Las Vegas, Shift Their Sights To The Bengals  | LV | Week 14
Dec 11 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Win A Defensive Battle 3-0 In Las Vegas, Shift Their Sights To The Bengals | LV | Week 14
Welcome to the Week 14 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.  It was a defensive slugfest in Las Vegas as the Vikings pulled off the 3-0 victory.  Both defenses played incredibly, only giving up a combined 433 total yards to their opponents offenses.  The Vikings were able to flip the turnover battle this week, finishing +3, including a huge interception by linebacker Ivan Pace jr. deep into the 4th Quarter.  Pace also recorded a sack on the day and led the team with 13 tackles.   The three other sacks by the Vikings were recorded by D.J. Wonnum, Harrison Phillips, and Troy Dye.  Mekhi Blackmon and Jay Ward rounded out the big defensive stats for Minnesota by each recovering a fumble.  Offensively, Quarterback Josh Dobbs started the game, but Nick Mullens came in late in the 4th Quarter to lead the game winning drive.  Dobbs finished with 63 yards passing on 10 completions, while Mullens added 83 passing yards on 9 completions.   Kicker Greg Joseph was big when they needed it most, as he hit the game winning 36-yard score with 1:57 left in the game. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the game, including: the incredible defensive performance, the spark provided by Nick Mullens, and the key plays supplied by the Special Teams unit. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Quarterback Nick Mullens both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference.  All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 14 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Lose A Tight One 12-10 on MNF, Head Into The Bye Week | CHI | Week 12
Nov 28 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Lose A Tight One 12-10 on MNF, Head Into The Bye Week | CHI | Week 12
Welcome to the Week 12 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.  It was a tight game throughout the night, but the Bears leave U.S. Bank Stadium with the victory tonight by a score of 12-10.    Both teams traded field goals throughout the game, but the Vikings were able to take the lead when Joshua Dobbs hit T.J. Hockenson for a 17-yard touchdown late in the 4th Quarter.  The Bears were able to drive down the field after the following kickoff and iced the game with a 30-yard field goal of their own.  Bears kicker Cairo Santos went 4-of-5 and was the difference in the game.  The Vikings finished the game -2 in the turnover battle and their record dropped to 6-6.  Quarterback Joshua Dobbs finished the game 22-of-32 for 185 yards passing, threw for a touchdown, and had 4 interceptions.  Alexander Mattison was the leading Vikings back for the night, rushing for 52 yards.  T.J. Hockenson led the receiving game with 5 receptions for 50 yards and a score.  Defensively, Anthony Barr and Sheldon Day recovered 2 fumbles, Ivan Pace Jr. recorded his first NFL sack, Danielle Hunter added another sack-and-a-half, and Safety Josh Metellus added the other half sack.  Vikings kicker Greg Joseph scored twice by adding a field goal and an extra point.   The Vikings now welcome the bye week and will take the extra time to prepare for the upcoming game in Las Vegas versus the Raiders.  Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the loss, including: the importance of the turnover battle, the Justin Jefferson factor, the effectiveness of defensive pressure by the Bears, and the current playoff picture with 5 games to go.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Quarterback Josh Dobbs both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference.  All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 12 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Defeat The Saints 27-19, Hockenson Has A Huge Day | NO | Week 10
Nov 13 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Defeat The Saints 27-19, Hockenson Has A Huge Day | NO | Week 10
Welcome to the Week 10 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.  The Vikings got out to an early lead in the 1st Half, jumping out 24-3 and never looked back.  Quarterback Joshua Dobbs came out hot in his first start as a Viking and finished the game 23-of-34 for 268 yards and 1 Touchdown passing and added another 44 yards on the ground with a score.   Ty Chandler led the running game with 15 carries for 45 yards and his first rushing touchdown of his NFL career.  As for receiving, T.J. Hockenson had a huge day pulling in 11 receptions for 134 yards and a receiving touchdown.  The Defense became opportunistic in the second half after backup quarterback Jameis Winston came in for injured Saints quarterback Derek Carr.  D.J. Wonnum, Danielle Hunter and Jonathan Bullard all recorded sacks in the game, while Byron Murphy Jr and Mekhi Blackmon both grabbed interceptions in the 4th quarter.  In the end, the Vikings were able to protect the lead and improve to 6-4.  Next week, the Vikings will head to the Mile High City to take on Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos.   Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the win, including: another gutsy effort for a 5th straight win, Dobbs athleticism in his second Vikings game, the continued unorthodox defensive pressures, and everyone pitching in to make key plays.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Quarterback Josh Dobbs both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference.  All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 10 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Defeat The Falcons 31-28, QB Joshua Dobbs Leads The Comeback | ATL | Week 9
