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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/26/17 -- Week 17 Lookahead
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/22/17 -- Terence Newman...
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/20/17 -- Rodgers to IR ...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/19/17 -- A Dirge For th...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/18/17 -- NFC North Cham...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/15/17 -- Pacman vs Thie...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/14/17 -- James Rapien S...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/13/17 -- Super Bowl Log...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/12/17 -- Luke Inman Joins
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 12/8/17 -- Week 14 Picks &...
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/28/17 -- Turning the Ga...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/27/17 -- Locker Room So...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/24/17 -- Thanksgiving V...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/22/17 -- Thanksgiving T...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/21/17 -- A Thanksgiving...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/20/17 -- Vikings Crush ...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/17/17 -- John Sullivan,...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/16/17 -- Should Greg Ol...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/15/17 -- Scouting the Rams
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/14/17 -- Seeding Scenar...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/13/17 -- Vikings Win a ...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/10/17 -- Week 10 Picks
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/9/17 -- Treadwell vs Do...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/8/17 -- Previewing Wash...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/7/17 -- Recapping Week 9
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/3/17 --#AskTheSage & We...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/2/17 -- Matthew Coller ...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/1/17 -- Trade Deadline,...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/31/17 -- Luke Inman Tal...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/30/17 -- Vikings Avoid ...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/27/17 -- Contender/Pret...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/26/17 -- The Depth of t...
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/25/17 -- London, London...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Minnesota's trip to London and their struggling opponent, the Cleveland Browns.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/24/17 -- Andrew Sendejo...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels review Sunday's victory once more and look at the hit that caused Andrew Sendejo to get suspended.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/23/17 -- Vikings Defeat...
Sam Ekstrom describes why style points shouldn't matter in Sunday's win over Baltimore.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/20/17 -- Week 7 Picks
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Minnesota's murky quarterback situation and make their official Week 7 picks.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/19/17 -- Strong Tacklin...
Sam Ekstrom gives all the updates from Winter Park.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/18/17 -- Ravens Injurie...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels begin previewing the Baltimore Ravens and their floundering offense. They also discuss how the Vikings are in better shape injury-wise than many other teams, including Baltimore.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/17/17 -- Arif Hasan Tal...
Sam Ekstrom is welcomed by Arif Hasan, as they discuss some strong performers in the secondary and the team's second half schedule.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/16/17 -- With Rodgers H...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down the Vikings-Packers game and the injury to Aaron Rodgers.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/13/17 -- Vikings-Packer...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels run down the injury report for Sunday's game and make their official selections.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/12/17 -- Peter Bukowski...
Sam Ekstrom talks Packers with Peter Bukowski of Locked On Packers. They discuss Green Bay's comeback against Dallas, their running game, their defense and their confidence against the Vikings.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/11/17 -- Encouraged/Dis...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels look back on the Bears game and look forward to the Packers game as the Vikings shift their focus to another big divisional contest.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/10/17 -- Vikings Surviv...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down Minnesota's close win over the Chicago Bears.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/9/17 -- Monday Night Pr...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down Week 5 of NFL games and look forward to Monday night's battle between the Vikings and Chicago Bears.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/6/17 -- Weekend Picks &...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss what the atmosphere at Soldier Field is like, what Sam Bradford's "limited" status really means and who they like to win this weekend's games.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/5/17 -- Crossover Show ...
Sam Ekstrom and Lorin Cox hit on all the angles for Monday's Vikings-Bears game.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/4/17 -- Preparing for M...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss what Mitch Trubisky is going through before his NFL debut.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/3/17 -- How to Replace ...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Luke Inman to discuss what the Vikings should do without Dalvin Cook and whether trading for Adrian Peterson is realistic.
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 10/2/17 -- Vikings Lose to...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to the tragedy in Las Vegas, as well as the Vikings loss to Detroit and the injury to Dalvin Cook.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/29/17 -- Sunday Predicti...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Sunday's games, as well as the ugly hit in last night's Packers-Bears game.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/28/17 -- Locked On Lions...
Sam Ekstrom chats with Locked On Lions host Matt Dery to preview the teams' Week 4 matchup.
