Hope your work week is flying by at light speed, unfortunately mine isn’t because it feels like it’s forever until the Vikings-Bears game Sunday night which also coincides with my next day off so I’ll get to watch the game! Since the Thursday night football game is against two common opponents I’ll have a game thread ready to post about 30 minutes before kickoff for your heckling pleasure. While we’re waiting for the next Vikings game to start we’ll continue with our Open Thread of news and links with beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes and maybe some Vikings news and gouge sprinkled in. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. With that, let’s do this.
Around the DN since our last thread:
The Front page writers have a spot where you can keep up with all the Vikings-Bears news.
Chris has your Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup, Week 10; seriously what did we do to Pete Prisco?
Chris brings us the Vikings initial injury report after the bye week: Stefon Diggs returns, Anthony Barr and Andrew Sendejo still out.
Ted and Jeff Berckes have Five Good Questions With Windy City Gridiron,
Obligatory “Welcome Aboard” Jeff!
Vikings news from other sources:
Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.
QB Kirk Cousins addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday, “have to be very aware of the Bears ability to create turnovers.”
DE Everson Griffen addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.
NOTEBOOK: Vikings wary of the Bears defense that leads the NFL in total points off turnovers.
NFL Network’s Nate Burleson explains why people should realize Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is a defensive genius.
At 1500espn they ponder how will the Vikings slow down Khalil Mack and can Mitch Trubisky handle the Vikings’ blitzes?
From NFL.com Le’Veon Bell avoids Big Ben’s texts; teammates raid RB’s locker.
NFL flexes two games to ‘SNF’ in Weeks 13-14.
Bears kicker Cody Parkey practicing kicks at Soldier Field after misses.
Jason Pierre-Paul ‘bringing the house down’ vs. Giants.
Finally, four things to watch for in Packers-Seahawks on ‘TNF.’
We come to today’s media selection: Bon Jovi - It’s My Life
Again, 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 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 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 venison chili and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!