11:59 PM EST, Thu December 08, 2022
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Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams: Thursday Night Football picks and discussion

Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams: Thursday Night Football picks and discussion

Photo by Steve Marcus/ Week 14 is underway! It’s time for Thursday Night Football and the official start of Week 14 in the National Football League, folks! Tonight, we’ll get what would have been. . .in a much earlier time. . .the Battle of Los Angeles, as the Las Vegas Raiders travel to SoFi Stadium to take on the Los Angeles Rams. The Raiders have won three straight games to claw their way back to the periphery of the AFC playoff race, while the Rams are just playing out the string at this point while experiencing one of the worst Super Bowl hangovers ever. The...
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Vikings at Lions: Interim injury reports

Vikings at Lions: Interim injury reports

Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports Let’s see what’s changed, shall we? Thursday’s here, and with it comes the second injury reports of the week for both the Detroit Lions and your Minnesota Vikings. Has the illness that’s been going around the Minnesota locker room subsided a bit? Let’s take a look at the new reports and see, shall we? Minnesota Vikings Did Not Participate DL Jonathan Bullard (bicep) FB C.J. Ham (illness) OLB Danielle Hunter (illness) Limited Participation C Garrett Bradbury (back) OT Christian Darrisaw (concussion) S Harrison Smith (illness,...
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Five (More) Good Questions with Pride of Detroit

Five (More) Good Questions with Pride of Detroit

They’re back! It’s time for the Minnesota Vikings to start completing their annual home-and-home series with their division rivals, and the first one of those will be when the purple face the Detroit Lions this coming Sunday at Ford Field. The Vikings played all of their division rivals at home by Week 5 this year, so three of the final five games will see them take to the road to take on the other NFC North teams. We had an opportunity to sit down and exchange questions with Mike Payton from our friends at Pride of Detroit, SB Nation’s home for everything relating to the...
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Skol Schemes, Week 13: Block(ing) Party

Skol Schemes, Week 13: Block(ing) Party

Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports Blocking can be fun too! Blocking is really hard. It is a combination of technique, power, speed, angles, leverage, and a whole list of other words that lead to what we see on TV on Sundays. That, plus the fact that there is one of the best athletes in the world on the other side of you trying to make sure you look like a piece of printer paper, helps make blocking an often thankless job. We are quick to praise runners (and deservedly so!) but do not always get to take the time to appreciate the fight that happens in the trenches. On Sunday,...
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The Vikings defense: reliability or a liability?

The Vikings defense: reliability or a liability?

Grab your Lake Monster Brewing beer or favorite cocktail and join the debate over the Vikings’ defense. Are they up for the playoffs? On this Vikings Happy Hour … Your Minnesota Vikings have been consistently winning all of these one-score games. Is it because the defense shows up when needed the most? Vikings Happy Hour is back after a slight hiatus! Fresh off another thrilling victory for the Vikings, the guys ask the question. Is this Vikings' defense reliable or a liability as we look toward the postseason? And with the NFC North almost a sure lock for the Vikings, we...
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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 8 December 2022

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 8 December 2022

Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via The week in the NFL starts tonight! We’re almost through the week, folks! Week 14 in the National Football League kicks off tonight with what, not that long ago, would have been the Battle of Los Angeles, and we’re another day closer to the Minnesota Vikings having an opportunity to lock up the NFC North. But, we still have a few days to go before we get there. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . Shawn shows some love for Harrison Smith and his performance against the Jets. Matt takes us to a scary...
Dec 7, 2022
Vikings Drafttek Mock 113022

Vikings Drafttek Mock 113022

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Yore Mocked! Now that the college football regular season is over, we can look forward to the playoffs and some of the bowl games. The latest Drafttek Mock was posted November 30th. Before we get into that mock, a look at the current season and what the Vikings can do in the playoffs is worthwhile. The season is going great. No two ways about it. The team is finding ways to win games. Period. That is really all that matters at the end of the day. But looking at it just a little deeper is reasonable and may give a little caution to the...
Dec 7, 2022
Vikings at Lions: Initial injury reports for both teams

