It’s weekend eve with all signs pointing to go for the return of Adam Thielen from injury. I’ve previously said in the comments section I’d prefer he either sat this one out or a had limited role due to the Vikings playing on grass this weekend and with two divisional games coming up to end the regular season. Also, “Go Bears” this weekend, one time only. 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 Friday, why not take half a day off and spend it with the family.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Ted has your Minnesota Vikings Thursday Injury Report, with a couple changes from yesterday.
Also from Ted: Kyle Rudolph Nominated For Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. It’s his second consecutive nomination by the Vikings.
Vikings at Chargers Week 15 Preview: The Other Shoe. Few teams are have mastered the art of losing winnable games more than the Vikings and Chargers. Which team will avoid disappointment on Sunday ponders Eric.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com WR Adam Thielen addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday and discussed His Potential Return and Focus This Week, Learning From This Injury, and More.
TE Kyle Rudolph addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday Discusses Man of the Year Nomination, Challenge of Facing Chargers Defense, Thielen’s Possible Return To The Offense.
NFL Expert Picks: Vikings Predicted by Most at Chargers.
Jarvis Landry: Odell is not trying to leave Cleveland.
Vic Fangio wants to see NFL drop divisions format.
Donte Jackson apologizes for criticism of play-calling.
ESPN Playoff Machine.
We come to today’s media selection: Rush - Limelight
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!