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Horns, Swords and a Longship: October 14, 2016

It's bye week Friday, let's enjoy our free weekend!

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Great time to be alive when Friday's arrive!

Longship Log:

Eric gives us all another look into the twisted minds of us front-page writers, also known as his picks article for the week.

Around the Horns: PurpleFTW has a new episode out. Isame Faciane was arrested and charged with DWI. Adrian Peterson is doing everything he can to return for the end of this season. Arif takes a dive into the stats through the first five weeks of the Vikings' season. Cordarrelle Patterson has once again become a part of the Vikings offense.

Vikings Journal: Joe Oberle takes a look at how the Vikings enter their bye week 5-0.

Vikings Territory: Carl Knowles looks at the Vikings' red zone success through Week 5.

KFAN: They have their weekly mailbag.

Reddit: The Vikings are now tops in 538's ELO rankings with Denver's loss to the Chargers last night; we're now one of just three teams with a double-digit percent chance to win the Super Bowl. The Vikings graded very well in Bleacher Report's NFL1000 weekly gradings. Apparently Harrison Smith flies planes. PFF takes a look at why Sam Bradford has been so successful with the Vikings.

Swords from the Opposing Hordes:

Josh Norman called the NFL out on being full of double standards.

Philip Rivers is now the leading passer in Chargers history.

Demaryius Thomas is tied for the lead in fumbles since the start of the 2015 season.

Minnesota Lynx update:

The Lynx continue their Finals series against the Los Angeles Sparks tonight after tying the series 1-1 on home court. They will play in Los Angeles tonight, where they won twice in the regular season. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. CT.

Here's a nine minute compilation of defensive highlights from the Houston game. Hope you enjoy!

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With that, the disco light is down and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your local dolphin brigade, & try the whole wheat pizza crusts.