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The Locked On Vikings Podcast is your daily source for Minnesota Vikings news and analysis. Luke Braun is on a journey to better understand the Minnesota Vikings & professional football, and you're welcome to copy his homework. Breaking down every player, every play, and every headline that grips Skol Nation. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/13/17 -- A New McShay Mo...
Sam Ekstrom highlights some of the most notable Vikings stories of the day and replays an interview with Temple prospect Dion Dawkins.
17 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/12/17 -- Best Fits For Q...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss where the top quarterback prospects should go, why Adrian Peterson can't sign a contract and how invested Sage's former teammates were in the draft.
15 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/11/17 -- Preseason Sched...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down the Vikings preseason schedule and reviews an interesting Star Tribune story about a pair of historic Minnesota drafts.
12 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/10/17 -- Patriots' Banne...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels dig into the most interesting NFL stories of the day and are both surprised where the Vikings are ranked in CBS Sports' Power Rankings.
19 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/7/17 -- Adrian Visits Ne...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels talk about Adrian Peterson's next stop, the deep running back draft class and Richard Sherman's future in Seattle.
20 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/6/17 -- Bill Huber Talks...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Locked On Packers host Bill Huber to get the lowdown on Green Bay's offseason.
21 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/5/17 -- Romo to CBS & To...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Tony Romo's departure from football to pursue broadcasting. They also dissect the top-tier of QBs in the NFL Draft.
21 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/4/17 -- Vikings Sign a P...
Sam Ekstrom discusses Case Keenum's role, the Vikings' new punter and a handful of offensive guard prospects.
13 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/3/17 -- Peterson Visits ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels have the latest on Adrian Peterson, the Vikings' new backup quarterback and a handful of Twitter questions.
24 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/31/17 -- Floyd's Career ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to the news that Sharrif Floyd's career could be in peril. Sage also remembers getting fined in a preseason game early in his career.
24 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/30/17 -- Surgeries for S...
Sam Ekstrom provides updates on a pair of Vikings players getting surgery, spotlights his latest article on Teddy Bridgewater's recovery and analyzes Mike Zimmer's quotes from Wednesday's media session.
17 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/29/17 -- Teddy Throwing,...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Teddy Bridgewater's apparent progress in recovery, Oakland's move to Las Vegas and the new ejection rule in the NFL.
24 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/28/17 -- Interview With ...
Sam Ekstrom interviews Bailey Cossairt, the creator of upcoming Vikings documentary "Wide Left."
19 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/27/17 -- Sage and Sam Re...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels catch up after being apart for two weeks. It's an emotional reunion.
15 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/24/17 -- Robison Extends...
Sam Ekstrom addresses Brian Robison's extension, Sharrif Floyd's emotional Instagram tweet and plays audio from a Charles Johnson interview.
18 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/23/17 -- Murray Has Surg...
Sam Ekstrom discusses Latavius Murray's surgery, a potential Vikings draft prospect and how it would look if Adrian Peterson signed in Green Bay.
16 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/21/17 -- Matt Dery Talks...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Locked On Lions host Matt Dery to discuss Detroit's offseason and what the Vikings are getting in Riley Reiff.
21 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/20/17 -- Free Agent Inve...
Sam Ekstrom reviews what's still left to do in free agency and how some of the work may have to wait until the draft.
14 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/17/17 -- Arif Hasan In S...
Sam Ekstrom and Arif Hasan talk about the legacy of Adrian Peterson, Minnesota's free agent moves and much more.
33 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/16/17 -- Murray, Thielen...
Sam Ekstrom provides updates on Latavius Murray, Adam Thielen and Terence Newman.
10 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/15/17 -- Another Packer ...
Sam Ekstrom provides thoughts on the Datone Jones signing and the potential of acquiring Latavius Murray.
10 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/14/17 -- Goodbye, Cordar...
Sam Ekstrom opines on the Cordarrelle Patterson departure and what it means for all parties.
11 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/13/17 -- Weekend Free Ag...
Sam Ekstrom flies through all the latest in Minnesota Vikings free agency.
13 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/10/17 -- Free Agency CRA...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down the wild moves in NFL free agency, the Vikings' signings and departures and the Packers' disinterest in signing anybody.
30 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/9/17 -- The End of the K...
Sam Ekstrom goes through the latest free agency news and how it impacts the Minnesota Vikings.
