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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: November 28th, 2020

Saturday Open Thread

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Good Morning, It’s Saturday!

Hope everyone is having a great but socially distance long weekend, from the numbers I’ve seen it looks like things are going up....wait you thought I was talking about Covid didn’t you? Nope, talking about the projections (see below) that have the Vikings winning over the Panthers in the “Teddy returns home game.” 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 Saturday, time to start the smoker and keep the weekend rolling!

Around the DN since our last open thread

2020 NFL Week 12: Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings.

Panthers at Vikings: Final injury reports for both teams.

Report: Adam Thielen not expected to play on Sunday. He’s still on the COVID-19 list, but nothing official has come down yet.

Fanpost: The elusive franchise QB by Fan since Fran.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker and current FOX Sports color analyst Jonathan Vilma joined Vikings.com’s Gabe Henderson to look ahead to Sunday’s matchup with the Panthers. (sidenote: FTG, if you’re not sure what I’m talking about google Bountygate.)

Final Thoughts: Vikings Begin Crunch Time Against Panthers.

NFL Expert Picks: Vikings Aim for Return to Win Column Vs. Panthers.

League News:

Game Theory: Week 12 win probabilities, score projections.

Ravens-Steelers game moved again from Sunday to Tuesday.

NFL prohibits in-person team activities on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 in response to COVID-19 surge.

Mitchell Trubisky returning as Bears starting QB vs. Packers.

We come to today’s media selection: Back to School (1986) - Thornton Talks Business

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!