Good Morning, It’s Saturday!
It was four years and a week when the Vikings last played the Jaguars and I was lucky enough to meet two DN’ers and their families prior to the game here in Jacksonville. My son and I had a great day as it was our first NFL game and first Vikings game. Hopefully by the time you’re reading this I’ll be sitting in a stand in Georgia, this is probably the last opportunity I’ll have to hunt this year so I’m going to take full advantage, from the cameras the deer look active and it will be 39 in the morning. 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
Jaguars at Vikings: Final injury reports for both teams. A couple of big ones for the purple.
Norse Code Episode 356: The Airing of Grievances (with guest John Shipley)
From our friends at Big Cat Country: 5 questions with Daily Norseman: What does Kirk Cousins bring to the table?
Vikings news from other sources:
Final Thoughts: Vikings Look to Carry Recent Momentum into December.
How to Watch & Listen to Vikings-Jaguars in Week 13.
Veteran K Stephen Hauschka announces retirement after 13 seasons.
RB Index, Week 13: Ezekiel Elliott, Ronald Jones among running backs I was wrong about.
Jared Goff’s woes implicate Sean McVay’s script; stop sleeping on this DPOY candidate.
We come to today’s media selection: Collective Soul - Gel
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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!