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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: September 13th, 2019

Friday Open Thread

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

Good Morning!

I just realized today is Friday the 13th, that’s what happens when you work seven days straight, you’re either working or not. I’m going to cast aside superstition by breaking some mirrors, walking under ladders and staring down black cats. This weekend’s game is for the (early) NFC North lead, which knowing me is more than enough to get me excited for the game. 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 leave work early, it’s Friday and you deserve it.

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.

Ted ponders why the Vikings will win, why the Vikings will lose.

Eric hits the dating scene with this week’s preview article: Vikings at Packers Week 2, Second Date.

Report: Josh Doctson to IR by Ted.

FMF 301 | For The North hosted by Flipmazzi.

Vikings news from other sources:

From on this week’s Winning Formula, Paul Allen is joined by’s Wobby and Vikings GameDay Live’s Ron Johnson to break down how the offense might go about attacking Green Bay this week, how the Vikings defense will look to slow down Aaron Rodgers, and more.

Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich joins Paul Allen to break down film on Green Bay’s revamped defense and examine what that talented group does so well.

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

Matthew Coller at takes a closer look at Irv Smith’s quietly solid debut.

League news:

From Drew Magary at The NFL has a painkiller crisis that it never wants to go away.

Odell Beckham Jr. calls out Gregg Williams for ‘dirty hits

Sam Darnold to miss Browns-Jets with mononucleosis.

Rams tired of PI questions ahead of bout with Saints.

We come to today’s media selection: Jerry Burns Uncensored - Minnesota Vikings
the single greatest post game press conference ever.
(bad words in here, you were warned)

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, throw out the rotten cheese and Welcome Aboard!


How do you think the Vikings offense will do against the Green Bay defense?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    the Kubifanski offense will lean heavily on the run game, limited passes
    (9 votes)
  • 28%
    the Kubifanski offense will open the playbook and exploit the newer members of the Green Bay secondary for big chunks of passing yards to setup the run
    (100 votes)
  • 68%
    a mix of run and play action pass, leaning heavily on the run and play action pass game
    (245 votes)
  • 0%
    something else, put your answer in the comments
    (3 votes)
357 votes total Vote Now