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  1. Rewind'12: Jared Allen's playing time

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes: A minor hubbub ignited last summer in the Minnesota Vikings' training camp when new defensive coordinator Alan Williams suggested that it might help to...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  2. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 23-6 victory over the Houston Texans, here are three issues that merit further examination: I agree with Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway. Sunday was the most impressive defensive performance from this team in a long ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  3. Lions-Vikings: Full of surprises

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- When you spend enough time around the NFL, you realize there is an inverse proportion between what you think you know and what you actually know. I'd like a show of hands from those people who genuinely were convinced, without emotion ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  4. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 10: Big-time clash: As we noted earlier this week, Sunday night's game at Soldier Field will feature a rare matchup in the second half of the season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it will be only the fi...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  5. BBAO: Calvin Johnson provides context

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As he pushes through a physically demanding season, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson hasn't been shy about acknowledging ailments that hadn't previously been made public. Thursday, Johnson told reporters that...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  6. Vikings trending away from the blitz

    Kevin Seifert

    It's been a crazy week here on the blog and it's not even close to being over. We spent time with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions on Monday and Tuesday, and just as we settle back in Wednesday, we realize we'...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  7. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 21-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, here are three issues that merit further examination: Rookie safety Harrison Smith got plenty of post-game attention for his game-changing 31-yard interception return for a to...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  8. BBAO: Devin Hester primed for return

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears receiver/kick returner Devin Hester didn't practice Thursday because of a quadriceps injury, but he intends to play -- and make an impact -- in Monday night's game against the Detroit Lions. As Jesse...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  9. If the Vikings look like a duck ...

    Kevin Seifert

    The psycho babblers call it "inductive reasoning." I consider it a chance to write about ducks on a football blog. We'll call it the Duck Test, and here goes: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a du...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  10. Harrison Smith: The Vikings' 'Eraser'

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- There have been at least two occasions this season when I've felt compelled to pause the DVR, grab my NFC North master roster and confirm what position No. 22 plays for the Minnesota Vikings. Rest assured. Harrison Smith is in ...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  11. BBAO: Adrian Peterson recovery ongoing

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over. (We're also on Facebook and Twitter.) Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson has noted often that he does not consider himself 100 percent recovered from major knee surgery in December. I suppose you could say he...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  12. BBAO: Kahlil Bell's oddly-timed departure

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Running back Kahlil Bell's departure Thursday from the Chicago Bears wasn't completely unexpected. Bell was playing behind two well-paid veterans, Matt Forte and Michael Bush, and backups Armando Allen and Lorenzo Bo...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  13. Everson Griffen back where he belongs

    Kevin Seifert

    During my time at the Minnesota Vikings' training camp, one of the hottest topics of conversation was whether the team had the personnel to follow through on plans to reduce snaps for starting defensive ends Jared Allen and Brian Robison. The third-b...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  14. Previewing preseason Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to NFC North preseason football over the next two days. (A separate post on the Green Bay Packers' Thursday night turn on ESPN is right here.) Chicago Bears Opponent: Denver Broncos Location: Soldier Field Day/Time: Thur...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  15. Camp Confidential: Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings carry absolutely zero national expectations with them to training camp this summer. They parted ways with a half-dozen key members of the 2008 and 2009 NFC North champion teams, shifting into a transition perio...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  16. CampTour'12: Jared Allen's playing time

    Kevin Seifert

    MANKATO, Minn. -- Relative to the drama of recent summers at Minnesota Vikings training camp, this one hardly registers on our scale. If the worst thing the Vikings face this season is a defensive end (or two) who doesn't want to come off the field, ...

    Blog | August 03, 2012