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  1. Only 14 players left from '09 Saints-Vikings

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- How quickly things change in the NFL. We're coming up on the five-year anniversary of the NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings, and only 14 players remain on their combined rosters as they hea...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Vikings' top plays: Wide left

    Ben Goessling

    This is the third of three plays nominated as the most memorable play in Vikings history, following Brett Favre's interception in the 2010 NFC Championship Game and Tommy Kramer's Hail Mary pass to Ahmad Rashad to beat the Cleveland Browns in the 198...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  3. Vikings' top plays: 'Miracle at the Met'

    Ben Goessling

    This is the second of three plays nominated as the most memorable play in Minnesota Vikings history. We looked at Brett Favre's interception in the 2010 NFC Championship Game on Monday, and we'll feature Gary Anderson's missed field goal in the 1999 ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  4. Cowboys' top plays: The Hail Mary

    Todd Archer

    This is one of three finalists for the most memorable plays in Dallas Cowboys history. We already discussed the Troy Aikman-to-Alvin Harper pass in the 1992 NFC Championship Game. On Wednesday, we will include Bob Lilly's sack of Bob Griese in Super ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  5. BBAO: 'Every play felt like a fourth down'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: This MMQB.com piece from retired NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels is notable in a number of ways, among them his revelation that teammate Brett Favre said he "choked" at the end of the 2009 NFC Championship Game betwee...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  6. Falcons 30, Seahawks 28; or, the Day I Became a Sports Fan

    Rembert Browne

    It was Sunday, January 17, 1999. I was in Augusta, Georgia, for the first big junior tennis tournament of the season, the Mayor's Cup. Two days earlier, I walked onto the court, unseeded, for my first-round match with the 9-seed. The end result: a th...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  7. Brett Favre upset with losing 2010 NFC title game, not with New O...

    Brett Favre isn't upset that he was a bounty target for the New Orleans Saints during the 2010 NFC Championship Game. The retired quarterback is just upset he couldn't lead the Minnesota Vikings to a win.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  8. Will NFLPA 'protect' targeted players?

    Kevin Seifert

    In March, two Minnesota Vikings players -- punter Chris Kluwe and center John Sullivan -- called for the NFL to suspend New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for his role in the Saints' bounty program prior to the 2009 NFC Championship Game. A...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  9. Coincidence? Vikings release Remi Ayodele

    Kevin Seifert

    By now, we all know that the 2009 NFC Championship Game is one of the most visible examples of the New Orleans Saints' three-year bounty program. But there has been a secondary connection between the bounty story and the Minnesota Vikings: One of the...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  10. BBAO: Brady Poppinga sounds off

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A day after former New Orleans Saints defensive linemen Anthony Hargrove denied he was motivated by a bounty in the 2009 NFC Championship Game, a former Green Bay Packers linebacker has spoken out strongly against th...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  11. Ex-New Orleans Saints' Anthony Hargrove says hit on Brett Favre n...

    Kevin Seifert

    Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove released an extensive statement Thursday to address media reports about his role in the highly scrutinized 2009 NFC Championship Game between the Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  12. Mailbag: Legal action unlikely for bounty

    Kevin Seifert

    More than a few of you have been asking if anyone connected with the New Orleans Saints could face legal action as a result of the bounty program uncovered last week by the NFL. If the Minnesota Vikings can't get back the 2009 NFC Championship Game, ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  13. Saints' shots at Brett Favre were no secret

    Kevin Seifert

    Judging by your comments, some of you are neither surprised nor particularly upset to learn that the New Orleans Saints had a bounty on then-Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the 2009 NFC Championship Game. Over on our Facebook page, for e...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  14. Face it: Sidney Rice wanted out

    Kevin Seifert

    I wish I could put my finger on it. For more than a year, something has been off between the Minnesota Vikings and Sidney Rice. A frost began developing after the 2009 NFC Championship Game, during which Rice suffered a hip injury that eventually ...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  15. 'Madden 12': Epicenter of Gamenity?*

    Kevin Seifert

    If the NFC Championship Game put us at the Epicenter of Humanity, where would an All-NFC North finals of the "Madden NFL 12" tournament leave us? You have a week to figure that one out. (I'm going with "Epicenter of Gamenity" for now.) The semifin...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  16. On Vince Young and the Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    With two of our teams set to play Sunday for the NFC Championship Game, our other two teams have gotten the short shrift in recent weeks. I received your ideas for coverage of the Detroit Lions via Twitter the other day, and fortunately we have an en...

    Blog | January 22, 2011