Nov 5 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Defeat The Falcons 31-28, QB Joshua Dobbs Leads The Comeback | ATL | Week 9
Welcome to the Week 9 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.  The Vikings won a thrilling comeback victory 31-28, down in Atlanta.  The Vikings saw a host of personnel substitutions take place in the game, including at the quarterback position.  Rookie quarterback Jaren Hall started the game and played well until an injury at the goal line in the 1st Quarter sidelined him for the rest of the contest.  Newly acquired quarterback Josh Dobbs stepped in for the rest of the game and led a go-ahead drive in the final 2 minutes of the game to secure the victory.  Dobbs finished the game 20-of-30 passing for 158 yards and two touchdowns, plus he added another 66 yards rushing and a score on the ground.  Running back Alexander Mattison and receiver Brandon Powell caught the two passing scores, while tight end T.J. Hockenson led the receiving corps with 7 receptions for 69 yards.  Defensively, the crew was opportunistic.   Cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. snagged an interception and Safety Josh Metellus pounced on a fumble, with both turnovers leading to the offense adding an additional 10 points.  Linebacker Jordan Hicks led the team with 11 tackles and recorded the lone Vikings sack for the game.  Kicker Greg Joseph was perfect on the day, kicking three field goals and two extra points.  The Vikings will now come home and finish out their NFC South schedule against the Saints next Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.  Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the win, including: Josh Dobbs illusiveness, the defensive aggression against Heinicke, the adjustments made by the Vikings coaching staff, and the collective belief by the players in this locker room.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Quarterback Josh Dobbs both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference.  All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 9 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Defeat The Packers At Lambeau Field 24-10, Improve to 4-4 | GB | Week 8
Oct 29 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Defeat The Packers At Lambeau Field 24-10, Improve to 4-4 | GB | Week 8
Welcome to Week 8 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.  The Vikings won on a cool, fall day at Lambeau Field, 24-10.  Offensively, with 284 total passing yards, the Vikings continued their offensive air assault, with K.J. Osborn, Jordan Addison, and T.J. Hockenson taking the lead, and Kirk Cousins at the helm. Kirk threw to 8 different receivers for 274 yards, and 2 touchdowns before going out with an injury early in the 4th quarter.  Rookie Jordan Addison, hauled in 7 receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown increasing his season total to 7 touchdowns on the year.  Cam Akers scores his first rushing touchdown as a Minnesota Viking with a 6-yard run into the endzone late in the 1st Quarter. The running game brought in a combined 78 yards of total production.  Defensively, D.J. Wonnum notches two sacks in the game, along with one tackle for a loss.  Josh Metellus makes a significant impact by securing an interception at the beginning of the second half and returning it for 43 yards before being brought down.  Kicker Greg Joseph went 1-of-3 in field goals, hitting a 47-yarder in the 2nd Quarter.  In the end, the Vikings' offensive prowess in the passing game remained highly effective, propelling them to a triumph over the Green Bay Packers.  Now, attention is focused on Kirk Cousins' injury status and the how that will affect the game plan next week.  The Vikings will move on to face the Falcons down at Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, their third NFC South opponent of the season.  Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the win highlighting Cam Aikers' rushing touchdown and the outstanding performances by wide receivers K.J. Osborn, Jordan Addison, and T.J. Hockenson.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Quarterback Jaren Hall both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference.  All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 8 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Defeat The 49ers On Monday Night Football, Improve to 3-4 | SF | Week 7
Oct 24 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Defeat The 49ers On Monday Night Football, Improve to 3-4 | SF | Week 7
