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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Saturday Open Thread

John Randle

Good Morning!

Welcome to any and all Cowboys fans that drop by today, please note the rules and let us know what your favorite beer is. Also, Drew Pearson pushed off (this was put here on behalf of Ted (rip). I’m working this weekend so I won’t be able to throw anything on the smoker but the deer I got last week is ready and in the freezer in Georgia...I have to drive up and get it next week and I’ll probably stay and see if I can get another deer or that turdy point buck.

I’ll be the first to say it, Dak Prescott isn’t playing this week...if I’m wrong I expect full and total public derision on Monday. I’ve seen in some places (Twitter) that if Prescott doesn’t play and the Vikings win the game it isn’t a quality win. I’m not sure what that means but the Vikings can’t afford to drop anymore winnable games so in my book a win is a win.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2021 NFL Week 8: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 395: More Than Smoke (with guest Landon McCool)

Cowboys at Vikings: Final injury reports for both teams.

That time Fran Tarkenton got ejected.

SB Nation Reacts: Vikings fans gaining confidence after bye week.

Fanpost: How to Beat Dallas by MidwinterViking.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday and Talks About Strong Play of D-Line So Far, Dallas’ Offensive Success and Preparing For Both Prescott and Rush at QB.

Final Thoughts: Vikings Have Chance for Primetime Statement Win Vs. Cowboys.

Hutchinson Ring of Excellence Ceremony & Gjallarhorn Sounding Brings Career ‘Full-Circle’

There’s more in the media vault, cheque it out.

League News:

Ja’Marr Chase and Kyle Pitts are full-blown matchup nightmares; Kyle Shanahan remains a question mark.

DeSean Jackson, Rams mutually agree to seek trade; WR won’t play this week.

Three strong potential trade fits; plus, my favorite upset pick for Week 8.

We come to today’s media selection: Larry David - The Bald Asshole
(bad words in the title and in the video, if that offends lighten up Francis)

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