Berrian Will Get A Look At Punt Returns

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 7, 2010 – 1:01 pm

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress and special teams coordinator Brian Murphy have been asked several times this week about who will assume the role of punt returner. Darius Reynaud had previously held the duty but he was included in a trade with the NY Giants last week.

No clear-cut candidate has been revealed to assume the responsibility on an exclusive basis, so expect multiple players to take their turn setting under punts. Childress did disclose, however, that WR Bernard Berrian will get the 1st turn when the Vikings open the regular season on Thursday evening in New Orleans.

“Bernard will start back there,” Childress said on Tuesday. “Greg (Camarillo) has the ability to do that, as does Percy (Harvin). I can see us rotating a few guys through. Asher Allen has done it for us as well and if Marcus Sherels was up he could do it as well.”

Of the players Childress named, Berrian and Allen have the most NFL experience returning punts. Allen was in the preseason rotation and averaged 4.0 yards per return on 4 attempts. Berrian has quite a bit more experience having returned 12 punts in 3 years while with the Chicago Bears and then displaying his game-changing speed in the punt return role with the Viking in 2008.

Berrian has returned 9 punts as a Viking with a 14.1-yard average. Against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15 (2008), Berrian returned a punt 82 yards for a score in what wound up being a Vikings rout. That’s the kind of game-breaking and game-changing ability that can make a difference in the punt return role.

“What I like most about him is he’s undervalued as a guy that usually catches the football pretty well,” Childress said of Berrian in the punt return role. “He did a good job early in his career in Chicago and then he’s got the ability to make a guy miss and the speed to be able to take it all the way. And when you’re looking at those guys, you don’t want guys that get ten yards through a ten-yard hole. If it happens to break, he’s got the ability to hurt you with his speed.”

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Reviewing Sunday’s Developments

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 6, 2010 – 9:18 am

With the Vikings opening the season on a Thursday night, the team’s schedule – and, consequently, our coverage of the team – leading up to Game 1 is a bit unusual. Yesterday’s (Sunday’s) schedule was just like a regular Wednesday schedule and today is just like a Thursday. On top of that, it’s Labor Day Weekend.

So over the past couple of days and into today it’ll be easy for aspects regarding the Vikings and their preparation for Thursday night’s season-opener to fall through the cracks for fans. To avoid that, let’s review what happened on Sunday…

The Vikings announced a 7-member practice squad. We’ll have more details regarding the Vikings practice squad shortly, so stay tuned.

– The Star Tribune quoted WR Percy Harvin as saying “I’m ready to play ball.” That’s a positive sign for Vikings fans.

– Speaking of Harvin, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress indicated to reporters that Harvin will assume kick return duties and that Harvin, Bernard Berrian, Greg Camarillo and others will take looks at the punt return role.

– While meeting with the media following his team’s practice, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress addressed the backup QB situation. He explained that Tarvaris Jackson gives the Vikings the best chance to win, citing his knowledge of the offensive system and development during the offseason and training camp. Childress also said: “I think you have to understand that the guy that started with the first group (Jackson) got to play 8 snaps in the St. Louis game. The second guy (Sage Rosenfels) got 36 attempts and was 24 of 36 or something. 8 snaps – 36 snaps. The guys that they played. The guys that he played. It’s a completely different set of circumstances. I would hope that if Tarvaris was in there going with the two’s (2nd-team), that he would have been able to light it up that same way.”

– When asked about the team’s interest in free agent WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, whom the Vikings took a look at in free agency a year ago before Seattle signed him, Childress said “Right now, I’d be more prone to see if we could find a younger guy or somebody that’s been around in a West Coast offense.”

– One thing that is easily lost when looking back on last year’s NFC Championship Game between the Vikings and the Saints is how dominant Adrian Peterson was that night. Unfortunately, his fumbles overshadowed his production. Peterson ran for 122 yards and 3 TDs on 25 carries, an effort that Saints Head Coach Sean Payton hasn’t forgotten: “They’re one of the best rushing teams in the league. When you look at a guy like Adrian Peterson, and what they do as a front, they’re a team that each week is a handful rushing the football. I think as you prepare to play them you have to start with defending the run, defending a great halfback and a great offensive line like they have. And now defending a quarterback like Brett Favre. They kind of threaten you on a lot of fronts. That’s a big challenge.”

