Happy Monday everyone! The Vikings' first pre-season game is in the books as we defeated the Bengals 17-16 on Friday. Did everyone see that bomb to Johnson? Pretty sweet throw, right on the money. I want to see some improvement in our run defense, but I thought the team looked good overall, if a bit rusty.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris posted a wrap-up of the Vikings-Bengals match-up.
Chris posted a video of the 10 yard TD run from C.J. Ham.
Ted posted the stock market report for the Vikings-Bengals game.
Chris talked about the Vikings offense with Football Outsiders.
The More Than Words 2016 campaign has come to an end after a very successful year.
Vikings news from other sources:
The Vikings worked on their run defense as they returned to Winter Park.
Trae Waynes stepped up for the Vikings.
Laquon Treadwell, who can never play in the NFL because of his 40 time, had an impressive debut, and so did other rookies.
Here are game highlights of Friday's game.
Mike Zimmer addressed the media on Sunday.
Around the NFL:
Here's a roundup of last week's scores from NFL.com.
Gibson got shelled a bit on Friday, and the Twins couldn't figure out Ventura (not Ace Ventura) and they fell to the Royals 3-7. They rebounded on Saturday, as Duffey looked rock solid and Dozier continued tearing it up, and the Twins won 5-3. Yesterday was ugly. The Twins recently traded one of their only good players for a pitcher who has sucked, as per protocol for the Twins. He got rocked again yesterday, and the Twins lost 11-4.
We come to today's media selection. I'm sure we'll be playing this a lot this year. For those of you who are new, we play the Vikings fight song. So, here's the first of many times we'll play it this year.