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/27/17 -- Talking Staffor...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels hit on all the big talkers leading up to the Vikings meeting with the Detroit Lions.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/26/17 -- Division Power ...
Sam Ekstrom ranks the NFL division one through eight.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/25/17 -- Vikings Roll Ov...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the national anthem protests, the Vikings win and the rest of the day in the NFL.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/22/17 -- NFC North Week ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels give their gut instincts on the quarterback situation and select winners in the Week 3 divisional games.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/21/17 -- Quarterback Que...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down all the big questions surrounding the Vikings' upcoming matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/20/17 -- Previewing the ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels begin previewing the Buccaneers and their various weapons. They also highlight Case Keenum's favorable history against Tampa.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/19/17 -- Waynes' Struggl...
Sam Ekstrom digs into some of what plagued Trae Waynes on Sunday and addresses Mike Zimmer's remarks from his Monday press conference.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/18/17 -- Vikings Whipped...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels review Sunday's loss at the hands of the Steelers. This episode presented by MyBookie.ag. Use promo code LOCKEDON to get up to a 100% bonus on your first deposit.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/15/17 -- Week 2 NFC Nort...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels select winners for all of the NFC North matchups over the weekend.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/14/17 -- The Challenges ...
Sam Ekstrom talks about Pittsburgh's weapons, especially Antonio Brown, and provides Vikings injury updates.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/13/17 -- Vikings-Saints ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels wrap up discussion about the victory over New Orleans and move forward to previewing Pittsburgh.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/12/17 -- Offense Shines ...
Sam Ekstrom rehashes everything he witnessed Monday night at U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Vikings moved to 1-0.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/11/17 -- Vikings-Saints ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels recap all their observations from Week 1 and give their final predictions for Vikings-Saints.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/8/17 -- Weekend Picks Wi...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Arif Hasan to recap the Chiefs win over New England and pick the NFC North games.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/7/17 -- Peterson's Impac...
Sam Ekstrom digs into a couple timely topics after his daily trip to Winter Park.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/6/17 -- Locker Hierarchi...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels relive the 2009 NFC Championship Game as Sage explains what went wrong on Brett Favre's infamous late-game interception.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/5/17 -- How Will Adrian ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels take a look back on some of the weekend's notable moves and begin previewing the Saints game.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/4/17 -- Possible Reasons...
Sam Ekstrom analyzes the Vikings' roster cuts.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/1/17 -- Preseason Finale...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels review the Vikings' preseason loss to the Dolphins and discuss what happens during cut day.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/31/17 -- Vikings Roster:...
Sam Ekstrom explains who has the edge to make the roster and who is on the outside looking in.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/30/17 -- Fourth Preseaso...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss what's at stake in Preseason Game No. 4, how the Cutler-Gase participation will work and their stories of odd placekickers.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/29/17 -- Robert Land Des...
Locked On Texans host Robert Land describes the destruction in Houston from Hurricane Harvey.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/28/17 -- A Monday of Mix...
The Vikings win, but Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels think there's plenty to be concerned about with the first-team offense and defense.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/25/17 -- Vikings-Niners ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss which sport coaches impact the most, then they transition to discussing the Vikings' third preseason game.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/24/17 -- Secondary Talkers
Sam Ekstrom reports on what he saw and heard Wednesday and Vikings practice.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/23/17 -- NFC North Over-...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels go through the over-unders for the NFC North teams' win totals.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/22/17 -- O-Line Rotation...
Sam Ekstrom elaborates on some of his findings from Monday's Vikings practice.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/21/17 -- Eclipse Talk & ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels are getting ready for the big eclipse. They also give their big takeaways from the loss to Seattle on Friday night.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/18/17 -- Seahawks-Viking...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Friday night's second preseason game between the Vikings and Seahawks.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/16/17 -- Latavius Murray...
Sam Ekstrom replays interviews with Latavius Murray and Laquon Treadwell from Tuesday's practice as both players try to recover from injuries.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/15/17 -- Sage and Sam Ta...
Sam Ekstrom asks Sage Rosenfels his thoughts on the Vikings departing Mankato, the team's notable injuries and which former Viking will have the greatest impact on their new team.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/14/17 -- What I Missed O...
