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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: November 23rd, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

Denver Broncos v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Bye week got you down or are you able to get untracked with your weekend projects? I’ll be working off the honey-do list as quickly as possible today so I can start my drive to go deer hunting before it gets dark. I’d expect there will be a redzone or game threads for the early and late games on Sunday, I will throw a game thread together for the 49ers-Packers game and get it scheduled before I leave. Internet is spotty where I hunt and who wants to post on the net while they are hunting....besides me of course. Meanwhile, let’s carry on with our news and links weekend 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 bye week, at least the Vikings can’t lose this weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris and Stefon Diggs ponder to solve the greatest mystery of our time.
(full disclosure: I had no idea who Lizzo is, and still don’t)

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 news from other sources:

From Vikings.com On this week’s “Vikings Gameplan,” GM Rick Spielman sat down with Paul Allen to talk about the timing of the bye week, Kirk Cousins’ play this season compared to 2018, Garrett Bradbury’s development, the tight end tandem of Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr., Dalvin Cook’s accent to one of the NFL’s best backs, and more.

8 Takeaways From 2019 as Vikings Head Into the Bye.

Around the NFC North:

Detroit Lions: Pride of Detroit

Detroit Lions Week 12 injury report: 5 starters declared OUT vs. Washington.

Notes: How can Lions show progress toward 2020 in remaining 2019 games?

FanPulse: Washington fans even more depressed than Lions fans.

Fast food or Lions tickets: Which is more expensive?

Chicago Bears: Windy City Gridiron

A Study of Stubbornness: Examining Matt Nagy’s role in the Chicago Bears’ offensive disaster.

Chicago Bears Injury Report: Mitch Trubisky is good to go. (apparently he heals quickly)

Fantasy Football Forum Week 12: The Stretch Run.

Green Bay Packers: Acme Packing Company

Packers-49ers Injury Report: Joe Staley & Dee Ford out, several others uncertain for SF.

Packers-49ers Q&A: Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur run different versions of same offense.

Packers-49ers Q&A: Robert Saleh leads defensive revival in San Francisco.

League news:

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

We come to today’s media selection: Foo Fighters - Everlong

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
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-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, the bye week is almost over and Welcome Aboard!