13 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/8/17 -- Greenway Audio &...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels rehash Chad Greenway's retirement press conference, update free agency rumors and discuss Sage's many interviews before the Draft.
17 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/7/17 -- Greenway Retirem...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss what retirement might look like for Chad Greenway, then dig into another Adrian Peterson rumor.
22 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/6/17 -- Chad Greenway Re...
Sam Ekstrom goes through all the Vikings news that went down over the weekend and breaks the news of Chad Greenway's retirement.
18 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/3/17 -- Zimmer Getting A...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Mike Zimmer's latest comments about getting advice from his players, the NFL's new policy barring players with past crimes from attending the Combine and Adrian Peterson's coincidental interview.
24 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/2/17 -- The Best Vikings...
Sam Ekstrom provides some news updates, then digs into Minnesota's free agent tendencies over the past 10 years.
17 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/1/17 -- Peterson to Hit ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to the Vikings declining Adrian Peterson's 2017 option, as well as a controversial story about dead birds.
23 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/28/17 -- Thielen's Gym &...
Sam Ekstrom spotlights a couple notable Vikings stories and listens back to some clips of Rick Spielman speaking to Vikings.com.
14 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/27/17 -- Oscar's Drama &...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels revisit Sunday's Oscar's controversy, talk about what factors influence free agents' decisions and the dangers of parental advice.
18 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/24/17 -- Spielman Nugget...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels address Thursday's Rick Spielman press conference, evaluate some internal replacements for Chad Greenway and discuss some pressing league issues like revenue streams and player safety.
27 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/23/17 -- Clips From Mike...
Sam Ekstrom reacts to some fresh audio from head coach Mike Zimmer and highlights a recent story about Captain Munnerlyn.
18 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/22/17 -- Second-Tier FAs...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels evaluate the second-tier of in-house free agents for the Minnesota Vikings and touch on Sage's path to Iowa State.
22 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/21/17 -- Luke Inman on D...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Luke Inman, host of The Draft Rap, for insights on the upcoming draft and what strategy the Vikings should take.
23 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/20/17 -- Free Agent Outl...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels give their latest opinions on what the Vikings will do with their top tier of free agents. They also label a couple veteran receivers that might be of interest.
25 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/17/17 -- A New Coaching ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the Vikings' changing coaching demographic, some free agent running back possibilities and the importance of second contracts.
20 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/16/17 -- Adrian Tweets &...
Sam Ekstrom addresses the cryptic Adrian Peterson tweets, evaluates three more Vikings and investigates one possible free agent target for Minnesota.
16 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/15/17 -- Sam Bradford Ta...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels evaluate quarterback Sam Bradford, discuss social media's impact on NFL locker rooms and introduce Minnesota Vikings Tweets of the Week.
25 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/14/17 -- 1 Offense, 1 De...
Sam Ekstrom churns through three player evaluations: SS Andrew Sendejo, OL Jeremiah Sirles and P Jeff Locke.
12 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/13/17 -- Brandon Fusco C...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels address the latest Vikings roster move and continue with their player evaluations.
20 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/10/17 -- Blair Walsh Sig...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels address Blair Walsh signing with Seattle, continue with player evaluations and delve into agent-player relationships with their Frugal Friday segment.
19 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/9/17 -- Evals on Andre/C...
Sam Ekstrom continues with Vikings evals and summarizes four interesting Vikings articles from various publications.
12 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/8/17 -- Player Evals, Of...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels keep plugging away on their Vikings player evaluations, discuss what Sage's offseasons looked like and examine the 2017 Vikings opponents.
16 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/7/17 -- Aaron Freeman of...
Sam Ekstrom hears from Aaron Freeman, host of Locked On Falcons, to get an idea of what the Falcons fan base is going through two days after an agonizing Super Bowl loss.
21 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS --2/6/17 -- Best. Super Bowl....
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels deliver their thoughts on the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.
28 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/3/17 -- Official Super B...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels put the finishing touches on their Super Bowl talk, capping the show with their predictions for the game.
17 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/2/17 -- Sage Reports Fro...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the vibe in Houston as the Super Bowl approaches and compare the Patriots' defense to the Falcons'.
16 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 2/1/17 -- Super Bowl Fun F...
