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  1. BBAO: 'Every play felt like a fourth down'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: This MMQB.com piece from retired NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels is notable in a number of ways, among them his revelation that teammate Brett Favre said he "choked" at the end of the 2009 NFC Championship Game betwee...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  2. Packers-Bears II: A sharp turn in the rivalry

    Kevin Seifert

    When the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers met in the 2010 NFC Championship Game, we noted how professional and cordial their rivalry was. Their fans might hate each other, but the teams themselves rarely crossed into trash-talk and never engaged i...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  3. Difference in Rodgers', Cutler's scolding

    Kevin Seifert

    A day after the 2010 NFC Championship Game, as you might recall, we were still discussing the national reaction to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's departure because of a knee injury. Both fans and NFL players immediately questioned Cutler's to...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  4. Will NFLPA 'protect' targeted players?

    Kevin Seifert

    In March, two Minnesota Vikings players -- punter Chris Kluwe and center John Sullivan -- called for the NFL to suspend New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for his role in the Saints' bounty program prior to the 2009 NFC Championship Game. A...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  5. John Sullivan: Saints were 'despicable'

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted Thursday that Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wants the NFL to ban New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for life after his reported role in the team's bounty program prior to the 2009 NFC Championship Game. Kluwe is no stranger ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  6. Coincidence? Vikings release Remi Ayodele

    Kevin Seifert

    By now, we all know that the 2009 NFC Championship Game is one of the most visible examples of the New Orleans Saints' three-year bounty program. But there has been a secondary connection between the bounty story and the Minnesota Vikings: One of the...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  7. Did Saints target Aaron Rodgers in Week 1?

    Kevin Seifert

    In the week since the NFL revealed the New Orleans Saints' three-year bounty program for knocking out opposing players, the 2009 NFC Championship Game has received the vast amount of attention. The beating Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre ab...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  8. BBAO: Brady Poppinga sounds off

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A day after former New Orleans Saints defensive linemen Anthony Hargrove denied he was motivated by a bounty in the 2009 NFC Championship Game, a former Green Bay Packers linebacker has spoken out strongly against th...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  9. Ex-New Orleans Saints' Anthony Hargrove says hit on Brett Favre n...

    Kevin Seifert

    Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove released an extensive statement Thursday to address media reports about his role in the highly scrutinized 2009 NFC Championship Game between the Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  10. Mailbag: Legal action unlikely for bounty

    Kevin Seifert

    More than a few of you have been asking if anyone connected with the New Orleans Saints could face legal action as a result of the bounty program uncovered last week by the NFL. If the Minnesota Vikings can't get back the 2009 NFC Championship Game, ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  11. Saints' shots at Brett Favre were no secret

    Kevin Seifert

    Judging by your comments, some of you are neither surprised nor particularly upset to learn that the New Orleans Saints had a bounty on then-Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the 2009 NFC Championship Game. Over on our Facebook page, for e...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  12. Theories on the Packers' breakdown

    Kevin Seifert

    As you read this, Green Bay Packers players are scattering around the country, having vacated Lambeau Field weeks earlier than anyone expected. Instead of game-planning for the NFC Championship Game, coaches are reviewing the season and in some cases...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  13. On Brandon Jacobs and Tramon Williams

    Kevin Seifert

    Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, two sons of Louisiana who played on the same high school team will face each other for the right to play in the NFC Championship Game. David Fleming of ESPN the Magazine brings us the story of Green Bay Packers corn...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  14. Lions-Saints: Pregame festivities

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS - WHAAAAAAAT? Sorry. Let's start over. Greetings from the Superdome, where the LSU marching band is practicing at full volume in preparation for its Monday night performance at the BCS Championship Game. A handful of players from the N...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  15. Another shot at Cowboys Stadium for Suh

    Kevin Seifert

    I've admitted before that I don't watch a ton of college football. When you cover the NFL, fall Saturdays are typically about travel and football detox. But I clearly remember watching the Big 12 championship game on Dec. 5, 2009. Like the rest of...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  16. Face it: Sidney Rice wanted out

    Kevin Seifert

    I wish I could put my finger on it. For more than a year, something has been off between the Minnesota Vikings and Sidney Rice. A frost began developing after the 2009 NFC Championship Game, during which Rice suffered a hip injury that eventually ...

    Blog | July 27, 2011