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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: Vikings' defensive departures and free-agent moves

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) and running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated the overtime win.] Jerry Holt • Jerry.Holt@startri

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand keep their social distance while discussing Everson Griffen's departure, the Vikings' plan with safety Anthony Harris and the Michael Pierce signing.


Episode : Podcast: Diggs' agitation ends in trade, Cousins gets new deal

Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins looked passed the ball to Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Stefon Diggs in the third quarter.

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss what led up to the blockbuster trade that sent Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. They also recap a busy start to NFL free agency, including Kirk Cousins' new deal that freed up cap space to tag Anthony Harris.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings cut Xavier Rhodes, more change coming for secondary

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) warmed up at Dignity Health Sports Park .

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss why cornerback Xavier Rhodes' release is one of likely many changes coming for the Vikings secondary.


Episode : Podcast: Intriguing free-agent QBs, Vikings' backup options and more

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins spoke with Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers at the end of the game.

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss an intriguing quarterback market and relevant Vikings questions.


Episode : Podcast: Free agency may reshape Vikings' veteran D-line

Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings defensive line and relevant questions. Will the Vikings and Everson Griffen find middle ground? What about Stephen Weatherly and Linval Joseph's contract?


Episode : Podcast: Left tackle Riley Reiff, Vikings approach crossroads

Podcast: Left tackle Riley Reiff, Vikings approach crossroads

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings offensive line and relevant questions. Is a (draft-day) change coming at left tackle? What bargain-level free agents may be available at guard?


Episode : Podcast: Receiver options, C.J. Ham and previewing free agency

Minnesota Vikings C.J. Ham.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' skill positions and relevant questions, including whether status quo will be kept at receiver, in the first of a five-podcast series previewing free agency next week.


Episode : Podcast: Hints at Vikings' initial approach from NFL scouting combine

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) blew a kiss to the fans after catching his third catch of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium.] Jerry Holt

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap a week in Indianapolis, from where the NFL scouting combine provided some hints at the Vikings' initial approaches to free agency and the draft. We talk Stefon Diggs, Kirk Cousins and much more.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings' coordinator hires, Super Bowl and tough decisions

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer (right) and assistant coach/offensive consultant Gary Kubiak share a run-first philosophy in a pass-happy NFL.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview the many decisions facing the Vikings this offseason. First, how do familiar coordinators in Gary Kubiak and Andre Patterson/Adam Zimmer set the stage for personnel moves to come?


Episode : Podcast: Vikings offseason begins with coaching staff turnover

Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards at TCO Performance Center Thursday July,25 2019 in Eagan, MN.

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss a Vikings offseason of changes that will begin with turnover on the coaching staff, including the departure of two defensive coaches and replacing Kevin Stefanski.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings' season ends with lopsided loss. What happened?

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Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins recap the Vikings' 27-10 loss in the NFC Divisional playoff round to the 49ers.


Episode : Podcast: Can the Vikings keep rolling in San Francisco?

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter, left, and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen celebrated their defense in the first quart

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer preview Saturday's NFC Divisional playoff game in San Francisco, where the 49ers defensive line poses a tough challenge for the Vikings offense.


Episode : Podcast: On Kirk Cousins, Mike Zimmer and an impressive Vikings playoff win

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen celebrated after he sacked New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the third quarter.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan return from the visiting locker room in the Superdome to recap the Vikings' 26-20 overtime playoff win against the Saints.


Episode : Podcast: Answering your questions on Vikings-Saints, Stefanski and more

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Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer empty the mailbag and answer your questions about Sunday's NFC wild-card game between the Vikings and Saints. They also discuss coordinator Kevin Stefanski's potential as a head coach, linebacker Eric Kendricks' quad injury and more.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings get tall task in playoff trip to New Orleans

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) returns a fumble in the first quarter Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer react to the Vikings' first-round playoff matchup in New Orleans, starting with the opportunity for quarterback Kirk Cousins. They also discuss Dalvin Cook's return, Eric Kendricks' injury and much more.


Episode : Podcast: Finding meaning in Vikings' regular season finale vs. Bears

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) celebrated with the defense after recovering a fumble in the first quarter.

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer find meaning in the Vikings' season finale against the Bears, when starters may or may not play that much. More on Kirk Cousins, the offensive failures vs. Green Bay and questions ahead.


Episode : Podcast: On a 'sobering' Vikings loss to the Packers

Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen (19).

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins discuss the fallout from the Vikings' 23-10 loss to the Packers, marking the first home loss of the 2019 season. What to make of quarterback Kirk Cousins' night, the offensive line and much more.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings-Packers, impact of Cook's likely absence and Pro Bowl

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Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer preview all things Vikings-Packers ahead of Monday night's matchup, including how Dalvin Cook's likely absence will impact the offense, stories about the Pro Bowl and your Twitter questions.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings, fans swarm Los Angeles in resounding win over Chargers

Vikings players and fans celebrated with Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (95) after he returned a 56 yard fumble for a touchdown in th

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan recap the Vikings' 39-10 win against the Chargers. On seven takeaways, Dalvin Cook's new shoulder injury, Danielle Hunter's ascension and much more.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings need win at Chargers to outpace another L.A. team

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook before the game.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview the Vikings' trip to Los Angeles, where an underachieving Chargers (5-8) team has talent not reflected by its record. How do the Vikings stack up? What's at stake in the NFC playoff race?