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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 17th, 2020

Saturday Open Thread

2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s Saturday and time for the weekend thread. First, I was remiss yesterday in failing to note that it was former Vikings HoF player Chris Doleman’s birthday, (rip). My answer to the question of the day: if the Vikings can win when they should, this weekend included and string together some quality wins over the Bear and Packers at home, I’ll get excited about this team, otherwise I’m still on team apathy. I did receive an email from the Coral morans, (yes I’m calling them that until it’s fixed) the much hated “read more of this conversation” will be going away in the near future. I did email them back questions regarding “load more replies” and “how can I find new replies and “where is the effing Z key” but I haven’t heard back from them yet. I should probably submit another trouble ticket. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links open thread full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s the weekend, time to light the smoker and crack open a cold beverage.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2020 NFL Week 6: Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings.

Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings: Final injury reports for both teams. Four officially out for the purple.

SKOL’ing With The Enemy - 06. Onebar from the Onebar and Lupagus Show chat with Kevin Knight from the SB Nation’s The Falcoholic site.

SB Nation Reacts: Confidence in the Vikings steady after Seahawks loss, still apathetic.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 344: Existential Horror (with guest Adnan Ivic). Norse Code returns after a brief hiatus to discuss both the loss to the Seahawks and the upcoming game with the Falcons. We discuss the decision to go for it, Dalvin’s injury, and are the Vikings the new Texans (better than their record).

Fanpost: What is the 2020 Vikings? by CC Norseman.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: S Harrison Smith addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday and Details How Young Players Can Improve Despite Losing Games, How He Learned From Winfield and Greenway, Eric Wilson Excelling In Place of Barr.

Final Thoughts: Vikings Look for Momentum Before Bye Week.

NFL Expert Picks: Vikings Favored Against Winless Falcons.

For Mom, With Love: C.J. Ham Honors Mother’s Memory for Crucial Catch.

League News:

Game Theory: Week 6 win probabilities, score projections. Cynthia Frelund projects the score and win probability for every Week 6 game.

NFL updates COVID-19 testing protocols for newly acquired players.

Panthers surprising everyone with potent offense Ryan Tannehill’s a top-five QB.

Week 6 injury report for Sunday’s slate of NFL action.

We come to today’s media selection: Better Than Ezra - Good

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 wash your hands, and Welcome Aboard!