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  1. Matt Cassel released. Vikings? Bears?

    Kevin Seifert

    On the occasion of Matt Cassel's release by the Kansas City Chiefs, we should review the NFC North's pair of backup quarterback openings. Cassel figures in at least one, if not both, of those situations. First off, the Detroit Lions (Shaun Hill) a...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  2. NFC North Week 9 Quarterback Report

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a look at the performance of NFC North quarterbacks in Week 9. This edition owes thanks to ESPN Stats Analyst Jacob Nitzberg, who put some customized information at our disposal: Jay Cutler Passer rating: 138.1 QBR: 59.0 Action plays...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  3. Wrap-up: Seahawks 30, Vikings 20

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Sunday's events at CenturyLink Field: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings lost their second consecutive game and have now dropped three of four since starting 4-1. Other than a big-time start to the game by tailback Adrian Peter...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  4. BBAO: More rest for Jordy Nelson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: With their bye on the horizon, you wonder if the Green Bay Packers will try to steal two more weeks of rest for receiver Jordy Nelson's hamstring injury -- at the cost of only one more missed game. Nelson didn't p...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Buccaneers 36, Vikings 17

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts after Thursday night's 36-17 Tampa Bay victory at the Metrodome: What it means: The Vikings are 5-3 at their season's midpoint. It's better than what many thought they would do, but their second-half schedule is far m...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  6. Christian Ponder not holding back Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Midway through the third quarter Sunday, Christian Ponder dropped back to pass. The Minnesota Vikings' quarterback took a few steps to his right and, seeing no open receivers, lobbed the ball out of bounds. Immediately, a crowd of 6...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  7. Halftime: Vikings 14, Cardinals 7

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts from halftime at the Metrodome: The Minnesota Vikings were fortunate not to gift the Arizona Cardinals three points just before halftime. Quarterback Christian Ponder has been shaky in this game, making the decision ...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  8. 5 INTs in 9 quarters for Christian Ponder

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We just saw a significant turnaround here at the Metrodome. The Minnesota Vikings seemed to have stopped an Arizona Cardinals scoring drive in the red zone, but a poor pass from quarterback Christian Ponder put the Cardinals in positio...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  9. Wrap-up: Redskins 38, Vikings 26

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Sunday's events at FedEx Field: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings saw their three-game winning streak end after a comeback fell short at FedEx Field. They're 4-2, officially a half-game behind the NFC North-leading Chicago Bea...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  10. Jerome Simpson at least worth a visit

    Kevin Seifert

    I know we've been a little Minnesota Vikings-centric here on Friday, but that's what happens when the commissioner is making emergency trips to the state legislature, and the team is making plans to host one of the more toxic players available on the...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  11. Minnesota Vikings: Time to shift the vision

    Kevin Seifert

    After taking permanent control of the Minnesota Vikings' coaching job, Leslie Frazier laid out a traditional and conventional vision for winning football games. His teams would run the ball and stop the run, a time-honored approach that sounds good i...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  12. Andrew Luck if Vikings have the No. 1 pick?

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might be aware, NFC West colleague Mike Sando has a periodic "LuckWatch" post previewing Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck's looming arrival in the NFL. Thursday, Sando hit an angle that has been rollicking through my brain for the past few wee...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  13. PonderWatch: Debuting against the champs

    Kevin Seifert

    There has been considerable debate this week about whether the Minnesota Vikings could have, or should have, waited to find a less formidable opponent than the defending Super Bowl champions for rookie quarterback Christian Ponder's first NFL start. ...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  14. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 34-10 victory against the Arizona Cardinals, here are three issues that merit further examination: I honestly don't get what people expected from quarterback Donovan McNabb this season. He is generally a well-respect...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  15. Wrap-up: Vikings 34, Cardinals 10

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on the Minnesota Vikings' first victory of the season, a 34-10 win against the Arizona Cardinals: What it means: The Vikings avoided the second 0-5 start in franchise history with the first victory in Leslie Frazier's tenure as thei...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  16. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings*

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 22-17 loss Sunday at the Kansas City Chiefs, here are three issues that merit further examination: This tweet from @NFL caught my eye: "Did Bernard Berrian really tell a legless war vet to sit down and shut up?" The ...

    Blog | October 03, 2011