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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 8th, 2020

Thorsday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday!

Your Thorsday Open Thread is up, running, and ready for business. I’m off service for the next seven days so I’ll be here more often. Two weeks from today I plan on sliding into a deer stand for an evening hunt, more importantly I’ll be spending time in the woods away from people. Mentioned in the mythical words up here yesterday, please keep Gone Fishin’s family in your thoughts...if you don’t know what I’m talking about go read yesterday’s mythical words. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s Thorsday - I was informed this is cultural appropriation, but I’m not smart and still don’t know what that means.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Norse Code Podcast Episode 342: Tenuous But Fun to Talk About. The Vikings win! The Vikings get O’Brien fired! Justin Jefferson continues to shine! Arif and James are back to talk about the Vikings first win of the season and how it came to be.

Skoldiers - 076 - Seeking the Seahawks. A look ahead to Seattle with special guest Seahawk fanatic Jeff Serling.

Vikings news from other sources:

From The Voyage | Episode 03 | Season 2. After a pair of disappointing performances to open the season, the Vikings have turned things around the last two weeks, with WR Justin Jefferson and RB Dalvin Cook excelling on offense and a young defense maturing on a daily basis.

Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday and discussed the Explosive Nature of Seattle’s Offense and Wilson’s Brilliance, Relationship Between Adam Thielen and Jefferson and More.

Eric Kendricks & Thielen Land on Injury Report Ahead of Vikings-Seahawks game.

Offensive Tilt of NFL Could Boost Points for Vikings-Seahawks in Prime Time.

League News:

Patrick Mahomes, other players react to latest COVID-19 developments in NFL.

Super Bowl contenders or pretenders? Classifying NFL’s eight division leaders.

Jack Easterby to assume Texans acting GM duties.

NFL rookie rankings: Joe Burrow on top at quarter mark.

We come to today’s media selection: Van Halen - Eruption (2015 Remaster)

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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: If the Vikings pull off a seemingly improbable win at Seattle, does that change your outlook on the 0-3 start of the season?