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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 11th, 2020

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Divisional Playoff Game Day Open Thread

Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s game day! If you didn’t set your alarm clock for 3am to get the smoker started, shame on you, maybe do the brisket next week and make some burgers and brats on the grill. Welcome Aboard to all the commenters we’ve had come over from Niners Nation; pull up a seat and talk football, smoker and crockpot recipes or nap strategies with us, since you’ve been quality posters all week, you get the traditional “good game, no injuries.” 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 get more beer, it’s a later kickoff than usual.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2019 NFC Divisional Playoffs: Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers, all the front page stories in one spot.

Beating the 49ers. Can the Vikings produce another upset ponders Wludford.

Vikings at 49ers: Five questions that will decide the game from Jonah.

FMF 311 | Underdog Dreams. Flipmazzi and Saxyprince talk Stefon Diggs and Vikings vs. 49ers.

Vikings at 49ers Divisional Playoffs Preview: Sisyphean. For the second straight week, Minnesota is a big underdog in a tough road playoff game. Can they escape the Bay Area with a win to earn a shot at their next uphill battle. Eric’s Weekly Preview article, now with Greek Mythology references.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Vikings Send Mackesie Alexander to I.R., Sign Nate Meadors to Active Roster.

The Skinny Post: Vikings Understand Rare Opportunity Awaits in San Francisco.

Opposing Viewpoint: 49ers Writer Answers 5 Questions About San Francisco.

League News:

I’ll be skipping the league links through the remainder of the playoffs unless something significant happens.....like our offensive coordinator getting hired as a head coach.

We come to today’s media selection: Immigrant Song (2007 Remaster)
(new game day tradition)

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, and Welcome Aboard!

Poll

Who wins the game between the Vikings and 49ers?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    Vikings
    (191 votes)
  • 25%
    49ers
    (65 votes)
256 votes total Vote Now