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Vikings writers Chad Graff, Arif Hasan and more break down the latest news and info on the Minnesota Vikings with new episodes posted twice per week during the season on 'Straight Cash.'

Vikings writers Chad Graff, Arif Hasan and more break down the latest news and info on the Minnesota Vikings with new episodes posted twice per week during the season on 'Straight Cash.'
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Vikings writers Chad Graff, Arif Hasan and more break down the latest news and info on the Minnesota Vikings with new episodes posted twice per week during the season on 'Straight Cash.'

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English


Episodes

A Tale of Two Halves

11/18/2019
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Chad Graff and Jon Krawczynski recap a crazy game that showed two very different faces of the Vikings. Listen to the duo as they analyze how the team went from playing "stupid football" to Kirk Cousins overcoming another narrative. Also, a bye week that couldn't come at a better time, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:30:22

A Victory In Jerry World

11/12/2019
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Chad Graff and Zack Pierce recap an important Vikings primetime win against the Dallas Cowboys. How does the rest of the schedule landscape look as the team pushes towards the playoffs? Plus, the Minnesota Gophers defeat Penn State and maybe on their way to the Rose Bowl and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:32:42

Who Is To Blame?

11/4/2019
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Chad Graff and Arif Hasan recap the Vikings' loss to the Chiefs and discuss where the blame should lie. Did they just lose to a great coach in Andy Reid, or should they be concerned they lost to a backup quarterback? Is the defense still reliable? Also, "the most Vikings stat ever" is shared, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:28:41

A Q&A with "GM Hasan"

10/28/2019
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Chad Graff takes some time to ask Arif Hasan questions about the Vikings that he didn't answer in his Athletic Q&A. They discuss whether Kevin Stefanski may be a head coach elsewhere next season, if the team will make any moves at the trade deadline, could the 2019 Vikings beat the 2017 version, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:33:34

A Top 5 Team?

10/21/2019
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The Vikings beat the Lions yesterday, and the team has been rolling the past three weeks. They are ranked a top 5 team, but Chad Graff and Arif Hasan have reservations about them. They explain why, and where there could be some regression. They also discuss the effectiveness of play-action, preview Thursday night's game against the Redskins, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:41:20

No Apologies Today

10/14/2019
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Chad Graff and Jon Krawczynski recap what may have been the Vikings' most impressive win of the season: a 38-20 win over the Eagles. They discuss Stefon Diggs' performance, how Kirk Cousins answers criticism, take a big-picture look at the rest of the Vikings' schedule, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:28:55

A Win Sets Aside the Drama...For Now

10/8/2019
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Chad Graff and Arif Hasan recap the Vikings' 28-10 win over the NY Giants. They discuss the Stefon Diggs situation, including the fine, and how this game may have just temporarily eased tensions. They also go over Arif's 3 big takeaways, share their thoughts on QBR and Super Bowl betting and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:32:29

Looking Up From the Bottom of the NFC North

9/30/2019
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Chad Graff and Arif Hasan recap the Vikings' 16-6 loss in Chicago. They discuss their concerns with game management tight situations, and Kirk Cousins leading lethargic offenses (1:20), the concerns of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs increasingly getting frustrated by their use, or lack thereof (7:25), Mike Zimmer's odd mistake at the end of the first half (21:00) and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:31:58

While Others Zig, We Zag

9/22/2019
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In a league where quarterbacks and a potent passing game is coveted, The Athletic's Chad Graff and Jon Krawczynski discuss Dalvin Cook and the Vikings' thriving running game. Is the success sustainable as the league catches up? They recap a less-than-exciting victory over the Raiders, including a Kirk Cousins update (9:20), and also make early observations about the next opponent: the Chicago Bears. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at...

Duration:00:28:13

Kirk Cousins...WTF?!?

9/16/2019
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Chad Graff and Arif Hasan recap the Vikings loss at Lambeau Field....and THAT interception. In a related topic, it seems that everything around QB Kirk Cousins is set up for him to succeed, what if he isn't good enough? Plus the popularity of the Offensive Pass Interference call in the game, discussions about Xavier Rhodes and Everson Griffin and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash. Subscribe now to hear new episodes...

Duration:00:34:25

Run First, Ask Questions Later

9/9/2019
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had Graff and Jon Krawczynski recap the Vikings' 28-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons. They go in-depth on Dalvin Cook and the dominance of the running game, what new punter Britton Colquitt brings to the team, areas of concern leading into next week and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:30:50

Roster Takeaways and Breaking Vikings News

9/2/2019
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In this episode of Straight Cash, Chad Graff and Arif Hasan share their observations about the current Vikings roster, including depth at WR (:45) and special teams (8:05) and hear their knee-jerk reaction to the acquisition of Josh Doctson as that news broke during this recording (25:35). Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:36:22

A Deep Look at Vikings' Roster Options

8/27/2019
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In the inaugural episode of Straight Cash, The Athletic's Chad Graff and Arif Hasan get into who they believe will the 53-man roster for offense, defense and special teams, the unlikely upside to having Kaare Vedvik at camp and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:43:36

Straight Cash Trailer

8/19/2019
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Coming soon to The Athletic: Vikings writers Chad Graff, Arif Hasan and more break down the latest news and info on the Vikings with new episodes posted twice per week during the season on 'Straight Cash.' Subscribe now to The Athletic for 40% off your annual subscription at theathletic.com/straightcash

Duration:00:01:12