Merry Wednesday, everyone!
Hey, sorry this is a little late, life got in the way a bit this morning.
Okay, I suppose we should go over Saturday’s game a bit. The defense, as expected, was excellent. The Packers could do very little, and when they did do something, the Vikings shut it down before it hurt. Harrison Smith stopped one drive near the goal line with an interception, and the defense shut down another with a 4th down stop. Other than that, the Packers offense didn’t have much success against this defense, it was fun to watch.
The offense was not good, running or passing, other than a nice evening put together by Stefon Diggs. Even with the weather being a factor, you would expect the offense to perform better against a poor defense. Let’s hope they look better than that at home on Sunday.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris alerted us of a year-end sale at Breaking T.
Chris wonders if Sam Bradford will return since he is eligible.
Get any new Vikings swag this holiday season?
Your Vikings week 17 power rankings roundup is posted.
The team signed long snapper Jeff Overbaugh, and Easton was placed on IR. Bummer, I was hoping to see Jared Allen come out of retirement for a few weeks.
MarkSP18 has a Christmas Mock Draft for you, I hope he can find us a long snapper of the future in the later rounds. Five or six would be a good place to look, great rounds to find a long snapper (or a kicker or punter, if you need one).
News from around the rest of the internet, and the rest of the league:
From the Strib, Case Keenum could earn a nice incentive bonus if he plays the Bears game.
Harrison Smith was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week, per the Pioneer Press.
Wow, not much else out there right now. If anyone sees anything worth posting, let me know & I’ll put it up here.
We come to today’s media selection.
Merry New Year! You want some beef jerky?
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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 head cheese