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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 16, 2019

I’m looking forward to Sunday, I hope the past two weeks is a sign of things to be for our passing game.

Philadelphia Eagles v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

We’re slowly making our way through the work week. I always get anxious to see the Vikings play again after they put up a performance like they had on Sunday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

From Chris, Kirk Cousins has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week. Deservedly so!

Wludford wonders how bad the officiating can become. Just when you think it’s at rock bottom, the NFL will add more rules in order to fix it, but that will only worsen the problem, because the actual problem is that they’ve overcomplicated the rule book to the point where nobody has a clue. It’s all part of the plan.

The Vikings shuffled the roster and practice squad a bit, Bowers was released and Davion Davis placed on the practice squad, by Chris.

Arif posted Norse Code Podcast Episode 295: Probablistically. I hope I spelled that right.

Ted asks ‘Is it too early to start talking playoff picture?’. Nossir, it sure isn’t.

EBrodzy posted Skoldiers - 061 - The Minny Special.

Other Vikings and NFL news, other sports news, and random oddities and annoyances:

Over at, hear the sounds of the game from Sunday’s victory, go under center with Kirk Cousins, along with Barr & Kendricks, and there’s lots more to sift through in the media vault.

This from ABC, the NFL states that the pre-season concussion rate increased by 44% this year. Okay, my BS meter is pinging. It seems extremely coincidental that this little “fact” was announced by the NFL at the same time they’re trying to cut out preseason games and add more regular season games (but then out of the other side of their face, they voice concern for player safety).

From ESPN, the NFL admitted that the second flag on Flowers was an error, referring to Monday night’s game. You don’t say. You can come vent here, Lions fans, we feel your pain.

The Rams have acquired Jalen Ramsey from the Jaguars in exchange for 3 draft picks, according to The Sporting News. I’m guessing Talib moving to the IR list hastened the move.

We come to today’s media selection:

Here’s a great one from back in my high school days, a little G&R to get you going. Enjoy!

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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on, don’t tip the cows don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the boneless Eagle wings.