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  1. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said league is looking into why Ne...

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL is conducting a "serious" and "thorough" investigation into the deflation of footballs in the AFC Championship Game, commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2015
  2. Super Bowl XLIX footballs will receive "added security," says Dea...

    Kevin Seifert

    The 108 official Super Bowl XLIX footballs will receive additional security this weekend amid an ongoing NFL investigation into the inflation of game balls in the AFC Championship Game, vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2015
  3. Super Bowl XLIX -- Game balls to be maintained by impartial equip...

    Kevin Seifert

    As per its custom, the NFL will use a modified set of procedures to prep game balls for Super Bowl XLIX. Established long before allegations of deflated balls in the AFC title game, the process includes independent equipment managers and ball attendants.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  4. Game-day experience: Aggressive drunks

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's latest effort to improve the game-day experience for fans -- installing in-stadium camera feeds from the locker room -- generated a cyber-discussion that we will continue here on the blog in a few hours. As you might know, my AFC South c...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  5. Checking in on the AFC North crowd

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- So the main media attraction Tuesday at the NFL owners meeting was the AFC coaches' breakfast. There isn't much to be gleaned about NFC North teams from that group, so I decided to circulate among the AFC North coaches -- whose teams are o...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  6. 2012 Pro Bowl: NFC North guesses

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier this week, we passed along the 14 NFC North players who finished among the top two in Pro Bowl voting by fans, which constitutes a third of the final makeup for NFC and AFC teams. As we await Wednesday's official announcement, here's my take ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  7. MVP Watch: What about Adrian Peterson?

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Sando's weekly MVP Watch post has Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning atop the rankings. I agree with Sando's assessment, and yes, I'm well aware of the monster season Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson is having. My AFC South c...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  8. Tim Jennings amid all pass defenders

    Kevin Seifert

    My AFC South colleague Paul Kuharsky came up with a worthwhile analysis of how players from various positions can disrupt the passing game. (Actually, ESPN Stats & Information did the heavy lifting, but I didn't want Kuharsky to feel bad. He's a litt...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  9. Twitter Double Coverage: Manning vs. AP

    Kevin Seifert

    Hopefully you followed along earlier Wednesday when, after a brief technological issue, I chatted via Twitter (@ESPN_NFCNblog) with AFC West colleague Bill Williamson (@ESPN_AFCWest) about the stunning comebacks this season of Minnesota Vikings tailb...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  10. BBAO: Adrian Peterson vs. Peyton Manning

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Hey gang. We're going to mix things up a bit Wednesday morning and try something new. At 11 a.m. ET, I'm going to have a Twitter chat with AFC West colleague Bill Williamson about the seasons of Minnesota Vikings tai...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  11. BBAO: Bears, Vikings emerge in race

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Late last week, I suggested the NFC North had an opportunity to step up and demonstrate it will have multiple teams in playoff contention thanks to a weekend schedule of presumably inferior AFC South opponents. Two o...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  12. Blogger Blitz: Stacking wins vs. AFC South

    Kevin Seifert

    If the NFC North is going to push for two or maybe three playoff spots this season, it's going to have to make some serious hay against its presumably less-competitive AFC South opponents. (At least, against the non-Houston Texans teams.) Week 5 woul...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  13. Health the only question for John Carlson

    Kevin Seifert

    Thanks to AFC West colleague Bill Williamson, we've known for a few hours that the Minnesota Vikings were likely to make tight end John Carlson their first free-agent signing. And now ESPN's Adam Schefter has confirmed Carlson agreed to a five-year d...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  14. How about Kyle Orton as Bears backup QB?

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS - As my AFC West colleague Bill Williamson notes the Kansas City Chiefs appear to be leaving all options open when it comes to competition for quarterback Matt Cassel. One of those options is veteran Kyle Orton, who played well in 2011 a...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  15. BBAO: Pro Bowl announcements tonight

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good Tuesday to everyone. As I'm sure you're aware, the NFL will announce its AFC and NFC Pro Bowl teams Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. Some teams probably will announce those who are elected alternates as well. I'll post ...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  16. Jermichael Finley: Eagles talk will 'halt'

    Kevin Seifert

    On Tuesday, ESPN.com debuted its 2011 Power Rankings. The Green Bay Packers ranked No. 1 overall, receiving the top vote of every panelist but one. AFC North blogger James Walker placed the Philadelphia Eagles in the top spot, inadvertently starting ...

    Blog | August 10, 2011