Only one more day until we get the first border battle of the year with a Vikings v Packers clash. I’m going to make another change to the weekend thread during the season, I’ll be highlighting the team the Vikings play on Sunday, and will go back to the NFC North once the Vikings season is over in February. Also, I’ll be traveling most of Saturday but will be able to check on the thread via phone, if someone spills the chardonnay on the piano just flag their comments and move on, or if something needs my immediate attention drop me an email....no, you can’t start DN After Dark at 8am. 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 grab an adult beverage and start the tailgating early.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Ted has the Vikings final injury report with CB depth an issue this week.
Chris notes the Vikings elevated Nate Meadors to the active roster, signed Alexander Hollins to practice squad.
Norse Code Podcast Episode 286: Risk-Averse Cowards (with guest Jason B. Hirschhorn)
Climbing The Pocket: Episode 169 - Packers Preview featuring Tex Western; obligatory Welcome Aboard Tex.
Vikings news from other sources:
Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday and discussed mounting injuries at CB, keys to dealing with Green Bay’s front seven and more.
Opposing Viewpoint: Packers writer answers 5 questions about Green Bay.
Swedish fan makes 4K-Mile trip to view Vikings season opener.
NFL Expert Picks: Pundits predict Vikings-at-Packers, as usual some of them were wrong.
This weeks opponent: The Green Bay Packers
SB Nation site: Acme Packing Company.
Vikings-Packers Q&A: Dalvin Cook runs wild in 2019 debut.
Packers-Vikings Injury Report: David Bakhtiari expects to play, DBs at full strength.
Packers Fantasy Forecast, Week 2: Will Aaron Rodgers bounce back against Vikings?
Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs are public enemies 1 & 2 for the Packers this week.
Jets DC Gregg (eff that guy) Williams addresses Odell Beckham Jr’s comments.
We come to today’s media selection: The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
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, don’t cut the cheese and Welcome Aboard!
What is the outcome of the Vikings-Packers game Sunday?
This poll is closed
Vikings win by 3 or less
Vikings win by more than 3 but less than 10
Vikings win by more than 10
Vikings lose, everything is terrible, Phyre Ryck, Phyre Zimmer and burn it all down after the 2nd week of the season
Vikings win but I’m still going to complain about the offensive line