Welcome to the weekend, ladies and gentlemen, and the final day before Minnesota Vikings football kicks off for the 2022 NFL season! Yes, the Vikings will face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon, and we’ll be here for every minute of the action. We certainly hope that you will be, too.
Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . .
- Acme Packing Company put together their half of the Q&A we did leading up to Sunday’s game.
- Eric is back, everybody! And he’s got his preview of this week’s game and the rest of the Week 1 NFL action.
- Norse Code is back with their last episode before the opener.
- If you’re watching some college football before the NFL kicks off, Mark has his weekly list of players to keep an eye on.
- The whole DN staff is back with their Week 1 NFL picks, courtesy of the folks at Tallysight.
- The final injury reports for the Packers and the Vikings have a little bit of drama for both sides.
- We’ve got the results of our most recent SB Nation Reacts poll, and people are confident in the Vikings going into Sunday.
- Patrick Reusse shared a picture on Twitter of the time Bud Grant met Queen Elizabeth II when he was coaching in Winnipeg.
Seriously, just give it all the Academy Awards. Now.
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