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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 26th, 2020

Monday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Monday!

Gone Fishin and family are sick with Covid, I sent him a text last week and heard back from him Saturday, he hasn’t been feeling well so I told him to focus on his family, getting well and I’d post the open threads this week, Monday is Gone Fishin’s favorite day so I thought I’d post one of his favorite bands for the media selection today.......please note Fishin is not a Bon Jovi fan. I got shutout hunting over the weekend, I didn’t hear a lot of shots while I was sitting so I think the deer weren’t moving well because of the heat (it was 83 when I hit the stand Saturday afternoon, even I wasn’t thrilled about that). I did have some either very early or late opportunities that I passed on, I’m hoping to see that 6 point buck again in my sights real soon. When I go back in two weeks it will be closer to the rut, hopefully cooler and maybe the deer will move a little better. 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 Monday, the greatest day of the week!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Vikings & The Draft Network - GMG Bye Week Special. With your Minnesota Vikings doing so well the season [sarcasm], the guys from Good Morning Gjallarhorn invited Jordan Reid from The Draft Network to talk about some prospective draft picks.

Wludford Ponders: Playing (and Planning) for Next Season.

Vikings news from other sources:

From The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, is back with another edition of the Pick 6. This week, PA talks about what the team can hope to change after the bye week, if Justin Jefferson could lead the team in receiving yards, if Dalvin Cook will return after the bye week, how Eric Wilson has impressed with Anthony Barr out injured, and more.

6 Takeaways from 2020 Vikings Approaching the Bye Week.

Lunchbreak: Reactions to Vikings Trading Ngakoue to Ravens.

Courtney Cronin at the NFC North Blog notes: The Vikings haven’t given up on 2020, but focus points to 2021.

League News:

NFL Week 7: What we learned from Sunday’s games.

Patriots bench Cam Newton after QB throws 3 interceptions vs. 49ers.

Mike McCarthy laments Cowboysresponse to hit on Andy Dalton.

Browns WR Odell Beckham feared to have suffered major knee injury in win.

Notable injuries, news from Sunday’s Week 7 games.

We come to today’s media selection: Bon Jovi - It’s My Life

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!

Topic of the Day: I think a lot of us have decided the Vikings are not a very good team this year and are in a rebuild. Besides my obviously annoying Phyre Ryck nonsense, do you think the team will be competitive next year?