– When asked what was the most important position to add depth at this point, Childress said “Right now casting a gaze towards offensive lineman. I don’t think they are quite finished hammering through.”

– Childress indicated that the trade compensation for Sage Rosenfels was a 5th round pick and for Darius Reynaud it was “possibly a 7th” round pick.

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What 2 Watch 4 Tonight

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 28, 2010 – 12:29 pm

Tonight marks the 3rd preseason game for the Vikings as they host the Seattle Seahawks at Mall of America Field in a game scheduled to kickoff at 7:00 p.m. CT. The 3rd preseason game is considered the “dress rehearsal” for NFL teams as they make final preparations for the regular season, so tonight is a good time to keep a keen eye on the squad.

With that in mind, here are a few things I’ll be specifically watching tonight…

Unquestionably the position fans were the most displeased with coming out of the 2009 season. I’m not sure they played as poorly as many thought, but there is definitely room for improvement. Madieu Williams has one of the starting spots nailed down, but the other spot is still up in the air, with both Tyrell Johnson (last season’s regular starter) and Jamarca Sanford battling it out. My sense is that Johnson has an edge in this competition, but Sanford did start last week in San Francisco and Johnson didn’t come in until the 3rd quarter. I’m not sure how to read into that, but tonight’s rotation and performance from each guy will go a long way in determining who will be the Week 1 starter.

Offensive Line
Probably the position fans are the most displeased with currently, especially after the sack QB Brett Favre took last week. I’m less concerned with the starting 5 and more concerned about the depth behind the starting 5, specifically at OT. Rookie G Chris DeGeare should provide adequate depth on the interior line, but I think Patrick Brown and Drew Radovich have a lot to prove as reserve OTs. They’ll get their chance tonight in the 2nd half as well as in next week’s preseason finale against the Denver Broncos.

Another area to watch will be the starting C position, where John Sullivan has made it back from a leg injury and should see substantial time tonight. But last week starting RG Anthony Herrera played some at C, so it will be interesting to see if the Vikings offensive staff plays Herrera at C again tonight, even with Sullivan back in the lineup and able to play. If Herrera does play C tonight, this might be a development worth watching over the next couple of weeks.

New WRs
Both Greg Camarillo and Javon Walker should see their 1st game action as Vikings tonight. Walker was brought in via free agency earlier in the week and Camarillo was brought in via trade a day later. My sense is that Camarillo has a real shot to be a factor in the Vikings passing game this season. He caught 55 and 50 passes in consecutive years with the Dolphins, a run-heavy team, and he’s never played with a QB at the level of Brett Favre, so perhaps Camarillo will be a productive possession receiver with the Vikings. Walker is a bigger target than Camarillo and also brings with him a rapport with Favre from their days together in Green Bay. Walker also knows the offense better than Camarillo at this point, which is why I expect Walker to look better tonight.

It’ll be interesting to watch both of these guys play and I’m specifically interested to see what my initial impressions of Camarillo are after tonight’s game.

I’m also looking forward to watching WR Bernard Berrian in extended time tonight with Favre. Even before issues with Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice arose, I thought Berrian was poised to have another big season for the Vikings. In 2008, Berrian fulfilled expectations as a big-time free agent signing by leading the NFL in yards per catch. Then last season, with Favre under center, Berrian missed the opportunity to develop early chemistry with #4 because of a nagging hamstring injury. With Berrian healthy and Favre back in the fold, I expect the speedy #87 to be a big factor in this year’s passing game. We’ll get a glimpse as to what the future holds tonight.

Jayme Mitchell
The 6-6, 285-pound DE has been written off by many Vikings followers over the year, partially because a knee injury ruined much of his time in Minnesota. But earlier this week assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Mitchell is now showing no ill-effects from that knee injury, and Mitchell’s play recently is bearing that out. He’s had a nice training camp and an even better preseason. After his 1st solid preseason performance against the St. Louis Rams, I said I needed to see him do it again before I jumped on-board. Then that’s exactly what he did against San Francisco last week. So I’m on-board with Mitchell making the squad for now, but we still have 2 preseason games to play. Hopefully Mitchell stays healthy and puts on another good show tonight. He could provide the Vikings with excellent depth behind Ray Edwards.