Welcome to Week 7 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings won a hard-fought battle versus the 49ers on Monday Night, 22-17. Offensively, the Vikings were attacking through the air with Jordan Addison and T.J. Hockenson leading the pack. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was dealing. Kirk threw to 9 different receivers for 378 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 INT. Rookie Jordan Addison had a breakout night, hauling in 7 receptions for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns. Those 2 touchdowns increased his season total to 6 and tied a Vikings rookie record (Randy Moss) for most touchdowns in the first 7 games of his career. The running game also kept the clock running, combining for 74 yards critical yards. Defensively, Cam Bynum had 2 timely interceptions, including the game sealing grab with 33-seconds left in the game. He also led the team with 9 total tackles and 2 pass deflections. Kicker Greg Joseph went 3-of-4 in field goals, hitting a 54-yarder in the Third Quarter and scored 10 points overall. In the end, the Vikings played an aggressive style that helped earn them the victory.  The Vikings now move on to face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field next Sunday in a critical NFC North matchup. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the win, including: the Vikings stepping up in the underdog role, Hockenson and Addison's stellar night, Vikings confidence growing on Defense, building on the offensive line's momentum, and the exciting prospects moving forward.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Quarterback Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 7 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Beat The Bears 19-13, Defense Has A Big Day | CHI | Week 6
Oct 15 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Beat The Bears 19-13, Defense Has A Big Day | CHI | Week 6
Welcome to Week 6 of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings fought through adversity and earned a 19-13 win in The Windy City. The Vikings Defense stepped up and made the Bears uncomfortable all day, including five sacks, two interceptions, and a scoop-and-score from linebacker Jordan Hicks. Linebacker Jordan Hicks had a banner day with ten total tackles, an interception on Justin Fields, and a 42-yard scoop and score. Fields went out with an injury and both Bears quarterbacks, Justin Fields and Tyson Bagent, only threw for 113 combined passing yards in the game. Danielle Hunter notched another two sacks, increasing his season total to eight. Josh Metellus, Harrison Phillips, and D.J. Wonnum earned the other three. Offensively, it was tough sledding all day. The Vikings only amassed 220 combined yards and Cousins hit rookie Jordan Addison for the only offensive touchdown of the day, his fourth on the season. Kicker Greg Joseph scored the other points, hitting two field goals in the first half from 50+ yards to get the Vikings on the board. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the game from Soldier Field, including: the Defense stepping up to carry the day, the difficulty of playing a backup quarterback, D.J. Wonnum versus the Bears, the importance of getting the running game going, and Kirk Cousins day overall. Plus, head coach Kevin O'Connell and quarterback Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 5 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Fall 27-20 To The Chiefs, Shift Sights To Chicago | KC | Week 5
Oct 9 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Fall 27-20 To The Chiefs, Shift Sights To Chicago | KC | Week 5
Welcome to Week 5 of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings fought to the end but drop to 1-4 with a 27-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Vikings were playing catchup from the beginning of the game but went into Halftime tied 13-13. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw a couple of touchdowns in the 3rd Quarter, which proved to be the difference in the game. quarterback Kirk Cousins kept the Vikings alive, finishing the game 29 of 47 for 289 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. Wide receiver Jordan Addison caught the second touchdown of his career and running back Alexander Mattison added the other.  Defensively, the tandem of Danielle Hunter and Marcus Davenport were able to get to Mahomes a couple of times in the game.  Veterans Harrison Smith and Jordan Hicks combined for 20 tackles in the game and were all over the field. The Vikings will now prepare for another road game, this time in the Windy City versus the Chicago Bears. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the game, including: the illusiveness of Patrick Mahomes, the missed opportunities on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, the noticeable efforts by Jordan Hicks and Ivan Pace Jr., and the Chiefs gameplan against Justin Jefferson. Plus, head coach Kevin O'Connell and quarterback Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 5 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Earn Their First Victory Of The Season vs Carolina, Smith & Defense Have A Big Impact | CAR | Week 4
Oct 1 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Earn Their First Victory Of The Season vs Carolina, Smith & Defense Have A Big Impact | CAR | Week 4
Welcome to Week 4 of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings are heading home from Charlotte with a 21-13 victory over the Panthers. The Vikings Defense and rushing attack stepped up and powered the team to their first win on the season. The team settled down after an opening drive pick-six by Sam Frankling Jr., but the team settled down and were able to keep the game within 6 points going into halftime. The Vikings Defense was able to get after rookie quarterback, Bryce Young, sacking him five times, including three by Harrison Smith. Smith was a huge catalyst, finished with 14 combined tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble that D.J. Wonnum returned for a 51-yard scoop-and-score. Wonnum and Marcus Davenport accounted for the other two sacks on the afternoon. Cam Akers and Alexander Mattison racked up 135 yards on the ground, while Justin Jefferson caught both of Cousins' touchdown passes.  The Vikings will come home to host the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.  Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the differences they saw in this week's victory, the effectiveness of the running game, Harrison Smith's impact on the entire defense, and look ahead to the challenges presented by the Kansas City Chiefs.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Quarterback Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 4 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Drop Their Week 3 Tilt Against The Chargers 28-24, Search For Answers | LAC | Week 3
