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  1. HOF: Cris Carter's 'letter' of thanks

    Kevin Seifert

    Cris Carter's enshrinement speech Saturday night at the Pro Football Hall of Fame was 100 percent Cris Carter -- complete with tears, near-gospel tones and frank admissions about his life's shortcomings. He had earlier described it as a "letter" inte...

    Blog | August 04, 2013
  2. HOF: Dave Robinson tasted blood

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm not in Canton, Ohio, this evening, so I can't bring you a first-hand account of the two players with NFC North ties who are being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But I do want to bring you a highlight or two of the speeches from both...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  3. Impact of Antoine Winfield on run defense

    Kevin Seifert

    Pro Football Focus (PFF) offers some detail and context to supplement our discussion last week of the offseason move the Minnesota Vikings should (or shouldn't) have made. As I'm sure you read and recall, we wondered if the Vikings had done enough...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  4. BBAO: Charles Tillman vs. Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sam Monson's snap-by-snap analysis of Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman's 2012 season over at Pro Football Focus includes a detailed breakdown of Tillman's two games against Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johns...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  5. Vikings: Two credible kickoff options

    Kevin Seifert

    Here is an interesting tidbit to keep in mind and impress your friends with: On their roster, the Minnesota Vikings have arguably the top kickoff men from both the NFL and college football last season. We all know what Blair Walsh did in 2012, lea...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  6. Desmond Bishop: Nothing 'set in stone'

    Kevin Seifert

    New Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop is making the interview rounds Tuesday, speaking to the NFL Network and Pro Football Talk ahead of a scheduled appearance during the 5 p.m. ET hour on NFL32. We've already discussed his motivation to pl...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  7. Football Today: Talking NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFC portion of the ESPN.com blog network participated Monday in the revamped "Football Today" podcast . My segment begins around the 9:30 mark, where Robert Flores and I discussed the Green Bay Packers' revamped offensive line, the Minnesota Viki...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  8. Bud Grant: No. 15 all time on ESPN list

    Kevin Seifert

    Minnesota Vikings Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant checks in at No. 15 on ESPN's countdown of the greatest coaches in NFL history. From the outside, Grant projected the tough, no-nonsense approach of a classic mid-century football coach. But what has ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  9. BBAO: Retire Brian Urlacher's No. 54?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Now that we've dissected Brian Urlacher's retirement and assessed his chances at enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we should ask the next question: Will the Bears retire his No. 54? That issue might b...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  10. Draft impact: Lions' Ziggy Ansah

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a periodic series examining the roles of NFC North newcomers: We have all debated the potential for Ziggy Ansah's immediate impact as a Detroit Lions defensive end in 2013. Ansah was a late arrival to football, a late bloomer on the NFL...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  11. Detroit Lions schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The Detroit Lions' 4-12 season last year apparently has reduced their national appeal. Their schedule includes only one prime-time game, a home date on "Monday Night Football" in Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens. Frankly, with the n...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  12. Hall of Fame wait over for Cris Carter

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might have heard, three of the four Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists with NFC North ties were elected Saturday to the class of 2013. Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter and senior nominees Dave Robinson (Green Bay Packers) and Curley Cul...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  13. Hall of Fame: More NFC North love?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee has included a player with NFC North ties in every class dating back to the inception of this blog. We had Minnesota Vikings guard Randall McDaniel in 2009. In 2010, Vikings defensive lineman John ...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  14. Cris Carter's 'Touchdown hands'

    Kevin Seifert

    Former Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter is among the 15 finalists for the 2013 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At some point, voters will relieve the three-way logjam at receiver between Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed. Will it be this...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  15. Outside the Lines: Answers for Fred McNeil

    Kevin Seifert

    Two years ago, we re-introduced you to former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Fred McNeil, whose descent into memory loss and depression was artfully told by Jeanne Marie Laskas in GQ magazine. The implication was that McNeil's years playing football ha...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  16. 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