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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 31st, 2019

Halloween Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins John Autey / MediaNews Group / St. Paul Pioneer Press via Getty Images

Good Morning!

Back on service for the next seven days, I’ll be toting my iPad with me to try and catch as much of the game as possible on Sunday. This week’s opponent defeated the Vikings in the Owl when I was four years old, I can’t manage to work up much vitriol. I did stop by their SB Nation website, Arrowhead Pride, seemed like a nice enough group from what I read. 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 eating the candy, Gone Fishin has plenty if you run out.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ted notes the Vikings have removed WR Josh Doctson from IR.

From Chris, Dan Bailey named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this year.

FMF 306 | Wish List -Jayson joins Flip to frame the second half of the 2019 season for our Minnesota Vikings.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 298: Catching the Charge - Arif and James are back to talk about the victory over the Washington Redskins and more.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday and discussed Patrick Mahomes, Jayron Kearse’s Incident, Holton Hill’s return to the team and more.

QB Kirk Cousins addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday and discussed the upcoming schedule: the challenge on us is to prove we belong.

Presser Points: Chiefs start run of contenders on Vikings second half of the schedule.

The Voyage | Episode 08: In addition to looking at the Vikings’ two most recent victories against Detroit and Washington which pushed the team to a 6-2 record at the halfway point of the season, hear from Vikings Legend Fran Tarkenton and his growing relationship with current Vikings QB Kirk Cousins.

Matthew Coller at ponders how tough is the Vikings’ second-half schedule?

Also from Mr. Coller: Vikings checking off all the boxes of a ‘modern’ offense.

League News:

Jets safety Jamal Adams remains upset over name in trade talks.

Baker Mayfield leaves presser after exchange with reporter.

Callahan: LT Trent Williams did not pass physical.

Andy Dalton upset with benching before trade deadline.

A.J. Green to Bengals: Do not franchise tag me.

We come to today’s media selection: Michael Myers Theme Song

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 and Welcome Aboard!


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