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Monday Open Thread: November 22, 2021

Hey LeFleur, you want a hamburger to go with them french cries?

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Monday, everyone!

A very happy Monday it is, indeed! The Minnesota Vikings got a HUGE win yesterday, as they defeated the 8-2 Packers, and righted the ship back to .500. It’s been a tumultuous season thus far, so enjoy this victory, Vikings fans. To paraphrase Jerry Burns, if you can’t enjoy that, then you’re in the wrong operation. Oh, and my comment in the subheading is in reference to the Packers head coach’s comment to Paul Allen after the game. Way to keep it classy, brah.

Was it perfect? No, but no win will be perfect, so if that’s what you expect, then expect to be disappointed. I love that the team played tough the entire game, and I love that they outplayed the Packers the entire game. Yeah, they gave up a lead, but you know what? They came right back and tied it up, and then marched down for the win. Justin Jefferson and Kirk Cousins led the way for the offense, and Adam Thielen made some huge plays as well. Dalvin Cook had a good day, and the defense did enough to help get the W. Greg Joseph, after missing an extra point early, hit the game winner as time expired.

Be happy, folks. SKOL!!!!!!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

wludford brings you the Vikings SMR: Packers Edition.

Luft Krigare posted Vikings vs Packers - CTP’s: The Final Score.

Chris posted Vikings Report Rewind LIVE: Packers at Vikings.

Chris has the post-game wrap-up.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

Over at, see full highlights from yesterday’s game, catch Coach Zimmer’s post-game presser, and there’s lots more to sift through in the media vault.

Here’s the box score from yesterday’s Vikings win, courtesy of CBS Sports.

Here are all of the week 11 NFL scores and highlights, also courtesy of CBS Sports.

It gives me great pleasure to continue our open thread post-win tradition:

Strike up the band!!!!

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.

With that, the bar light is on and the thread is open. Don’t forget to tip the cows, and try the tiger meat.