It’s game day and time for my annual rant. The NFL needs to get rid of the Thursday games in favor of patient safety, and the fact that they start at 8:20pm and I’m old and can’t stay up that late. Tonight’s game will feature two of my favorite former Vikings, Case Keenum and Adrian Peterson. AD was one of the only reasons our favorite team was watchable for a year or two, and Case QB’ed the 2017 season, which in my mind was the most exciting season since the halcyon days of Brett Favre. Both will always have a special place in my cold dark heart for their efforts with the Vikings. 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 start the tailgating early, it’s game day!
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris notes former Viking David Dixon to be inducted into Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.
Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 8.
Norse Code Episode 297: Thursday Night Revenge Games featuring Rhiannon Walker.
From Hogs Haven: Redskins vs Vikings Week 8: Five Questions with Daily Norseman featuring Ted.
Vikings vs. Redskins Week 8 Preview: A Dish Best Served Hot; Eric’s Weekly Preview Article.
Five Good Questions with Hogs Haven featuring Andrew York, Welcome Aboard Andrew!
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com FOX Sports Sideline Analyst Erin Andrews was at the TCO Performance Center in advance of covering Thursday’s game between the Vikings and Redskins, and she talked with Vikings.com’s Wobby about Thursday’s Vikings-Redskins matchup, her feature on RB Dalvin Cook which will air prior to the game on FOX, and more.
Filtered by the Fan: Who will step up most in Adam Thielen’s absence.
What’d They Say: Bill Callahan says Dalvin Cook ‘fun to watch,’ not to defend.
Tonight’s opponent: The Washington Redskins
SB Nation site: Hogs Haven
Daily Slop: Redskins Media Links Roundup.
T-shirt: Bruce Allen says the culture is damn good in Washington!
We come to today’s media selection: The Minneapolis Miracle
(shoutout to Case for the throw)
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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, acknowledge old friends and Welcome Aboard!
What’s the outcome of the Vikings-Redskins 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 or more
I’m not done complaining about the Bears and Packers games.