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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: December 2nd, 2019

Monday and Game Day Open Thread

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Good Morning!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend, judging from the number of comments most of you had a four day weekend while schmucks like me had to work, and good for you. Speaking of work, I talked to Gone Fishin on Thanksgiving, he’s swamped with work and won’t be able to post the thread until the projects he’s working on get finished, so I’ll be posting the thread for the time being. I previously predicted a Vikings win in this space, (31-20) but then again no one reads the Words Up Top so I have no fear of repercussions if I’m wrong...which I’m not. Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook need to continue their winning ways while the defense needs a little improvement. 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 game day, time to fire up the grill, sit back and watch the Vikings win on Monday Night!

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.

From Chris: Adam Thielen downgraded to OUT, will not travel to Seattle.

Eric’s Weekly Preview: Vikings at Seahawks Week 13: Boss Battle in Seattle. In a season filled with different levels of success, can the Vikings unlock their most significant achievement of the year in Seattle Monday night?

Vikings vs Seahawks - GMG Preview Show - featuring Drew, Dave and Ted.

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 Winning Formula: Examining Russell Wilson and Seattle’s Offensive X-Factors ”Vikings Game Day Live’s” Ron Johnson and’s Cy Amundson joined Paul Allen on “Vikings GamePlan” to look at the tall task of beating the Seahawks in Seattle in primetime, why Russell Wilson is a viable MVP candidate again this season, and some offensive X factors on Seattle’s offense that the Vikings need to account for.

5 Vikings Questionable for ‘MNF’ Game | Final Vikings-Seahawks Injury Report.

The Skinny Post: Vikings, Seahawks Set for Clash of NFC Contenders.

What’d They Say: Pete Carroll Evaluates Vikings ‘Really Well-Balanced’ Offense.

Matthew Coller at ponders: The value of slingin’ it around after practice.

League News:

What we learned from Sunday’s Week 13 games.

Nick Foles benched for Gardner Minshew in loss to Bucs.

NFL flexes Bills vs. Steelers game to SNF in Week 15.

Lamar Jackson leads Ravens over 49ers in old-school slugfest.

We come to today’s media selection: Led Zeppelin - The Immigrant Song

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, pass the leftovers, beat the Seahawks and Welcome Aboard!


What’s the outcome of the Vikings - Seahawks game?

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  • 59%
    Vikings win
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  • 37%
    Seahawks win
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  • 3%
    How about a tie?
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