Around the DN since our last open thread:
Eric Kendricks was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Eric takes a brief look at Vikings/Packers history.
Fran Tarkenton says the Vikings are ready for a championship run, per wludford.
Wludford also let us know that Sam Bradford got all the first-team reps yesterday.
J-Dog tells us that Blair Walsh is better than we think,
Vikings news from other sources:
The Vikings and Caribou Coffee have partnered to make a cool coffee bar at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Shaun Hill says he's preparing the exact same way.
The Vikings veterans know the Packers rivalry well, per Lindsey Young.
Craig Peters says the Vikings defense is improving against Aaron Rodgers under Coach Zimmer. It couldn't get much worse than it was, he carved up our defenses like a Thanksgiving turkey, prior to 2014.
Around the NFL:
Bill Bilichick is exposing the NFL's new kickoff rule, per Yahoo Sports.
LaDanian Tomlinson is among the first-year eligible players for the Hall of Fame.
Dozier continues to tear it up at the plate......and the Twins pitchers continue to suck. The Twins fell to the Tigers last night, 6-9.
We come to today's media selection. I can't think of a better video to play before the matchup against our rivals to the east.