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Ted Glover

Vikings Final Injury Report

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No real surprises

The Minnesota Vikings released their final injury report in advance of the game against Oakland at US Bank Stadium Sunday, and there aren’t a whole lot of surprises.

Out: Mackensie Alexander

Questionable: Anthony Barr, Pat Elflein, Ben Gedeon and Mike Hughes

#OAKvsMIN injury report

OUT: Mackensie Alexander

QUESTIONABLE: Anthony Barr, Pat Elflein, Ben Gedeon and Mike Hughes pic.twitter.com/pF2f3ELOdB

— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings)...

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Christopher Gates

Daily Norseman FanPulse: As expected

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Season’s over, I guess

Following the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 1 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, confidence among Vikings fans was running high according to our weekly FanPulse poll. That’s to be expected.

Also to be expected is that, following a five-point loss in Week 2, the season is apparently over.

Yes, following Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, the percentage of fans that are confident in the direction if the team has been cut...

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GreatOdinsRaven

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 170 [Raiders Preview ft. Bill Williamson]

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Bill Williamson joins Jayson Brown to provide the Raiders’ point of view on this weekend’s Vikings/Raiders matchup.

BREAKING NEWS!!! The Daily Norseman and the Climbing The Pocket Network are joining forces to create a one-stop shop for Vikings podcasts delivered to your eardrums daily. This collection of shows promises to deliver the top independent voices covering the Vikings from every angle.

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Watch: Minnesota Vikings paying the price for huge Kirk Cousins deal | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

Mike Florio looks back at the Vikings' decision to sign Kirk Cousins over Case Keenum and how Minnesota is now forced to roll with a struggling franchise quarterback.

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just_rob

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: September 20th, 2019

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Good Morning!

I’ve been absent from the thread since the Packers mess game as I tend to avoid the Open Thread News and Links once the meltdown starts and I unexpectedly got called into work a day early. Thank you for posting my usual Wednesday gif (I don’t remember who) and I’ll be back more in the next couple of days. I’ve seen articles and mentions of a potential trade for Jalen Ramsey, what everyone is forgetting is an...

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Christopher Gates

Vikings’ Thursday injury report: Anthony Barr sits out

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Is he in danger of missing Sunday’s game?

On Thursday, just as they did on Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings had a starting linebacker sitting out of practice with a groin issue.

No, not that one. . .a different one.

The biggest change to the Vikings’ injury report from Wednesday to Thursday is linebacker Anthony Barr sitting out of Thursday’s practice after being limited on Wednesday.

Barr missed three games in 2018 with injuries, but prior to...

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Ted Glover

Report: Vikings have made ‘substantive inquiry’ on Jalen Ramsey

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Well then, let’s talk about this, shall we?

As most of you know, Jacksonville Jaguars Uber CB Jalen Ramsey had a sideline confrontation with head coach Doug Marrone last Sunday, and then after the game asked to be traded.

As is our wont in Vikings Land, a lot of folks speculated that the team should make a trade for Ramsey, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted earlier this week that the Jags wanted at least one first round pick as part of a deal. I didn’t...

Yardbarker: Minnesota Vikings

Mike Zimmer reveals he had two surgeries on his left eye in addition to eight on right

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has openly discussed the eight surgeries he had in his right eye to correct a detached retina, but he recently revealed that he has actually had to undergo procedures on both eyes. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network asked Zimmer about his surgeries when he sat down with the coach for a feature, and Zimmer confirmed that he has had eight in his right eye. He also said he had two in his left, which was information he had not previously shared. “It’s a...

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Eric J. Thompson

Vikings vs. Raiders Week 3 Preview: All The Trappings

Kirk Cousins needs to bounce back in a hurry if the Vikings are going to avoid another Week 3 home upset. | Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders are in town this weekend, but it’s the Vikings that are hoping to avoid more Hard Knocks in Week 3.

After a crazy Week 2 game in Lambeau that featured bad turnovers, missed kicks, and a disappointing ending, the Vikings will look to get back to their winning ways at home in Week 3. Luckily, they’re back at home and facing an AFC opponent...

