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  1. Ditka credits George McCaskey for peace

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Ditka's final season as a player for the Chicago Bears was in 1966. His last season as their coach was 1992. So why did it take 47 years after his departure as a player, and 21 years after his final season as the coach, to retire the number of o...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  2. Chicago Bears schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: New coach Marc Trestman will benefit from a relatively rare start to the schedule: two consecutive home games. The Chicago Bears haven't received that gift from the schedule makers since 1999. Overall, however, Trestman's first month on...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  3. Sport Science: Cordarrelle Patterson

    Kevin Seifert

    We've heard plenty of mixed reviews on Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. ESPN analyst Todd McShay is concerned that Patterson "disappeared" for large portions of games. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn reported Patterson wasn't ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  4. Draft Minute video: Dee Milliner

    Kevin Seifert

    As we continue our Draft Minute video marathon, let's look at Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, another possible target of the Detroit Lions. In the video, ESPN analyst Todd McShay says Milliner doesn't have the physicality of Arizona Cardinals cor...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  5. Bears' coaching search: End of 1st round?

    Kevin Seifert

    By the end of Sunday, it's possible the Chicago Bears will have concluded their first round of interviews in what has already been an epic coaching search. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was scheduled to be the 13th known candi...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  6. Bears coaching search: Casting a wide net

    Kevin Seifert

    After a wild 24 hours of news, action and quarterback intrigue for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, let's catch up on the Chicago Bears' coaching search as it enters its second week. What stands out is how wide the Bears' net is. ESPN'...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  7. Bears' list so far: No defensive backgrounds

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears have sought permission to interview seven known candidates this week for their vacant head-coaching position, according to reports. Five are offensive coordinators, two are special-teams coordinators and not one has a primary backgr...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  8. Packers could delay Clements interview

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears' request to interview Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements, as reported by multiple news outlets, necessitates a review of the NFL's complicated tampering rules for assistant coaches who are under contract. Becaus...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  9. Bears: Phil Emery elevates expectations

    Kevin Seifert

    It's too bad the networks can't flex-schedule press conferences. Because Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery gave one of the most expansive and content-rich pressers in recent memory at a time -- New Years' morning -- when many Bears fans and pe...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  10. Setting up our final Sunday of 2012

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and welcome to the dramatic conclusion of our Wild Week 17! The day will take place in at least two and maybe three acts, depending on whether we need to wait until the conclusion of Sunday night's game at FedEx Field to determine our fi...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  11. Implications of Pack-Vikes time change

    Kevin Seifert

    So I was wrong. (Again.) I'm back for one more post so that we can set the stage for what will be an insane final Sunday of the 2012 season. The NFL has moved the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings game to 4:25 p.m. ET, giving it a more prominent...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  12. Playoff scenarios: Win and in for Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    OK now. Sunday's late afternoon games are complete and we can dramatically simplify our earlier playoff scenarios. The upshot: The Minnesota Vikings control their playoff destiny and the Chicago Bears will be -- gasp! -- huge Green Bay Packers fan...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  13. Playoff scenarios at the moment

    Kevin Seifert

    As we approach halftime of the late-afternoon games, here are the playoff scenarios I've come up with, using ESPN.com's magical Playoff Machine and confirmed by people smarter than me. The Chicago Bears will be eliminated from playoff contention i...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  14. How three NFC North teams could advance

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's Playoff Machine encourages the kind of trial-and-error that brought one of you to an unlikely but fun NFC North playoff scenario. Via Twitter, @BremerNicholas submitted a path for three of our teams to be part of the six-team NFC playoff f...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  15. Boiling down NFC North playoff scenarios

    Kevin Seifert

    OK. Let's wrap up the NFC North's playoff positioning as best we can at the moment. Many thanks to many conversations I've had this evening with several fine public relations staffers as well as the many curses I've thrown at the ESPN.com Playoff Mac...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  16. NFL Week 6 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a first look at the NFC North's place in ESPN.com's Week 6 Power Rankings. For the first time since the 2010 season, the Green Bay Packers are not our top-ranked team. They're not even our second-ranked team, for that matter. The details: ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012