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  1. Rapid Reaction: Vikings 37, Packers 34

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts from one of the best NFC North football games we've seen in recent memory: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings qualified for the playoffs by winning their fourth consecutive regular-season game. They beat the Green B...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  2. Next up: Adrian Peterson?

    Kevin Seifert

    Here in the NFC North, we are half way to a feat that hasn't occurred in 80 years of football record-keeping. Saturday night, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson broke the NFL's single-season record for receiving yards. Johnson has 1,892 receivi...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  3. Let's dig into Ndamukong Suh's 'best game'

    Kevin Seifert

    My general rule in covering football is to trust what I see. Sometimes this game can be made more complicated than it is. So if you're like me, you walked away from Sunday's game at the Metrodome convinced that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukon...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  4. Blogger Blitz: Adrian Peterson's phase-in

    Kevin Seifert

    Addressing a question I'm asked often by NFL fans and fantasy football players alike: When will Adrian Peterson become the Minnesota Vikings' primary tailback?...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  5. BBAO: Lions' new concussion protocol

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Welcome to another week of preseason football here in the NFC North. Our CampTour'12 has come to an end, and I'll post a dramatic and emotional retrospective at some point soon. For now, let's move right into one of ...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  6. BBAO: Optimism on Vikings stadium

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Just before Sunday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, Sports Illustrated's Peter King reported on "Football Night in America" that he is convinced the Minnesota Vikings w...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  7. Minnesota Vikings: Time to shift the vision

    Kevin Seifert

    After taking permanent control of the Minnesota Vikings' coaching job, Leslie Frazier laid out a traditional and conventional vision for winning football games. His teams would run the ball and stop the run, a time-honored approach that sounds good i...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  8. Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Green Bay Packers' 45-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: This week's crazy Aaron Rodgers statistic comes from Pro Football Focus (PFF), which uses video study to separate "aimed" ...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  9. 'Madden 12' ratings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's shift gears here while we have a moment to catch our training camp breath. The end of the NFL lockout didn't just mean the return of football. It also ensured the debut of, yes, "Madden 12." ESPN.com's Jon Robinson has been rolling out exclu...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  10. Tough decisions coming on Peterson, Forte

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent a good part of last week discussing the careers of the NFC North's top two tailbacks. We projected what the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson must do to reach the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and we debated the merits of Matt Forte's cross-pl...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  11. Calling Canton: Adrian Peterson's pace

    Kevin Seifert

    Last in a series on NFC North players whose career trajectories put them on a path to consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Of the five players profiled in this project, Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson might be the most accom...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  12. 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
  13. Adrian Peterson waiting on contract

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS -- Despite the concerns he's expressed about the state of NFL labor, I'm guessing Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson wants to continue playing football when his contract expires after the 2011 season. To this point, however, the V...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  14. Fantasy: Peterson still your No. 1 pick?

    Kevin Seifert

    Even if you're not into fantasy football, I think you'll find Christopher Harris' analysis of NFL running backs Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings) and Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans) pretty interesting. In deciding which player to take No. 1 ove...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  15. ChatWrap: 14-pound footballs

    Kevin Seifert

    Our SportsNation chat Tuesday included a topic I wanted to get to last week: The 14-pound sand-filled ball that Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson was shown using during a modified workout on the NFL Network. Namely: Is that really a good way...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  16. A fantastical time for the NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    I've already admitted to a near-complete ignorance when it comes to fantasy football. (As opposed to my default state of regular ignorance.) But I recognize it carries great interest to many of you, and one of my goals for 2010 is to provide an NFC N...

    Blog | May 19, 2010