Merry Tuesday, everyone! It’s the beginning of playoff week for the Vikings, as they’ll have to win out & get a little help to get there this year. We start with Sunday’s game, one game at a time.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Coach Zimmer will travel to Jacksonville with the team, per Chris.
SotaStickCo has a new Moss-inspired shirt design for the holidays.
Chris looks at where the Vikings stand in the NFC playoff picture.
Vikings news from other sources:
ESPN thinks the Vikings playoff hopes could rest with their pass rush.
The Vikings biggest problem is that they’re failing when it matters most, per Michael Rand at the Strib.
Cordarrelle Patterson is leading NFC special teamers in Pro Bowl fan votes.
Eric Smith takes an early look at the Vikings-Jaguars.
The Vikings defense is playing at a near-historic level.
Around the rest of the NFL:
A Packers fan was arrested Sunday after he stiffed a cabbie on a $475 cab ride.
From NFL.com, after the Jets got clobbered last night, Todd Bowles announced that Bryce Petty will be the starting QB for the remainder of the season.
The Bills placed Percy Harvin on the reserve/non-football illness list yesterday, per NFL.com. He’s experiencing severe migraines again.
We come to today’s media selection.
Here is the latest edition of Between the Lines, with Wobby & PA.
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.