I’m completing this after midnight, so the words I type no one reads will be short and sweet. The Vikings will win this week, book it. 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 drop by the dojo and have a beer, it’s the weekend.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Climbing The Pocket: Episode 170 Raiders Preview featuring Bill Williamson, hosted by Jayson Brown.
Skelly10 notes Stefon Diggs is Number 9 on ‘NFL 100 Greatest’ with The Minneapolis Miracle.
Norse Code Podcast Episode 288: Vontaze Me Bro - featuring Seth Murphy, hosted by Arif and Dusty.
Jonah checks in with: For at least a few weeks, Teddy Bridgewater is back as an NFL starter. Let’s talk about it.
Dalvin Cook wins FedEx Ground Player of the Week for Week 2 notes Chris.
Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 3.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday and discussed CB Mike Hughes potential return, starting fast and alumni weekend.
Vikings backup linebackers at the ready, just in case.
The Skinny Post: Vikings look to get back on the winning track vs the Raiders.
Opposing Viewpoint: Raiders writer answers 5 questions about Oakland.
Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders what can early usage trends tell us about Stefon Diggs’ slow start.
Also from Matthew: Upon his return Mike Hughes will add much-needed depth to Vikings secondary.
Courtney Cronin at the ESPN NFC North blog muses Daniel Carlson had to stumble with Vikings to thrive with Raiders.
This weeks opponent: The Oakland Raiders
SB Nation site: Silver and Black Pride: link
Breaking down the Raiders opponent: Keys to victory against the Vikings.
Raiders face uncommon continuity in Vikings stout and stingy defense.
Raiders at Vikings: Three key match ups.
NFL week three picks, predictions: Does the staff think the Raiders can defy the odds in Minnesota?
With suspension behind him, Raiders guard Ritchie Incognito ready to ‘charge forward, make it right.
Patriots release WR Antonio Brown amid allegations.
Jalen Ramsey’s potential trade fits; scouting quarterback debuts.
Jags owner willing to make Ramsey highest-paid CB.
How Steelers, three other NFL teams can be better in Week 3.
We come to today’s media selection: 50 Most Famous Pieces of Classical Music
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What is the outcome of the Vikings-Raiders game Sunday?
This poll is closed
I’m not done whining about the loss last week to the Packers.
Raiders will win.
Vikings win by less than 3.
Vikings win by more than 3 but less than 10.
Vikings win by more than 10, everything is great again for another week, no need to cancel the season.