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  1. Vikings stadium: Packers first opponent?

    Kevin Seifert

    In 2003, the NFL scheduled the Minnesota Vikings as the Green Bay Packers' first opponent in the renovated Lambeau Field. So naturally, the Vikings are expecting the league to return the favor 13 years later. Nothing will be official for a while, ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  2. On the timetable for NFL officials' return

    Kevin Seifert

    Our long national (football) nightmare might be over, or at least close to it. If you haven't heard yet, ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the NFL and its officials' union have an agreement on a labor deal that could get the league's regular o...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  3. Desmond Bishop won't have new IR option

    Kevin Seifert

    When Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop suffered a serious hamstring injury earlier this month, we noted the possibility of a new NFL rule that could help him return to the field before the end of the season. Thursday, we learned the rule ha...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  4. Blogger Blitz: Hearing a career vanish

    Kevin Seifert

    It'll be a while before I forget the sight I witnessed Saturday night at Minnesota Vikings training camp. Here's all I can say about NFL careers: They come and they go. Rookie receiver Greg Childs is hoping to return from a catastrophic double-knee i...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  5. Dominic Raiola ready for health decline

    Kevin Seifert

    As we learn more and more about the connection between football and brain injuries, I've wondered when NFL players will start viewing their careers as a conscious trade-off: immediate fulfillment and financial security in return for future health pro...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  6. Vikings will limit Joe Webb to QB duties

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The only football player more popular than the backup quarterback on an NFL team is a backup quarterback so dynamic that fans want to see him play receiver, running back and return kicks, as well. That probably explains why Joe Webb i...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  7. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Chicago Bears' 37-13 victory against the Detroit Lions, here are three issues that merit further examination: Devin Hester is now one touchdown return away from tying Deion Sanders' all-time NFL record of 19. The circumstances of Sunda...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  8. No disputing value of Jared Allen trade

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Jared Allen will return to Kansas City this weekend with the NFL's second-most sacks on the season. It's been more than three years since the Minnesota Vikings acquired him in one of the most expensive trades in recent NFL histo...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  9. Poll: What to do with Matt Flynn?

    Kevin Seifert

    Last December, Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn demonstrated he could execute a well-conceived game plan in the home stadium of the NFL's top team. Were it not for one of the most ridiculous kickoff returns in NFL history, Flynn might have le...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  10. 'Madden 12' ratings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's shift gears here while we have a moment to catch our training camp breath. The end of the NFL lockout didn't just mean the return of football. It also ensured the debut of, yes, "Madden 12." ESPN.com's Jon Robinson has been rolling out exclu...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  11. NFC North cap status with $120M limit

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you might already have seen John Clayton's projection of the NFL's 2011 salary cap, which will return at least some teams to the era of cap-induced cuts and adjustments after years of escalated spending. Clayton estimates a 2011 cap of $12...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  12. Free-agent implications for (presumed) CBA

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you might have seen Adam Schefter's report on the expected state of NFL free agency when a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is reached, presumably next month. In short, it will return the games to pre-2010 rules that made players unr...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  13. How will the NFC North vote on kickoffs?*

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS -- As we noted last week, the NFL's proposed changes to kickoff rules would make a dramatic impact on the NFC North. Not only could it neutralize some elite return men, from Devin Hester and Danieal Manning of the Chicago Bears to Stefan ...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  14. BBAO: Kevin Williams ends legal fight

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Only 50 percent of the Williams Wall is expected to return to the Minnesota Vikings next season, and that half has given up his 27-month legal case against the NFL to overturn a four-game suspension for violating the...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  15. Bears and Hawks: Value of field position

    Kevin Seifert

    We know the Chicago Bears' defense created the third-most turnovers in the NFL (35) and held opponents to the sixth-lowest third-down conversion percentage (35) this season. We've heard plenty about Devin Hester's three touchdowns as a punt return...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  16. FavreWatch: Parsing the statements

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- If you were expecting a detailed account of Brett Favre's return to practice Friday, you haven't been watching the NFL for long. Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress said "I'm not giving any scouting reports" on how Favre loo...

    Blog | October 29, 2010