Monday, December 11, 2017
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Sam Ekstrom

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Sam Ekstrom is a Zone Coverage staff writer and hosts Locked On Vikings for the Locked On Podcast Network with former NFL QB Sage Rosenfels. He is a high school play-by-play voice, primarily at BCTV and Prep Spotlight, and a former sports radio host at 105 The Ticket. Follow Sam on Twitter @SamEkstrom.

Vikings Lose to Panthers: Five Plays That Swung the Game

The Minnesota Vikings' first loss in over two months was characterized by potentially concerning injuries, ill-timed turnovers and big plays that took points off...

WATCH: Facebook Live Recap of Vikings 31-24 Loss (via 93X)

Sam Ekstrom and Arif Hasan recap Minnesota's 31-24 loss on the 93X Facebook page.

The Vikings Are Learning How to Become Champions

When Mike Zimmer came to Minnesota, he was expecting to do a little yelling. The Minnesota Vikings of 2013 had been undisciplined, possessing the league's...

LOCKED ON VIKINGS: Week 14 Picks & Name That Game

Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss: -The diminishing production of Stefon Diggs. -Thursday night's thriller in Atlanta. -Old games from Sage's past. -Week 14's NFC North matchups. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Kyle Rudolph is the Minnesota Vikings’ Man of the Year

Thanks to his generous work in the community, Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was awarded the team's 2017 Man of the Year award...

LOCKED ON VIKINGS: Carolina’s Weapons

Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss: -Monday night's violent hits. -Cam Newton's mobility. -Christian McCaffrey. -Carolina's defense. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

The Vikings Have Terrorized Cam Newton the Last Two Meetings

When Cam Newton faced the Minnesota Vikings in 2013, he passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another in a decisive Carolina Panthers victory...

A Deeper Look at Minnesota’s Defensive Third Down Success

The Minnesota Vikings are the best third-down team in the NFL. There's no debating it. Not only did Minnesota move into first place in third-down...

LOCKED ON VIKINGS: Minnesota Moves to 10-2

Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the following from Minnesota's 14-9 win versus Atlanta: -The Vikings excellent late-game drives. -Defensive success on third downs. -Case Keenum's performance. -Latavius...

12/3 RECAP: Gophers Overpower Rutgers in Big Ten Opener

After a deflating loss in Wednesday's top-15 battle versus the Miami Hurricanes, the Minnesota Golden Gophers had no time to feel sorry for themselves. A...