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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 3, 2020

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Things are looking up for Minnesota Vikings’ Chris Carter af Photo by Keith Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Merry Friday, everyone!

Alright, it’s only two short days until kickoff. I, for one, can’t wait. I think the good guys are gonna show up and surprise a lot of people, as there aren’t a lot of folks who are giving the Vikings a chance in this one. I’m looking forward to kickoff, then we can start worrying about the next game.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Arif posted Norse Code Podcast 312: Hotseats and Playoff Preview with Seth Galina.

Chris shared the Vikings Thursday injury report, and thankfully, Eric Kendricks has returned to practice.

Other Vikings/NFL news, and random oddities and annoyances:

From ESPN, Troy Polamalu and Reggie Wayne are among the finalists for the Hall of Fame.

The Browns plan to hire their head coach prior to hiring their new GM, per ESPN.

The Chargers GM won’t make a quick decision regarding whether to continue with Philip Rivers as their quarterback, per FoxSports.

We come to today’s media selection:

I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a LOT of this guy on Sunday. Here’s a preview. Enjoy!

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