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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: December 12th, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

Good Morning!

I’m back on service for the next seven days so links and words will get filled in up here in the words no one reads as I have time before/after work. I am looking forward to this weekend’s game as the Chargers have a better team than their record indicates; most of all I want a Vikings win, no injuries and come back to the Bank for the last two regular season games. Also, permit me to be the first to say “Go Bears” this weekend. 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 Thorsday, it only comes once a week.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2019 NFL Week 15: Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers, all the front page stories in one spot.

Danielle Hunter named NFC Defensive Player of the Week per Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday and discussed the Chargers Star-Studded Defense, Gordon-Ekeler RB Duo, Phillip Rivers’ Brash Style, Hunter’s Career So Far, More.

Wednesday’s Vikings-Chargers Injury Report.

Lunchbreak: Dalvin Cook Tabbed in Carr’s ‘Offensive Super Team Pro Bowlers’

5 Vikings-Chargers Storylines to Watch.

Stephen White at SBNation.com ponders how Vikings DE Danielle Hunter became the youngest player ever to 50 sacks.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes when Adam Thielen returns, Vikings must continue to get everyone involved.

Also from Mr. Coller: Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison have become the league’s most explosive RB duo.

League News:

NFL Playoff Picture.

RavensLamar Jackson (quad) questionable for ‘TNF’

PI review to be discussed following 2019 season.

Troy Aikman admits eyeing GM role; not with Cowboys.

Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) done for season.

NFC playoff picture: Beyond Saints, everything’s extremely fluid.

ESPN Playoff Machine.

We come to today’s media selection: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

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-No discussion of politics or religion
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-Leave the gender hatred at the door
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-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, and Welcome Aboard!