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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: December 10, 2018

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It’s game day!!!!

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Happy Monday, everyone!

Hey, it’s Monday AND it’s game day! It doesn’t get much better than that, unless you also have tickets to the Dolphins game, and are taking your kiddo to his first live Vikings game, which happens to be the case for me, so I am pumped for this week.

My wife is heading to Minny on Wednesday, as she will be taking in the Women’s National Finals Volleyball tourney, then little fishin’ and myself will be taking off either Friday night or Saturday morning to join her in the cities, then we’re all going to the game on Sunday It will be kiddo’s first live game, and he has been talking about it non-stop since we told him. We’re staying about a mile from the stadium (rule of mine is to stay within walking distance for games), so I’ll be around Saturday, and I’m guessing I’ll be roaming around the tailgate lots with kiddo on Sunday morning (and hopefully running into supavike and the gang). If there are any fellow DNers who are going to be in the cities next weekend, and you feel like meeting up for a quick hello, feel free to shoot me an email (it’s on my profile). I understand that it’s always a hassle to get away when you have limited time, but it’s also cool to meet fellow members & put a name to a face.

BUT, before we get to that game, we have to get through a huge game tonight. The Seahawks are a tough win, especially at home, so the Vikes will have to play well to win. If the offense can start...........well, playing offense, the team has a good shot at coming out with a W. This is crunch time for the Vikings, this is the point in the season where a team can get hot and ride that momentum into the playoffs. The NFC North is still well within reach, and if the offense can get themselves figured out, I think the sky is the limit for this team. SKOL!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Need coverage? We’ve got coverage! Chris tells you where and how you can tune in to tonight’s game.

Eric looks at where we are, and how we got here in his Week 14 preview of the Vikings-Seahawks game.

Luft Krigare posted Good Morning Gjallarhorn: Episode 038: Sleepless Over Seattle.

Chris shared the Vikings’ final injury report. Waynes will be out, and it looks like Kendricks may be able to play.

Chris also has the final injury report for the Seahawks.

A new low has been reached in the Daily Norseman Fan Pulse, Chris has the details.

Vikings news from other sources and news from the rest of the league:

At the Twin Cities Pioneer-Press, the writers predict the game. Fil will love this one, Charlie Walters predicts that the Seahawks have momentum over the Vikings.

Also from the Pioneer-Press, Chris Thomasson thinks that the ground game will decide the outcome of tonight’s game. I agree. Could someone let DeFilippo know that we’re allowed to use the running game?

In the Vikings.com media vault, catch Coach Zimmer’s Saturday presser, and the head coach also joined Paul Allen on this week’s Vikings Game Plan. Among other thoughts, the Zimmer noted that they ‘haven’t put it all together yet’. It’s a simple statement, but very true. I think that if the offense can somehow figure it out, this team will be scary.

Catch up on all the NFL week 14 scores, along with stats and highlights, courtesy of CBS Sports.

We come to today’s media selection:

I hope to see the Vikings defense playing this for the Seahawks offense tonight. Crank it up!

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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the child-like optimism