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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Saturday, October 9th, 2021

Saturday Open Thread

Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

This is your Saturday Open Thread, I’m thinking burgers for tomorrow or possibly smoking a pork shoulder. I have regarts about my decision to stick with the Vikings in the survival league.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2021 NFL Week 5: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings.

Five Good Questions with Pride of Detroit. Checking in on the rebuilding and recovering Lions before Sunday’s Week 5 tilt.

GA Skol ponders: Week 5 Prediction: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings.

5 Qs: ‘Vikings can’t seem to get unstuck from their quagmire of mediocrity’

Viking Hot Takes - Exposed?

Norse Code Podcast Episode 391: The Inability to Understand Irony (with guest Jeremy Reisman)

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday on Cook’s Status For Sunday, Trying To Stop Hockenson and More.

Guide to Game Day: Vikings to Host Lions During Annual Crucial Catch Game.

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

League News:

Russell Wilson (finger) to undergo MRI following negative X-rays; surgery still possible.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Friday, Oct. 8

NFL Week 5 bold predictions: Bengals beat Packers; Dak Prescott jumps into center of MVP discussion.

2021 NFL season, Week 5: What we learned from Rams’ win over Seahawks on Thursday night.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Leave the gender hatred at the door
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, 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.


The Vikings started out 1-3 and are predicted to win against the Lions. Would a win over the Lions and the Panthers change your outlook on the season.

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    (36 votes)
  • 25%
    (35 votes)
  • 34%
    Even if they win the next two that’s only .500 and there are harder games left on the schedule.
    (47 votes)
  • 10%
    Time to clean house during the bye week.
    (14 votes)
  • 2%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (3 votes)
135 votes total Vote Now