Sam Ekstrom continues Vikings player evals, then has some fun with Super Bowl facts and crazy prop bets.
18 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/31/17 -- Robert Land Des...
Locked On Texans host Robert Land joins the show to discuss his team's quarterback situation and what the city is like with the Super Bowl five days away.
22 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/30/17 -- George Stewart ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss yet another Vikings coaching change. They also break down the seasons of Alex Boone and Terence Newman and begin previewing the Super Bowl.
22 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/27/17 -- Frugal Fridays ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels evaluate a pair of Vikings who could have big paydays around the corner, then continue the money conversation with Frugal Fridays and cap the program with another memory challenge for Sage.
20 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/26/17 -- Top 10 Offensiv...
Sam Ekstrom addresses a pair of Vikings headlines and then counts down the Top 10 offensive plays of the season.
18 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/25/17 -- Pro Bowl Opinio...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels talk about Jeff Pearlman's "Gunslinger" book, the deterioration of the Pro Bowl and Laquon Treadwell's tough rookie season, amongst other topics, in today's show.
23 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/24/17 -- Luke Inman Live...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by ColdOmaha.com's Luke Inman to talk prospects at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
16 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/23/17 -- Patriots, Falco...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels review the NFC and AFC Championship, announce another Vikings Pro Bowler and review the seasons of Shaun Hill and Eric Kendricks.
24 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/20/17 -- Moss and Peters...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down Thursday's controversial quotes from Adrian Peterson and Randy Moss. They also make predictions for Sunday's enormous games.
19 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/19/17 -- Bill Huber Prev...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Bill Huber of Locked On Packers to analyze how Green Bay could pull another upset this weekend and the confidence level of their fan base.
19 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/18/17 -- Sage's Best Pas...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels continue evaluating the Minnesota Vikings roster, looking at Adam Thielen and Chad Greenway. They also discuss the ins and outs of restricted free agency.
24 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/17/17 -- Arif Hasan on D...
Arif Hasan joins Sam Ekstrom for a discussion about WR Stefon Diggs, DT Shamar Stephen and the variance in player grades on multiple analytics websites.
26 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/16/17 -- More A-Rodg Wiz...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels rehash the drama of the Divisional Playoffs and continue with their Minnesota Vikings player evaluations.
29 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/13/17 -- Frugal Friday D...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels continue breaking down the Vikings roster, Sage talks about NFL contract negotiations, then they both make their Divisional Round predictions.
25 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/11/17 -- Patterson & Hun...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels continue their player evaluations and look into some fun statistics from the team's official stat book.
21 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/10/17 -- Shurmur In, Tur...
Sam Ekstrom analyzes the decision to retain Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator and fire Scott Turner as quarterbacks coach.
14 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/9/17 -- Wild Card Review...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels recap the weekend of NFL action and start reviewing each player on the Vikings roster.
28 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/6/17 -- Wild Card Weeken...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down each Wild Card playoff game and predict a winner.
28 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/5/17 -- Top 10 Defensive...
Sam Ekstrom counts down the Vikings' top defensive plays and compares the 2015 defense to the 2016 defense.
16 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/4/17 -- Mike Zimmer is S...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the New York Giants partying in South Beach, Mike Zimmer's season-ending presser and some notable stats from 2016.
24 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/3/17 -- Audio From Locke...
Sam Ekstrom plays and reacts to a series of sound bites as the Vikings clean out their lockers at Winter Park.
18 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 1/2/17 -- Rappelling Prote...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels analyze the season's final game, a 38-10 victory over Chicago, and what comes next for the Minnesota Vikings.
31 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/30/16 -- Predictions Wi...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels make their predictions for the final weekend of the NFL regular season.
16 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/29/16 -- Show 100!
Sam Ekstrom talks about Captain Munnerlyn winning the Media Good Guy award, updates the injury report and has some Mike Zimmer sound.
17 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/28/16 -- QB Drama Aroun...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels look at the playoff picture around the league and some of the backup quarterbacks being thrust into duty. They also discuss the Vikings' decision at quarterback this offseason.
25 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/27/16 -- Did DBs Go Rogue?
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels address the new developments in the strange case of the Vikings' cornerbacks going off script, wonder whether Minnesota should play some backups on Sunday and discuss what it would be like to be stuck on a plane for five ...
27 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/26/16 -- Coal in the Vi...