Sam Ekstrom gets caught up on injury reports and coaches' press conferences from the weekend of Vikings practices.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/11/17 -- Vikings Win & S...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down Minnesota's 17-10 preseason win over Buffalo, how Dalvin Cook looked and why the Vikings are so good in the preseason.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/10/17 -- Vikings Gameday...
Sam Ekstrom takes Twitter and Facebook questions in advance of Thursday's first preseason game.
Sam Ekstrom goes through players who improved their stock and hurt their stock during training camp.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/8/17 -- Interviews With ...
Sam Ekstrom has more Vikings audio on the final day of practice -- ever -- in Mankato.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/7/17 -- Daniel House Tal...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Daniel House of Vikings Corner to discuss his biggest observations from Saturday's night scrimmage, as well as other training camp talkers.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/4/17 -- Rodney Adams & T...
Sam Ekstrom has exclusives with Rodney Adams and Taylor Heinicke and reviews practice with Luke Inman and Arif Hasan.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/3/17 -- Camp Talk With E...
Sam Ekstrom sits down with Daily Norseman writer Eric Thompson to get his insights on camp so far.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/2/17 -- Exclusive With J...
Sam Ekstrom discusses the Vikings' unique three-headed running back situation, chats with Jerick McKinnon and plays some fascinating Pat Shurmur audio.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/1/17 -- Emptying the Voi...
Sam Ekstrom replays four pieces of intriguing sound from Mankato interviews.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/31/17 -- Winners and Los...
Sam Ekstrom chats with Arif Hasan and Luke Inman about who's holding their own and who's falling behind at training camp.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/28/17 -- Matthew Coller ...
Sam Ekstrom speaks with 1500ESPN's Matthew Coller about his memories of Mankato, his thoughts on the QB situation and the status of the team he used to cover, the Buffalo Bills.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/27/17 -- Live From Bonfi...
Sam Ekstrom and Luke Inman talk Vikings and give away prizes during an hour of training camp talk at Bonfire in Mankato.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/26/17 -- Day 2 Rookie Re...
Sam Ekstrom and Arif Hasan discuss the play of each drafted rookie thus far in training camp.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/25/17 -- Day 1 Impressio...
Sam Ekstrom recaps the first day of action in Mankato.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/24/17 -- Live Training C...
Sam Ekstrom reports live from Mankato at the first full day of Vikings training camp. He has interviews with two players and two reporters.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/21/17 -- Handicapping th...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down the odds for the 2017 Mr. Mankato.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/19/17 -- Mankato Memories
Sam Ekstrom reflects on what Mankato has meant to Vikings fans in light of the news that Minnesota will be switching training camp facilities in 2018.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/17/17 -- Arif Hasan's Tr...
Sam Ekstrom continues speaking with Arif Hasan about all the important questions leading up to Mankato.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/15/17 -- Arif Hasan's Tr...
Sam Ekstrom asks Arif Hasan all the pressing questions to get you ready for training camp.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/12/17 -- Minnesota Vikin...
Sam Ekstrom ranks the eight primary position coaches on the Minnesota Vikings.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/10/17 -- How to Fix the ...
In honor of the Home Run Derby, Sam Ekstrom suggests how the NFL can fix its All-Star festivities.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/7/17 -- The Top 10 Most ...
Sam Ekstrom plays off the Star Tribune countdown of the most important Vikings and guesses their Top 10.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/5/17 -- Top Five Tight E...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels continue their position rankings with the top five tight ends in the NFL. They also drop a couple fascinating Aaron Hernandez nuggets.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/30/17 -- Brett Favre as ...
Sam Ekstrom wonders if Brett Favre would make a good NFL coach, and he ranks the top draft picks based on their likelihood to make an early impact.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/28/17 -- Floyd's Jail Se...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels try to discern what Michael Floyd's one-day jail sentence means for his NFL suspension, and they attempt to label the top five receivers in football.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/26/17 -- The Kombucha De...
Sam Ekstrom believes Michael Floyd and the Vikings might be telling the truth, and reviews his recent story on Danielle Hunter's next steps.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/23/17 -- Top 5 NFL Runni...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels rank their favorite NFL running backs, touch on the Derek Carr extension and discuss the big Jimmy Butler trade for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/21/17 -- Michael Floyd's...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss what will happen with Michael Floyd and evaluate the offseasons of the NFC North teams.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/19/17 -- Brent Salazar, ...
