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Week 7 (Vikings Bye Week) NFL Discussion

Week 7 (Vikings Bye Week) NFL Discussion

Photo by Elsa/ No game for the purple, but there’s still a lot happening We all know that the Minnesota Vikings aren’t playing this week, but that doesn’t mean that the NFL comes to a halt. To the contrary, there’s going to be a lot of great NFL action for everyone to keep an eye on this Sunday afternoon. That can only mean one thing. Yes, it’s time for our first full-on RED ZONE SUNDAY of the 2021 season (as opposed to the limited, modified Red Zone Sundays we’ve had when the Vikings were playing in the late window this season). We get to just kick back,...
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Daily Norseman Staff NFL Picks, Week 7

Daily Norseman Staff NFL Picks, Week 7

Keldy Ortiz/ NorthJersey.com Things are getting a bit better It’s pick time again, folks! The guys that contribute to your favorite Minnesota Vikings website are back with their picks for Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season. . .a week in which we get to pretty much sit back and relax as the purple will not be taking the field. We had a pretty solid showing last week, as everyone finished above .500 on their straight-up picks. Given the way that picks have gone for most of the season for some of us, that’s pretty darn good. Here’s how everyone did in Week 6. Christopher...
Oct 23, 2021
Vikings trading Stephen Weatherly to Broncos for seventh-round pick

Vikings trading Stephen Weatherly to Broncos for seventh-round pick

Photo by Norm Hall/ The veteran is heading west One year ago today, the Minnesota Vikings sent defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for a third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Today, during their bye week, they’ve traded another defensive end to the AFC. The return isn’t quite as large. Per numerous reports, the Vikings are sending defensive end Stephen Weatherly to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Vikings are also sending a 2023 seventh-round pick to Denver along with Weatherly in the...
Oct 23, 2021
SB Nation Reacts: The roller coaster is back!

SB Nation Reacts: The roller coaster is back!

Photo by Grant Halverson/ And we apologize for the delay After a delay that was longer than it should have been, we are back with the results of our SB Nation Reacts surveys for the 2021 season. My apologies for not having these posted, but we’ll get through what we’ve had for results every week leading up to now and will continue to have the results each week going forward. As we’ve seen with the Reacts in the past, it’s usually a bit of a roller coaster for the Minnesota Vikings and their fans as the season goes along. This season, to this point, has been no...
Oct 23, 2021
Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 23rd and 24th, 2021

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 23rd and 24th, 2021

Photo credit should read CRAIG LASSIG/AFP via Weekend Open Thread Good Morning! I generally dislike the early bye week for our favorite team, but it seemed to work in their favor as they’ll be able to get some guys back from IR and take care of the knicks and nagging injuries. I did hunt last week, had a very successful season so far, I’ll go back in a week or so when the rut should be starting. Since I have time this weekend I’ll probably throwing a butt on the smoker Sunday. Around the DN since our last open thread: Catching up on the Vikings’ good works in...
Oct 22, 2021
I slept on K.J. Osborn, and I was wrong to do so

I slept on K.J. Osborn, and I was wrong to do so

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports The Vikings’ WR3 was there all along One of the more intriguing storylines leading up to the start of the 2021 season for the Minnesota Vikings was who would fill the role of the team’s third wide receiver. This role took on much greater importance after the injury to tight end Irv Smith Jr., who many people (myself included) were expecting to have a breakout season in 2021 before he was injured in the final preseason game. I did a post at some point during Training Camp that I can’t seem to find now, but I do remember a lot of people...
Oct 22, 2021
Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Photo by Grant Halverson/ Friday Open Thread Good Morning! This is your Friday Open Thread, after thinking way too hard about my survivor pool pick I went ahead and went with the Rams this week, you should probably not follow my choice. Around the DN since our last open thread: Catching up on the Vikings’ good works in the Twin Cities. Vikings news from other sources: From Vikings.com: The Voyage | Episode 07 | Season 3. Get an inside look at the last two weeks of action for the Vikings, which featured a pair of dramatic victories over the Lions and Panthers,...
Oct 21, 2021
Thursday Night Football: Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns

