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Tuesday Open Thread: November 8, 2016

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Day 2 in a long week as we await our next game vs. the Redskins.

Merry Tuesday, everyone! Alright, we're another day removed from our last debacle. I hope the team is getting  the stench washed off from Sunday. Let's end this little skid & start playing like the real Vikings, mmmkay?

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ted looks at the tipping point where injuries really take a toll on team performance. We may have hit that point, hopefully the Vikings can work through it and learn to function with all their new parts.

The Vikings are working out kickers this week. per Chris. As you know, Blair Walsh isn't exactly in the good graces of the fans, or Coach Zimmer, it appears.

Vikings news from other sources:

You've already heard this, but Fox Sports reported that the Vikings are going to work out kickers, and could replace Blair Walsh.

From the Strib, the Vikings feel good about where they are despite the latest disappointing loss.

From ESPN, Mike Zimmer is working to rebuild the Vikings' confidence after their three game skid.

From Vikings.com:

Coach Zimmer addressed the media yesterday. As you can imagine, Blair Walsh was discussed.

Craig Peters posted his After Further Review segment. He also noted the cleaner pocket that Sam Bradford had against the Lions.

Eric Smith gives you an early look at the Vikings at the Redskins.

Around the NFL:

Jared Goff is unlikely to play until the Rams fall from contention, per NFL.com.

From NFL.com, Jeff Fisher says he's 'not uncomfortable at all' about his future with the Rams.

Greg Hardy was reportedly indicted on a felony cocaine possession charge, per Yahoo Sports. That's not good.

We come to today's media selection. I'll play this one for all of our military veterans. Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do to preserve our freedom.

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 headcheese.