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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 5th, 2019

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Saturday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Good Morning!

How’s your weekend going? I’m spending mine at work, so it could be better. If I were home I’d be planning to grill some meat and picking out adult beverages for Sunday’s game against the Giants, but since I’m not I’ll live vicariously through you all. 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 I wish I was having one too!

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.

Dear Hammy: A Daily Norseman Advice Column by the TheOnlyHammy.

Wludford is in a New York State of Mind.

Vikings at Giants: Final injury reports posted by Ted.

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 172 -Saying a Lot to Say Nothing; Yinka, Nick and Luke join Jayson Brown to talk Stefon Diggs, the Bears and the upcoming game with the Giants.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 292: The Golden Age of Ham; Arif and James are back to talk about Diggs rumors being true (which rumors?) and to preview the Giants game with Matt Lombardo.

Week 6 - Which college players are future Vikings 2019 posted by MarkSP18.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday and discussed Digg’s status for Sunday, keys to success with the passing game and more.

Mackensie Alexander and Kentrell Brothers out: Final Vikings-Giants injury report.

Lunch break: Vikings, Twins entering big weekend in the Big Apple.

NFL Expert Picks: Vikings take on Giants on the road.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth notes Vikings WR Adam Thielen points finger at media over ‘frustrations

This weeks opponent: The New York Giants

SB Nation site: Big Blue View

Giants’ punt coverage has been special thus far.

What Minnesota wants to do on offense, and why the Vikings have struggled in the air.

Friday Five: 5 questions with LB Tuzar Skipper.

League news:

Redskins to start veteran QB Colt McCoy vs. Patriots.

JetsSam Darnold ruled out versus Eagles; Luke Falk to start.

Bills QB Josh Allen still in concussion protocol.

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (back) ruled out vs. Panthers.

Shaquil Barrett’s breakout, Chase Daniel ready, 49ers eye MNF.

We come to today’s media selection: Take The Day - Song For The Broken

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, say hi to Pat and Welcome Aboard!

Poll

What’s the outcome of the Vikings-Giants game?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Vikings win by 3 or less
    (14 votes)
  • 23%
    Vikings win by more than 3, but less than 10
    (40 votes)
  • 29%
    Vikings win by more than 10
    (50 votes)
  • 25%
    Giants win
    (43 votes)
  • 14%
    I’m not done complaining about the Bears and Packers games.
    (25 votes)
172 votes total Vote Now