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  1. Morning Roar: 4th-place finish for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! Hopefully everyone is having a fine Labor Day weekend. The holiday itself is a work day in the NFL, with many teams returning from final cuts to get in an extra practice day as preparations begin for the first game of...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  2. Lions first to begin roster cutdowns

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions became the first NFC North team to start addressing the NFL's looming roster cuts by releasing five players and beginning to assess the injuries of two others. According to Tim Twentyman of the Lions' web site, the players releas...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  3. What to expect from Marc Trestman's Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at what's to come as the Chicago Bears begin the Marc Trestman era: Biggest change to expect: Trestman is an offensive guru with a strong foundation in the original West Coast scheme. Surely his thinking has changed and evolved over the yea...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  4. ChatWrap: Martellus Bennett's production

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat was our final chance to hash through our offseason themes before watching them put into practice when training camp begins. The impact of Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has been a consistently hot topic in our c...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  5. NFC North chat alert

    Kevin Seifert

    We're under the two-week mark before the first NFC North players begin reporting to training camp. (Detroit Lions rookies are scheduled to do so on July 22.) That means it's almost time to start thinking about talking about the 2013 season. What? We'...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  6. BBAO: One week for Bears, Henry Melton

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The July 4 holiday usually means the unofficial end of summer for NFL teams, as vacations wrap up and preparations for training camp begin in earnest. It also signals the final days for teams to sign their franchise ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  7. Football Today: Talking NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFC portion of the ESPN.com blog network participated Monday in the revamped "Football Today" podcast . My segment begins around the 9:30 mark, where Robert Flores and I discussed the Green Bay Packers' revamped offensive line, the Minnesota Viki...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  8. Vince Lombardi, George Halas and rankings

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might have noticed, ESPN and ESPN.com will begin counting down the top 20 coaches in NFL history later this week. Trey Wingo provides the basic parameters in the video, and from an NFC North perspective, this list is going to boil down to wher...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  9. BBAO: Bears open first minicamp today

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Chicago Bears will become the first NFC North team on the field this offseason when a voluntary three-day minicamp begins Tuesday at Halas Hall. The team is scheduled for three two-hour practices, one a day throu...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  10. Lions, Packers begin offseason programs

    Kevin Seifert

    Monday brought the opening of two more NFC North offseason programs, which in the context of mid-April is big news in these parts. The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers have opened their doors for voluntary workouts, joining the Chicago Bears, w...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  11. BBAO: Look back on Day 1 as Day 2 begins

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. We're expecting a busy day here at NFC North blog headquarters on the first full day of NFL free agency. Atop the list is three players who have or are visiting the Detroit Lions: running back Reggie...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  12. Eight in the Box: Top offseason targets

    Kevin Seifert

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who should be the primary target (including trades) for each team when free agency begins? Chicago Bears: It's unclear how muc...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  13. BBAO: 'The People's Stadium' fight begins

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. There's nothing like a long weekend in January to offer unfettered snow shoveling time and a deadline-free Pro Bowl watching environment. While we were gone, Richard Meryhew of the Star Tribune publi...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  14. Pro Bowl Watch: Chad Greenway added

    Kevin Seifert

    And so it begins: The annual shuffling of Pro Bowl rosters because of injury and indifference. You know I'm not a big fan of what the event has become, but I realize that view isn't shared by many of you. So as usual, I'll do my best to track the com...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  15. Wild-card playoff programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    OK gang. The time has come to ship off across the frozen plains, get myself to Green Bay and begin final preparations for Saturday night's NFC North-exclusive wild-card playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. I'll check i...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  16. Adrian Peterson: 68 yards after one quarter

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Just popping over to the blog to update Adrian Peterson's push to history. In a quarter dominated by the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson has racked up 68 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. As the second quarter begins, Peterson had 1,...

    Blog | December 30, 2012