Sep 24 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Drop Their Week 3 Tilt Against The Chargers 28-24, Search For Answers | LAC | Week 3
Welcome to Week 3 of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings drop their second home game and move to 0-3, this time against the Chargers at U.S. Bank Stadium. The inability to convert in critical situations and costly turnovers seemed to prove too difficult to overcome. The Vikings Offense only converted 1-of-4 attempts inside the Red Zone, including an interception in the endzone with only seconds remaining in the game. Kirk Cousins once again threw for over 300 yards, had 3 TD's, and 1 INT. He was under duress throughout, taking 4 sacks. Jefferson ended his day with 7 receptions, 149 yards, and a touchdown.  Mattison had 20 carries for 93 tough yards on the day. Defensively, the Vikings were attacked threw the air all day. Chargers Receiver Keenan Allen gave the secondary fits, finishing with a personal best 18 receptions for 215 yards. He also threw a 49-yard touchdown, and the Chargers racked up 454 total yards receiving. One positive in the game was the Vikings rush defense only allowed the Chargers 30 yards in the game. Danielle Hunter had the lone sack for the Vikings and Jordan Hicks recovered the only Chargers fumble on the day. The Vikings now shift their attention to the Panthers down in Charlotte on November 1st. Paul Allen, Mark Rosen, and Pete Bercich recap the offensive problems holding onto the ball, Justin Herbert's execution against our Secondary, Keenan Allen's career day, the inability to capitalize on defensive turnovers, and the need for our players to win in one-on-one situations. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Quarterback Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 3 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Drop Their Thursday Night Matchup In Philadelphia 34-28, Shift Their Attention To The Chargers | PHI | Week 2
Sep 15 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Drop Their Thursday Night Matchup In Philadelphia 34-28, Shift Their Attention To The Chargers | PHI | Week 2
Welcome back to the Week 2 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings falter in their Thursday Night Football matchup in Philadelphia, 34-28.  Costly turnovers reared their ugly head for a second straight week and the Vikings couldn't overcome the -3 turnover differential once again. After a wild first half, the Eagles found success running the ball and controlling the time of possession at almost a two-to-one margin. D'Andre Swift ran for 175 yards on the ground and the Eagles outpaced the Vikings 259 to 28. The Vikings fought to get back into the game and hit T.J. Hockenson for a second touchdown with 1:10 left in the game, but it proved to be too little, too late. The Vikings 364-yard aerial attack kept them alive, but it was not enough to secure a victory. Cousins finished the game 31-of-44 passing and threw 4 touchdowns. Rookie Jordan Addison joined Percy Harvin and Sammy White as the only 2 receiving rookies to have consecutive touchdowns in their first two games as a Viking.  Justin Jefferson had another record-breaking night with 11 receptions for 159 yards receiving. He joins Lance Alworth as the fastest receivers to cross the 5,000-yard receiving mark, doing so in only 52 games. Defensively, the Vikings put pressure on Jalen Hurts, sacking him four times. OLB Danielle Hunter had a hat trick while Ivan Pace Jr. and Harrison Phillips shared the other. Safety Theo Jackson picked off Hurts in the 2nd Quarter for the lone Vikings interception of the night.  The Vikings now shift their attention to the L.A. Chargers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 24th. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the missteps that led to the loss, the patterns that are starting to emerge, the shifting Offensive Line, and the adjustments needed during the 'mini-bye week.'  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 2 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Drop The Home Opener To Tampa 20-17, Coach O'Connell On The Short Week Ahead | TB | Week 1
Sep 10 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Drop The Home Opener To Tampa 20-17, Coach O'Connell On The Short Week Ahead | TB | Week 1
