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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, December 15th and 16th, 2018

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Weekend Open Thread

New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Hope your weekend has started off with a bang and you’re as excited about the game on Sunday as I am. I’ll miss this game live as I’ll be working but I’ll follow the game thread and have the DVR setup to watch later this week. My weekend plans include working, what are you doing this weekend? In the meantime while we’re waiting for the next Vikings game to start we’ll continue with our news and links full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and a virtual donut. With that, let’s do this beat the Dolphins!

Around the DN since our last thread:

Chris and Eric have a spot where you can keep up to date on all the Vikings-Dolphins news.

Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings: Final injury reports for both teams from Chris.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 264: The Inconvenient Truth featuring Phinsider Radio hosted by Arif, James, and the guys from Phinsider radio. Welcome Aboard!

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday, subjects included helping Stefanski prepare for Sunday, Miami’s pass rushers and more.

Notebook: Dalvin Cook’s bond with Frank Gore a ‘Miami thing.’

The Skinny Post: Vikings return home to begin a three game sprint for a postseason berth.

What’d They Say: Dolphins talk about Vikings.

NFL.com reporter Tom Pelissero talked to Wobby on what to expect from the Dolphins, Stefanski leading the offense, and the NFC playoff picture.

At 1500epsn Matthew Coller explains how HC Mike Zimmer is helping his new offensive coordinator prepare for his debut.

Also from Matthew, the Miami defense should give the Vikings a chance to bounce back on offense.

NFC North Roundup:

At Windy City Gridiron they note Matt Nagy named AP writers’ Coach of the Year so far.

How to watch Bears vs. Packers: Will Green Bay get flagged for holding Mack? Ummm, no.

From Pride of Detroit the Detroit Lions - Buffalo Bills injury report: 4 starters out, Stafford questionable, but plans on playing.

The Cheat Sheet: Lions can’t let the Bills Josh Allen beat them with his legs.

Over at Acme Packing Company the Packers fans confidence in the disappointing Packers inches upwards after win over the Falcons.

Packers vs. Bears Q&A: A look at Vic Fangio’s head-coaching prospects.

League news:

Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments.

We come to today’s media selection: Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls

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!

Poll

What could new Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski implement with the offense to salvage the rest of the season?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Find a better run-pass balance.
    (37 votes)
  • 60%
    Play to the strengths of the playmakers.
    (98 votes)
  • 3%
    Within time limitations, institute a spread offense.
    (5 votes)
  • 8%
    Try different players along the interior of the offensive line.
    (14 votes)
  • 4%
    Something else, put your ideas in the comments.
    (8 votes)
162 votes total Vote Now