BBAO: Vikings coach is former SEALS pilot

We’re Black and Blue All Over:

Here’s a relevant and surprising story amid the news of Sunday night: Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer is a former U.S. Naval helicopter pilot who once ferried Navy SEALS to operations in the Persian Gulf and near Somalia. Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has the story.

Priefer: "We had an objective, we achieved an objective and nobody was injured -- that's the mission. I'm very proud of them, top to bottom. This whole country has to be proud of what our guys accomplished over there. It's a great moment to be an American."

Now 44, Priefer departed the Navy in 1994 and has been coaching in the NFL since 2002.

Continuing around the NFC North: