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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 12th, 2019

Saturday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v New York Giants Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images

Good Morning!

As previously mentioned I’ll be traveling to Minneapolis today to take in the Vikings-Eagles game in person. It’s the third Vikings game I’ve been to but the first home game. I’m stoked to see the new stadium, meet new and old friends and cheer the Vikings onto victory over the Eagles. I’ll probably be wearing my Stefon Diggs jersey; the first time I saw the Vikings play Diggs caught a long pass from Sam Bradford, the second time Diggs caught a TD from Kirk Cousins. 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 go ahead and have a lunch beer, it’s Saturday and I’m going to bug the stewardess for another beer!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2019 NFL Week 6: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings, all the front page stories in one place.

Eagles at Vikings: Final injury reports for both teams posted by Chris.

After a week off, Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 6.

Daily Norseman FanPulse: Season’s back on again, for now at least.

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 173 - We Like That; Jordan Reid, Myles Gorham, and Yinka Ayinde join Jayson Brown to discuss Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Kirk Cousins, the Giants, and Eagles.

Three reasons the Eagles will lose to the Vikings: How is Philly going to lose this game? Let’s ask a Philly fan! Posted by Ted with guest writer Brandon Lee Gowten from BGN.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday and discussed the evolution of the Eagles offense, countering their “attack-first” nature on defense and more.

The Skinny Post: Vikings return home for crucial clash vs. Eagles.

Opposing Viewpoint: Eagles writer answers 5 questions about Philadelphia.

Lunch break: Screen game could ‘boost’ Vikings against Eagles.

Watch the video versions of ‘Xs and Os with Mike Zimmer,’ which airs on KFAN each Wednesday night, as Coach Zimmer and Paul Allen discuss the process of getting ready for a game and break down Sunday’s matchup with the Eagles.

Matthew Coller at ponders how the Vikings offense thrived in 2018 vs. the Eagles

This weeks opponent: The Philadelphia Eagles

SB Nation site: Bleeding Green Nation.

Vikings’ offense a tricky match-up for the Eagles.

Zach Brown says Kirk Cousins is the weakest part of the Vikings’ offense.

Doug Pederson talks Eagles’ offensive expectations overall and this Sunday.

Daily Norseman Front page writer Ted Glover gives three reasons why the Eagles will win in Week 6.

League news:

Sam Darnold to wear specialized pads vs. Cowboys.

Alvin Kamara (ankle) questionable against Jaguars.

Week 6 bold predictions: Darnold beats Dallas; Watson outduels Mahomes.

Case Keenum to start vs. Dolphins; Haskins will back up.

We come to today’s media selection: Toby Keith - How Do You Like Me Now?!

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, don’t eat the road apples and Welcome Aboard!


What’s the outcome of the Vikings-Eagles game?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Vikings win by 3 or less.
    (33 votes)
  • 38%
    Vikings win by more than 4 but less than 10.
    (92 votes)
  • 20%
    Vikings win by more than 10.
    (49 votes)
  • 19%
    Eagles win.
    (46 votes)
  • 8%
    I’m not done whining about the Packers and Bears games.
    (21 votes)
241 votes total Vote Now


How many yards will Dalvin Cook rush for against the Eagles?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Less than 25
    (3 votes)
  • 7%
    More than 25 but less than 50.
    (16 votes)
  • 33%
    More than 50 but less than 75.
    (70 votes)
  • 27%
    More than 75 but less than 100.
    (58 votes)
  • 30%
    More than 100 yards rushing.
    (64 votes)
211 votes total Vote Now