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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: December 18, 2018

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Coming off of a big win, the team prepares to travel to Detroit and continue their march to the playoffs

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Merry Tuesday, everyone!

The Vikings’ enjoyment of Sunday’s win is short-lived, as their focus is now on Detroit, and Sunday’s match-up in the Motor City. This looks to be a win on paper, but as we are all aware, you never know what could happen in a conference game. They need a win on Sunday in order to maintain control of their playoff destiny, so let’s hope they’re prepared and that they take care of business.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ted takes a close look at the current playoff picture.

All facets of the Vikings game were in tune on Sunday, from Lucas Ailport.

Skelly10 looks at Dalvin Cook’s big game on Sunday.

Dalvin Cook talked about the offense with Deion Sanders, shared by Ted.

Eric looks at five game-changing plays from Sunday’s win.

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the rest of the NFL:

Courtney Cronin at ESPN sees Dalvin Cook as being key to the Vikings’ playoff push. I agree, they gotta keep the kid involved, he and Murray are a nice 1-2 punch.

Also from ESPN, Coach Zimmer got a vote of confidence from Zygi Wilf, who said he ‘is very happy’ with the head coach. I sure hope so, Zimmer is perfect for this team, I hope he’s here for a long time.

Catch Coach Zimmer’s Monday presser, see highlights from Sunday’s game on Between the Lines, and there are lots more videos to sift through in the media vault.

We come to today’s media selection:

How ‘bout a little Metallica to get the blood pumping? Enjoy!

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