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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, November 9th, 2018

Friday Open Thread

NFL: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

I’m late getting home so links and mythical words™ up here will probably be short so I can go get this published and go to bed. From the looks of the score the Steelers handled the Panthers easily last night but I wasn’t able to watch. As it’s the bye week for the Vikings I’ll probably check scores of games that might impact our favorite team this weekend but I doubt I’ll watch a game. While we’re waiting for the next Vikings game to start we’ll continue with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes with 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:

From Chris the Vikings bring Roc Thomas back to practice squad, and waive Landon Turner.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Sounds of the Game: Vikings 24, Lions 9.

Expert Picks: MMQB panelists predict playoff appearance for the Vikings.

Vikings Stat Trends at Bye: Defense

Winning Formula: early adversity paying dividends for the Vikings?

League news:

From Big Ben, Steelers relentless in Panthers steamrolling.

Panthers S Eric Reid ejected for hit on Big Ben.

Steelers RB James Conner in concussion protocol after win.

Rams to hold moment of silence for shooting victims.

We come to today’s media selection: Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train

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!