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  1. Green Bay Packers schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The Packers' 2013 schedule has a familiar ring. They open with the San Francisco 49ers for the second consecutive season, a quirk that also affords a rematch with the team that knocked them from the 2012 playoffs. They'll play the Detroit ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  2. 'Madden 25:' Sanders, Peterson advance

    Kevin Seifert

    Yippee! Both of our NFC North contestants in the "Madden NFL 25" cover contest have advanced to the quarterfinals! As you can see, former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders is now pitted against former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Mon...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  3. AP All-Pro team: Six 49ers, no Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Good morning on a beautifully sunny day here. I'm rushing to the hotel lobby to meet our frantic NFC West blogger, Mike Sando, and dash over to Candlestick Park. You never know what pregame traffic is going to be like. Only seven hou...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  4. Steve Young on Calvin Johnson, Jerry Rice

    Kevin Seifert

    Steve Young was the San Francisco 49ers' primary quarterback in 1995 when Jerry Rice set the NFL record for receiving yards in a season. As Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson approaches the record -- he is 182 yards away from breaking it -- Young ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  5. Back to drawing board for Lions' run game

    Kevin Seifert

    In Week 2, the Detroit Lions' running game wasn't good enough to exploit a San Francisco 49ers that was aligned dramatically to stop the pass. Things got only incrementally better upon Mikel Leshoure's debut in Week 3, and as a result, it's worth not...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  6. Jay Cutler to speak but might not be cleared

    Kevin Seifert

    Our friends at ESPNChicago.com report that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler did not travel with the team to San Francisco for Monday night's game against the 49ers. Cutler will, however, resume his weekly radio show with ESPN 1000 on Tuesday, sch...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  7. NFC North Week 4 programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    Until shortly before midnight Monday, I was struggling to decide which NFC North game to cover in Week 4. The Minnesota Vikings were fresh off a surprising victory over the San Francisco 49ers, a result that made Sunday's matchup with the Detroit ...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  8. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 24-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, here are three issues that merit further examination: Sitting in the Metrodome press box offers a live version of the "All 22" coaches' video that the NFL has now made avail...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  9. Halftime: Vikings 17, 49ers 3

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Some thoughts on what was clearly the best half of football the Minnesota Vikings have played in two years: I really mean that. From an across-the-board perspective, the Vikings couldn't have possibly hoped to play better again...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  10. Sunday morning roster maneuvering

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Greetings from the Metrodome, where we are a little more than an hour away from the Minnesota Vikings' matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. While we have a moment, let's catch up on who is playing and who isn't in the three early NFC ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  11. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3: Running aground: The Minnesota Vikings' punchless offense is going to have a tough time functioning against the San Francisco 49ers' physical, fast and sure-tackling defense. Receiver/running back Percy Harv...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  12. NFC North Week 3 programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    My early-season goal is always to see each NFC North team at least once in the first few weeks, and we'll accomplish that goal by covering Sunday's Metrodome matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers. Through three weeks, I wil...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  13. 49ers: Not an, uh, ideal matchup for Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- I dropped by the Minnesota Vikings' practice facility Thursday and heard something I wasn't expecting: Tailback Adrian Peterson lobbying the Vikings to throw the ball downfield more often. Peterson has always been a single-m...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  14. Can Percy Harvin break 49ers' tackles?

    Kevin Seifert

    I've now seen the San Francisco 49ers dispatch two of the NFL's best offenses in successive weeks. In Week 1, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was reduced to dumping off passes toward receiver/running back Randall Cobb and tight end Jermic...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  15. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 27-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, here are three issues that merit further examination: Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw 16 interceptions in 663 pass attempts last season. Nine of those interceptions came during a ...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 27, Lions 19

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Some thoughts on Sunday night's events at Candlestick Park: What it means: The Detroit Lions fell to 1-1, matching the record of every other NFC North team. It's hard to conjure much criticism toward the Lions on this night, howev...

    Blog | September 16, 2012