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Christopher Gates

TRÖL: Karma comes calling for Sean Payton

Sometimes, the bad guys do lose

Earlier this season, in a game against the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton thought it would be a pretty neat idea to throw a “choke” sign at Atlanta Falcons’ running back Devonta Freeman. The move was, undoubtedly, a reference to the Falcons losing a huge lead to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Payton’s team would go on to lose that game to the Falcons on a last-minute interception.

You would think that Payton...

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Ted Glover

RTP 45: Dilly Dilly, We’re Goin’ to Philly

Di and Ted recap a miracle

How do you talk about this? Well, we try, and we kind of depart from our normal format. We just start talking, and our topics are all over the place. We’re pretty sure we hit all the main points, and discuss the emotional roller coaster that was the Saints-Vikings.

We eventually get through the game, briefly discuss the Pat Shurmur news, preview the conference championship games, and answer listener questions.

Let us know what you think of the show by leaving a...

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Post-Miracle Thoughts & Take-Aways

I’m not sure how many times I’ve re-watched the Minneapolis Miracle. Pretty sure a lot more times than Blair Walsh’s missed FG. Or Gary Anderson’s. Or Favre’s interception. Or Drew Pearson’s push-off. Put together. I’ve looked at all the write-ups and newspaper headlines about that play, to the point where I’m not sure I could even remember anything else that happened in yesterday’s divisional round game against the Saints.

So I went back to take a look, and have...

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Vikings still in shock day after stunning victory

Not even 24 hours after the catch that catapulted the Minnesota Vikings into the NFC Championship Game at the last possible second, the shock factor hasn't completely worn off for the Vikings.

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Craig Peters

NOTEBOOK: Rashod Hill's Early Career Experience Helpful Against Cam Jordan

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The hand-wringing began early in Mankato. Left tackle Riley Reiff, who was a priority signing for the Vikings in free agency, suffered an injury on the opening day of trainin...

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WATCH: Jon Gruden knew Case Keenum would get his moment to shine

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum is his team’s MVP after Sunday’s stunning, last-second 61-yard touchdown pass thrown to Stefon Diggs.Now that Keenum has established he can win a postseason game, this cool footage between he and Jon Gruden filmed prior to the 2012 NFL Draft has surfaced.Gruden sits down with Keenum here ahead of the 2012 draft and tells him “to just be ready because you’ll get your chance.” It is a great exchange between Keenum and Gruden, who basically...

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Eric Smith

Early Look: Vikings at Eagles

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings are one win away from Super Bowl LII. Minnesota played one of the most memorable games in franchise history Sunday as the Vikings topped the Saints with a dramati...

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Mike Zimmer admits Vikings must clean up ‘critical errors’

The last-second miracle victory the Minnesota Vikings scored over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday masked the fact that the team nearly blew a 17-0 lead and almost lost at home.Coach Mike Zimmer is well aware that, while the team can certainly savor such a dramatic victory, the Vikings will have to play much better going forward to get to and win the Super Bowl.“We can’t make these mistakes in playoff games or we’ll be going home,” Zimmer said, via Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk....

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Sources: Giants shift coach search to Shurmur

The focus of the New York Giants' coaching search has shifted to Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. The Giants are planning to schedule a second interview next week with Shurmur, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano and Chris Mortensen.

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Lindsey Young

Presser Points: Zimmer Examining Good & Bad Beyond 'Miracle' Final Play

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Vikings fans across the country are celebrating the “Minneapolis Miracle,” but Head Coach Mike Zimmer went back to the tape to also review all the other plays from Sunday’s w...

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Eric J. Thompson

Vikings vs. Saints: The Minneapolis Miracle (And Some Other Important Plays Too)

Looking back at the five most important plays from the Vikings’ stunning playoff win over the Saints.

DATELINE : EDINA, MN. JANUARY 14, 2018. 7:03 PM.


“Oh hehehehe good one. This isn’t funny Tony.”




[Sighs, still not believing. Turns on radio, hears Paul Allen and Pete Bercich going ballistic]


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Christopher Gates

Report: Pat Shurmur expected to be hired by New York Giants

The Vikings will be losing their offensive coordinator

UPDATE: The NFL Network is now saying that Pat Shurmur will, in fact, be the next head coach of the New York Giants. Original story follows below.

Last week, we brought you the report from a television station in Arizona that declared that Minnesota Vikings’ offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was the leading candidate to fill the head coaching vacancy with the Arizona Cardinals. However, today another team has emerged, so if the...

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Report: Vikings OC Shurmur expected to accept Giants job

The New York Giants have honed in on their preferred target as the next head coach. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is their top target and is expected to accept the job, if offered. Based on recent reports, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Shurmur has been strongly linked to the opening in New York before, and he reportedly already has a staff at the ready. Additionally, the team’s other top targets — New England...

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Craig Peters

Rhodes, Smith Named to All-NFL Team by PFWA

Another week, another round of honors for Xavier Rhodes and Harrison Smith. Already named First-Team All-Pros by the Associated Press, the cornerback and safety were named to the 2017 All-NFL Team...

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Mike Pereira explains why Vikings had to come back on field for extra point

The Minnesota Vikings may have cost their backers in Las Vegas a lot of money when they decided to kneel the ball instead of kicking an extra point at the end of Sunday’s game, but the rule requiring them to run the play had nothing to do with gambling.Stefon Diggs scored on a miraculous 61-yard touchdown to give the Vikings a 29-24 lead over the New Orleans Saints with no time remaining, and a frenzy broke out on the field. By the time it was sorted out, many players were already in the...

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Not lost in Minneapolis Miracle, Kai Forbath's clutch kicks

Kai Forbath's ability to put misses behind him when things don't go as planned is one of his most appreciated skills.

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Lindsey Young

Lunchbreak: 'Minneapolis Miracle' Gives Vikings a 'Forever Moment'

A day after Case Keenum’s toss to Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard walk-off touchdown to advance to the NFC Championship, it’s likely many Vikings fans are still trying to process the incredible play an...

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As I sit in U.S. Bank Stadium...awestruck...I still can’t believe it happened....

After waking up Saturday morning, I anxiously awaited a slew of NFL games that would determine the location of the NFC Championship game. I rooted for Atlanta, because like most Vikings fans, I wanted the road to the Superbowl to go through Minnesota. According to most betting sites, the Falcons were sure favorites to win against the Philadelphia Eagles. They Lost. The chance for home field advantage...

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Chris Corso

Social Media Blows Up Over Stefon Diggs Game-Winning Touchdown

It was a Miracle in Minnesota thanks to Stefon Diggs on Sunday night. The wide receiver caught a pass from Vikings quarterback Case Keenum and took it to the house to secure a 29-24 walkoff victor...

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Craig Peters

3 Stats That Stood Out: Vikings-Saints Divisional

Stefon Diggs caught a deep toss from Case Keenum, dodged a tackle by New Orleans safety Marcus Williams and turned it into a 61-yard touchdown as time expired. The play was quickly dubbed “The Min...

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