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Rudolph: “Taj Mahal” Doesn’t Matter If We Don’t Win

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone seems to be pretty excited about the Minnesota Vikings moving into U.S. Bank Stadium this coming season. A lot of us are just happy that the stadium isn’t located a couple of thousand miles away, but the fact that it looks pretty awesome doesn’t hurt things.

However, in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, Vikings’ tight end Kyle Rudolph made it pretty clear that if the team doesn’t win games, it doesn’t matter how nice that new stadium is.

"If you know Coach (Mike) Zimmer, it all gets back to wins and losses," Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph told Brad Hopkins and Brady Quinn on the SiriusXM Blitz Wednesday. "He brought up an example: when the Cowboys opened their brand new stadium in Dallas, they were 0-8 at home that year. So, if we don’t win games in that Taj Mahal of a stadium, it doesn’t matter. So we’ve got to win games and make sure the NFC North goes through U.S. Bank Stadium."

Rudolph did say that he was looking forward to playing in the new stadium, and he touched on some other topics with the folks from SiriusXM NFL Radio as well. You can hear a clip of the interview embedded below.