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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 18th, 2019

Friday Open Thread

Philadelphia Eagles v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

In the noonecaresaboutyourfantasyfootballteam news I’m out of both Daily Norseman Survival Leagues as of last weekend, @thanks Cowboys and Chargers@; to add insult to injury I also lost my match up in the Open Thread Fantasy Football League (again) pushing me to 6th place. Obviously, I need to phyre knucklehead GM. 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 have a liquid lunch and leave work early, what the heck, it’s Friday!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2019 NFL Week 7: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions all the front page stories in one spot.

Chris notes Vikings QB Kirk Cousins wins FedEx Air Player of the Week Award!

Daily Norseman FanPulse: Would you look at that?

Vikings Thursday injury report: Riley Reiff returns.

Vikings at Lions Week 7 Preview: Ref-erendum, Eric’s weekly preview article.

FMF 305 | Heat Check.

Vikings news from other sources:

From The Voyage | Episode 07 - On the heels of a frustrating loss against the Bears that left the team at 2-2 and in flux, the Vikings bounced back by taking down a pair of NFC East foes in the form of the Giants and Eagles. Hear from current and former Vikings on being resilient, sticking together and getting back on track. Plus, look back on Anthony Barr’s decision to remain with the Vikings after almost signing with the Jets.

Notebook: Vikings expect early aggressiveness by the Lions offense.

NFL Expert Picks: Experts split on Vikings-Lions.

Vikings offense wants to keep recent rhythm going in Motown.

Matthew Coller at ponders Kirk Cousins is once again an elite play-action passer.

Also from Mr. Coller: Vikings DBs must prepare for deep throws from Matthew Stafford.

League news:

Dolphins engaged in talks to trade RB Kenyan Drake.

Raiders DC: Vontaze Burfict’s suspension a ‘witch hunt.’

Patriots, Bills, Niners, Bears among top NFL defenses of 2019.

Demaryius Thomas calls Patriots trade ‘insulting

We come to today’s media selection: Letterkenny - Cold Open
(someone mentioned they didn’t know what “Letterkenny” was yesterday, I’m going to steal from Ted’s ZimTsu bit-bad words in here, if that’s not your thing don’t click on the video)

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 pet the visitors and Welcome Aboard!