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Horns, Swords and a Longship: September 23, 2016

Well, what a week.

Wonder how much Rodgers would pay me to stop sacking him...
Wonder how much Rodgers would pay me to stop sacking him...
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Longship Log:

Arif posted the newest episode of The Norse Code.

Eric covered the possibility of Sunday's game moving to a different venue due to the current protests. He also has his Vikings/Panthers preview and a look at the recent schedule of Vikings surgeons.

Ted posted what he's looking for in Sunday's game. He also posted a new edition of Talking Heads, which I recommend you go and head over and read if you want to laugh a lot.

CCNorseman questioned which of the top two backs in Minnesota's offense has the most fantasy value.

Chris posted about Sharrif Floyd's knee surgery. He also took a brief look at the history between the Vikings and Panthers.

Around the Horns:

Arif takes a look at how the Vikings could retool their offensive line after Matt Kalil was placed on IR.

Joe Johnson questions whether there is a silver lining to any (or all) these injuries.

Austin Belisle uses Vikings Territory's Question of the Week to ask the question of just what the Vikings can do to improve their offensive line going forward.

Jerick McKinnon is looking forward to his starting role for the Vikings. KFAN also takes a look at the numbers game between the Panthers and Vikings.

Mike Zimmer does some fun stuff on defense. Sharrif Floyd seems pretty confident he's going to come back this season.

Inside the NFL has a great highlights package from Sunday Night's game. Sounds of the Game's highlight package is also pretty good.

A Minnesota Vikings fan takes a good look at a particular defensive play from last Sunday's game.

Swords from the Opposing Hordes:

Brock Osweiler is struggling as a starting quarterback.

Apparently Saints CB PJ Williams suffered a terrible concussion last Sunday.

Apparently former NFL linebacker Napoleon Harris is now kind of a good guy.

Alshon Jeffrey's future with the Bears might depend on their coaching staff. Speaking of Jeffrey, he apparently missed practice recently with a knee injury.

The Lions' defense is still riddled with injuries leading up to their game against the Packers this Sunday.

Minnesota Twins update:

Well Brian Dozier now has the all-time AL home run lead for second basemen (40 of his 42 this year came at 2nd base), and if he hits three more home runs by the end of the season, he'll hold the all-time major league record for home runs as a second basemen. Unfortunately his hitting streak was ended in the second game of yesterday's afternoon-night doubleheader, as the Twins dropped both of the games, 2-9 and 2-4. The Twins will return to action this evening at home against the Mariners, with Kyle Gibson facing off against James Paxton. First pitch at 7:10 CT.

Thought since we have a changing of the guard at running back, it's only right if we have a highlight package of our new running back. Here's a highlight package of Jerick McKinnon's career thus far in the NFL.

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 disco light is down and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your local dolphin brigade, & try the mothball flavored gummi bears! Skol on.