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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: November 1st, 2019

Friday Open Thread

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

Good Morning!

It’s late, I’m tired and crabby so let’s do this, besides no one reads the words up here anyway, not that there is anything useful in this small space anyway. Speaking of useful, I said I’d post a smoker recipe for brisket last weekend and promptly forgot, I’ll post it Saturday in the comments section of the thread. 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 leave work early you’re probably suffering from a sugar crash and what the heck, it’s Friday!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2019 NFL Week 9: Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs, all the front page stories in one spot.

Daily Norseman FanPulse: People are strange per Chris.

Vikings’ Thursday injury report has no changes.

Vikings at Chiefs Week 9 Preview: Moore not less, Eric’s weekly preview article.

Kirk Cousins Named NFC Offensive Player of the Month, from trick to treat from Ted.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Watch the video versions of ‘Xs and Os with Mike Zimmer,’ which airs on KFAN each Wednesday night, as Coach Zimmer and Paul Allen discuss making the most of the recent break the team had, CB Xavier Rhodes’ recent play, and then break down Sunday’s matchup with the Chiefs.

Notebook: WR Adam Thielen ‘feels good,’ hopeful to play against the Chiefs.

Vikings take note of the Chiefs spiking blitz rate; explain the risk-reward equation.

NFL Expert Picks: Predictions divided for Vikings-Chiefs in KC.

What’d they say: Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid & Mike Zimmer go ‘way back’

From Matthew Coller at Kansas City’s blitzing attack could play into the Vikings’ hands.

League news:

Patriots releasing Josh Gordon; WR heading to waivers.

Trent Williams reveals cancer; ‘Skins request review.

Le’Veon Bell: Steelers, Packers tried to trade for me.

Projected 2019 NFC win totals at midseason.

We come to today’s media selection: Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze

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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 tip the cows and Welcome Aboard!


How many yards will Dalvin Cook rush for against the Chiefs?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    50 yards or less
    (4 votes)
  • 3%
    between 51 and 74 yards
    (11 votes)
  • 19%
    75 to 100 yards
    (57 votes)
  • 61%
    100-140 yards
    (181 votes)
  • 13%
    more than 140 yards
    (40 votes)
293 votes total Vote Now