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Observations After A Week Removed

Posted by cjsiewert on August 20, 2010 – 4:36 pm

It’s been over a week since I’ve been able to observe Vikings training camp, so today was a great day to catch up on the progression of the Vikings players.

After the events that unfolded this week with QB Brett Favre and WR Percy Harvin, it might be easy to think that there has been too many distractions for Vikings players to take on in such a short period of time, but the truth of the matter is that this team is well prepared for any distractions that may come about.

“I think we are the best-conditioned team on distractions,” Vikings WR Bernard Berrian humorously commented to a group of reporters. “It’s just all about how well you can handle it and I think we showed that we can handle it all well last year, so as long as we continue to do things we’re doing this year we’ll be able to handle it now as well.”

Just as Mike pointed out earlier, it was great to see Harvin at practice today walking around with a big smile on his face and interacting with the rest of his teammates. The 2-year veteran’s presence on the sidelines for the beginning of practice was surely a welcomed sight for players and coaches alike.

“It was good to see him,” LB E.J. Henderson said. “The way he left the field yesterday, anytime you see anybody leave in an ambulance. It’s good to see him back in here walking around with a smile on his face.”

On the field today, a few things that stuck out in my mind were WR Logan Payne’s ability to go up and bring down any pass thrown to him that he could get his hands on and CB Asher Allen’s improvement in the secondary. Just as the case was last week at training camp in Mankato, Payne continued to make great catches with his hands rather than his body while running great routes. Allen showcased his abilities in the secondary today by hauling in 2 INTs, 1 off the pass of QB Tarvaris Jackson and the other thrown by rookie QB Joe Webb.

Payne has shown that he is capable of playing at a high level and has a great opportunity to make the final 53-man roster, which will be determined in early September. On the other side of the ball, Allen will be starting at CB this Sunday at San Francisco and will rotate with Lito Sheppard.

Before I end this piece, there is 1 thing that I would like to encourage Vikings fans to act upon. Please visit to take action in finding a stadium solution for your men in purple.

I visited the Metrodome today for a tour of the facilities in preparation for a game day internship with the Vikings public relations department. The simple and brief tour that the group of 10 interns took this afternoon solidified my thoughts on how badly the Vikings need a new stadium. The Metrodome does not provide fans with the proper game day experience as well as members of the media. Oh, and the players also. The concourses are too narrow for the fans, the press boxes are extremely tight for media members and the lockers rooms barely provide enough space for a 53-man roster, let alone a preseason roster that includes an extra 30 players.

Please talk with your state representatives and visit to help find a stadium solution right here in Minnesota for your home town Vikings.

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Young WRs Catching A Good Opportunity

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 10, 2010 – 12:55 pm

The Vikings entered 2010 Verizon Vikings Training Camp with WR being one of their strong points. As it turns out, 2 of the top 3 WRs have missed all or most of training camp and several younger or more inexperienced players have been given more opportunities as a result.

Sidney Rice, who had a breakout season in 2009 and earned his 1st Pro Bowl, was placed on the PUP list to begin camp because of a hip injury that has hindered him since the NFC title game. Rice still isn’t practicing and his return doesn’t seem imminent. Then on Tuesday morning, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress disclosed to reporters that WR Percy Harvin, last year’s AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, is dealing with migraines. The migraine issue is one that bothered Harvin last season and it comes at a time when Harvin is also grieving the death of his Grandmother.

So with 2 of the top 3 Vikings WRs off the field, things have gone a bit differently than expected for WRs coach George Stewart’s group. A trio of veterans have done what’s expected of them. Bernard Berrian has stepped up and had a great camp, both in on-field production and in leadership ability. And then 2 other veterans – Jaymar Johnson and Greg Lewis – have also been there to take on an extra load with Harvin and Rice out of action.

But what’s been just as pleasing to see is the progression of the Vikings young WRs, such as 2nd-year pro Taye Biddle and former Golden Gopher Logan Payne.

