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  1. BBAO: Adrian Peterson to play Sunday

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Adrian Peterson made clear on the first day of training camp that he didn't care whether he played in the preseason. "It worked out pretty well last year," he noted about his MVP campaign in 2012, which began with hi...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  2. A crossroads season for NFC North QBs

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent the past five years on this blog documenting and analyzing elite quarterback play. As the NFC North morphed from the "Black and Blue" division to "Air and Space," we chronicled an MVP year (Aaron Rodgers, 2011) and arguably the best seaso...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  3. Adrian Peterson: 2.5K debate continues

    Kevin Seifert

    Adrian Peterson's oft-stated goal of 2,500 yards in 2013 continues to reverberate around the world of sports debate, kept alive in part by memories of his doubt-erasing 2012 MVP season. In this Insider piece , Football Scientist KC Joyner admirabl...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  4. Player safety 'overrode our concerns'

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte called it "absurd." Leslie Frazier worried that his MVP running back would be subjected to an increasing number of hits to his knee. The NFC North generated as much opposition to the NFL's proposed crown-t...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  5. Adrian Peterson: 'Kicked in the stomach'

    Kevin Seifert

    If you're wondering what Minnesota Vikings players think about their team's decision to trade receiver Percy Harvin, look no further than what MVP tailback Adrian Peterson tweeted a few moments ago: The best all around player I ever seen or you'll e...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  6. Why did Adrian Peterson play in Pro Bowl?

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted earlier this month the painful injury Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson played with during his MVP season. A sports hernia developed in Week 10, forced him out of a Week 16 game against the Houston Texans and ultimately led to surge...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  7. Adrian Peterson: Most valuable and best

    Kevin Seifert

    As Adrian Peterson's MVP candidacy grew more realistic this season, we debated what the award means here on the NFC North blog. Should it go to the player who provides the most value to his team -- i.e., does the most to help the team win -- as the "...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  8. MVP resolution soon for Adrian Peterson

    Kevin Seifert

    Someone -- Peyton Manning? Adrian Peterson? Tom Brady? -- is ending his fifth week as the NFL's 2012 MVP. The Associated Press wrapped up its voting shortly after the end of the regular season, but the announcement has been held until Saturday night'...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  9. Rewind'12: Kyle Rudolph's Pro Bowl MVP

    Kevin Seifert

    (Another in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes.) Kyle Rudolph's turn as the Pro Bowl MVP served as a reminder that the Minnesota Vikings have an exceptional tight end whose 2012 season went largely ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  10. Packers-49ers II: Legacy of Aaron Rodgers

    Kevin Seifert

    On the eve of his fourth trip to the NFL playoffs, Aaron Rodgers sat down with broadcaster Bob Costas and obliged a big-picture conversation. The Green Bay Packers quarterback has started a Pro Bowl. He has won the league's MVP award and was the M...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  11. Adrian Peterson: 'In my heart, I'm the MVP'

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- If you spend some time around Adrian Peterson, you learn to decipher his mood from small distinctions on his eternally optimistic face. Peterson has a genuine smile, the kind he displayed as a rookie in 2007 when he set the NFL's singl...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  12. NFC North wrap: all-division team, more

    Kevin Seifert

    Five things to know and my 2012 all-division team: Division MVP: If your definition of this award is the player who has the most impact on his team's winning percentage, then our MVP is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. If your MVP is t...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  13. MVP Watch: What about Adrian Peterson?

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Sando's weekly MVP Watch post has Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning atop the rankings. I agree with Sando's assessment, and yes, I'm well aware of the monster season Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson is having. My AFC South c...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  14. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 36-22 victory over the St. Louis Rams, here are three issues that merit further examination: The push for tailback Adrian Peterson to win the MVP award hit new heights after his 212-yard effort Sunday pushed his seaso...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  15. Inside Slant: Adrian Peterson's MVP hopes

    Kevin Seifert

    The Inside Slant podcast this week was a tie-in to NFC West colleague Mike Sando's MVP Watch post, which features three quarterbacks ahead of Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson in the rankings. Thirty years after Washington Redskins place...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  16. On the Jay Cutler for MVP discussion

    Kevin Seifert

    In picking the Chicago Bears to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in this Countdown Daily video, ESPN's Mark Schlereth suggested that Bears quarterback Jay Cutler should be a candidate for the NFL's MVP award. You already know the obvious. The Bears are...

    Blog | November 30, 2012