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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. It doesn't get better than an OTA roundup

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's round up some newsbits on the open organized team activities (OTAs) hosted Wednesday by the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings: Bears offensive lineman Gabe Carimi confirmed that he practiced Tuesday but said the decisio...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  3. Saturday matchup: Vikings-Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We'll try something different from our regular Saturday routine. Throughout the day, I'll post a look at various ESPN.com predictions and insights into Week 6 NFC North matchups. Nine of our 10 ESPN.com experts picked the Chicago Bears to beat the...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  4. Vikings, Bears get schedule glimpse

    Kevin Seifert

    We have two early bits of information on the NFL's soon-to-be-announced 2010 regular-season schedule. Naturally, both include NFC North teams: Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the long-rumored Minnesota season-opener: Sept. 9 at New Orleans i...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  5. Time running out for Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- I found it amusing late Monday night when Minnesota coach Brad Childress teased reporters for not bringing tougher questions his way. He was hoping for an opportunity to mock any suggestion that last week's feud with quarterback Brett Favr...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  6. A joyous night leads to ... what?

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Soldier Field was rocking Monday night when Chicago receiver Devin Aromashodu hauled in Jay Cutler's fourth touchdown pass of the evening, a 39-yarder to give the Bears a 36-30 victory over Minnesota. "This is the kind of finish we want...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  7. Rapid Reaction: Bears 36, Vikings 30

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Minnesota might have kissed away its first-round playoff bye Monday night at Soldier Field. That's the upshot of its stunning loss to a Chicago team that appeared to have mailed in the season weeks ago. The Vikings overcame a 16-0 halft...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  8. Bears' Tillman done for the night

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman was just taken off the field on a stretcher after colliding with Minnesota tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and teammate Craig Steltz. Tillman appeared to be in intense pain after the collision. The Bears a...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  9. Favre, Rice force overtime

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Sidney Rice has been Brett Favre's favorite receiver this season, and so it's no surprise Favre looked his way on fourth down from the Bears' 6-yard line with 16 seconds left to play. Rice's leaping touchdown over cornerback Corey Graha...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  10. Favre runs quick snap

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Interesting thing happened just before Minnesota tied the game on Adrian Peterson's 1-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Brett Favre frantically waved to the Vikings' sideline, begging coaches not to send in goal-line personnel. Instead, F...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  11. Danieal Manning!

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- If the Bears win this game, will Danieal Manning be their MVP? For the second time this evening, Manning has answered a Minnesota score with a big kickoff return. His latest, a 59-yarder, set up Jay Cutler's 20-yard touchdown pass to re...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  12. Halftime: Bears 16, Vikings 0

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- A few thoughts from Soldier Field: Jay Cutler looks energized and Brett Favre looks cold, old and ineffective. That's my instant analysis of the two quarterbacks in this game. The Bears are giving Cutler excellent pass protection -- ha...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  13. Peterson has a mind freeze

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Another example of how Minnesota is out of sorts Monday night: The Vikings temporarily benched tailback Adrian Peterson after he failed to fulfill his part in a pre-snap formation change on a first down at Chicago's 20-yard line. Peters...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  14. No go for Minnesota on first possession

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- If the first series of the second half is any indication, Minnesota won't be mounting a comeback in this game. The Vikings' drive fizzled on a lazy second -down pass from Brett Favre, ultimately mishandled by tailback Adrian Peterson, a...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  15. Why were the Bears throwing?

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- That's my question after Minnesota quarterback Cedric Griffin intercepted Jay Cutler on the next-to-last play of the third quarter here at Soldier Field. Holding a 10-point lead, and with receiver Johnny Knox in the locker room after what ...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  16. Bears special teams rise up

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Just when Minnesota had grabbed some momentum at Soldier Field, Chicago's special teams took it right back. Israel Idonije burst through the middle of the Vikings' line to block Ryan Longwell's extra point, and Danieal Manning returned ...

    Blog | December 28, 2009