“They’re getting opportunities,” Stewart said of his young and inexperienced receivers. “And that’s what you want to see. To practice and show the coaching staff what you can do. These young guys trying to make the football team, it’s important for them to get work and they’re making the most of their opportunities.”

Berrian, who’s had the best camp of any Vikings WR, agrees with Stewart’s assessment.

“They’re doing a great job coming in, especially the new guys, and adjusting to the playbook and learning plays,” Berrian explained. “They’re being thrown in there, still being young and having to learn things, they’re doing a good job of making plays.”

It’s an encouraging sign that individuals such as Berrian and Stewart have been pleased with what they’ve seen from the young WRs, but the proof will be in the pudding when the Viking suit up for preseason action. The team’s 1st preseason game will be this Saturday in St. Louis.

That’s when we’ll see if the Vikings WRs are catching on.

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Berrian Looks To Be In Top Form

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 4, 2010 – 2:44 pm

WR Bernard Berrian signed a big-money free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings prior to the 2008 season in a move designed to improve the team’s passing game by stretching opposing defenses to open things up underneath. And unlike many big-money free agents across the sports spectrum, Berrian delivered on expectations.

Berrian led the NFL in yards per catch at 20.1 and also set career highs with 7 TDs and 964 receiving yards.

His 2009 campaign was another good one, although not as sensational. Berrian ranked 3rd on the team in receiving yards after leading the team the year prior and the slight drop-off was due to an injury he suffered in the preseason. That injury had him a tick off.

But that is not the case so far during 2010 Verizon Vikings Training Camp. Berrian is healthy and in my eyes he’s been one of the team’s most impressive performers. He makes the routine plays routinely and his speed is as evident as ever.

“I feel like I’m having a solid camp,” Berrian acknowledged, “but there are still things I can get better at and some things I can work on. There is still room to improve.”

Watching him in camp, you’d be hard-pressed to find something #87 can improve upon. But he cited route details, getting in and out of breaks and sinking his hips going into those breaks as areas of his game he’ll work to improve.

“I think one of the best things for Bernard is being out here,” offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said. “He did miss a lot of time, particularly in camp and early in the season last year. He was hobbled with the injuries he had last year. I think it is great for him to be out here. By the end of the year he had started to catch up a little bit. Like I said the other day, his best game was the last game (NFC Championship Game) against New Orleans.”

While Berrian is working to perfect detailed areas of his craft, Vikings WRs coach George Stewart says Berrian has already improved other areas of his game as well.

“The thing that he’s doing that has impressed me more than anything else, is with Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin being away, he’s stepped up his leadership role,” Stewart explained to me. “Bernard has always been quiet, very reserved and has played at a high level. But he is stepping up in that leadership role, which you need at a young position.”

In a Vikings world where the headlines are focused on QB Brett Favre and his status, it looks like one of Favre’s most reliable weapons is quietly regaining his top form from 2008.

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Notes From Morning Practice; E.J., Brinkley Shine

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 4, 2010 – 11:07 am

Mother Nature took it easy on us Wednesday morning and provided modest (compared to Tuesday) heat and humidity for a 2 hour and 10-minute workout in which the Vikings were suited up in shoulder pads, helmets and shorts. There was a fair amount of pad crunching going on, so I took my notebook out and jotted down a bunch of notes.

Here they are…

– The 1st portion of practice is typically dedicated to special teams, especially kick coverage. Following the kick coverage period, the Vikings worked on FGs and K Ryan Longwell looked sharp in his drill work. The last FG attempt from Longwell is occasionally designed to fall short so the team can practice returning a long missed FG; RB Darius Reynaud was the returner on Wednesday. It’s a part of the game that a team could easily go a whole season without seeing, but it’s interesting to me to take note of the minutia that teams go through to thoroughly prepare themselves for an upcoming season.

– RB Adrian Peterson was one of a handful of players who didn’t participate this morning. So rookie Toby Gerhart and 3-year veteran Albert Young shared the 1st team duties. When I saw Peterson without his shoulder pads as he headed out to practice, I wrote a note to myself to be sure to pay attention to which guy(s) got 1st-team reps. It seemed to me that Gerhart and Young shared equally the reps. At this point in camp, it’s my opinion that Young is ahead of Gerhart in the competition for Peterson’s complement, but I think ultimately it’ll come down to a trio (or more) of RBs who complement Peterson rather than a traditional 1-2 punch.

