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  1. BBAO: What Vikings knew on Percy Harvin

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Many of you probably woke up this morning, learned that Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin will undergo hip surgery -- a procedure that will cost him much of the season -- and felt much better about the Minnesota...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  2. Veteran free agents: Collusion or value?

    Kevin Seifert

    Dwight Freeney's claim that NFL owners colluded during free agency, made during an interview with CBSSports.com, brings to mind last month's post about the tough market for some high-profile and veteran NFL players. As you might recall: Defensive...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  3. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. BBAO: Joe Webb to WR -- finally

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Minnesota Vikings finally are following up on their first instinct on Joe Webb. Four years after drafting him with plans to attempt a conversion to receiver, the Vikings have confirmed that Webb is now a receiver...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  5. Minnesota Vikings schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: It gets real in a hurry for the Minnesota Vikings, who open the season with consecutive NFC North games -- on the road. They'll play at the Detroit Lions in Week 1 and at the Chicago Bears in Week 2, the first time the NFL has asked them t...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  6. Gearing up for Schedule Day

    Kevin Seifert

    Thursday is the NFL's offseason national holiday, or, at least the one that comes after the free-agent market opens and before the draft. The league will announce its 2013 schedule at 8 p.m. ET, and I'll be ready to offer instant analysis and outrage...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  7. 2013 preseason matchups: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    If the best day of the NFL offseason is the release of the regular-season schedule, the next-best is the release of the preseason schedule. Thursday, we got part of the next-best thing. Or something like that. Below are the preseason matchups for ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  8. Presuming the end of Johnny Knox's career

    Kevin Seifert

    The clues have been popping up for a while. A year ago this month, Johnny Knox said his 2011 back injury was so severe that it left him frighteningly close to never walking again. At training camp last summer, nearly 10 months after the injury, Kn...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  9. Will Bears buck the NFL's age trend?

    Kevin Seifert

    As word filtered out Monday night on the finalists for the Chicago Bears' coaching job, some of you immediately expressed support for Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Why? Everyone has their reasons, but without a doubt, age is ...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  10. Bears: Trestman? Bevell? Arians?

    Kevin Seifert

    Yes indeed: The Chicago Bears have moved to the second round of their coast-to-coast coaching search. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen have identified two of the finalists: Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman and Seattle Seahawks offens...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  11. Bears' coaching search: End of 1st round?

    Kevin Seifert

    By the end of Sunday, it's possible the Chicago Bears will have concluded their first round of interviews in what has already been an epic coaching search. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was scheduled to be the 13th known candi...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  12. Bears interviews to continue into weekend

    Kevin Seifert

    I can tell that a few of you are starting to get antsy about the Chicago Bears' coaching search, which is now well into its second week. All I can tell you at this point is that it appears the first round of interviews will continue at least through ...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  13. NFC North 2012 Quarterback Report

    Kevin Seifert

    The final numbers for NFC North quarterbacks are in. And after a long offseason of debating whether we had two or three top-10 quarterbacks, only one had that type of season based on traditional statistics or advanced metrics. The rest were objective...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  14. Inside Slant: 2012 rookie performance

    Kevin Seifert

    We have spent time this season breaking down the "Fail Mary" and its implications in every way imaginable. In this week's Inside Slant podcast , Mike Sando and I discussed the possibility that the player who threw the infamous pass -- Seattle Seahawk...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  15. Implications of Pack-Vikes time change

    Kevin Seifert

    So I was wrong. (Again.) I'm back for one more post so that we can set the stage for what will be an insane final Sunday of the 2012 season. The NFL has moved the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings game to 4:25 p.m. ET, giving it a more prominent...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  16. Playoff scenarios: Win and in for Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    OK now. Sunday's late afternoon games are complete and we can dramatically simplify our earlier playoff scenarios. The upshot: The Minnesota Vikings control their playoff destiny and the Chicago Bears will be -- gasp! -- huge Green Bay Packers fan...

    Blog | December 23, 2012