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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 4th, 2019

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Seattle Seahawks v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

I started work again last night, what’s new around here....looks at Vikings Twitter and yesterday’s thread....and ducks. Since I get to write words up here (that no one reads) here’s my two cents on the Stefon Diggs “situation.” He’s frustrated with the offense, I get it. So is everyone. Between him, Thelein, Rudy, Smith Jr. and Cook the Vikings should be scoring more points per game than they currently are. I can see the limitations provided by the offensive line as well as anyone else, but still both the losses this year could have been wins with one or two more scoring drives. Today’s lead picture is one of Stefon Diggs playing catch with kids during the pre-game, something I saw him do at the Jaguars-Vikings game in 2016. 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 have a long lunch and leave work early, what the heck, it’s Friday!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2019 NFL Week 5: Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants all the front page stories in one place.

Ted pondersTruth to all rumors’.

Vikings at Giants Week 5 Preview: Tourist Attractions by Eric.

Kirk Cousins gets parodied with ‘Truth Hurts’ gas on the fire by Skelly10.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com WR Stefon Diggs addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.

Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday and talked about Kirk Cousins struggles, Stefon Diggs status moving forward and more.

Defensive Coordinator George Edwards addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.

NOTEBOOK: Stefon Diggs addresses speculation, says he hasn’t requested trade from the Vikings.

Thursday’s injury report ahead of Vikings-Giants.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes 5 takeaways from Stefon Diggs’ press conference.

Courtney Cronin at the ESPN NFC North blog notes Vikings’ Stefon Diggs doesn’t lessen speculation, says ‘truth to all rumors.’

League news:

QB Index, Week 5: Carson Wentz cracks top five; Tom Brady slips.

Bears LB Roquan Smith traveling with team to London.

Saquon Barkley running, cutting in Giants practice.

We come to today’s media selection: Disturbed “The Sound Of Silence”

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 spread rumors and Welcome Aboard!