Vikings at Lions: Initial injury reports for both teams

Photo by Stephen Maturen/ Lots of names on both sides It’s Wednesday, and that means today’s the day we get the first injury reports of the week from most of the teams around the National Football League. The Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions have both made their initial lists available ahead of Sunday’s game at Ford Field, and they’re both pretty extensive lists this early in the week. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got on both sides. Minnesota Vikings Did Not Participate DL Jonathan Bullard (bicep) FB C.J. Ham (illness) OLB Danielle Hunter (illness) S...
Dec 7, 2022
Vikings place Akayleb Evans, Ben Ellefson on injured reserve

Vikings place Akayleb Evans, Ben Ellefson on injured reserve

Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/ More roster movement for the Vikings The roster movement continues for the Minnesota Vikings, as they’ve placed two players on injured reserve this Wednesday, with one of them going on the list for a second time this year. The team has announced that cornerback Akayleb Evans and tight end Ben Ellefson are being placed on injured reserve. If they are designated to return, the earliest that we will see either of them will be the regular season finale in Chicago as they are each mandated to miss the next four games. This is Ellefson’s second...
Dec 7, 2022
Vikings Reacts Survey: Week 14

Vikings Reacts Survey: Week 14

Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via It’s that time of the week! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Minnesota Vikings fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. Yes, folks, we have made it to that point in the week where we ask you exactly how you’re feeling about our favorite football team. The Vikings are coming off another thrilling. . .and probably more thrilling than it needed to be. . .win this past Sunday, taking down the New York Jets to move...
Dec 7, 2022
Vikings designate Cameron Dantzler, Ty Chandler to return from injured reserve

Vikings designate Cameron Dantzler, Ty Chandler to return from injured reserve

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports They could both be back pretty soon As they begin preparations for their game this Sunday against the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings have given a couple of their players an opportunity to return from injured reserve, including a key piece of their defensive backfield. The team has designated cornerback Cameron Dantzler to return from IR and begin practicing today. They have also designated running back Ty Chandler to return from IR and he should start practicing today as well. Now that both of these players have been designated to...
Dec 7, 2022
Vikings planning “Winter Whiteout” vs Giants on Christmas Eve

Vikings planning “Winter Whiteout” vs Giants on Christmas Eve

Photo by Adam Bettcher/ The Vikings are planning something fun for the Christmas Eve game vs. the New York Giants, and they need your help! The Vikings announced today that they want their fans to wear white to US Bank Stadium on Christmas Eve. We’ve seen many teams throughout many different sports attempt this type of event in various colors. In 2019, the Minnesota Golden Gophers college football team asked their fans to show up in maroon when they took on the Penn State Nittany Lions, who have a white-out tradition of their own. A Winter Whiteout is coming...Wear...
Dec 7, 2022
Vikings are abysmal in alternate reality

Vikings are abysmal in alternate reality

Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/ We all know that as the season has progressed, the Vikings have been in their fair share of close games. They’ve been fortunate to come out of those close games with wins, which as Minnesota Vikings fans, we know we should not take for granted. We only have to look back to last season, when the Vikings went 4-6 in one-score games, to know that things don’t always go our way. This season has been quite the opposite; the Vikings are an astounding 9-0 in one-score games this season, so as we head into week 14, someone went ahead to look at what...
Dec 7, 2022
Skol Schemes, Week 13: In Appreciation of Harrison Smith

Skol Schemes, Week 13: In Appreciation of Harrison Smith

Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports Hats off to Harrison! One day, Harrison Smith will hang up his cleats and look back at an extremely decorated career in purple. That day was not Sunday as Smith tallied up 8 tackles, 3 pass deflections, and an INT on the way to a 27-22 victory. Smith finds himself 3rd in the league in interceptions despite missing one game and is a key part of a polarizing defense. The Vikings’ defense allows yards aplenty but clamps down in the red zone and is able to make game winning plays seem routine. The Jets went 1-6 in the red zone and 3-16 on third...
Dec 7, 2022
Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 7 December 2022

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 7 December 2022

Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Yep. . .that day again. Yes, folks, we’ve made it to another Hump Day here at your favorite Minnesota Vikings website, and now the preparations for this Sunday’s trip to Detroit can officially begin in earnest. We’re getting closer to it, and we’ll promise to take you the rest of the way. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . The Real Forno Show talks about how your 2022 Minnesota Vikings refuse to break in big situations. There’s a new episode of Norse Code for you to check out as well. Shawn takes a look at what...