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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: December 12th, 2020

Saturday Open Thread

Minneapolis, MN 10/3/99 Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Randy Moss is congratulated by receiver Jake reed, right, as he is lifted in the air by tight end Carlester Crumpler after Moss scored his first touchdown of the fgame, early in the first quarter

Good Morning, It’s Saturday!

Last Saturday I mentioned it had been four years since my son and I went to the Vikings-Jags game here in Jacksonville, this weekend was supposed to another away game for myself and mrs_rob to go to; I was hoping to meet up with former DN front page writer KJSegall and any other DN’ers that made the trip to Tampa, but then Covid happened. As usual I blame Ponder, and as it turned out I have to work this weekend. 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 14: Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Climbing The Pocket Live! The Original talking Vikings, Jags and Bucs. The original CTP crew looks at the Vikings and how they will have to win in Tampa against the Buccaneers. Did play in the Jaguars game point to a solution? Will Cameron Dantzler and Justin Jefferson be the rookies that will make the difference?

Norse Code Podcast Episode 358: Live from Zoom (Bucs Preview). Arif and James are back for our yearly live show with an “audience.”

Vikings news from other sources:

From The Metrodome Roof Collapse: The Inside Story of One of the Most Bizarre Events in NFL History. Ten years ago this December, the roof of the Metrodome collapsed during the middle of the Minnesota Vikings season. Watch as the NFL and the Vikings tell this story of this historic event, and hear from workers who were on the scene at the time of the collapse along with Jared Allen, Chad Greenway, Rick Spielman, and other members of the Vikings staff who had to handle moving the team’s game that week against the New York Giants to Ford Field in Detroit.

Final Thoughts: Vikings Want to Prove They Belong in NFC Playoff Conversation.

Final Week 14 Vikings-Buccaneers Injury Report: Eric Kendricks Ruled Out.

Opposing Viewpoint: 5 Questions (and Answers) About Buccaneers.

League News:

Game Theory: Week 14 win probabilities, score projections; Cynthia Frelund projects the score and win probability for every Week 14 game.

Five Goldilocks teams that COULD shake up NFL playoffs; maximizing Taysom Hill, Jalen Hurts.

Lions interview three internal candidates for general manager job.

We come to today’s media selection: Pirates Of The Caribbean Theme Song

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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!