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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 9th and 10th, 2021

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s Wild Card weekend and as a lifelong fan of the Buffalo Bills I’m excited to see my favorite team the Bills win over..checks notes, the Colts. I’ll try and find an empty patient room to watch football this weekend, it looks like there will be some really good games. Truth be told I’d rather the Vikings were a better team and playing 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 the weekend, time to check the beer menu and get the smoker fired up for the weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Daily Norseman Staff NFL Picks: Wild Card Weekend. The party continues!

Jared Allen named Hall of Fame Finalist; It’s his first year on the ballot.

Justin Jefferson named Second-Team All-Pro. He was the only Vikings player to make either team.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Justin Jefferson A Finalist for 2020 Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Year Award.

Vikings Announce 2 Coaches’ Contracts Will Not Be Renewed in 2021.

Vikings 2020 Season Marked by Uptick in Close Games.

League News:

Wild Card Weekend Schedule: (all times noted in Eastern time cause that’s my timezone)

Saturday January 9th:
Colts at Bills 1:05pm CBS
Rams at Seahawks 4:4pm Fox
Buccaneers at Football Team 8:15pm NBC

Sunday January 10th:
Ravens at Titans 1:05pm ESPN
Bears at Saints 4:40pm CBS, Nickelodeon
Browns at Steelers 8:15pm NBC

We come to today’s media selection: Letterkenny | Season 8 Teaser

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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, tip your waiter from a safe distance, have another beer, and Welcome Aboard!