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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Sunday Open Thread

Indianapolis Colts v Minnesota Vikings Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Well that was disappointing to say the least, even though it’s preseason one would hope that the offense would score a touchdown through eight quarters of action...then again it’s preseason but that lack of rhythm is a concern. There aren’t many days left before the regular season starts and the games count.

The Vikings might want to start looking at the available veteran QB’s, if Kirk misses any significant time Browning and Mond don’t look like they can come in and win a game to two. Anyway, here’s the play of the night:

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 Sunday, time to fire up the smoker or the grill and start chilling the beer.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris ponders: Indianapolis Colts 12, Minnesota Vikings 10: Minnesota offense continues to struggle.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media following Saturday’s game vs. the Colts on Offense Being A ‘Work In Progress,’ Backup QB Situation, Improvement on Defense and More.

LBs Troy Dye and Chazz Surratt addressed the media following Saturday’s game vs. the Colts.

League News:

2021 NFL preseason, Week 2: What we learned from Saturday’s games.

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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, watch out for the dude behind the plexiglass and Welcome Aboard!