Thursday Night Football: Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Oh, you know why this is here Ordinarily, we don’t do a lot of Open Threads for regular season games that don't involve the Minnesota Vikings. However, given the circumstances of tonight’s game and the fact that Vikings fans will probably have a lot of interest in it, we’ll make an exception. Tonight’s game on the NFL Network features the Denver Broncos heading to the shores of Lake Erie to take on the Cleveland Browns. With Baker Mayfield being out of this one for Cleveland, the quarterback matchup in this one will feature Case Keenum...
Oct 21, 2021
Catching up on the Vikings’ good works in the Twin Cities

Catching up on the Vikings’ good works in the Twin Cities

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The season has started, but the charity does not While our focus when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings is obviously what happens on the field, we do like to highlight some of the things that the players for our favorite team (as well as the team themselves) do for the Twin Cities community. We do more of that during the offseason, but the fact that the games have started on the field doesn’t mean that the good works stop off of it. Since we haven’t done one of these for a while, we wanted to take some time to catch up on...
Oct 21, 2021
Thursday Open Thread: October 21, 2021

Thursday Open Thread: October 21, 2021

Photo by Focus on Sport/ 10 more days to Halloween! Happy thirsty Thorsday, everyone! Around the DN since our last open thread: The Vikings are opening as slight underdogs to the Cowboys for next Sunday’s matchup. Per a report, Ameer Abdullah is to sign with the Panthers, Chris has the details. Best of luck to him, he’s done everything asked of him while in Minnesota, I wish him all the best. Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances: As of this writing, the Braves lead the Dodgers 5-2 in the top of the 9th, link courtesy of CBS Sports. Let’s...
Oct 20, 2021
Vikings open as slight underdogs against Cowboys

Vikings open as slight underdogs against Cowboys

Photo by Mike Comer/ But that could quickly change Coming out of their bye week, the Minnesota Vikings are facing a brutal gauntlet of a schedule over their next five games. That will start on Halloween night at U.S. Bank Stadium when the purple play host to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football on NBC. According to DraftKings, the Vikings are currently sitting as a 2.5-point underdog to the Cowboys, who are also on their bye this week. However, with both of these teams taking the week off to get healthy, it sounds like the Vikings might catch a pretty significant...
Oct 20, 2021
Report: Ameer Abdullah to sign with Carolina Panthers

Report: Ameer Abdullah to sign with Carolina Panthers

Photo by Elsa/ He won’t be back after all, it appears For the past couple of seasons, running back Ameer Abdullah has provided the Minnesota Vikings with solid play as both a kickoff returner and a running back. With the team activating rookie Kene Nwangwu on Tuesday and releasing him to make room, it appears that the veteran will be taking his services elsewhere. The #Panthers are expected to sign Abdullah, source said. https://t.co/HTgPwP41q0— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 20, 2021 According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Abdullah is moving on to join...
Oct 20, 2021
Wednesday Open Thread: October 20, 2021

Wednesday Open Thread: October 20, 2021

Photo by Mike Comer/ Peak of the week! Happy Wednesday, everyone! Alright, we’re halfway through this work week. We have no football to look forward to this week, as the Vikings are heading into their bye week. Anyone have anything special planned? I think kiddo and I are going to take advantage of the free time, and try to squeeze in one more night of camping and fishing. We normally don’t have that option this late in the year, but the weather is still fairly mild up here, so I think we’ll get out and spend the evening outdoors this weekend. I also forsee...
Oct 19, 2021
Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook nominated for FedEx Air and Ground Awards

Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook nominated for FedEx Air and Ground Awards

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Go over and vote for them already! We’re a bit late on this one, but there’s still plenty of time to get your votes in, so let’s get to it! Members of the Minnesota Vikings were nominated for both the FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Week Award for their performances against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon. Kirk Cousins was nominated for the Air Award for this week following his 373-yard, three-touchdown performance, including the game-winner to K.J. Osborn in the Vikings’ 34-28 overtime win. He’s going up against some...
Oct 19, 2021
Vikings activate Kene Nwangwu from IR, release Ameer Abdullah

Vikings activate Kene Nwangwu from IR, release Ameer Abdullah

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The fourth-rounder is back The rookie class for the Minnesota Vikings hasn’t contributed a whole lot thus far in 2021, but that appears to be changing with left tackle Christian Darrisaw having finally taken his place in the starting lineup. On Tuesday, the team made a move that could help the rookie class to have an even bigger impact. The Vikings have officially designated running back Kene Nwangwu from injured reserve. In order to make room for Nwangwu on the roster, the team has released Ameer Abdullah. Again. Nwangwu was one of the...