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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: September 28th, 2019

Saturday Open Thread

Oakland Raiders v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s Saturday, the second best day of the week because we have Vikings football to watch tomorrow. I got my honey-do list done yesterday, so I’m doing some wiring in my garage and installing more lights. 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 have a lunch beer, it’s Saturday and I’m having one too!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2019 NFL Week 4: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears all the front page stories in one place.

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 171 [Firm Edges] Jordan Reid, Myles Gorham, and Yinka Ayinde join Jayson Brown to recap the Raiders game and to preview the Bears matchup.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 290: The Fall Guy - Arif and James are here to preview the Bears game with friend of the show Lorin Cox.

Daily Norseman FanPulse: A comparison, how have the Vikings and the Bears looked in this season’s polls posted by Chris.

Also by Chris, Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 4

Vikings news from other sources:

From Zimmer: Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday - we’ll have to play good in all three phases to win.

Mackenzie Alexander questionable, Josh Kline and Kentrell Brothers out | Final Vikings-Bears injury report.

The Skinny Post: Vikings, Bears meet in pivotal Week 4 NFC North clash.

Dakota Dozier excited to start for Kline, Alexander hopes to play vs. Bears.

Matthew Coller at notes Dalvin Cook is a football nerd — and it’s driving his success.

This weeks opponent: The Chicago Bears

SB Nation site - Windy City Gridiron: linky

Bears vs. Vikings Injury report: Akiem Hicks and Kyle Long questionable.

Week 4 Game Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings.

Tactical Thinking Bears vs. Vikings: David Montgomery will be key for Chicago.

League news:

Consistent with the Weekend Thread, I’ll post league news in the comment section.

We come to today’s media selection: Black Sabbath - Iron Man

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, poke the Bears and Welcome Aboard!


What’s the outcome of the Vikings vs. Bears game?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Vikings win by 3 or less
    (40 votes)
  • 56%
    Vikings win by more than 4
    (129 votes)
  • 7%
    Bears win, everything is terrible, cancel the season and fire up the mock drafts.
    (18 votes)
  • 17%
    Bears win, it’s only the 4th game of the season.
    (40 votes)
  • 0%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (0 votes)
227 votes total Vote Now


How many yards will Dalvin Cook run for against the Bears?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    10-50 yards
    (7 votes)
  • 29%
    51-80 yards
    (30 votes)
  • 42%
    81-110 yards
    (44 votes)
  • 21%
    More than 110 yards
    (22 votes)
103 votes total Vote Now