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Flipmazzi

FMF 302 | High Stakes

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@Flipmazzi talks Kirk Cousins

The Final Word on Kirk Cousins

For a few weeks

https://megaphone.link/VMP1270774486

This podcast discusses:

1. Why it’s perfectly OK to have high expectations for Kirk Cousins.

2. What Kirk needs to do to improve in the games that matter most:

- Green Bay, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Dallas and Seattle

- Thursday Night, Sunday Night twice, Monday Night twice

3. How the Vikings should alter their QB strategy going forward....

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just_rob

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: September 19th, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

Good Morning! Around the DN since our last open thread:

J-Dog checks in with Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen: Twin Terrors.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 279: Negative Nice hosted by Arif and James.

E39: Pocket Protectors [Packers Recap + Raiders Preview] hosted by Jayson Brown featuring Eric Eager and Nick Olson.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com The Voyage - Episode 05 - Get an inside look at the Vikings first two...

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Christopher Gates

2019 NFL Week 3: Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings

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The “Oakland” Raiders’ last visit to Minnesota

In a scenario strangely reminiscent of what they faced last year, the Minnesota Vikings return home to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon when they host the Oakland Raiders.

Last season, following a Week 2 contest at Lambeau Field, the Vikings returned home as a heavy favorite against an AFC opponent, as they were a whopping 17-point favorite over the Buffalo Bills. We all know what happened that...

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Christopher Gates

Vikings Wednesday injury report: Mike Hughes participates in full

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Could he be back on Sunday?

Now that the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments over last week’s result is, hopefully, over, we can move ahead with some actual news about the Minnesota Vikings. They released their first injury report ahead of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders today, and there’s one piece of very good news on it.

For the first time in nearly a year, it appears that cornerback Mike Hughes is on track to participate in a full...

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Vikings have 'utmost confidence' in struggling Kirk Cousins

Cousins says he's "not going to be playing quarterback here if I go out and play the way I did this past Sunday for much longer."

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J-Dog: VikingsSuperFan

Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen: Twin Terrors

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Minnesota’s premier edge rushers are living up to their billing after two weeks

After last season, in which Everson Griffen had to take part of the season off to deal with some mental health issues (something that should be applauded, even with how the events leading up to it happened, because it’s not easy asking for help in bettering your mental health), I think it was fair to say that Vikings fans were becoming more and more certain that the...

Yardbarker: Minnesota Vikings

Kirk Cousins harshly critiques brutal play in loss to Packers

Kirk Cousins acknowledged his brutal play in the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 2 loss to the Green Bay Packers by conceding another woeful performance like that could have serious consequences. Cousins’ questionable decision-making and uneven play on Sunday doomed the Vikings’ attempt at staging a monumental comeback against their division rivals. After Aaron Rodgers staked the Packers to an early 21-0 lead, the Vikings’ vaunted defense held the Packers offense in check the rest of the...

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Arif Hasan

Norse Code Podcast Episode 279: Negative Nice

The Vikings lost to the Packers and there’s a lot to unpack from it for Arif and James. Is Bradbury historically awful? Are the Vikings abnormally susceptible to scripted plays? How did the Vikings stop the bleeding after the first quarter? Where should I eat if I’m visiting downtown Minneapolis for a game? All of these questions are answered and more! Also a complete breakdown of the end zone interception and four other incredibly questionable throws by Cousins that were arguably...

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GreatOdinsRaven

E39: Pocket Protectors [Packers Recap + Raiders Preview]

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Eric Eager and Nick Olson join Jayson Brown to recap the loss in Lambeau and to preview the upcoming Raiders matchup.

BREAKING NEWS!!! The Daily Norseman and the Climbing The Pocket Network are joining forces to create a one-stop shop for Vikings podcasts delivered to your eardrums daily. This collection of shows promises to deliver the top independent voices covering the Vikings from every angle.

Subscribe below:

Click here for iTunes Click here for...

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Dalvin Cook carrying Vikings, but challenge is to preserve him for season

The oft-injured Cook is the center of the offense and leads the NFL in rushing. Whether he can maintain that workload is the Vikings' great unknown.

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Gone Fishin'

Wednesday Open Thread: September 18, 2019

We’re half-way through the week. Weeks following a loss always move WAY too slowly.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

EBrodzy posted Skoldiers - 058 - Lambeau Letdown.

Chris handed the week 2 Vikings game ball off to Dalvin Cook. Much deserved.

The Vikings brought Mark Fields back to the practice squad, per Chris.

Dalvin Cook has been nominated for the week two FedEx Ground Player of the Week, per Chris

Other Vikings and NFL news, other sports news, and random oddities and...

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