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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: September 12th, 2019

Thorsday Open Thread

The Minnesota Vikings beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-12. Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Good Morning!

We’re more than halfway to the weekend with moar Vikings football. I’m excited for the game and think the Vikings stack up well with the Packers this year....small sample size aside. It’s nice to get this game out of the way early to avoid the winter weather later in the season outdoors, unless you live where I live then it’s still hot and humid. Also, in the nobodycaresaboutyourfantasyteam news, I’m obligated to acknowledge that I lost to GA Skol by over 50 points in the unofficial DailyNorseman FF league. 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 go ahead and take a long lunch, it’s Thorsday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Front Page Writers have all the articles in one place: 2019 Week 2: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers.

Chris has the 2019 Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 2.

Ted asks five good questions with Acme Packing Company featuring Jason Hirschhorn.

Eric notes Anthony Harris was named NFC Defensive Player Of The Week, well deserved.

Finally, E38: Pocket Protectors [Falcons Review + Packers Preview] featuring Eric Eager, Nick Olsen and Jayson Brown.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday and discussed what challenges a LaFleur-Rodgers offense will present, facing their talent rich offense and more.

WR Stefon Diggs addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.

Harrison Smith: A Walk with Heroes.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was wired for sound during Sunday’s 28-12 win over the Falcons.
(bad words in here, you were warned)

Matthew Coller at ponders which parts of the Vikings Week 1 win are sustainable?

League news:

Patriots HC Bill Belichick addresses Antonio Brown sexual assault allegations.

Aaron Rodgers to fans: Don’t do wave when he has ball.

ChargersHunter Henry suffered left knee fracture.

Petara Cordero, girlfriend of Chris Smith killed in car accident, condolences to their families.

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

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, enjoy the ride and Welcome Aboard!