Sam Ekstrom recaps the Christmas Eve massacre at Lambeau Field, the Vikings' defensive backs going off script and Adam Thielen's outstanding performance in the loss.
15 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/23/16 -- O-Line Analysi...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels attempt to diagnose some of the offensive line issues. They then talk Vikings-Packers X-factors, and Sam puts Sage through an intense Christmas game.
26 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/22/16 -- Packer Perspec...
Sam Ekstrom welcomes Bill Huber to the show to shed some light on Green Bay's four-game winning streak.
33 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/21/16 -- Talking Barr, ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels wonder what's happened to Anthony Barr, recount their trips to Lambeau Field and dig into how the Packers have won four straight.
24 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/20/16 -- Mike Zimmer Do...
Sam Ekstrom plays some clips from Monday's press conference and gives you the latest Viking to hit the injured reserve.
17 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/19/16 -- Embarrassing L...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss a disappointing 34-6 loss to Indianapolis and where the Vikings go from here.
26 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/16/16 -- Adrian Peterso...
Sam Ekstrom opines on the Adrian Peterson press conference from Thursday and goes through his predictions for Sunday.
23 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/15/16 -- Matt Danely Ta...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Locked On Colts host Matt Danely, who explains why Andrew Luck has a very poor supporting cast.
30 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/14/16 -- The Formula Fo...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels talk about Andrew Luck's career arc, how to beat the Colts and what T.Y. stands for.
25 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/13/16 -- Arif Hasan Tal...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by writer Arif Hasan to touch on the Vikings' troubling run game, Sharrif Floyd heading to the IR and the Vikings getting another London game.
22 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/12/16 -- Vikings Stay A...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down an ugly but effective win against the Jaguars and delve into some concussion conversation toward the end of the show.
26 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/9/16 -- Locked On Jagua...
Sam Ekstrom welcomes Kerry Belkin to the show to get a Jaguars perspective. Could Gus Bradley be fired in Jacksonville? Plus, Sage Rosenfels joins to make his predictions for the weekend's games.
40 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/8/16 -- AP Speaks & Zim...
Sam Ekstrom previews the Vikings-Jaguars game with audio from Mike Zimmer. Adrian Peterson also spoke for the first time since his injury and laid out some conditions for his return.
19 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/7/16 -- Harrison Smith ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss what Harrison Smith's ankle sprain means, how terrible outdoor practices are in the winter and what Jacksonville's mentality is right now with a 2-10 record.
21 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/6/16 -- A Look Back to ...
Sam Ekstrom recaps how the Vikings accomplished their December rally in 2012, then he welcomes in Zachary Bennett of Locked On Wolves to talk a little hoops.
22 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/5/16 -- Is There Still ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the newest playoff scenarios for the Vikings and talk about the best and worst of Sunday's NFL action.
19 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/2/16 -- Same Old Story:...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss what they saw in Thursday night's heartbreaker. An otherwise strong performance was undone by silly mistakes and some suspect officiating.
29 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/1/16 -- Mike Zimmer Und...
Sam Ekstrom reports on the breaking developments of Mike Zimmer's unexpected eye surgery. He also talks Cowboys with Drew Davison of Locked On Cowboys.
29 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/30/16 -- Center-QB Exch...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels debate the pros and cons of Adrian Peterson returning this season. They also discuss how Joe Berger's injury will affect the Vikings and who needs to step up on Thursday to help pull the upset.
29 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/29/16 -- Comparing the ...
Sam Ekstrom looks at how Dallas constructed its offensive line compared to the Vikings' O-line construction.
17 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/28/16 -- Looking Back a...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels kick off Week 13 by looking back at the Debacle in Detroit and previewing the Vikings' date with Dallas.
27 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/25/16 -- A Lions Fan Pe...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by local podcaster and Lions fan Sam Verhulst, who has some thoughts on Thursday's big win and his team's unexpected success.
20 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/24/16 -- Immediate Reac...
Sam Ekstrom gives his initial take on the late defensive collapse and a series of boneheaded offensive plays as Minnesota loses 16-13 to Detroit.
14 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/23/16 -- Thanksgiving G...
Matt Dery of Locked On Lions joins the program for the second time to preview the battle for the division lead. Sage Rosenfels also joins to make his Thanksgiving Day predictions.
37 min