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  1. Adrian Peterson: 2.5K debate continues

    Kevin Seifert

    Adrian Peterson's oft-stated goal of 2,500 yards in 2013 continues to reverberate around the world of sports debate, kept alive in part by memories of his doubt-erasing 2012 MVP season. In this Insider piece , Football Scientist KC Joyner admirabl...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  2. ADCJ2KWatch: Adrian Peterson responds

    Kevin Seifert

    Because we still have more than a week until the free-agent market officially opens, and because it appears the NFC North did not add to its list of franchise players Monday, we'll bring you an entertaining response to one of last week's posts. As...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  3. Chris Johnson aiming for Adrian Peterson

    Kevin Seifert

    You know the drill. A player is asked whether he will outperform a contemporary. The player says, "of course." And off we go. Tennessee Titans tailback Chris Johnson said on ESPN that he will rush for more yards than the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  4. MVP Watch: What about Adrian Peterson?

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Sando's weekly MVP Watch post has Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning atop the rankings. I agree with Sando's assessment, and yes, I'm well aware of the monster season Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson is having. My AFC South c...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  5. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Heading to bye: The Green Bay Packers are hoping to squeeze out one more victory to enter their bye week 6-3 and emerge, presumably, with a much healthier team. The Arizona Cardinals are reeling, having lost...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  6. Harrison Smith bracing for further discipline

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Even without one of their better defensive players Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings limited the Tennessee Titans to a single score in their 30-7 victory. But will they be put in a similar situation next week against the Washington Redskin...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  7. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Star tailback matchup? There was a time when a game featuring Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson would have spurred a week's worth of storylines about who deserved the title of the NFL's best running back. At...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  8. RB market forming around Matt Forte

    Kevin Seifert

    We've known the market for the NFL's top running backs for some time. The Minnesota Vikings guaranteed Adrian Peterson $36 million as part of a seven-year deal last summer, and the Tennessee Titans awarded Chris Johnson $30 million in a six-year exte...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  9. Franchise focus: Matt Forte

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a daily series on NFC North players who are candidates to receive their team's franchise tag. The window for tagging players opens Monday and closes March 5. From the moment the Chicago Bears ended contract negotiations last summer with...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  10. ForteWatch: Chasing Chris Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    Trevor reached out during Tuesday's SportsNation chat: Trevor (De Pere, WI) Kevin! We need a ForteWatch up in this blog! He's on pace for over 2,000 yards from scrimmage! LOUD NOISES! Kevin Seifert (2:16 PM) I can see that. I need four ar...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  11. Matt Forte talks are done -- for now

    Kevin Seifert

    Everything is relative in NFL contract negotiations, so the most realistic way to assess the Chicago Bears' talks with tailback Matt Forte is that they've ended -- until they start up again. Any other dramatic conclusion would be total speculation. ...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  12. Market forming for Adrian Peterson deal

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier this offseason, Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson said he was "in the driver's seat" as he approached the final year of his rookie contract. He was due to make at least $10.72 million in 2011 and had a premium foundation from which t...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. Preseason: Glass half full for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Saturday's action at LP Field Tennessee Titans 14, Chicago Bears 13 Preseason record: 1-2 Of interest: First, the good: I thought tailback Matt Forte continued his strong summer performance in carrying 17 times for 74 yards and a r...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  14. Adrian Peterson continues righting a wrong

    Kevin Seifert

    MANKATO, Minn. -- If some good came of Adrian Peterson's unfortunate use of analogies this offseason, it's this: It forced one of the NFL's highest-profile players into a bond with two of the world's most prominent advocates for ending human traffick...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  15. Rewind'10: NFC North tackle-breakers

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier this week, we reviewed the tackling proficiency (or lack thereof) of NFC North defenses last season using Football Outsiders' annual charting project. Now let's check out how Football Outsiders rated each NFC North offense's ability to break ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  16. ChatWrap: Adrian Peterson

    Kevin Seifert

    As we noted earlier, Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson participated Tuesday in a SportsNation chat during a visit to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. I found two of his answers particularly interesting. One was on the topic of the Viki...

    Blog | June 14, 2011