Sam Ekstrom addresses the latest Vikings news that Michael Floyd tested positive for alcohol and the team needs a new strength and conditioning coach.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/16/17 -- Moss's Legacy, ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels put a cap on the end of Vikings mini-camp, discuss Randy Moss's career and preview the AFC West division.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/15/17 -- Randy Moss and ...
Sam Ekstrom odes Randy Moss's career and recalls Ahmad Rashad's finest moment as a Viking.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/13/17 -- Mini-Camp Report
Sam Ekstrom reports on everything he saw at Vikings mini-camp on Tuesday.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/9/17 -- AFC South Previe...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels talk about the AFC South division, Dalvin Cook's projections and the NBA Finals.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/8/17 -- 53-Man Roster Ov...
Sam Ekstrom outlines his first projection for the Vikings' 53-man roster.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/7/17 -- AFC East Preview...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels review Tuesday's OTA practice, discuss the Vikings' top three quarterbacks and preview the AFC East division.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/6/17 -- Instant OTA Reac...
Sam Ekstrom reports on everything he saw and heard Tuesday morning at Winter Park.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/5/17 -- Battles to Watch...
Sam Ekstrom describes three position battles that are too close to call at this stage.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/2/17 -- AFC North Previe...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels visit some of the biggest stories of the week for the Vikings, preview the AFC North and give their NBA Finals predictions.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/1/17 -- Top 5 NFL Play-B...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down his favorite national play-by-play broadcasters in the NFL.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/31/17 -- Teddy Throws & ...
Sam Ekstrom reports on the second OTA session available to the media.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/30/17 -- OTA Lookahead &...
Sam Ekstrom looks back at OTA #1 and looks ahead to OTA #2. He also reports on the signing of three more draft picks.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/26/17 -- NFC South Previ...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down arguably the best division in the NFC and outlines the drama surrounding the Vikings rookies' resistance to sign.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/25/17 -- Draft Class Tal...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Luke Inman as they discuss the outlook for the 2016 and 2017 draft classes.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/24/17 -- OTA Report From...
Sam Ekstrom gives his quick-trigger observations from Winter Park after the Vikings' OTA practice.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/23/17 -- Zimmer's Eye & ...
Sam Ekstrom adds some more detail to Monday's report about Mike Zimmer. He also breaks down the team's linebacker position.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/16/17 -- Truncated Arif ...
Sam Ekstrom speaks to Vikings writer Arif Hasan and breaks news of a roster move.
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.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/12/17 -- #AskTheSage
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels answer Twitter questions on the Vikings' offseason and roster make-up.
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.
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.
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.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/8/17 -- QB Confusion, Re...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss their main takeaways from Vikings rookie camp.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/21/17 -- Full Schedule B...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down the Vikings schedule in its entirety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/28/17 -- Interview With ...
Sam Ekstrom interviews Bailey Cossairt, the creator of upcoming Vikings documentary "Wide Left."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/16/17 -- Murray, Thielen...
Sam Ekstrom provides updates on Latavius Murray, Adam Thielen and Terence Newman.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/15/17 -- Another Packer ...
Sam Ekstrom provides thoughts on the Datone Jones signing and the potential of acquiring Latavius Murray.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/14/17 -- Goodbye, Cordar...
Sam Ekstrom opines on the Cordarrelle Patterson departure and what it means for all parties.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 3/13/17 -- Weekend Free Ag...
Sam Ekstrom flies through all the latest in Minnesota Vikings free agency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/22/16 -- Wildcat Deep D...
Sam Ekstrom digs into the Vikings' Wildcat Formation this season and goes on to reminisce about how Randy Moss dominated the Dallas Cowboys, not once, but twice on Thanksgiving Day.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/21/16 -- Vikings Snap t...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss everything that happened in Sunday's win over Arizona, primarily the pass rush, special teams and game-changing plays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 11/2/16 -- Norv Turner OUT...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to the breaking news of Norv Turner's resignation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.