Welcome back to the Week 1 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings drop their home opener to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 20-17 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Costly turnovers and penalties seemingly made the difference, as the Vikings Offense was -3 in the take/give stat, with 2 of them occurring inside the Tampa Bay 30-yard line. Cousins went 33-of-44 passing, threw 2 touchdown passes and an interception. One of those touchdown passes was Rookie Jordan Addison's first in the NFL.  Alexander Mattison caught the other and had 44 combined yards in the game.  Justin Jefferson had another great statistical day with 9 receptions for 150 yards receiving. Defensively, OLB Danielle Hunter had the lone sack and Cam Bynum led the team with 10 combined tackles.   Offensively for the Bucs, Baker Mayfield was under pressure throughout the game, but threw 2 touchdowns when it counted most. He finished the game with 173 yards passing and 11 yards rushing. In the end, Tampa's Kicker Chase McLaughlin's 57-yard field goal was enough for the Bucs to leave Minneapolis with the opening day victory. Vikings Vox Paul Allen and Color Analyst Pete Bercich recap the missteps that led to the loss, look ahead to the 'opportunity' that Thursday brings in Phili, and review the Bucs rushing strategy that helped earn them the victory.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 1 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report:  Vikings Wrap Up The 2023 Preseason Versus Arizona, Fall 18-17 | AZ | 2023 Preseason Finale
Aug 26 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Wrap Up The 2023 Preseason Versus Arizona, Fall 18-17 | AZ | 2023 Preseason Finale
Welcome to the 2023 preseason finale of the Vikings Postgame Report from U.S. Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up their home preseason season schedule on Saturday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the First Quarter but finished their scoring at the end of the First Half on a 26-yard field goal by Greg Joseph. Their 17-3 Halftime lead dwindled and ultimately was nullified following an interception by Sean Chandler deep in Vikings territory. Cardinals Kicker Matt Prater gave their squad the lead 18-17 on a 27-yard field goal with 6:20 left in the game. Vikings Kicker Greg Joseph missed a 54-yard field goal wide right with 2:28 left in the game and the Vikings never recovered. Quarterback Jaren Hall lead the Vikings as the lone quarterback for the Vikings in the game. He finished the day 17-of-28 passing for 178 yards, tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Abram Smith, and had an interception. Vikings running back DeWayne McBride led the rushing attack on 8 carries for 37 yards and a 5-yard score after rookie Jay Ward forced a fumble off of a blitz. Besides Jay Ward's big play, he also led the team with 8 total tackles. The Vikings now switch their sites to the beginning of the regular season, as they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 10th.  Vikings Vox Paul Allen and Color Analyst Pete Bercich put a bow on the preseason, including: some of the new play calls that stood out versus the Cardinals today, which guys they feel looked to make front office decisions difficult when deciding their 53-man roster this week, Jaren Hall's overall performance, and the playmakers within our running game that had a good day on Saturday.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the final Preseason edition of the 2023 Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report:  Vikings Host The Titans In Preseason Game #2, Fall 24 - 16 At U.S. Bank Stadium | TN | 2023 Preseason Week 2
Aug 20 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Host The Titans In Preseason Game #2, Fall 24 - 16 At U.S. Bank Stadium | TN | 2023 Preseason Week 2
Welcome to the 2023 preseason kickoff of the Vikings Postgame Report from U.S. Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings kicked off their home preseason season on Saturday night at U.S. Bank Stadium. Both Quarterbacks Nick Mullens and Jaren Hall each played a Half with Mullens starting off the festivities. Mullens finished the First Half going 13-of-23 passing for 151 yards while also taking 2 sacks.  Hall finished his evening 4-of-7 passing for 49 yards, had a couple rushes and also took a sack.  The Vikings Offense in the First Half mustered 3 field goals in the 2nd-Quarter, as Greg Joseph hit from 45 yards, 33-yards, and 26-yards respectively.   Running back Ty Chandler finished the game with 11 carries for 24 yards and fellow backfield mate DeWayne McBride punched in the lone Vikings touchdown at the goal line after an 83-yard drive.  Defensively, Safety Lewis Cine had a high-profile night, amassing 7 total tackles, a sack, and a QB hit. Linebacker Troy Dye also had a solid night, including an interception of Tennessee Quarterback Malik Willis in the Second Quarter. In the end, the Titans ended the game in the victory formation and ran out the clock to send the Vikings to 0-2 in the 2023 preseason.  Vikings Vox Paul Allen and Color Analyst Pete Bercich breakdown the action of Preseason Game #2, including: some of the individual position group with some areas of concern, the increased playing time of Joejuan Williams and Andrew Booth Jr. tonight, the lack of play from Titans Quarterback Will Levis, and the upcoming joint practices with the Arizona Cardinals to close out 2023 Vikings Training Camp.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the Preseason Week 2 edition of the 2023 Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report:  Vikings Kickoff The 2023 Preseason In Seattle, Fall 24 - 13 | SEA | 2023 Preseason Week 1
Aug 11 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Kickoff The 2023 Preseason In Seattle, Fall 24 - 13 | SEA | 2023 Preseason Week 1
