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VDD Radio | Playoff Bar Talk

One of the greatest things about sports is that it gives people something to talk about. Whether it is a stranger you are sitting next to on the Green Line or a buddy you’ve known since you were kids, football is a lot of fun to talk about. Today Zach sits down with one of […]

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 3: Quarterback AJ McCarron #5 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles out of the pocket during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

Which NFL wild-card team has the best chance of pulling off an upset?

Based on the predictions, the 2015 NFL playoffs could begin with a Wild-Card Road Show this weekend. Three of the four road teams are favorites. According to Five Thirty Eight Sports, this is the first time since 1990 that three home teams have been underdogs on wild-card weekend. Which underdog has the best chance of […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 13: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans rushes Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the second quarter in a NFL game on September 13, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

What each wild-card team must do to advance in 2015 NFL playoffs

Eight teams will participate in the Wild Card Round of the 2015 NFL playoffs. Only four will advance. Here is how each of the eight teams can score a first-round win and advance to the Divisional Round: Kansas City Chiefs: Win turnover margin The Chiefs won 10 straight games to finish the 2015 season, largely […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 6: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of the game on December 6, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Mike Zimmer compares Russell Wilson with Fran Tarkenton

Ahead of the Minnesota Vikings’ first outdoor playoff game since 1976, head coach Mike Zimmer is comparing the quarterback of his opponent this weekend—Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks—to Fran Tarkenton, a former franchise great. Zimmer likened Wilson’s legs with the Vikings’ Hall of Fame quarterback. “He’s got the running ability like Fran Tarkenton, but […]

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VDD Radio | Sitdown with Seahawks Blogger Rob Staton

As the Seahawks look to embark on their perilous journey to the mystical frozen city of St. Paul, one Seahawk fan was  brave enough to put his WiFi connection to the test and join the Vikings Digital Diaries podcast. Rob Staton of the BBC and the Seahawks Draft Blog joined Zach all the way from […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter after recovering a fumble against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

10 greatest wild-card games in NFL history

It’s wild-card weekend. Perhaps the 2015 playoffs will provide games that can be added to lists of the greatest ever. Before the ball is kicked off at 4:35 p.m. Saturday in Houston, let’s take a look at the greatest wild-card games in NFL history up to this point. Comebacks, lead changes and plays so memorable […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 6:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings gets tackled by Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter on December 6, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Why Adrian Peterson will likely struggle against Seahawks

When the Minnesota Vikings host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the NFC Wild Card Round, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will become just the sixth rushing champion since 1970 to take on the league’s No. 1 rushing defense in the postseason. According to Chase Stuart of the Washington Post, history indicates Peterson—who led the […]

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Into the Belly of the Beast

Football is a competition, much like the gladiators in Rome; and the spectators are really not much different from those ancient days. We go to cheer on our team, catch a glimpse of our heroes, and enjoy the camaraderie of those that are just as passionate about the sport as we are. As the word […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 13: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring a first quarter touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Eight rookie stars who will emerge during 2015 NFL playoffs

There’s no greater stage in the NFL than the postseason, where the lights shine bright and every play can be the difference between advancing and going home. Here are eight rookies with an opportunity to solidify themselves as emerging stars in the playoffs: WR Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks Lockett finished third in the NFL in […]

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Russell Wilson Key to Wild Card Weekend

When Seattle comes to town in a Wild Card matchup, it will mark the first time since 1976 when the Vikings had an outdoor playoff game. I remember the last one – a Vikings victory over the Rams sending them to the Super Bowl. Coming off one of the greatest victories in some time to […]

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Who has the edge at QB in NFL’s first-round playoff games?

The winners of playoff games in the NFL are often times determined by the team with the best quarterback, or the team with the quarterback playing the best down the stretch. No position impacts the game more, especially when talent level is mostly even among the league’s 12 playoff participants. Here is a look at the […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 03:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after a 4th quarter touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  during their game at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

2015 NFL Award predictions: MVP, Rookie of the Year and More

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for weeks and weeks of 2015 entertainment awards shows. The NFL holds its own NFL Honors ceremony the night before the Super Bowl, and here are the players who should be taking home the hardware. MVP: Cam Newton Cam Newton is like a sleek sports car that seats […]

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10 X-factors to watch in 2015 NFL Playoffs

The 2015 NFL playoffs begin this week, with a pair of Wild Card Round matchups in both the NFC and AFC kicking off the action. Here are 10 players that could make-or-break this year’s postseason: QB AJ McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals Barring a miraculous recovery from Andy Dalton (broken thumb), McCarron will start Cincinnati’s first round […]

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Vikings vs. Mobile Quarterbacks

As I’ve relished in the Vikings first division title in 5 years, I’ve spent plenty of my holiday break discussing my thoughts on the other first event in 5+ years, a Vikings playoff game. Just as the confetti started to fall, the Vikings were handed their prize for dethroning the Packers, a golden ticket to […]

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