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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. John Sullivan: Saints were 'despicable'

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted Thursday that Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wants the NFL to ban New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for life after his reported role in the team's bounty program prior to the 2009 NFC Championship Game. Kluwe is no stranger ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Did Saints target Aaron Rodgers in Week 1?

    Kevin Seifert

    In the week since the NFL revealed the New Orleans Saints' three-year bounty program for knocking out opposing players, the 2009 NFC Championship Game has received the vast amount of attention. The beating Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre ab...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Have at It: Give us the Seahawks (or Saints)!

    Kevin Seifert

    Wow. If nothing else, this week's "Have at It" produced a preview of the, er, heightened tensions we could face in two weeks if the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears meet in the NFC Championship Game. We started by discussing options for the Bears'...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  11. The Bears and the No. 1 seed

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you have asked if the Chicago Bears could earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs and thus have home-field advantage through the NFC Championship Game. The answer, courtesy ESPN Stats & Information, is yes -- if six games over the next tw...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  12. Sharper: Childress is 'bitter' over loss

    Kevin Seifert

    We interrupt your back-to-school/work morning in order to make sure you saw the most interesting barb yet as the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints prepare for Thursday night's rematch of the NFC Championship Game. Saints safety Darren Sharp...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  13. Darren Sharper won't be targeting anyone

    Kevin Seifert

    I guess I can cross off "X-Files" from my list of story angles for next week's rematch of the NFC Championship Game. The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints are still scheduled to play Thursday night at the Superdome, but half of our offseason T...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  14. Final Word: Vikings at Saints

    Kevin Seifert

    Three nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings (13-4) and the New Orleans Saints (14-3). 1. Hopefully you've caught most of our preview work this week. If not, click here for a filtered refresher. New...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  15. Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin misses practice; status i...

    Kevin Seifert

    Vikings rookie receiver/kick returner Percy Harvin missed practice Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2010
  16. Packers or Vikings for 2013 kickoff game?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl championship means they will host the NFL's annual kickoff game in early September. That means there is at least a chance that an NFC North team will be the opponent. For us, the 2013 schedule will include matchups...

    Blog | February 04, 2013