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Gone Fishin'

Tuesday Open Thread: November 24, 2020

We’re merely hours from the beginning of a long weekend......and LOTS of food

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

Alright, so we are almost upon the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I’m not sure how y’all do it, but as for me and my family, we shall eat a large quantity of various dead things that I prepare on the smoker. With the current state of affairs, our gathering will be smaller, so our consumption won’t be quite as heavy, but I know that I will be cooking our turkey on the smoker on...

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Vikings place WR Adam Thielen on reserve/COVID-19 list

The team didn’t provide any specific details on Thielen’s status, but we can assume the receiver either tested positive for COVID-19 or was within close contact of someone who did test positive.

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Luft Krigare

Vikings vs Cowboys: GMG In The Raw! Another Loss at U.S. Bank

What an absolute crummy result as the Vikings go down in their home against a bad Cowboys team. Is it all Mike Zimmer’s fault? The guys get into quite enthusiastically and colorfully in this explicit language laced reaction from the Good Morning Gjallarhorn team.

Good morning Horners! Is all this mess on Mike Zimmer? Join Ted, Flip, Drew and Dave as we go at it after the game. Your Minnesota Vikings could not win at home fourth out of five times this season. For the third time this...

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Christopher Gates

Vikings place Adam Thielen on COVID-19 list

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Yipe

To start the day on Monday, the Minnesota Vikings only had one player on their reserve/COVID-19 list, guard Dru Samia. On Monday afternoon, they added a second.

And it’s a big one.

Wide receiver Adam Thielen, who currently leads the National Football League with 11 touchdown catches after a two-touchdown day on Sunday, has been added to the team’s COVID-19 list.

Once again, let’s outline what this means. . .and you can sing along with me...

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Vikings place star WR Thielen on COVID-19 list

The Vikings announced Monday that they have placed WR Adam Thielen on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer calls out issues with Vikings' young D

Youth and overconfidence were a catalyst for a handful of defensive blunders that contributed to the Minnesota Vikings' 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, coach Mike Zimmer said Monday.

Bleacher Report - Minnesota Vikings

Adam Thielen Placed on COVID-19 List Ahead of Vikings vs. Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday they placed Adam Thielen on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The designation is used for players who either test positive for the coronavirus or have had close contact with a person diagnosed with the virus...

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Vikings place Pro Bowl WR Adam Thielen on reserve/COVID-19 list

The start of Thanksgiving week has been unkind to the Minnesota Vikings.  Less than 24 hours after the Vikings fell to 4-6 on the season via a 31-28 loss

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wludford

Vikings Path to the Playoffs Narrows Considerably

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The Vikings loss to the Cowboys puts them at 4-6 on the season, and while they still have a narrow window to make the playoffs, the odds of them making the playoffs lengthened considerably after yesterday’s result.

Here’s where they’re at:

NFC Playoff Picture

If the season ended today, these seven teams would make the postseason in the NFC:

1. Saints (8-2)

2. Packers (7-3)

3. Seahawks (7-3)

4. Eagles (3-6-1)

5. Buccaneers (7-3)

6. Rams...

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

What does a path to the playoffs look like for the 4-6 Vikings?

A three-game stretch against losing teams got off to a rough start for the Vikings, who have little margin for error the rest of the way.

Bleacher Report - Minnesota Vikings

3 Takeaways from Vikings' Week 11 Loss

The Minnesota Vikings wasted an opportunity to improve their standing in the NFC playoff picture on Sunday. Instead of moving to .500 and closer to a wild-card position, the Vikings were beaten by the Dallas Cowboys at home and dropped to 4-6...

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Gone Fishin'

Monday Open Thread: November 23, 2020

So close

Mornin’ everyone,

I never like to see the Vikings lose, but to see them lose the way they lost yesterday makes the loss even less easy to swallow. The officiating was horrible, but despite that, the Vikings still almost won the game. They had the lead, and the defense had a chance to hold the lead for the win, but they couldn’t. Then the offense had a chance to come back, but they couldn’t. A win would have the team at .500 and moving up fast toward the top spot in the...

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Chris Jones made a business decision and just avoided tackling Tony Pollard

The Vikings lost to the Cowboys, 31-28, on Sunday.

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Christopher Gates

Dallas Cowboys 31, Minnesota Vikings 28: Winning streak ends at three

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Well, that sucked

The Minnesota Vikings had their opportunities to extend their winning streak to four games and get their record back to .500 after a 1-5 start. However, they failed to get the job done when it mattered most.

Andy Dalton’s third touchdown pass of the day, a two-yarder to tight end Dalton Schultz, was enough to give the Cowboys their third win of the season at U.S. Bank Stadium, as they defeated the Vikings by a final score of 31-28.

The...

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Defense costs Vikings chance to gain ground in NFC with loss to Cowboys

Special teams play and a horrendous defensive outing cost the Vikings a much-needed win in a stretch where there is no room for error.

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Christopher Gates

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

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The Vikings trail, but they’re threatening to take the lead

Everyone hold up four fingers, because we’re heading to the final quarter of play at U.S. Bank Stadium with your Minnesota Vikings trailing the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 16-14.

Minnesota got the ball coming out of the locker room at halftime, and marched down the field for a touchdown. Adam Thielen had the big play on the drive on a 51-yard bomb from Kirk Cousins, and the two of them hooked...

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Vikings' Adam Thielen makes one-handed TD catch falling out of bounds vs. Cowboys

Thielen is the only player in the last four seasons to have a one-handed receiving touchdown in consecutive games.

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Christopher Gates

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings: Second quarter recap and third quarter discussion

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The Vikings now trail as we head into the locker room

It’s halftime in Minneapolis, and your Minnesota Vikings now trail the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 16-7 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The second quarter began with the Cowboys in Minnesota territory and driving, but the drive came to a screeching halt when Andy Dalton was picked off by a diving Eric Kendricks to give the ball back to Minnesota.

.@EricKendricks54 = best middle linebacker in the NFL

:...

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Christopher Gates

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings: First quarter recap and second quarter discussion

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The Vikings have a slim lead

We’ve made it through the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium, and your Minnesota Vikings lead the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 7-6.

The Vikings won the toss and deferred to the second half, giving the Cowboys the football first. The Minnesota defense forced a three-and-out on the first Dallas possession, and got a scare when K.J. Osborn fumbled on the punt return, but the Vikings got on top of the loose ball.

After the Vikings...

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Christopher Gates

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings: Inactive lists for both teams

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Who is sitting this one out for both teams?

We are approximately ninety minutes from kickoff in Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys have released their inactive lists for this afternoon’s contest. Let’s take a look at who will be sitting this one out for both sides, starting with the visiting team.

Dallas Cowboys DE Bradlee Anae DE Ron’dell Carter QB Ben Dinucci LB Justin March S Reggie Robinson OL Greg Senat WR Malik...

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