– LB play was impressive today, especially during team drills such as the 9-on-7 drill and LB vs. RB/TE passing and pass protection drill. During the 9-on-7 period, middle LBs Jasper Brinkley and E.J. Henderson stood out to me, consistently penetrating the line of scrimmage to cause disruption in the backfield or right at the line. Henderson broke up a pair of consecutive running plays, once on his own and then the 2nd time with DT Pat Williams. On the 4th and 5th plays of the period, it was Brinkley who caused the disruption, meeting up with Gerhart off RG and causing RBs coach Eric Bieniemy to tell Gerhart to bounce it outside and “trust your vision.” Near the end of this period, Reynaud registered the best run when he broke free off LT thanks to a nice seal block by rookie TE Mickey Shuler.

– Here are quick summaries of 2 players who looked good offensively: WR Bernard Berrian because of his smooth route running, leadership and sure-handedness. TE Garrett Mills because of several good “hands” catches (where the player doesn’t trap the ball against his body) during individual, 1-on-1, and team work.

– Finally, I should give you the attendance report from practice. The following players were not participants today: WR Percy Harvin (personal), WR Sidney Rice (PUP), CB Benny Sapp (illness), CB Cedric Griffin (PUP), Peterson (lower body) and LB J Leman (leg). It was good to see C John Sullivan (leg) and Shuler back in action after they had missed a few sessions.

That’s it for now, but stay tuned for more from 2010 Verizon Vikings Training Camp.

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Gaining The Extra Edge: WR Bernard Berrian

Posted by Mike Wobschall on June 30, 2010 – 10:38 am

#5 – CB Lito Sheppard
#4 – WR Bernard Berrian

We kicked off our “Gaining The Extra Edge” series on Tuesday by presenting CB Lito Sheppard as a player (not including obvious stars such as Jared Allen or Brett Favre) who holds the key to the Vikings gaining the extra edge in 2010. Today we introduce #4 on the list and he is WR Bernard Berrian.

With the emergence of WRs Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice last year, one might question the inclusion of Berrian on this list. I don’t doubt that Harvin and Rice will be pillars in the Vikings passing game again in 2010, but I also know that opposing teams will be zeroed in on them. And that’s where the 7th year pro out of Fresno State comes in.

Berrian was a 3rd round pick of the Chicago Bears in 2004, but the 6-1, 185-pound WR signed with the Vikings as a free agent prior to the 2008 season and then delivered on expectations. Coming off a 2006 season in which he helped lead the Bears to the Super Bowl, Berrian followed up that effort by registering career highs in receptions (71) and receiving yards (951) in 2007, which made him the best free agent WR available prior to the 2008 season. In his 1st season with the Vikings, Berrian led the NFL with a 20.1 yards per catch average.

The speedy, big-play WR had the Vikings 5 longest receptions of the 2008 season and led the club in receiving yards 8 times. Berrian also had 4 of the Vikings longest 5 TD catches (99t, 86t, 54t, 49t) and he put up his 3 highest single-game receiving yardage days of his career – 131 vs. Detroit, 122 vs. Chicago and 110 at New Orleans. And no one will forget the 99-yard TD reception he had against the Bears in a significant Week 13 Sunday Night Football win – it was a play that personified the element #87 brings to every snap.

The 2009 season was not quite as grand for Berrian. I believe a preseason injury he suffered in Indianapolis prevented him from developing an early rapport with QB Brett Favre and the results lingered throughout the season. But now with a full season of Favre under his belt and because he was at Winter Park for much of the team’s offseason program, Berrian is poised to regain his 2008 form and add yet another lethal weapon to a Vikings offense that ranked 2nd in points per game in 2009.

With Berrian at his best, the Vikings pass offense improved from 28th in 2007 to 25th in 2008. With Favre at his best, the Vikings pass offense jumped from 25th in 2008 to 8th in 2009. And now with Berrian at his best and playing with Favre, the Vikings offense may very well make another leap forward and help the club gain that extra edge in 2010.

