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  1. 2013 #bloggermock: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Our 2013 #bloggermock took an early twist and left me only partially satisfied as the protector of NFC North interests. Of note: Not a single quarterback was drafted in the first round, something that hasn't happened in the real draft since 1996. We ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  2. Minnesota Vikings schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: It gets real in a hurry for the Minnesota Vikings, who open the season with consecutive NFC North games -- on the road. They'll play at the Detroit Lions in Week 1 and at the Chicago Bears in Week 2, the first time the NFL has asked them t...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Aaron Rodgers: 'A lot of talk' on Pro Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    The yearlong Pro Bowl narrative traces back to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' critical comments about last year's game. So it's worth circling back with Rodgers after Sunday's game, based on early reviews, seemed to go better. Speaki...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. What next for Bears? Playoffs? Rebuild?

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- After losing five of their past six games, the Chicago Bears no longer hold their playoff destiny in their hands. They'll need some help to reach the postseason after a 21-13 loss Sunday to the Green Bay Packers, but the bigger question is...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  11. NFC playoff standings*: Week 14

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you are interested. Some of you hate me for it. But as long as I'm the NFC North blogmaster, we're going to post weekly updates of the NFC playoff standings*. The Green Bay Packers' loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 ended in unique an...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  12. NFC playoff standings through Week 12

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know, ESPN.com has brought back its Playoff Machine to provide playoff seedings based on future results. The most important piece of the puzzle, of course, is the ESPN.com playoff standings that displays conference seeding on a weekly basis. ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  13. BBAO: Greg Jennings will return this week

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Good morning folks. The sun comes especially early when you post your final item from the "day before" at 2 a.m., but so it goes. Week 12, as you know by now, concluded with the Chicago Be...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  14. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 12: November woes: The Green Bay Packers have won four consecutive road games against the New York Giants, their opponent in Sunday's prime-time game. And are the Packers getting the Giants at a good time? Rece...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  15. NFC North Week 12 programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    There's nothing like New York during the long Thanksgiving weekend. Or so I'm told. I'm not actually traveling to New York this weekend, of course. I'll be in northern New Jersey for Sunday's prime-time game between the Green Bay Packers and New Y...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  16. BBAO: Packers join Bears atop NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Well then. Here's the divisional upshot of Monday night's debacle at Candlestick Park: The Chicago Bears have relinquished sole possession of first place in the NFC North after 10 weeks of at least sharing the lead. ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012