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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: November 30th and December 1st, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

John Randle

Good Morning!

Happy birthday yesterday to Vikings WR Stefon Diggs! We have to wait a day longer than usual to watch our beloved Vikings, I’m going to go out on a limb now and predict a win by the Vikings in Seattle. If I’m right you’ll never here the end of it, if I’m wrong we will never speak of this prediction again. 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 enjoy the weekend, you have to go back to work on Monday.

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 Friday injury report: Not a lot of changes notes Chris.

Adam Thielen won’t play unless his hamstring is “100%”

MarkSP18 ponders: Which College Players Are Future Vikings 2019 - Week 14.

Five good questions with Field Gulls: We talk about the Monday Night Football matchup with our SB Nation Seahawks counterpart Kenneth Arthur. (Welcome Aboard Kenneth)

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 The Voyage | Episode 10 - Relive the Vikings’ incredible come-from-behind 27-23 win over the Broncos from two Sundays ago. Then, tag along with the team’s offensive line as the group did it’s annual turkey giveaway in the Twin Cities.

Lunch break: 13 Current Players on The Athletic’s Vikings ‘All-Decade Team’

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes several Vikings role players are making a case for contract extensions.

NFC North Standings:

Green Bay Packers 8-3 (next game at NY Giants on Sunday)
Minnesota Vikings 8-3 (next game at Seattle Seahawks on Monday)
Chicago Bears 6-6 (next game at Cowboys on 5 December)
Detroit Lions 3-8-1 (next game at Vikings on 8 December)

League News:

Cowboys DE Bennett gives fiery speech after Bills loss.

Patriots sign K Kai Forbath to replace Nick Folk.

Broncos expected to start QB Drew Lock vs. Chargers.

Bills WR Cole Beasley: ‘I’m just glad I’m on this side

Injuries: Multiple key Eagles trending toward returns.

Consistent with the weekend thread, I’ll throw some more league news and other pertinent stuff in the comment section.

We come to today’s media selection: Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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, have another leftover turkey sandwich and Welcome Aboard!