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Tuesday Open Thread: November 1, 2016

November is here, hopefully it's better for the Vikings than most of October was.

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Welp, that sucked. Another complete stinker was thrown up by our favorite team last night.

Our team was dominated in almost every facet of the game by a Bears team that is, at best, below average. The offense was anemic, the play calling was predictable and did nothing to mitigate our poor O line, and our O line was a dumpster fire once again. The defense held its own, but they also were playing at a lower level than we're used to seeing. Cutler made some very good throws that simply cannot be defended, though.

What are the solutions? I don't know. I hope to see more Hillman and less Asiata. I hope to see changes on O line, whether that be schematic or personnel wise. I hope to see changes in our offensive approach, as what we've been doing is NOT working, and it hasn't been working for 2+ years.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Arif posted Norse Code 166: The Jay Cutler Rollercoaster.

Chris has your post-game wrap-up.

Vikings news from other sources:

Scott from Chicago shared this last week. This is a CBS report about Teddy Bridgewater. I didn't share it right away because it has reports from doctors who haven't seen Teddy's knee.

Here's one Fil shared yesterday, and is a very detailed report from ESPN on Teddy's injury & what it was like that day, from the players' point of view.

Bleacher Report is saying the Vikings are showing signs of collapse now. This is perfect, actually, let them underestimate us so we can get hot at the right time for our SB run.


Craig Peters posted his Vikings-Bears notebook.

Wobby has 5 takeaways from the game.

Coach Zimmer addressed the media last night. Sam Bradford addressed the media as well.

Players talked with the media after the game, here's Chad Greenway, and here's Clemmings, Long, and Thielen.

Around the rest of the NFL:

The Patriots traded Jamie Collins to the Browns for a draft pick, per ESPN.

We come to today's media selection. I should have played the dead skunk song today, because "dead skunk in the middle of the road" perfectly describes our offense. Aw, what the heck, let's play it again, because they're stinking to high heaven.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags 
-No pictures that could potentially get someone fired or in serious trouble at their place of employment
-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door

With that, the beer light is down and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the blood sausage.