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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 -- 5/22/17 -- Mike Zimmer Tak...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to the news that Mike Zimmer will be taking time off to heal his eyes. They also discuss the state of the NFC West and debate the new overtime rule proposal.
20 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/19/17 -- NFC East Previe...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the current state of the NFC East, what ESPN thinks of the Vikings offseason and other important topics such as Topgolf, ice baths and Bud Grant's garage sale.
21 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/18/17 -- Takeaways From ...
Sam Ekstrom rehashes everything he learned from getting a sneak peek at the Vikings brand new practice facility.
13 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/17/17 -- The Worst QB Si...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels delve into the league's worst QB situations and look ahead to the first significant tour of the Vikings' new facility in Eagan.
20 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/16/17 -- Truncated Arif ...
Sam Ekstrom speaks to Vikings writer Arif Hasan and breaks news of a roster move.
11 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/15/17 -- OTA Lookahead &...
Sam Ekstrom lists off what he'd like to see from the Vikings at OTAs and breaks down his recent article on the team's quarterbacks.
12 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/12/17 -- #AskTheSage
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels answer Twitter questions on the Vikings' offseason and roster make-up.
16 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/11/17 -- Michael Floyd S...
Sam Ekstrom opines on the Michael Floyd acquisition and how the offensive line will shape up.
12 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/10/17 -- 4 Players Who M...
Sam Ekstrom lists off four Vikings who he believes must get better for the team to have success.
11 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/9/17 -- Position Battles...
Sam Ekstrom explores several key position battles for the Vikings and addresses the report of Minnesota pursuing the 2022 or 2023 NFL Draft.
15 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/8/17 -- QB Confusion, Re...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss their main takeaways from Vikings rookie camp.
18 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/5/17 -- Vikings Talking ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels hit on a number of topics, including the Vikings' interest in Michael Floyd, Jay Cutler's move to broadcasting, the best situation for new coaches and more.
19 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/4/17 -- 3 Stories on 3 R...
Sam Ekstrom spotlights three Vikings rookies who will be attending rookie mini-camp beginning on Friday.
11 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/3/17 -- Over/Unders, Roo...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Sage's article on the Bears' strange draft, glance at the NFC North over/unders and preview Vikings rookie camp.
23 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/2/17 -- Bridgewater's Ne...
Sam Ekstrom discusses yesterday's rogue report on Teddy Bridgewater's recovery, the Vikings' fifth-year option decisions and plays a clip of Corey Chavous from "The Draft Rap"
20 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/1/17 -- Overviewing a Ma...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels begin analyzing the Vikings' draft class, particularly Dalvin Cook and Pat Elflein, their first two selections.
24 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/28/17 -- Day 1 Draft Recap
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the early run on quarterbacks, the surprising lack of offensive linemen picked and which team had the best haul.
18 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/27/17 -- Draft Day Has A...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by draft expert Luke Inman to preview what might happen in the first round and whether the Vikings will be involved.
19 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/26/17 -- Spielman Press ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels give their impressions on Rick Spielman's pre-draft press conference and continue discussing whether New Orleans is a good fit for Adrian Peterson.
25 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/25/17 -- Adrian Peterson...
Sam Ekstrom opines on Adrian Peterson's signing with the New Orleans Saints. He also replays an interview he conducted with OL prospect Chase Roullier.
26 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/24/17 -- NFL.com Mock, S...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels continue their draft discussions by evaluating a strange NFL.com mock, Warren Sapp's controversial remarks and the risks of players who have character issues.
22 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/21/17 -- Full Schedule B...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down the Vikings schedule in its entirety.
19 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/20/17 -- Jon Ledyard Tal...
NFL Draft insider Jon Ledyard of Locked On NFL Draft discusses the depth of the middle rounds, Team Feeney vs Team Dawkins and Joe Mixon's draftability.
21 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/19/17 -- Thoughts on Her...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels address the disturbing news about Aaron Hernandez, then touch on Sage's latest article breaking down the various levels of QB need.
16 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/18/17 -- Luke Inman Talk...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by draft analyst Luke Inman to discuss tight ends, running backs and other Minnesota Vikings possibilities in the draft.
26 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/17/17 -- Robison's Retir...
Sam Ekstrom talks Brian Robison's retirement schedule, Mike Zimmer's eyes and Vikings draft needs.
11 min
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/14/17 -- An Ode to Roone...
Sam Ekstrom discusses the passing of Dan Rooney and the Pioneer Press's fascinating feature on Terence Newman.
11 min
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