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Thursday Open Thread: December 22, 2016

Hey, it’s Friday for some of us

Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Merry Thursday, everyone!

Well, we’re just two short days away from our favorite team’s match-up against the Packers in Lambeau. I think many fans’ expectations are pretty low after that stinker on Sunday, but I’m hopeful they can pull off one of their patented surprises and give us a nice Christmas present.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Eric from the Daily Norseman was a guest on the Donut Club Podcast.

Chris has your Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 16. I cringe to think of how far we’ve dropped after that charlie foxtrot on Sunday.

Vikings news from other sources:

From ESPN, Stefon Diggs sat out practice because of a hip injury, and Adrian Peterson is questionable for Saturday with knee and groin injuries.

From Vikings.com:

Wobby has 5 Vikings-Packers storylines to watch.

Adrian Peterson talked with the media yesterday.

Mike Priefer addressed the media as well.

Pat Shurmur said the offense needs to stay on the field.

George Edwards is looking for Anthony Barr to play better.

Pete Bercich shows us some film of Green Bay’s new rushing attack.

Around the rest of the NFL:

Yahoo Sports looks at how Tom Savage beat out Brock Osweiler for the starting gig in Houston.

From NFL.com, the Broncos expect Trevor Siemen to be their starting QB beyond 2016.

We come to today’s media selection.

Thanks to fivefingers for requesting today’s selection.

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 on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the hog maws.