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Friday Open Thread: August 11, 2017

It’s a post-”win” Friday, folks!

Minnesota Vikings v Buffalo Bills Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Happy Friday, everyone!

Well, the Vikings got a win, so that’s something. I’d tell you the offense looked good, but I didn’t wear my hip waders today. The starting O line pretty much picked up where they left off last year, and the run defense didn’t fare a whole lot better. Is this shocking? Of course not, it’s the first game of the preseason, so you can come back off the ledge......for now. The team has some work to do, obviously, and there were some pleasant surprises. Did anyone expect Kase Keenum to look as good as he did? Me either.

Anyway, they put a notch in the W column and hopefully the coaching staff will learn something from what they saw and take some action to improve some of the areas that need it.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris continued Minnesota Vikings by the Numbers, and looked at an easy choice at number 28.

Eric evaluated the Vikings offense based on what he saw in training camp.

Saxyprince puts the spotlight on Jarius Wright’s performance in training camp.

Wludford assessed the Vikings defensive starters from last night.

The last thing we wanted to see last night were injuries, especially on the good guys’ side. Unfortunately, there were two, as Trae Waynes left the game with an injury, and Bishop Sankey also had to leave after suffering what appeared to be a knee injury at the end of a nice run. Let’s hope they’re both minor injuries and that both players can return soon.

Chris recapped that not-so-pretty win last night.

Vikings news from other sources:

Some videos from, here are all the highlights from last night’s game, and Wobby & PA break down the game.

Around the rest of the NFL:

From The Sporting News, Mike Glennon looked........really bad, REALLY bad. has all the scores from preseason week one.

We come to our media selection.

Well, it’s a tradition after a win, regardless how ugly of a win it was, so strike up the band!

We all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion

-No feeding of the trolls

-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door

-Keep vulgar language to a minimum, using spoiler tags if you must

-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer

-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away

-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm

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 liver & onions.