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Monday Open Thread: December 5, 2016

We’re in the homestretch of the 2016 NFL regular season!

Dallas Cowboys v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend. I still don’t have my voice back from Thursday’s game.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings might drive Mike Zimmer to Jacksonville.

Chris shared an ESPN report that the Vikings’ injury situation is the worst in football.

Chris also told us that Mike Zimmer had another eye surgery on Friday.

Vikings news from other sources:

Chad Greenway says the Vikings must learn to close out games, per Sid Hartman at the Strib.

From ESPN, Dez Bryant called Xavier Rhodes a ‘hell of a football player’.

From, Wobby opened the Monday Morning Mailbag.

Around the rest of the league:

Here are all the week 13 scores, from

From ESPN, Colin Kaepernick was benched by the 49ers after a horrible 3 quarters against the Bears. I’m disappointed that Ponder wasn’t put in the game, they went back to Blaine Gabbert.

Yahoo Sports has a preview of tonight’s game between the Colts and Jets.

We come to today’s media selection.

‘Tis the season.

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 pickled pigs feet.