I hope the Vikings are able to get untracked quickly against the Broncos Sunday. It seems to me getting off to a good start is key to the offense continuing to roll throughout the game. We had a lively discussion yesterday revolving the events that occurred Thursday night, kudos to all of you that contributed and kept the discussion civil...or at least DN civil. 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 enjoy the miso soup and tofu, and then go out for a burger.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
DN News and Links Regular and Lord of the Grill™ Admiral BigGun is raising money for Minnesota Special Olympics. Linky to Fanpost. For the cost of a cup of coffee you can help someone less fortunate that yourself.
Vikings activate Josh Doctson per Chris.
Vikings final injury report: Four starters out against Broncos.
Norse Code Podcast Episode 303: When James Harrison Calls You Out For Playing Dirty (featuring Benjamin Allbright) - James and Arif initially make fun of how bad the Browns/Steelers game until it gets REAL in the mailbag. We are here to preview the Broncos game with Benjamin Albright.
Climbing The Pocket: Episode 178 [Enter The System (QB)] Yinka Ayinde joins Jayson Brown to discuss our win in Dallas, his concerns with our secondary, whether Kirk is a system QB, and our upcoming matchup with the Denver Broncos.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday and discussed the final prep fro the Broncos game, QB1 Kirk Cousins spreading the ball around, difference with the Broncos’ RB’s and more.
The Skinny Post: Vikings hungry for more success at home.
Opposing Viewpoint: Broncos writer answers 5 questions about Denver.
This weeks opponent: The Denver Broncos
SB Nation site: Mile High Report
Broncos have three options when it comes to Drew Lock.
Broncos at Vikings final injury status: DaeSean Hamilton is questionable.
Do the Broncos have a second round curse?
10 facts you may not know about the Vikings and Broncos.
Consistent with the Saturday thread, I’ll post league news in the comment section.
We come to today’s media selection: Forrest Gump Fortunate Son Vietnam Intro
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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 hit other people with helmets and Welcome Aboard!