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Vikings reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune are bringing all you football enthusiasts another way to stay connected to the purple. Consider this podcast to be similar to any Vikings season: full of ups and downs, but never boring.


Episode : Podcast: Cousins, Keenum, Peterson and a game of intrigue

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) reacts after a touchdown by running back Dalvin Cook during the second half of an NFL football game aga

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview Thursday night's Vikings-Redskins game, full of intrigue from Kirk Cousins playing his former team to Case Keenum and Adrian Peterson returning to U.S. Bank Stadium.


Episode : Podcast: Kirk Cousins, Vikings offense keep rolling in Detroit

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrated tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) fourth quarter touchdown at Ford Field.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan discuss the Vikings' 503-yard, 42-point win in Detroit, where the offense continued rolling off the arm of quarterback Kirk Cousins.


Episode : Podcast: On confidence, the Vikings offense and another NFC North road trip

After his touchdown, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook threw the ball into the stands in the fourth quarter.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss how coordinator Kevin Stefanski and the offense has displayed confidence in quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has returned the gesture in back-to-back wins. Where does that put the outlook ahead of Sunday's game in Detroit?


Episode : Podcast: Did Vikings, Kirk Cousins find their stride in win over Eagles?

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) threw a warm up pass ahead of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins discuss the major takeaways from the Vikings' 38-20 win against the Eagles, including quarterback Kirk Cousins, receiver Stefon Diggs and another strong defensive showing.


Episode : Podcast: Uneven Vikings face tough, but beatable foe in Eagles

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) during a fourth quarter run.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the gravity to Sunday's game against the Eagles, which could become the best opponent the Vikings have beaten since the last time they played Philadelphia.


Episode : Podcast: Road win in New York is just what Vikings needed

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) spoke with New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) at the end of the game. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • c

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan recap the Vikings' 28-10 win in New York, where they dismantled a shorthanded Giants team. We discuss receiver Stefon Diggs' situation, player reaction and the defenders' praise for Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones.


Episode : Listen: On the Vikings' broken passing game, Sunday's game at Giants

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss where the Vikings offense stands with Kirk Cousins after two poor NFC North games. They also preview Sunday's game in New York, where former Vikings coordinator Pat Shurmur is molding an up-and-coming quarterback in rookie Daniel Jones.


Episode : Listen: The Vikings offense struggles again on road in NFC North

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) reacted as he looked to the scoreboard from the sidelines late in the fourth quarter. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins discuss the Vikings' underwhelming offense in Sunday's 16-6 loss in Chicago. What to make of an 0-2 hole in the NFC North, quarterback Kirk Cousins and a sputtering passing game that had no answers against the Bears.


Episode : Listen: Vikings enter Soldier Field with plenty to prove

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook celebrated a first down in third quarter.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' trip to Soldier Field, which has produced anything but boring games over the years. What is there still to learn about this Vikings team? We also discuss the returns of Marcus Sherels and Laquon Treadwell, as well as take your questions.


Episode : Listen: Breaking down the Vikings' decisive win against the Raiders

Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrated after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan exit the Vikings locker room and react to Sunday's 34-14 win against the Raiders. Kirk Cousins carried out the Vikings' plan well, but questions remain. We also discuss Dalvin Cook's greatness, the defense's depth and the boos raining down on Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson.


Episode : Listen: On Kirk Cousins, Daniel Carlson and Vikings vs. Raiders

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on the field.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the state of the Vikings with quarterback Kirk Cousins amid the veteran's candid comments about his own play. Who's the most important audience for Cousins' message? How did the Packers' defensive plan lead to his forgettable day? Are the Raiders the right remedy? We also take your Twitter questions on much more.


Episode : Listen: Breaking down the Vikings' loss in Green Bay

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) caught a 45 yard touch down catch over Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) in the thir

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan discuss the Vikings' 21-16 loss at Lambeau Field just minutes after the game. What went wrong for Kirk Cousins? What did he say about his poor outing? Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs and many more factors are sized up for the 1-1 Vikings.


Episode : Listen: What a difference a year makes for the Vikings and Packers rivalry

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) celebrated with Dalvin Cook (33) after scoring on a quarterback sneak in the second quarter.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' recent run of success against the Packers, and how Sunday's game at Lambeau Field will take on a different look for both teams.


Episode : Listen: Takeaways from Vikings' decisive opening win vs. Falcons

Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph tackled Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a sack during the fourth quarter as the Vikings took on the Atlanta F

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins exited the Vikings locker room and immediately discussed the 28-12 win against the Falcons on Sunday. Is this a sign of things to come offensively? What to take away from a stout defensive performance and clean special teams?


Episode : Listen: Analyzing Vikings' 53-man roster, Falcons opener

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook warmed up before the Minnesota Vikings took on the Arizona Cardinals at US Bank Stadium, Saturday, August 2

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' initial 53-man roster, which is young and could change quickly. First, we lead with the releases of receiver Laquon Treadwell, kicker Kaare Vedvik and quarterback Kyle Sloter, then the addition of Josh Doctson. We also preview the Vikings' opener vs. the Falcons and take your questions.


Episode : Listen: Preseason takeaways and projecting the Vikings roster

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen led the team into the field before the pre-season matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the difficult decisions ahead for the Vikings front office in trimming down to a 53-man roster. What will happen at receiver with Laquon Treadwell? Are new faces likely for the secondary? What about the backup quarterbacks?


Episode : Listen: Punter/kicker Kaare Vedvik brings intrigue to Vikings camp

Minnesota Vikings specialists Matt Wile (6), Dan Bailey (5) and Kaare Vedvik (7).

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' latest bold move to shore up its special teams. On new punter/kicker Kaare Vedvik and what his role might be. Takeaways from the preseason opener in New Orleans, including talking about the possibility of Laquon Treadwell being cut later this month.


Episode : Listen: Who's up? Who's down? Takeaways from Vikings training camp

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss takeaways from Vikings training camp, including Mike Zimmer aiming softballs at his own dugout, taking stock of individual performances and much more.


Episode : Listen: Storylines as Vikings training camp opens

Vikings rookie center Garrett Bradbury snapped the ball to Kirk Cousins during the first day of training for Vikings rookies at TCO Performance Center

The Vikings begin training camp in full on Friday, where there is no shortage of intrigue for the 2019 team. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Mark Craig discuss everything from Kirk Cousins and the new offensive system to the offensive line, Mike Zimmer's defense and which rookies have a chance to surprise everybody.


Episode : Listen: What we learned from Vikings spring practices

Quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) during Vikings minicamp at TCO Performance Center in Eagan on Thursday.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss a 2019 Vikings offense described as a "work in progress," a cohesive defense that looked strong while tinkering with changes and what the new playbook may offer.