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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. Todd McShay mock 1.0: Linemen galore

    Kevin Seifert

    It's never not draft time for ESPN analyst Todd McShay, who has spent the fall scouting college football prospects and has -- in Week 15 of the NFL regular season -- submitted his first mock draft in anticipation of the 2013 event. The entire file r...

    Blog | December 13, 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. BBAO: The NFL's deepest division

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- All told, Week 9 was pretty good to the NFC North. We won three of four games, and the one loss wasn't exactly unpredicted. As @jc74 noted late Sunday, we are the only division in football with all...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Halftime: Vikings 17, 49ers 3

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Some thoughts on what was clearly the best half of football the Minnesota Vikings have played in two years: I really mean that. From an across-the-board perspective, the Vikings couldn't have possibly hoped to play better again...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  7. 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
  8. NFC North: More or Less

    Kevin Seifert

    After running the numbers, ESPN.com pro football writer John Clayton arrived at a win total for every team in the division for 2012. Is the figure too high, too low or spot on? CHICAGO BEARS: Given that they were 7-3 last season before quarterback...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  9. Rick Spielman restores order for Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The sky is still blue. Grass is still green. Water is still two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. Up is still up. Down is still down. Left tackle is still one of the most important positions in football. Whe...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  10. Vikings will limit Joe Webb to QB duties

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The only football player more popular than the backup quarterback on an NFL team is a backup quarterback so dynamic that fans want to see him play receiver, running back and return kicks, as well. That probably explains why Joe Webb i...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  11. 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
  12. BBAO: Trade deadline arrives

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Tuesday is the NFL trade deadline. Traditionally it is nothing like the frenzies in other sports, given the relative difficulty of joining a new team at midseason in football. But there are some interesting NFC North...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  13. Previewing preseason Week 3

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to NFC North preseason football over the next two days. Green Bay Packers Opponent: Indianapolis Colts Location: Lucas Oil Stadium Day/Time: Friday/8 p.m. ET Personnel notes: Coach Mike McCarthy estimated that starters w...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  14. Previewing NFC North preseason Week 2

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to preseason football in the NFC North over the next two days. I'll post a dedicated preview Monday afternoon for the Chicago Bears' game at the New York Giants, to be televised Monday night on ESPN. Detroit Lions Opponent:...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  15. Previewing preseason Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    Are you ready for some (sloppy, backup-filled preseason) football? Chicago Bears Opponent: Buffalo Bills Location: Soldier Field Date/time: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET Personnel notes: Coach Lovie Smith has given various indications about his inten...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  16. Scramble'11: Top priorities in free agency

    Kevin Seifert

    In an Insider piece for ESPN.com, our friends at Football Outsiders have put together a list of first free agency steps for each NFL team. You'll need a subscription to see all of it, but below I've passed along their recommendations for the NFC Nor...

    Blog | July 25, 2011