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  1. Career finale for Randy Moss, Matt Birk?

    Kevin Seifert

    Two weeks ago, we noted that one member of the Minnesota Vikings' 1998 draft class would be a first-time Super Bowl champion Sunday night. That player turned out to be center Matt Birk, whose Baltimore Ravens held on for a 34-31 victory over receiver...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  2. Hall of Fame wait over for Cris Carter

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might have heard, three of the four Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists with NFC North ties were elected Saturday to the class of 2013. Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter and senior nominees Dave Robinson (Green Bay Packers) and Curley Cul...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  3. Super Bowl XLVII pick: Gold rush

    Kevin Seifert

    I don't pick NFC North games during the regular season or the playoffs, to the chagrin of those who seek more buffoonery than I already provide to be used against me. But the entire ESPN/ESPN.com crew submitted picks for Super Bowl XLVII, so I had li...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  4. Randy Moss and Matt Birk move on

    Kevin Seifert

    NFC West colleague Mike Sando is an avid reader of the NFC North blog, and so naturally he noticed last week's post on two 1998 Minnesota Vikings draft picks -- receiver Randy Moss and center Matt Birk -- who will appear for opposite teams in Super B...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  5. Randy Moss or Matt Birk will win SB XLVII

    Kevin Seifert

    As the opponents in Super Bowl XLVII took shape Sunday, it wasn't difficult for an NFC North blogger to envision a long-ago time when one of the most prominent veterans on each team held polar corners of the Minnesota Vikings' locker room. In 1998...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  6. Packers-49ers II: More physical mismatches

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- After a couple hours of sleep and a quick turnaround on the West Coast, I got to thinking in the early hours of Sunday morning. (Scary, I know.) What if the Green Bay Packers' divisional playoff loss wasn't just a matter of sch...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 45, Packers 31

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few thoughts on the Green Bay Packers' 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park: What it means: The Packers' season ended exactly as it began: with a mismatch against the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers sent 49...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  8. Packers-49ers II: Charles Woodson's impact

    Kevin Seifert

    We had a few discussions late this season on the Green Bay Packers' defense before, during and after linebacker Clay Matthews' hamstring injury. It's not too hard to figure out; Matthews has 15 sacks in 13 regular-season and postseason games. But ...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  9. Packers-49ers II: Offensive improvement

    Kevin Seifert

    Time for a quick quiz. Can you guess the pass-happiest game in the five-year history of the Aaron Rodgers Era? Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Brrring. It came in Week 1 of this season, the Green Bay Packers' 30-22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  10. Packers-49ers II: Thursday injuries

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers appear to have answered their biggest injury question of the divisional playoff round. Their top four wide receivers participated in at least a portion of their final practice of the week Thursday, suggesting they will all be...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  11. Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Green Bay Packers' 24-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: Charles Woodson has seen just about everything in his 15-year career. He has even suffered, rehabilitated and returned fr...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  12. Quick Take: Packers at 49ers

    Kevin Seifert

    Five things to know about Saturday's Green Bay Packers-San Francisco 49ers divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park: 1. Eventful history: San Francisco was the site of some epic Packers-49ers playoff games in recent history. The Packers won a 1...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  13. A bizarre conclusion for the Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Even in the context of their long and winding playoff history, the Minnesota Vikings took a bizarre left turn Saturday. A dozen warm-up throws shelved their starting quarterback, their coaches largely bypassed his backup's narrow s...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  14. Packers: 'Battle-tested' and ready for action

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- After the second or the third bounce pass Joe Webb threw Saturday night -- I can't remember which one -- it became quite clear the Green Bay Packers would be the NFC North team whose season would continue for at least one more week...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  15. Rapid Reaction: Packers 24, Vikings 10

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A few thoughts about Saturday's events at Lambeau Field: What it means: The Green Bay Packers advanced to the division round of the NFC playoffs, winning a home playoff game for just the third time in their past seven attempts. ...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  16. Halftime: Packers 17, Vikings 3

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- So, yeah. I've spent most of my time in our Countdown Live chat wondering why the Minnesota Vikings got away from the read option offense they opened with under backup quarterback Joe Webb. I don't have an answer for you. The...

    Blog | January 05, 2013