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  1. Vikings won't have Charlie Johnson or Anthony Barr on Sunday

    Kevin Seifert

    The Minnesota Vikings won't have guard Charlie Johnson nor linebacker Anthony Barr for Sunday's game at the Miami Dolphins. Barr won't play in the Week 17 season finale, either. The team decided to shut him down so that he could undergo what coach...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  2. Prediction: Vikings will beat Dolphins

    Kevin Seifert

    The Minnesota Vikings have won only once in South Florida, and that game was 38 years ago, but they are due for a breakout Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. They seem to be in a good place spiritually after a 4-3 stretch, with all three losses coming by...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Vikings trying to heat up for the Dolphins

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- In the long and winding 54-year history of the franchise, the Minnesota Vikings have won exactly one game when playing at the Miami Dolphins. That victory came 38 years ago, on Dec. 11, 1976, followed by losses in 1982, 1988 an...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  4. An unlikely spark for Cordarrelle Patterson

    Kevin Seifert

    Moments before his most impactful play in three months, Cordarrelle Patterson received an odd request. Minnesota Vikings special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer, and the rest of the team's kickoff return team, asked him to join their huddle on the sid...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  5. NFL free agency -- Pot of gold remains elusive

    Kevin Seifert

    The promise of free-agency riches is usually a mirage, and this year's salary-cap increase might not make much of a difference, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  6. Dirty Laundry: The price of head contact

    Kevin Seifert

    I cringed and started worrying after the third or fourth time I saw Jon Bostic's highlight-reel hit last week. Would the collision between Bostic, the Chicago Bears' rookie middle linebacker, and San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie surface as the...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  7. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  8. 2013 #bloggermock: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Our 2013 #bloggermock took an early twist and left me only partially satisfied as the protector of NFC North interests. Of note: Not a single quarterback was drafted in the first round, something that hasn't happened in the real draft since 1996. We ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  9. Reggie Bush: 'A running back's dream'

    Kevin Seifert

    The most obvious free-agent connection in recent memory -- the Detroit Lions and running back Reggie Bush -- came together as quickly as expected Wednesday. Bush was on a flight to Detroit shortly after the market opened Tuesday, visited the team's f...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  10. Now the hard part: Restocking Vikings WRs

    Kevin Seifert

    In the flurry of tweets that followed news of Percy Harvin's trade to the Seattle Seahawks, one stood out to me. It was from Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji, who said: "Can't say im sorry to see Percy go lol #gopackgo." Yes, the instant an...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  11. No indication Vikings are in on Mike Wallace

    Kevin Seifert

    If the NFL's three-day negotiating period revealed anything, it was that the Minnesota Vikings aren't as excited about free agent receiver Mike Wallace as some of you have thought or hoped. Nothing that has happened so far is binding, meaning the Vik...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  12. Vikings: Percy Harvin or a top FA, not both?

    Kevin Seifert

    A line in a recent NFL.com analysis indicates the Miami Dolphins anticipate competing with the Minnesota Vikings for free-agent receiver Mike Wallace. In the video, ESPN's Adam Schefter mentions the Vikings as a likely suitor for free-agent receiver ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  13. Tentative 2013 NFC North draft picks

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As the NFL scouting combine gets underway, we have an official but tentative round-by-round list of draft choices for NFC North teams. The quick breakdown is in the chart below, courtesy some spreadsheet magic from NFC West colleag...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  14. Mailbag: Vikings changing uniforms?

    Kevin Seifert

    Suitably braced for impact, I dove back into the mailbag for the first time in a while late last week. I'm glad I did. Amid all the usual bile was a number of notes from Minnesota Vikings fans alerting me to the vast right-wing conspiracy ... I mean, m...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  15. Leslie Frazier in 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'

    Kevin Seifert

    Our friends over at Grantland.com put together a really cool oral history of the single greatest music video of all ... I mean, the Chicago Bears' 1985 "Super Bowl Shuffle." There are all kinds of cool anecdotes and looks behind the scenes. I, for one,...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  16. NFC North run-pass distribution by quarter

    Kevin Seifert

    In the process of researching the Green Bay Packers' run-pass distribution for the blog and the Inside Slant podcast, I got my grubby hands on some raw data that might prove interesting to the masses. Jeremy Mills of ESPN Stats & Information pass...

    Blog | October 13, 2012