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  1. Career finale for Randy Moss, Matt Birk?

    Kevin Seifert

    Two weeks ago, we noted that one member of the Minnesota Vikings' 1998 draft class would be a first-time Super Bowl champion Sunday night. That player turned out to be center Matt Birk, whose Baltimore Ravens held on for a 34-31 victory over receiver...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  2. Randy Moss and Matt Birk move on

    Kevin Seifert

    NFC West colleague Mike Sando is an avid reader of the NFC North blog, and so naturally he noticed last week's post on two 1998 Minnesota Vikings draft picks -- receiver Randy Moss and center Matt Birk -- who will appear for opposite teams in Super B...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  3. Randy Moss or Matt Birk will win SB XLVII

    Kevin Seifert

    As the opponents in Super Bowl XLVII took shape Sunday, it wasn't difficult for an NFC North blogger to envision a long-ago time when one of the most prominent veterans on each team held polar corners of the Minnesota Vikings' locker room. In 1998...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  4. CampTour'12: Guessing on J'Marcus Webb

    Kevin Seifert

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- In this era of the NFL, most training camp competitions can be placed into one of two categories. Sometimes the winner can be preordained, either by a player's status or a coach's preference. Other times, a camp battle is an admi...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  5. BBAO: Pro Bowl changes coming

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: On the morning of Super Bowl XLVI, someone finally got around to asking NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the quality of the Jan. 29 Pro Bowl, which Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers brought attention to...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  6. Don't be shocked by pain-killer revelations

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher somewhat randomly fell into this week's news cycle via an HBO interview he did on the use of Toradol, a pain-killer. Urlacher admitted he has used Toradol, a legal and non-addicting injection, to mask pain so h...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  7. ChatWrap: Lions priorities and Vikings QBs

    Kevin Seifert

    Better late than never, let's take a moment to reflect on the highlights of Tuesday's SportsNation chat. I was too caught up in a whole lot of nothing this week to circle back on our chat, but you brought forth a number of interesting topics to conti...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  8. The Replacements: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Tait Williams A look at the key loss and his replacement for each team in the division: Chicago Bears Who's out: John Ta...

    Blog | June 19, 2009
  9. Around the NFC North: Cutler's 'IFO'

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by staff Chicago Bears Jay Cutler took the field for the first time Wednesday and he left many talking about his "Identified Flying Object." ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson writes that Corey Graham practicing at safety ...

    Blog | May 21, 2009
  10. Black and Blue all over: Rosenfels competing

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert The forgotten man on Minnesota's quarterback depth chart remains convinced he will get a fair competition with incumbent Tarvaris Jackson. Sage Rosenfels, acquired last month from Houston, told Judd Zulgad o...

    Blog | April 09, 2009
  11. Hot Button: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert The top issues facing each team in the division: Chicago Bears Wesley Hitt/Getty Images Lovie Smith has some work to do with his defense. Primary issue: The ...

    Blog | February 11, 2009
  12. Digging into NFC North rosters

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert I have (NFC) West envy. Alex, Dwight and David S. were among a number of readers who caught Mike Sando's excellent analysis of the NFC West salary-cap situation last week and requested a replication of the p...

    Blog | February 10, 2009
  13. Hot stove: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Mike of Sacramento asked, and I've listened (Finally). We're still six weeks away from free agency and the start of what we like to call the "new league year," but already it's time to star...

    Blog | January 22, 2009
  14. Put this one in the (history) books

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Early Wednesday, I started making a list of all the bizarre, you-only-see-this-once bits of drama I covered during nine seasons on the Minnesota Vikings beat. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Form...

    Blog | December 03, 2008
  15. Ice-cold in Tampa

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert They've tried just about everything. One year, the Minnesota Vikings held a players-only dinner in Tampa the night before a game against the Buccaneers, hoping to promote unity while protecting players from the usua...

    Blog | November 13, 2008
  16. Daily mailbag: Should Vikes pursue Anderson?

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert As we write, the Detroit Lions are deciding whether to sign free agent running back Rudi Johnson. When name players like Johnson become available, it's only natural for fans to start hoping. So it makes perfect sens...

    Blog | September 01, 2008