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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.

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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/18/16 -- Larry Fitzgera...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the key matchups of this weekend's Vikings-Cardinals game, Sage answers Twitter questions and both of them make predictions for the weekend.
28 min
1002
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/17/16 -- Chris Kluwe On...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe to discuss his experiences with Blair Walsh and what likely led to his struggles and departure from the team.
20 min
1003
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/16/16 -- Blair Walsh Cu...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to the departure of Blair Walsh and give their thoughts on new kicker Kai Forbath.
21 min
1004
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/15/16 -- Kalil and Wals...
Sam Ekstrom gives two updates from Winter Park and then delves into Minnesota's short yardage woes that have plagued them for the last four games.
21 min
1005
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/14/16 -- Vikings Lose G...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down the Minnesota Vikings' fourth straight loss at Washington. Just how bad is the run blocking? Has the defense lost its edge? Do we miss Teddy? They answer all those questions and more and today's episode.
28 min
1006
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/11/16 -- Key Matchups a...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels give their final breakdown of Sunday's game and predict whether the Vikings can bring their losing streak to a close.
21 min
1007
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/10/16 -- Vikings FAQs
Sam Ekstrom addresses five important Vikings questions, including what the differences were between Norv Turner and Pat Shurmur's offense.
18 min
1008
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/9/16 -- Walsh Stays For...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels analyze the Vikings' decision to keep Blair Walsh (for the moment) and waive MyCole Pruitt. They also dole out midseason awards for the Vikings.
20 min
1009
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/8/16 -- Blair Walsh On ...
Sam Ekstrom and Luke Inman explore the possibility of a new Vikings kicker and discuss some additional Vikings-Lions takeaways.
27 min
1010
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/7/16 -- Plenty of Regre...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to a brutal loss to the Detroit Lions. Why couldn't the offense score in the red zone? Why can't the defense rush the passer all of a sudden? And what to do with Blair Walsh?
30 min
1011
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/4/16 -- West Coast Sche...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels contemplate what Pat Shurmur's offense might look like, the impact of a couple Vikings injuries and the all-important Vikings Donut Club.
22 min
1012
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/3/16 -- Matt Dery Talks...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Matt Dery of Locked On Lions to talk about Game 7, which he attended, and the state of the Detroit Lions. Sage Rosenfels also calls in to weigh in more on Norv Turner's resignation.
30 min
1013
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/2/16 -- Norv Turner OUT...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to the breaking news of Norv Turner's resignation.
32 min
1014
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/1/16 -- Is the Sky Fall...
Sam Ekstrom ponders what happened in the Windy City on Halloween Night and whether the Vikings are capable of fixing their offensive -- and now defensive -- issues.
21 min
1015
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/31/16 -- Halloween, Vik...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Sunday's NFL action before giving their final thoughts and predictions on Monday night's Vikings-Bears game.
25 min
1016
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/28/16 -- Arthur Arkush ...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Arthur Arkush from Chicago to discuss the Bears' poor start to the season and his beloved Cubs in the World Series. Sage Rosenfels also appears to discuss the hard-hitting stuffed animal controversy involving Mike Zimmer.
32 min
1017
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/27/16 -- Pete Carroll R...
Sam Ekstrom is first joined by Arif Hasan to address the rumors of the Vikings signing another offensive lineman. Then new Locked On Wolves host, Zach Bennett, joins the show to review Minnesota's season-opening loss.
29 min
1018
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/26/16 -- Sage Addresses...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the recent Deadspin article about the 2009 Vikings having a bounty program. They also talk about communication on the O-line and Jay Cutler's history against the Vikings.
24 min
1019
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/25/16 -- Correction, No...
Sam Ekstrom explains how Mike Zimmer has been good at bouncing back from losses and describes how Minnesota can rediscover its identity.
22 min
1020
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/24/16 -- Melancholy Mon...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Minnesota's first loss of the season, a 21-10 clunker at Philadelphia.
30 min
1021
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/21/16 -- Bradford's Bes...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels give their final thoughts before the Vikings face the Eagles. They talk about Sam Bradford's top throws, the best home crowds in the NFL and who they think will win Sunday's top matchups.
22 min
1022
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/20/16 -- Eagles Insider...
Sam Ekstrom welcomes on Turron Davenport, host of Locked On Eagles. They talk the development of Carson Wentz, the Bradford trade and how the Philly offensive line is holding up.
27 min
1023
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/19/16 -- Top All-Time D...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss where the Vikings could rank amongst historically good defenses, the unfortunate news about George Edwards' DUI and which Vikings player would you most want to have off IR tomorrow.
24 min
1024
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/18/16 -- Focused Viking...
Sam Ekstrom gets you caught up on all the latest updates as the Vikings report back to practice following their bye week.
19 min
1025
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/17/16 -- NFL Review, Vi...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels review an exciting Week 6 in the NFL and try to figure out who's for real in the NFC. They also ponder who the worst teams in the NFL are.
