Merry Wednesday, y’all!I hope Youth Linval Joseph Jersey you’re all enjoying the work week, and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to Friday when our beloved purple and gold will be at home to take on the Seahawks. In the preseason, game three is the preseason game where the starters are normally on the field for the longest, and we won’t see them playing at all in game four, so Friday’s game will be a closely watched contest. Like most of you, I’ll be keeping an eye on the O line (though I’m not as concerned as some). I’m hopeful that the team can continue the overhaul they started last year, and continue to make improvements. If the O line can perform adequately, this team could be very tough.Around the DN since our last open thread:Dan Persons has news and notes from the training camps of our division foes.J-Dog has some insight on what to do when attending Vikings games if you don’t have a smartphone. I tend to be simple in many ways, so this suggestion may be considered ignorant, but......couldn’t you........I dunno.........watch the game? It’s right down there on the field. You can always watch the big screen if you’re averse to looking at actual people. Just a thought.The Vikings signed center Jacob Judd. I’m not sure how good the man is at playing center,but he’s got a cool name. The Vikings also claimed Luke McNitt on waivers, per Chris.Chris shared the Football Outsiders piece where they wonder if the Vikings can overcome their O-line issues.Vikings news from other sources and news from around the league:FoxSports thinks that Dalvin Cook is primed for a big year coming off of his injury. I think they’re right, I’m rooting hard for the kid.Vikings.com has a piece on Chad Beebe, and they mention ‘grit’ right there in the headline.Richie Incognito made the news again for more of the unusual behavior which is usual behavior for him http://www.authenticsminnesotavikings.com/cheap-mike-remmers-jersey , the story is from ESPN. I have a feeling there is some usage/addiction lying under the surface. Maybe I’m wrong & he’s just bat**** crazy. I dunno, I wouldn’t sign him, though. Also from ESPN, Ravens CB Jimmy Smith has been suspended for four games by the NFL. Smith was accused of domestic violence by an ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his child, and the NFL cited evidence of “threatening and emotionally abusive behaviors” in handing down the suspension.We come to today’s media selection:I haven’t played this one in a while, one of my son’s favorite videos. “Dad, play that crazy guy again”. Here you go, enjoy!Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:No discussion of politics or religionNo feeding of the trollsThis isn’t a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the doorKeep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tagsNo pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employerIf you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go awayWhile navigating the open thread http://www.authenticsminnesotavikings.com/cheap-sheldon-richardson-jersey , just assume it’s sarcasmWith that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the blood sausageMinnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Three things to watch The Minnesota Vikings finally get a rematch against the Philadelphia Eagles after that atrocious performance by Minnesota. It’s not an ideal time to play the Eagles, due to the direction the season has been going. However, this is also the best time to turn things around, and what a momentum-swinger it would be for the season if the Vikings pull it off. Here are three things to keep an eye out for:3. George Iloka will get snaps on defenseWhen Iloka was signed, it was sort of a big deal. Iloka was a known name, someone who Zimmer knew well during his time in Cincinnati. However, he hasn’t played any snaps on defense, at least from what I know. If he did, it may have been one or two plays. He’s been dormant for the most part. So, when will the Vikes begin to plug him in? I’ll be honest, I’m not to familiar with defensive schemes, I sometimes notice things that don’t seem right. Based off what I’ve seen, something isn’t right Youth Anthony Barr Jersey , and really it can’t get any worse when trying to plug Iloka in. I’ve heard some social media talk regarding where Iloka would fit best. I don’t know how it would work, or if it would, but Anthony Barr could be moved to defensive end, and Iloka would take Barr’s spot. Zimmer has said that Barr has great speed off the edge. 2. Aldrick Robinson’s productivity Robinson will reign over Laquon Treadwell. After a two touchdown performance, and the chemistry that was seen between Cousins and Robinson, he deserves more looks. Before last Sunday’s game, Robinson’s last, and only NFL touchdown came back in the 2012 preseason. You guessed right, it was no other than Cousins who threw him the pass. A lot of fans were worried about the lack of catches, in regards to how many passes he was thrown. He’s known to be able to stretch the field, so those targets were mainly from deep ball passes, and Robinson being the intended receiver when a quarterback is being pressured. Robinson will emerge as a solid third wideout throughout the season. Heck, if you’re looking for a sleeper in fantasy, I’d pick him up. High-risk, high-reward type player. 1. Emergence of a new leader on defenseThere has been a leadership void during the time Everson Griffen has been out. The defense looks like a hot mess White Dalvin Cook Jersey , and someone needs to step up and be a solid defensive leader. If I were to pick on who should emerge as a leader, or will emerge as a leader is Eric Kendricks. Xavier Rhodes is kicking penalty flags like a child, Harrison Smith is a quite leader I feel like, and not the vocal leader Griffen has been. Sheldon Richardson could step up, Danielle Hunter, too. The Vikings have so much defensive talent, just no one who can calm them down or amp them up. Bold prediction:With the way the Eagles run defense is, Minnesota will find themselves airing the ball out a lot during the game. Cousins will throw for 475 yards, and three touchdowns against the Eagles’ defense. Smith will find another interception today, I feel like he’s been close to grabbing one in almost every game. Anthony Barr in somehow, someway will redeem himself for his lackluster performances so far this season. Latavius Murray gets a few big breaks, and grabs one rushing touchdown, with 85 yards off of 15 carries. Vikings pull it off in a shoot-out, 32-31.