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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 9th, 2020

Weekend Eve Open Thread

Super Bowl IX - Pittsburgh Steelers v Minnesota Vikings

Good Morning, It’s Friday!

I thought I’d starting putting my answer to the question of the day (from the previous day) up here to allow all seven of you who comment here now chance to mull the question over and post your answer without me confabulating your thinking. A win over the Seahawks would be nice, but it won’t change my current view of the team as this edition of the Vikings is defensively limited due to injuries, the defensive line, and the rookie CB’s. 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 Friday, time to take half a day off and start the weekend early!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2020 NFL Week 5: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks.

Daily Norseman Staff NFL Picks: Week 5. The race is still pretty tight.

Vikings initial injury report: Eric Kendricks, Adam Thielen both listed for Minnesota
@they’re fine@

Get Griddy with it, courtesy of Breaking T.

Unbelievable! - Can Kirk Keep Up? BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald preview the Vikings’ matchup with the Seahawks.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday and Details Justin Jefferson’s “Exceptional” Play, How Dalvin Cook’s Knowledge Separating Him From Other RBs, Preparing For Seahawks.

How to Watch & Listen to Vikings-Seahawks in Week 5.

Lunchbreak: Pair of Vikings Named to PFF’s 1st-Quarter All-Pro Team.

Throwback: ‘Bob Lurtsema Day’

League News:

Chargers name Justin Herbert their starting quarterback going forward.

NFL, NFLPA looking into multiple unauthorized workouts involving Titans players.

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith considering shutting it down for season with neck injury.

NFL Week 5 game picks: Buccaneers over Bears; Browns top Colts.

We come to today’s media selection: Van Halen - Dance The Night Away

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!

Question of the Day: I know it’s early to start thinking about the draft, but if the Vikings can’t select one of the top tier QB’s, which position group do you think they should focus their efforts in the first round to improve the team next year?