23 min
1026
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/14/16 -- Cris Carter St...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels wrap up the bye week with a variety of talkers, including Sage's experiences with Cris Carter in Miami. They hit on three Vikinsg-related questions before predicting the NFC North games for the weekend.
20 min
1027
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/13/16 -- Matt Williamso...
Sam Ekstrom welcomes Matt Williamson of Locked On NFL to discuss the league as a whole and how far the Vikings can go.
23 min
1028
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/12/16 -- #AskTheSage: J...
Sam Ekstrom quizzes Sage Rosenfels with Twitter questions on the status of the Vikings' offensive line, what bye weeks looked like for him and which presidential candidate would he want running the Vikings?
20 min
1029
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/11/16 -- Vikings Sign J...
Sam Ekstrom breaks the news of Minnesota signing LT Jake Long, then recaps the first five games with some of the team's top highlights.
21 min
1030
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/10/16 -- Vikings Crush ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels rehash Minnesota's dominant win over Houston to move to 5-0. They discuss the improving offense, the stifling third down defense and the selfless coaching staff that has brought the #Vikings to this point.
29 min
1031
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/7/16 -- Offensive Code ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the offensive playcalling strategies for the Vikings and Texans, Sam hits Sage with some quarter-of-the-way stats, and they both make their predictions in the four NFC North games.
29 min
1032
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/6/16 -- Robert Land of ...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Robert Land of Locked On Texans to preview Sunday's tilt. They discuss the game's key matchups and the confidence levels of their respective fan bases.
23 min
1033
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/5/16 -- Vikings-Giants ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels close the book on New York and open the book on Houston as the undefeated Vikings begin a short week of preparation after their 24-10 win against the Giants.
22 min
1034
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/4/16 -- Vikings Dominat...
Sam Ekstrom and Luke Inman dissect the dominant defensive performance and balanced offensive approach in Minnesota's fourth straight victory.
27 min
1035
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/3/16 -- Dome Collapse M...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels remember the disastrous 2010 Metrodome Collapse, discuss the big NFL storylines from Sunday and give their official predictions for Monday night's battle against the New York Giants.
21 min
1036
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/30/16 -- How QBs Watch F...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss how quarterbacks scout the opposition, update the Vikings injury situation and speculate who could fill in if Zach Line misses time. Plus, the Giants may not have anybody left in the secondary.
20 min
1037
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/29/16 -- Giants Talk Wit...
Sam Ekstrom and Art Stapleton go back and forth and discuss their teams' strength and weaknesses in advance of Monday's matchup.
32 min
1038
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/28/16 -- Stopping Beckha...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels begin previewing the New York Giants game by reminiscing about Sage's year with the team. They talk Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin and Odell Beckham, Jr., as well as whether or not the Vikings' defensive success is sustainable.
20 min
1039
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/27/16 -- Turnover Creati...
Sam Ekstrom explains how the Minnesota Vikings are generating so many takeaways, the status of Alex Boone and why Laquon Treadwell isn't getting much playing time.
19 min
1040
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/26/16 -- Vikings Win Wit...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down Minnesota's convincing win over Carolina to stay unbeaten. They discuss how the Vikings flustered Cam Newton and how Sam Bradford is finding success in an unfamiliar offense.
24 min
1041
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/23/16 -- The Futures of ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels wonder what lies ahead for Matt Kalil, Sharrif Floyd and Adrian Peterson and how they'll be affected from a contract standpoint next year. They also discuss what makes Carolina so tough to stop and give their official gam...
26 min
1042
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/22/16 -- Peterson Opts F...
Sam Ekstrom explains why the Vikings can still compete without Kalil and Peterson, and he takes a look back at the last time the Panthers and Vikings played.
19 min
1043
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/21/16 -- Carolina Look-A...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels begin previewing the Vikings game at Carolina and how they'll be functioning without Adrian Peterson. Sam also checks Sage's panic level on a few concerning issues.
21 min
1044
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/20/16 -- Adrian's Torn M...
Sam Ekstrom provides an Adrian Peterson knee update and explains how the Vikings should move forward without him.
19 min
1045
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/19/16 -- Vikings Win, Pe...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels both report on the experience being inside US Bank Stadium for the Vikings' 17-14 win over the Packers. They also talk about the game's turning points and what the Vikings still need to fix.
25 min
1046
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/16/16 -- Kalil's Injury,...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels explain what it will take for the Vikings to beat the Packers on Sunday Night Football. Sam also has a pop quiz for Sage to see if he has a photographic memory like Aaron Rodgers.
22 min
1047
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/15/16 -- The Packer Repo...
Sam Ekstrom and Bill Huber get up speed on each other's teams as they deliver a mega-pod in preparation for Sunday's Border Battle. Plenty of info on Rodgers, Lacy, Peterson and Diggs to get you ready for the big game.
38 min
1048
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/14/16 -- Aaron Rodgers P...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels talk Vikings-Packers with memories of Brett Favre facing his old team, the video game-like qualities of Aaron Rodgers and how Kevin Harlan delivered the greatest play-by-play call in the history of sports.
