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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: December 30th, 2019

Monday Open Thread

Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

How was the final (preseason) regular season game yesterday? I was able to watch a grand total of three plays since I was at work and to busy to tune in. The Vikings playoff opponent was determined last night and it’s going to be a trip to New Orleans. Last time the Vikings traveled to New Orleans for a playoff game was......checks notes....the Bountygate Season. Yes, Saints fans you can @ me all you want, for a limited time. 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 start the prep for Wild Card weekend, tailgating starts on Thursday this week.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chicago Bears 21, Minnesota Vikings 19: Well, that was fun. Now, on to the playoffs notes Chris.

Ted posted the Stock Market Report: Bears.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media following Sunday’s game vs. the Bears and Discussed Having To Win 3 Road Playoff Games: It’s Been Done Before ... Why Not Us?

Vikings Quickly Turn Attention to 2019 Postseason.

Matthew Coller at ponders: How should the Vikings approach Dalvin Cook’s future contract?

League News:

Jameis Winston in 30-30 club with game-ending pick-6.

Jerry Jones: No ‘shareable timeline’ for Garrett move.

Ron Rivera emerges as top candidate for Redskins.

Eagles seize NFC East title with win over Giants.

We come to today’s media selection: Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls

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!