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  1. On that 2010 Lions-Vikings draft trade

    Kevin Seifert

    Jahvid Best's official departure from the Detroit Lions merits a look back at the intra-division trade that made him the No. 30 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft. As you might recall, the Vikings sent that pick to the Lions in exchange for select...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  2. Quick Hits: Packers, Lions, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    I usually try to post a "Quick Hit" item to catch up after missing some blog time, but the Chicago Bears' activity over the past week merits its own post. That item will publish shortly. For now, let's catch up on the other 75 percent of the division...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  3. Lions-Vikings: Full of surprises

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- When you spend enough time around the NFL, you realize there is an inverse proportion between what you think you know and what you actually know. I'd like a show of hands from those people who genuinely were convinced, without emotion ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  4. Tough schedules for Lions, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Strength of schedule, the combined winning percentage of future opponents, is the most relative statistic imaginable -- especially in the first half of an NFL season. It changes weekly, the numbers fluctuate wildly and it serves only as an estimate o...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  5. BBAO: Ted Ginn Jr. spurns Lions, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Free agent Ted Ginn Jr. visited two of our NFC North teams as he tested the market, presumably in search of a role or contract better than what the San Francisco 49ers were offering. He must not have seen enough oppo...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  6. Friday injury report: Lions-Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Given the special nature of this week in the NFC North, we'll separate Friday's injury report. First up: Sunday's game at the Metrodome: Detroit Lions: Receiver Nate Burleson (ankle) and linebacker Zack Follett (concussion) have been ruled out. Th...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  7. Minnesota Vikings schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: It gets real in a hurry for the Minnesota Vikings, who open the season with consecutive NFC North games -- on the road. They'll play at the Detroit Lions in Week 1 and at the Chicago Bears in Week 2, the first time the NFL has asked them t...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  8. 'Madden 25:' Sanders, Peterson move on

    Kevin Seifert

    So in case you missed it Wednesday night, we learned there is now a 50 percent chance of an NFC North player adorning the "Madden" cover for a second consecutive year. Detroit Lions Hall of Fame tailback Barry Sanders and Minnesota Vikings tailbac...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  9. Adrian Peterson: 'Pain was a 10'

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN reporter Josina Anderson spoke with Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson on Thursday after he had surgery to repair a sports hernia. Peterson said he first suffered the injury during a Week 10 game against the Detroit Lions, received a cor...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  10. Calvin Johnson's record: 1,964 yards

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears' 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions means the Bears will clinch a playoff berth if the Green Bay Packers defeat the Minnesota Vikings this afternoon at the Metrodome. We've already posted a Bears-centric Rapid Reaction, so let's n...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  11. Blair Walsh's turn to set an NFL record

    Kevin Seifert

    NFC North players are obliterating the NFL record book this weekend. Or something like that. You know full well what Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did Saturday night. If not, we chronicled it for you. Sunday afternoon, Minnesota Vikings...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  12. Peterson, Johnson and 14-game seasons

    Kevin Seifert

    As Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson and Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson pursue single-season yardage records for their respective positions, one matter of historical importance hasn't gotten much attention: The NFL's shift to a 16-gam...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  13. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions, here are three issues that merit further examination: I didn't intend to dismiss tailback Adrian Peterson's 171-yard performance by noting that most of it came in the fourth quart...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  14. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 34-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: After falling behind early once again, the Lions have now been outscored 53-28 in the first quarter of their games this season and...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Vikings 34, Lions 24

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts on Sunday's events at the Metrodome: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak with an improbably productive offensive effort while leading receiver Percy Harvin was sidelined. The Vikings ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  16. Halftime: Vikings 13, Lions 3

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts at halftime from the Metrodome: The big pregame question here was how the Minnesota Vikings would move the ball without leading receiver Percy Harvin, who is inactive because of an ankle injury. The Vikings answered ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012