One more day to a very important divisional game. The Lions are a quality opponent, it’s a road game, therefore I expect a close game with a Vikings win. 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 have one for me, I’m working today.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Alexander Mattison: Not such a bad pick after all notes Wludford.
David Morgan to have season-ending knee surgery, good luck to him.
Ted has your amazing short Vikings final injury report.
Five good questions with Pride of Detroit by Ted featuring Mike Payton.
Climbing The Pocket: Episode 174: We Believe - Myles Gorham and Yinka Ayinde (kinda) join Jayson Brown to discuss the new and improved Kirk Cousins.
Norse Code Podcast Episode 296: Everyone at their natural position (featuring Mike Payton)
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday and discussed the physicality of Detroit’s defense, Dan Bailey’s success, TJ Hockenson being a threat and more.
Opposing Viewpoint: Lions writer answers 5 questions about Detroit.
This weeks opponent: The Detroit Lions
SB Nation site: Pride of Detroit.
Lions - Vikings Week 7 injury report: Da’Shawn Hand has full practice, 5 Lions questionable.
Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings preview, prediction: On Paper.
Consistent with the Saturday thread, I’ll post league news in the comment section.
We come to today’s media selection: Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
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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!
What’s the outcome of the Vikings - Lions game?
This poll is closed
Vikings win by 3 or less
Vikings win by 4 or more but less than 9
Vikings win by 10 points or more
I’m not done complaining about the refereeing in the Monday night game between the Packers and Lions.