I hope you have the day off and are going to enjoy a large meal with family, or at least grab a brew a plate of food and go hide and watch football all day. I’ll be changing channels at work so I can at least catch the scores. 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 it’s Thanksgiving, go ahead and eat to much, you were going to anyway.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
2019 NFL Week 13: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks all the front page stories in one spot.
Vikings Big Play Offense - Best in the NFL from Wludford.
E46: Pocket Protectors [Race for the NFC North] - Eric Eager and Nick Olson join Jayson Brown to project the race for the NFC North title, Kirk’s MVP candidacy, and how we should factor scheme/coaching when evaluating QBs.
Norse Code Podcast Episode 305: The Heritage Loophole. It’s our Thanksgiving/Bye Week spectacular! James and Arif are here to look in at Vikings playoff chances and scenarios before delving deep into the mailbag.
DN News and Links Regular and Lord Bacon™ Admiral BigGun is raising money for Minnesota Special Olympics. Linky to Fanpost. If you have the means to help someone less fortunate please do so.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday, explains the challenge of defending against Russell Wilson, improving the team’s pass defense and more.
WR Stefon Diggs addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday, Seattle’s secondary plays fast and tries to create turnovers.
RB Dalvin Cook addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday, after the bye week, I want my overall game to take another step.
NFL Expert Picks: Experts take home Seahawks over the Vikings on Monday Night?
Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders how a late bye week can help the Vikings in the stretch run.
Also from Mr. Coller: Wilson is known for playmaking but Vikings should fear his quick passing.
Games today (all times Central, adjust for your own timezone)
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions 1130am
Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys 3:30pm
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons 7:30pm
We come to today’s media selection: Randy Moss vs Cowboys Thanksgiving 1998
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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, get the stretchy pants out and Welcome Aboard!
Which is the best Thanksgiving Day pie?
This poll is closed
Key Lime Pie
Peanut Butter Pie
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Another pie not listed.