NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was wired for sound and took a tour of U.S. Bank Stadium, which is now more than 80 percent complete, during a recent visit to the Twin Cities.
This post-Thanksgiving edition of the Wobcast looks at a matchup of offensive league-leaders colliding Sunday in Atlanta. Plus, what young players should fans be paying more attention to on the Vikings, and how does the playoff picture look heading into a critical weekend of games?
Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich joins Paul Allen on this week's "Vikings GamePlan" to look at some of the high-end offensive firepower Atlanta will bring to the table, including QB Matt Ryan, WR Julio Jones and others.
Get the Atlanta perspective from AtlantaFalcons.com's D.J. Shockely, and then, Paul Allen and Mike Wobschall talk about things from the Vikings' point of view, including how the Vikings might look to get Adrian Peterson more involved this week and how the defense will look to contain the dynamic WR Julio Jones.
During the 1969 season, the Vikings took on the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving and won 27-0, thanks in large part to Jim Marshall intercepting a pass, running 30 yards and making a no-look lateral to Alan Page, who returned it the final 15 yards for a touchdown.
View aerial images updated from both the northeast corner and then the southwest corner, showcasing the progress at U.S. Bank Stadium...
This week, Brian Robison makes the rounds in the locker room to ask his teammates several Thanksgiving-related questions, including dinner hissy fits, which teammate you wouldn't invite over for dinner, their best turkey gobbles, and much more.
Despite the near-freezing temperatures and the less-than-ideal outcome, Vikings fans showed up in a big way for last Sunday's showdown with the Packers, helping to make the gameday atmosphere at a Vikings home game one of the best in the NFL.
Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has supported the local Muscular Dystrophy Association since his rookie year, and he continued giving back recently by bringing several teammates along to the 2015 MDA Gala.