Welcome to the 2023 preseason kickoff of the Vikings Postgame Report from Lumen Field. The Minnesota Vikings kicked off their preseason campaign in the Emerald City, led by Quarterbacks Nick Mullens and Jaren Hall at the helm. Mullens finished his portion of the game going 14 of 20 passing for 139 yards, and a touchdown pass to Tight End Nick Muse in the 2nd Quarter.  The Vikings Offense jumped out to a 10-0 lead early in the 2nd Quarter but only mustered an additional 3rd Quarter field goal during the rest of the game.   Running back Ty Chandler finished the game with 11 carries for 41 yards and 4 receptions for an additional 29 yards receiving. Wide Receiver Jalen Reagor also caught 4 passes for 55 yards, which led the rest of the Wide Receiver corp for the evening. Defensively, Linebacker Luiji Vilain recorded the lone sack of the game, but Jaylin Williams recorded an Interception in the 3rd Quarter on Seahawks Quarterback Drew Lock, which led to a 54-yard field goal by Kicker Greg Joseph.   Overall, there were a bunch of good plays, but plenty of elements to work on going into the upcoming joint practices with the Tennessee Titans this week.  Paul Allen and Pete Bercich give their initial impressions from Thursday's tilt, including: the return of Lewis Cine to the Defense, some of the offensive tendencies that developed throughout the night, the new look Defense that allowed players to "flow freely," and the initial impressions of the highly touted rookie wide receivers for both teams.  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the Preseason Week 1 edition of the 2023 Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: Giants Defeat The Vikings 31-24 At Home, Vikings Season Comes To A Close | NYG | Wild Card Weekend
Jan 16 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: Giants Defeat The Vikings 31-24 At Home, Vikings Season Comes To A Close | NYG | Wild Card Weekend
Welcome to the Season Finale edition of the Vikings Postgame Report. The New York Giants defeated the Minnesota Vikings at U.S Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon 31-24, bringing the Vikings season to a close. The Giants running game was the difference and both Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones were the difference makers. Daniel threw for 301 yards and 2 passing touchdowns, but also added 78 rushing yards on 17 carries. Barkley only had 9 carries for 53 yards rushing, but hit pay dirt twice, including the game winning score halfway through the 4th Quarter. The Vikings bright spots on Sunday included another big game from Tight End T.J. Hockenson versus the Giants, who finished with 10 receptions for 129 receiving yards. Kirk Cousins finished the game 31 of 39 passing for 273 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and a rushing score for 1 yard. The two passing touchdowns went to K.J. Osborn and Irv Smith Jr. Dalvin Cook led the rushing attack for the Vikings with 60 yards on 15 carries. It was an unfortunate end to a memorable season, but the team proved that they're poised for a bright future after the inaugural season with Head Coach Kevin O'Connell at the helm comes to a close. Paul Allen puts a bow on the season by breaking down what went right for the NY Giants on Sunday, the upcoming offseason, and the Vikings offensive standouts during the 2022 season. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell speaks to the media, Gabe Henderson and Ben Leber also go 'Between The Lines' presented by Gatorade, Quarterback Kirk Cousins shares his thoughts in his postgame press conference, and Ron Johnson gives his '3 Takes' to round out the show. All of this and more is in the final episode of the Vikings Postgame Report for the 2022-23 season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Handle The Bears 29-13, Turn Sights To The Postseason | CHI | Week 18
Jan 8 2023
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Handle The Bears 29-13, Turn Sights To The Postseason | CHI | Week 18
Welcome to the regular season finale of the Vikings Postgame Report from Soldier Field. The Minnesota Vikings led wire-to-wire in Chicago, capping off their thirteenth win of the season, the most since 2017. The first half of the game saw many Vikings starters in the game, including K.J. Osborn who had a stellar 5 receptions for 117 yards total. Alexander Mattison made the most of his 10 carries, finishing with 54 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Overall, the Vikings Offense finished the day with 482 total yards. Defensively, Patrick Jones II notched another sack, both Patrick Peterson and Duke Shelley snagged interceptions, and Josh Metellus recorded three pass deflections. It was a well-rounded effort in all phases and the Vikings now switch their sights to hosting a playoff game next week at U.S. Bank Stadium. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich put a bow on the regular season from Soldier Field, including: reflecting on the successful regular season for both Kevin O'Connell and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, the storylines for our upcoming playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium, the current health status of key playmakers going into next week, Kirk Cousins keys to success, and the necessity for everyone to raise their game starting now for the upcoming playoff run. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell speaks to the media, Gabe Henderson and Ben Leber also go 'Between The Lines' presented by Gatorade, Quarterback Kirk Cousins shares his thoughts in his postgame press conference, and Ron Johnson gives his '3 Takes' to round out the show. All of this and more is in the final 2022-23 regular season edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.