Early this week, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made it clear the home crowd at U.S. Bank Stadium could make a big difference in the Vikings being able to beat a Rams, a team with the No. 1-ranked offense in the NFL and one predicted by many analysts to upset the Purple. Vocal fans gave Zimmer the volume he wanted, which he said made it difficult for the Rams to get their offense going or make audibles at the line of scrimmage in Sunday’s 24-7 victory for the Vikings.
Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano has been with the team for two seasons, but it's incredible how different those two seasons have been. Last year the Vikings lost so many starters on the offensive line that they couldn't protect anyone, giving up the 10th-most sacks in the league, or run block, averaging an NFL-worst 75.3 rushing yards per game. "Last year honestly was probably one of the tougher coaching jobs that I've had," Sparano said.
Kai Forbath has been one of the Vikings' unheralded standouts this season and having the best field-goal kicking season of his career. His 22 field goals, out of 23 attempts, are already the second most of his career behind the 24 he made for Washington in 2014. His 95.7 field-goal percentage is second in the league, trailing only Greg Zuerlein of the Rams (96.6), who will face the Vikings on Sunday. Zuerlein leads the league in made field goals with 28.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".