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Fan Poll: Who Will Lead Vikings In Receptions For 2010?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 12, 2010 – 11:26 am

The current fan poll on the home page of asks “Who is most likely to lead the Vikings in catches in 2010?” As you’ve surely noticed, it’s been a very slow news week for the Vikings…so let’s examine the poll question.

Last year, Rice led the team in receptions with 83, while Harvin was 2nd with 60. Both of those players are among the 5 choices in the poll, as are Bernard Berrian, Adrian Peterson and Visanthe Shiancoe. All 5 options are legitimate choices, even Peterson when you consider A) he had a career-high 43 last year and B) he has a chance to haul in more receptions in 2010 because of Chester Taylor’s defection to the Chicago Bears. Also, consider that Peterson had just 1 fewer reception than Taylor in 2009.

Here’s a brief look at each of the 5 candidates:

Berrian – Although he played in all 16 games last year, I would suggest that Berrian was bothered periodically by nagging injuries. If you remember, he injured his leg in the preseason against Indianapolis and I’m not quite sure he completely recovered and I’m also wondering if the practice time he missed because of that injury affected his ability to develop chemistry with QB Brett Favre. If we assume Berrian makes it through training camp and the preseason injury free, perhaps Berrian will regain his 2008 form, when he led the Vikings in receiving yards, led the NFL in yards per reception and had four 100-yard receiving games.

Harvin – The 2009 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year should be considered one of the favorites to lead the team in receptions in 2010. He had 60 catches last year as a rookie and with another year under his belt you’d think his comfort in the offensive system will only grow. Also, the Vikings coaching staff now has a better idea of his skill set and how it translates to this offense, so they’ll be even better at putting him in positions to succeed. Harvin showed great hands and of course great explosion last year, but one aspect of his game that caught me by surprise was his toughness. He made catches across the middle and played with pain; those are attributes that will yield lots of production in the years ahead.

Peterson – You might be quick to dismiss Peterson’s chances of leading the team in receptions, but remember that he had only 1 fewer reception that Taylor last year and he also had a career-high 43 catches. I expect he’ll play more on 3rd downs in 2010, which means he could have more opportunities for receptions. While I’m not predicting Peterson will actually lead the team in receptions, I do think his inclusion in the poll is worthy.

Rice – Because of his catch radius and knack for making big plays, Rice quickly became a favorite target of Favre’s in 2009. Operating under the assumption that Favre returns, we must also assume Rice will remain a favorite target until opposing teams take him away. And taking Rice away is something that’s much easier said than done. Rice is my choice in this poll.

Shiancoe – If Favre returns and if opposing teams are successful at neutralizing Rice, I think Shiancoe is the next best bet to lead the Vikings in receptions. Favre loves throwing to TEs and Shiancoe has developed into a reliable and productive target in the passing game. He’s become especially lethal in the red zone, which is where he caught 80% of his receptions and 100% of his receiving TDs (11).

So what do you think – who is most likely to lead the Vikings in receptions in 2010? Go to the home page and cast your vote.

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FOX’s #1 Broadcast Team In Minnesota On Sunday

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 12, 2010 – 8:04 am

Last weekend’s most entertaining Wild Card playoff game – Arizona’s thrilling 51-45 win over Green Bay – was on FOX’s air and was broadcast by the network’s #1 team, which consists of play-by-play man Joe Buck, analyst Troy Aikman and sideline reporters Pam Oliver and Chris Myers.

This weekend, the victorious Cardinals travel to New Orleans for a Divisional Round showdown against the Saints. But FOX’s #1 team won’t be following the Cardinals from Arizona to New Orleans.

Instead, the team of Buck, Aikman and Oliver/Myers will be in Minnesota to broadcast the Vikings-Cowboys game from Mall of America Field on Sunday.

At first glance some of you may not be excited to know that Aikman, a 3-time Super Bowl-winning QB for the Cowboys during the 1990s, will be calling a Cowboys vs. Vikings game. But I’ve enjoyed Aikman’s work over the past several seasons and I’ve never noticed a bias – either negatively or positively – from him with regard to the Cowboys.

And it might be interesting to see if Oliver has anything interesting to offer while covering the Vikings this weekend. Earlier in the season, she did this piece for FOX’s Sunday pregame show with Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe and WRs Bernard Berrian, Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice.

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