24 min
1049
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/13/16 -- Blair Walsh Opi...
Sam Ekstrom explains why it would be tough to replace Blair Walsh, then welcomes in Arif Hasan to get a deeper look at Sunday's win.
27 min
1050
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/12/16 -- Hill Manages, D...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down a Week 1 Vikings win, 25-16 over Tennessee. They discuss the performance of the Shaun Hill, the lackluster run game, Stefon Diggs' improvement and Blair Walsh's kicking woes.
27 min
1051
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/9/16 -- Week 1 Predictio...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels look ahead to the Week 1 Titans matchup and play a Vikings-centric 'Would You Rather?' game.
21 min
1052
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/8/16 -- Vikings-Titans T...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Locked On Titans host Terry McCormick to discuss Marcus Mariota, the Titans' exciting rookies and the release of David Cobb in Tennessee.
24 min
1053
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/7/16 -- Mariota Impressi...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels dive into the Tennessee Titans matchup in Week 1, and Sage answers questions from Twitter.
20 min
1054
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/6/16 -- The Importance o...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down how Sam Bradford will get incorporated into the offense and how Rick Spielman negotiated the deal.
17 min
1055
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/5/16 -- Vikings Trade Fo...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels opine on the Sam Bradford acquisition and whether Rick Spielman made a good move. They also recap a fairly uneventful roster cut day.
25 min
1056
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/2/16 -- Spielman's QB Se...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to Rick Spielman's comments on Teddy Bridgewater and his quarterback search. They also talk about a couple standouts in last night's game who may have improved their future in the NFL.
23 min
1057
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/1/16 -- Travis Rodgers o...
Sam Ekstrom discusses how the Vikings might go about finding a replacement for Teddy Bridgewater before welcoming in Locked On Rams host Travis Rodgers to talk Vin Scully, Hard Knocks and Todd Gurley's ceiling.
22 min
1058
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/31/16 -- The Teddy Bridg...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels confirm the news of Teddy Bridgewater's torn ACL and begin analyzing back-up options. They also dissect the departure of John Sullivan, Minnesota's veteran center.
24 min
1059
EMERGENCY LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/30/16 -- Firs...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to Teddy Bridgewater's significant knee injury and contemplate how the Vikings will move forward.
12 min
1060
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/30/16 -- 2-Point Convers...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Arif Hasan of ColdOmaha.com to discuss the John Sullivan trade rumors and the Vikings' offensive line. Sam also points out the value of the 2-point conversion.
19 min
1061
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/29/16 -- Teddy, Diggs, S...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels rehash the Vikings' first game at US Bank Stadium, talk about the top performances and discuss what NFL roster cut days are like.
32 min
1062
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/26/16 -- Contract "Holdo...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the advantages for Teddy Bridgewater of playing indoors, the Joey Bosa contract situation and alpha dogs in NFL locker rooms. Then Sam wraps up the week by quizzing Sage on old box scores from his past.
26 min
1063
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/25/16 -- The Real Meanin...
Sam Ekstrom describes Rhett Ellison's fascinating press conference at Vikings practice, how preseason success correlates to the regular season and looks at the status of each NFC North foe.
18 min
1064
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/24/16 -- Zimmer vs Media...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the continued discontent between Mike Zimmer and the media, whether Adrian Peterson should play in the preseason and how amazing knee rehabs are these days.
18 min
1065
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/23/16 -- Vikings FAQs
Sam Ekstrom attempts to answer some common Vikings questions pertaining to Zach Line, the new stadium and the battle at center.
18 min
1066
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/22/16 -- Quarterback Car...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the latest Vikings' QB confusion, the state of the team's offensive line and whether Jerick McKinnon can be a legit starter post-Peterson.
22 min
1067
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/19/16 -- Teddy's No-Show...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Mike Zimmer's decision to not play Teddy Bridgewater on Thursday, their concerns about the Vikings' run game and the mentality of a back-up quarterback.
24 min
1068
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/18/16 -- Ponder Got a Jo...
Sam Ekstrom congratulates Christian Ponder on the new gig in San Francisco, then describes what he's looking for in tonight's Vikings preseason game at Seattle.
21 min
1069
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/17/16 -- Blair Walsh, Ad...
Sage Rosenfels joins Sam Ekstrom to preview the Seattle preseason game. Can Blair Walsh bounce back from last year's miss? Should Adrian Peterson play in the preseason? And who will claim the second safety spot beside Harrison Smith?
22 min
1070
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/16/16 -- Shamar Stephen ...
Sam Ekstrom details the reemergence of Shamar Stephen, reports on the latest Vikings' practice news and explains why the current rookie class may not be as strong as last year's.
23 min
1071
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/15/16 -- Brett Favre Sto...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels kick off the Locked On Vikings Podcast by reminiscing about the 2009 Vikings and wondering if the 2016 team can make a similar run.
22 min