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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. A visual of Christian Ponder's arm bruise

    Kevin Seifert

    I wrote pretty much all I have to, well, say about Christian Ponder's arm injury in Monday's Free Head Exam. From everything I understand, the bruise Ponder suffered in Week 17 would have made it impossible for him to throw effectively in the Minneso...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  3. Slideshow: Week 17 in your photos

    Kevin Seifert

    Thanks to everyone for submitting photos this season for this fun, new feature. It might not win a Pulitzer Prize each week, but we all deserve a smile on Monday mornings, don't we?...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Vikings 37, Packers 34

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts from one of the best NFC North football games we've seen in recent memory: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings qualified for the playoffs by winning their fourth consecutive regular-season game. They beat the Green B...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  5. Setting up our final Sunday of 2012

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and welcome to the dramatic conclusion of our Wild Week 17! The day will take place in at least two and maybe three acts, depending on whether we need to wait until the conclusion of Sunday night's game at FedEx Field to determine our fi...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  6. Calvin Johnson's targets, 'garbage yards'

    Kevin Seifert

    Our Wild Week 17 was so busy that we never got a chance to circle back on the historic Week 16 of Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. So on this final Saturday morning of the NFL regular season, let's follow up on two noteworthy angles. First, ...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  7. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 17: Tough task: Excitement has been at a season high in the upper Midwest, where a Minnesota Vikings victory against the rival Green Bay Packers would clinch a playoff berth. (The Vikings can also clinch with loss...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  8. NFC North Week 17 programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN personnel will be stationed at both NFC North locales for the final weekend of the 2012 regular season. Our friends at ESPNChicago.com will have the Chicago Bears blanketed at Ford Field, and I'll be at the Metrodome for the Minnesota Vikings' g...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  9. Wild Week 17: One-sided matchups

    Kevin Seifert

    Our Wild Week 17 includes a pair of division matchups that carry direct playoff implications. You're probably seeing as much microanalysis of these games as you've seen in the previous 16 weeks combined. In the bigger picture, however, it's worth ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  10. BBAO: Not all hands on deck

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In our fantasy dramas, we expect all hands on deck for our Wild Week 17, in which two of our teams need victories to help ensure a playoff spot while a third is hoping to improve its playoff seed. But that's not the ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  11. Wild Week 17: Bears back to trash talk

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears' last foray into trash talking with a division opponent didn't work out well. But you know what they say: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Wednesday, defensive lineman Henry Melton made clear he thinks the Detroit L...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  12. Wild Week 17: Bears and Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have lost seven consecutive games even with receiver Calvin Johnson in the midst of his record-breaking run. So we can't come close to suggesting that a team must slow down Johnson, much less stop him, to beat the Lions. But as the ...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  13. Wild Week 17: Adrian Peterson post-contact

    Kevin Seifert

    I wouldn't argue if you wanted to use the word "atrocious" to describe the Green Bay Packers' tackling in their Week 13 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Tailback Adrian Peterson gained two-thirds of his yards after first contact, according to ESPN...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  14. BBAO: Pro Bowl announcement tonight

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Tuesday. We're back Wednesday to resume a full week of blogging for our wild Week 17, one that will include the NFL's Pro Bowl announcement this evening at 7 ET. Pro ...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  15. NFL Week 17 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The holiday week pushed ESPN.com's Week 17 Power Rankings up one day to Monday. Let's see how the NFC North fared: 4. Green Bay Packers Trending: Up two after a 55-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Comment: The Packers are peaking at the end ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  16. Slideshow: Week 16 NFC North fan pics

    Kevin Seifert

    Thanks for sending your Week 16 photos over the weekend, which produced what will be a wild Week 17. I can't wait to see your photos next weekend, considering how Chicago Bears fans will be forced to root for the Green Bay Packers to help their team'...

    Blog | December 24, 2012