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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: November 2nd, 2019

Saturday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings pro football head coach Jerry Burns is shown in a Star Tribune photo January 7, 1987, by John Croft. Photo by JOHN CROFT/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Good Morning!

How’s your Saturday going? I’ll be working all weekend and trying to catch the game on my iPad if work will slow down enough. For any Chiefs fans that wandered over from Arrowhead Pride, Welcome Aboard. Feel free to talk football, outdoor grilling or any other subject that comes up (we have rules though). 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; go ahead and have a lunch beer and start the tailgating early, it’s Saturday and have one for me, I’m working today.

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.

Ted has your Minnesota Vikings injury report for Friday, I have a Thielen lunchpail guy will play.

Norse Code Episode 299: The Night The Lights Went Out (for Deadspin) — and Chiefs preview with Seth Keysor featuring Arif and James.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday on dealing with the Chiefs’ offensive weapons, status of WR Adam Thielen and CB Holton Hill, the team’s confidence level and more.

Opposing Viewpoint: Chiefs writer answers 5 questions About Kansas City.

Punter Britton Colquitt fills his locker with a cast of characters.

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

Matthew Coller at notes Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski says Vikings rookie Center Garrett Bradbury growing with experience.

This weeks opponent: The Kansas City Chiefs

SB Nation site: Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs final injury report vs. Vikings: Patrick Mahomes is questionable.

Video: Andy Reid, Tyrann Mathieu speak to the media.

Arrowhead Pride Beer of the Week: River Bluffs Brewing’s Sandy Dunes Saison.

Chiefs say they need to get two offensive players more involved.

Chiefs-Vikings preview: Can the defense avoid getting Cooked? (no)

How the Chiefs defense beats the Vikings offense.

From SB Nation:

Contributer Geoff Schwartz ponders nine NFL midseason awards that are more fun than the normal ones.

Also from Geoff; ask a former NFL player: Will the Broncos ever dump John Elway as GM?

League news:

Consistent with the Saturday thread, I’ll post league news in the comment section.

We come to today’s media selection: Jerry Burns Uncensored

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!


What is the outcome of the Vikings-Chiefs game?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Vikings win by 3 points or less
    (28 votes)
  • 27%
    Vikings win by 4 points ore more but less than 7
    (58 votes)
  • 36%
    Vikings win by 7 or more points
    (76 votes)
  • 13%
    Chiefs win
    (28 votes)
  • 0%
    How about a tie?
    (2 votes)
  • 7%
    I’m not done complaining about the Green Bay and Bears games.
    (16 votes)
208 votes total Vote Now