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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, December 7th, 2018

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It’s Weekend Eve!

Minnesota Vikings v New England Patriots Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Good Morning!

This season has been a disappointment for me so far due to the high expectations at the beginning of last off season. Fortunately there is still time to right the longship but those opportunities are coming less often as the season progresses, however have no fear that I’ll be drinking the purple koolaid prior to Monday night’s game with the Seahawks. 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 Seahawks!

Around the DN since our last thread:

The front page writers have a place where you can find all your Vikings-Seahawks news.

Skelly10 notes the Vikings have nominated TE Kyle Rudolph for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, (check out the video at the end).

Eric has a brief look at Vikings-Seahawks history.

Wludford tells us why the Vikings will beat Seattle.

Ted has five good questions with the Kenneth Arthur of the Seahawks SB Nation site Field Gulls. Welcome Aboard Kenneth!

Want to help someone less fortunate than you? Got a few bucks lying around? Good, go here and help raise money for the Minnesota Special Olympics.

Vikings news from other sources:

At Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday, topics included facing Russell Wilson, the Seahawks running game and more.

From their lunch break series: the NFL network “buys” the Vikings as a playoff contender.

‘Dear Kyle’ letters explain the tight end’s impact on lives.

QB Kirk Cousins addressed the media from the TCO performance Center: “all the work we’ve put in in, it comes down to these four games.”

League news:

From NFL.com three QB needy teams that will be in the market for a new QB in the off season.

Redskins QB Alex Smith is battling a leg infection after surgery to repair his fractured tibia-fibula.

SteelersJaylen Samuels: I’m ready to prove I’m a RB.

What to watch for in Jaguars-Titans on Thursday Night Football.

We come to today’s media selection: The Clash - London Calling

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!