One day and wake up before the Vikings host the Lions. I’m going to hope for a quick clean game with no injuries (on either side) and a Vikings win. Maybe some games will go in favor of the Vikings and increase their chances of making the playoffs, or they could take care of their business on their own and win out. 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 weekend eve, you should take off early and get some Christmas shopping done.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
2019 NFL Week 14: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings, all the front page stories in one spot.
Eric’s Weekly Preview Article - Vikings vs. Lions Week 14: Handle It. No more close calls. No more blown coverages. No more excuses. The Vikings need to take care of business against the lowly Lions on Sunday.
Daily Norseman on the Zone Coverage Football Machine. Eric Thompson joined Sam Ekstrom to review the loss in Seattle, preview the game against Detroit, and talk all things Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings Cheering Guide: Week 14. Looking at games that will help the Vikings make the postseason.
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:
Timeout with Eric Wilson.
Lunchbreak: Anthony Harris Listed Among NFL’s Most Underrated Players.
Odell Beckham vague on his future in Cleveland.
Adam Vinatieri (knee) unsure if he’ll play this weekend.
Sean McVay on using Gurley more: ‘Not being an idiot’
We come to today’s media selection: Letterkenny’s United Wayne Foundation
(bunch of double entendres in here, if that’s not your thing don’t click on it)
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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!