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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: December 7th, 2019

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Saturday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Good Morning!

What’s on your schedule this weekend? We’re celebrating Thanksgiving....yes I can read a calendar, I was working last week and we as a family decided to celebrate today. I’m making my World Famous Dressing (it’s not world famous, we just call it that) I’ll post the recipe in the comments section. We also decided to not cook a turkey this year, we’re going to smoke a pork butt using the snake method linky. Reminder if you’re looking for sauces, marinades or rubs I recommend Admiral Big Gun Tailgate Master. 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 the weekend, you have to go back to work on Monday, unless you’re me.

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.

MarkSP18 is back with Championship Week 15 - Which College Players Are Future Vikings 2019.

Vikings final injury report: Adam Thielen doubtful, Riley Reiff questionable. Looks like #19 will be on the sidelines again notes Chris.

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings: Game time, tickets, channel, radio, streaming and more.

Unbelievable! - Lion ‘Em Up & Knock ‘Em Down: BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the Vikings’ impending matchup with the Lions.

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 179 Let Kirk Cook - Myles Gorham and Yinka Ayinde join Jayson Brown to talk Kirk Cousins, the Vikings defense, and the final 4 games of the season.

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 Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday: We’re Going To Have To Play Well and It’s Time We Start Doing That.

Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.

The Skinny Post: Vikings Ready for 1st Divisional Home Game.

Matthew Coller at notes the Vikings have something rare in Rashold Hill: A trustworthy swing tackle.

This weeks opponent: The Detroit Lions

SB Nation site: Pride of Detroit

Lions-Vikings final injury report: Da’Shawn Hand ruled out.

PHOTOS: Detroit Lions share ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ charitable efforts.

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings: On Paper preview, prediction. We break down the Lions’ Week 14 matchup against their division rivals.

The Cheat Sheet: The Lions should attack Xavier Rhodes early and often.

League News:

Consistent with the weekend thread, I’ll throw post league news and other pertinent stuff in the comment section.

We come to today’s media selection:
George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad To The Bone

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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!