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Monday Open Thread: January 18, 2021

and then there were four.......

Bears Vs. Vikings Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images

Merry Monday, everyone!

So, we’re down to the last four. The Browns gave the Chiefs a run for their money, and the Bills defense showed up big. Other than that, I think this past weekend played out pretty much as most expected it would. Some would say that the Saints loss was unexpected, but I wasn’t surprised one bit. So, next Sunday, the Chiefs will host the Bills, and the Packers.....gag.......will host the Buccanneers. Then, two Sundays from Sunday, after we endure 14 days straight of the upcoming “potential changing of the guard” Super Bowl, the Chiefs will likely beat the Buccanneers. I really hope we get to see the Packers worked over by the referees, it’s the only reason I’ll watch parts of the game. I want to see them on the other side of a one-sided officiated game for once. Let’s hope.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Rob opens the all-new Daily Norseman Mailbag.

Drew and Ted bring you number 3, here’s Vikings Report With Drew and Ted, Episode 3.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

CBS Sports has the full playoff schedule, along with brackets and times.

From NFL.com, the Chargers are hiring Rams DC Brandon Staley as their new head coach.

We come to today’s media selection:

Here’s a great one to get your Monday moving. Crank it up!

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Take the gender hatred elsewhere, it won’t be tolerated
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-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 tip the cows and settle in, it’s going to be a long off season.