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  1. Pregame Vikings information you won't find anywhere else

    Kevin Seifert

    DETROIT -- There were no surprises on the Minnesota Vikings' list of pregame deactivations at Ford Field, but it's been a while since I've occupied these parts, so bear with me for a bit. The Vikings declared four key players out on Friday, elimin...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  2. NFC North chat alert: Finis

    Kevin Seifert

    Even amid all the change here at ESPN.com, we can count on one beacon of sanity and routine. For the last time, we'll conduct an NFC North-centric SportsNation chat Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET. We'll laugh. We'll cry. We'll eat cake. And maybe we'll discuss...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  3. #NFLRank: NFC North in 41-50

    Kevin Seifert

    Three North players were among those ranked between 41-50 in our #NFLRank project, an ESPN effort to identify the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. As always, our portion of both lists are updated at the bottom. Offense ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  4. #NFLRank: NFC North in 51-60

    Kevin Seifert

    Two NFC North players were among those ranked between 51-60 in our #NFLRank project, an ESPN effort to identify the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. As always, our portion of both lists are updated at the bottom. Offense...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. BBAO: Devin Hester will be 'fresh'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It has almost occurred on cue. Now that the Chicago Bears have made Devin Hester solely a returner, rather than try to double him up on offense, the truth comes out. Speaking with Jon Greenberg of ESPNChicago.com thi...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  6. BBAO: Definition of 'defenseless posture'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Late Wednesday night, I passed along the NFL's explanation for why Chicago Bears linebacker Jon Bostic was fined $21,000 for what seemed to be a standard hard hit last week on San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie....

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  7. NFL's explanation for Jon Bostic fine

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier Wednesday, we discussed the hit that has cost Chicago Bears linebacker Jon Bostic $21,000 in NFL fines. As you recall, Bostic hit San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie with the top of his helmet to dislodge a potential completed pass. In...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  8. Uni Watch Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Checking in on Paul Lukas' 2013 Power Rankings for NFL uniforms: 1. Chicago Bears Last year: 1 Uni Watch excerpt: "No other team looks as consistently sharp week after week, no matter if they're playing at home or on the road. Key element: the s...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  9. Dirty Laundry: The price of head contact

    Kevin Seifert

    I cringed and started worrying after the third or fourth time I saw Jon Bostic's highlight-reel hit last week. Would the collision between Bostic, the Chicago Bears' rookie middle linebacker, and San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie surface as the...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  10. BBAO: It's Ashlee Palmer in a runaway

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For much of the offseason and early summer, I assumed that if the Detroit Lions' competition at strongside linebacker was close, it would go to one of the second-year players -- Travis Lewis or Tahir Whitehead -- who...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  11. #NFLRank: One NFC North player in 81-90

    Kevin Seifert

    Only one NFC North player was among the 20 new players added Tuesday to ESPN.com's #NFLRank project, which ranks the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. I'll continue pointing them out on the blog and will keep a running ta...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  12. NFC North chat alert

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm not sure how many more of these SportsNation chats we'll have as an NFC North community, so let's make sure we all gather Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET to enjoy it while we can. If you don't know what I'm talking about, make sure you read this ESPN press ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  13. BBAO: Lions' David Akers is back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There was never a kicking controversy in Detroit, not as long as veteran David Akers could demonstrate he had moved past an injury-plagued 2012 season for the San Francisco 49ers. That moment appeared to take place M...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  14. #NFLRank: Four NFCN players in 100-91

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have noticed that ESPN.com debuted an ambitious project Monday to rank the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. I was one of the 63 staffers who submitted votes. Ten players in each category will be revealed over t...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  15. Preseason QB playing time in context

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent a bunch of time last week discussing preseason playing time for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who got only two snaps in the preseason opener. Ponder played 25 snaps Friday night against the Buffalo, and thanks to NFC West c...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  16. BBAO: Lions to host CB Rashean Mathis

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For insomniac reasons I don't care to get into, I posted a review of the Detroit Lions' rough preseason outing against the Cleveland Browns in the wee hours of Friday morning. A bit later, ESPN's Adam Schefter report...

    Blog | August 16, 2013