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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 1st, 2019

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Tuesday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Let me sum up my feelings about Sunday’s game against the Bears...blah. I’ll have more words today in the comments. In the nobodycaresaboutmyffteam section I did win my second match of the season and am still alive in the Official and Unofficial Daily norseman Survival Leagues. Meanwhile, let’s carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and post a gif, you’ll get lots of recs and what the heck, it’s Tuesday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Eric has Vikings at Bears: Five Game-Changing Plays in the Vikings loss to the Bears.

A TED Talk, Week Four, by Ted.

Vikings vs Bears - GMG in The Raw; posted by Luft Krigare, featuring Drew and Ted.

Vikings Out-Coached, Out-Performed by Bears: Game Notes by Wludford.

Stock Market Report: Bears by Ted, hint....it’s not good.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Monday and discussed the lack of intensity on offense, downfield passing game, offensive line strugles and more.

Lunch break: ESPN breaks down the Vikings offensive struggles against the Bears.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes Bears show scheme change can’t shield Cousins from pressure.

League news:

RaidersVontaze Burfict suspended for rest of season.

Trade! Eagles swap Johnathan Cyprien for FalconsDuke Riley.

Sorting out NFC after September chaos: Bears up, Falcons down.

Bills preparing Matt Barkley to start versus Titans.

Eagles, Browns, Chargers most promising of NFL’s 13 2-2 teams.

We come to today’s media selection: Blue Oyster Cult - (Don’t Fear) The Reaper

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-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 waiter, embrace the mediocrity and Welcome Aboard!

Poll

Is it time to bench Cousins and see what the Vikings have in Mannion?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Yes, couldn’t be any worse.
    (125 votes)
  • 53%
    No, could be worse.
    (195 votes)
  • 11%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (42 votes)
362 votes total Vote Now