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  1. Wrap-up: Lions 31, Jaguars 14

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts from Sunday's events at EverBank Field: What it means: The Detroit Lions won their second consecutive game to get back to .500 for the first time since Week 2. They're 4-4 after their most complete game of the season. They thoroughl...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  2. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Heading to bye: The Green Bay Packers are hoping to squeeze out one more victory to enter their bye week 6-3 and emerge, presumably, with a much healthier team. The Arizona Cardinals are reeling, having lost...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  3. Wrap-up: Packers 24, Jaguars 15

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Sunday's events at Lambeau Field: What it means: Fortunately for the Green Bay Packers, ugly and/or short-handed victories count the same as blowouts in the standings. This game against the Jacksonville Jaguars was a struggle fro...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  4. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 26-23 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, here are three issues that merit further examination: We've noted several times that quarterback Christian Ponder had an efficient, if late-starting game. We should give so...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  5. BBAO: Packers secondary still unsettled

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It appears the Green Bay Packers are taking their training camp competition at right cornerback, as well as nickel safety, down to the wire. Reports from Green Bay suggest that the candidates for both spots haven't b...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  6. On Christian Ponder's inevitable ascension

    Kevin Seifert

    You've no doubt heard the news: The Minnesota Vikings have benched starting quarterback Donovan McNabb in favor of rookie Christian Ponder, an inevitable move that has been brewing all season. ESPN's Chris Mortensen has confirmed a story originally r...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  7. Lions back-to-work FYI

    Kevin Seifert

    Readiness factor: Coach Jim Schwartz has maintained the same offensive and defensive schemes since arriving in 2009, minimizing the mental cram factor in training camp. But significant transitions loom at several positions, and they will be rushed in...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  8. Power Rankings: Rising assistant coaches

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's NFL writers rank the top 10 up-and-coming assistant coaches in the league today. Next week: Top players overall. Seven NFL teams named new head coaches after last season, tapping into a pool that included experienced coordinators and r...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  9. BBAO: Twitter humor from Ponder, Gabbert

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: My AFC South colleague Paul Kuharsky, who lords over the highly debated and increasingly powerful NFL Twindex, found some humor in a light-hearted Twitter exchange between Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Pond...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  10. ChatWrap: Lions priorities and Vikings QBs

    Kevin Seifert

    Better late than never, let's take a moment to reflect on the highlights of Tuesday's SportsNation chat. I was too caught up in a whole lot of nothing this week to circle back on our chat, but you brought forth a number of interesting topics to conti...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  11. Sports Science: Christian Ponder

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might remember, we spent some time during the draft run-up reviewing Jon Gruden's QB Camp interviews. Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Mallett and Andy Dalton all got their chances. Christian Ponder wasn't part of that exercise, but he did ...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  12. Christian Ponder: The Vikings' only choice

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- I've been using a baseball analogy for years to describe the Minnesota Vikings' increasingly desperate future at quarterback. After years of band-aid solutions and poorly conceived development plans, the time had come to take a...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  13. Final argument: Kiper and McShay mocks

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent the past few months reviewing the various incarnations of mock drafts produced by ESPN analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, so let's take a final look at their latest. Kiper's went live late Wednesday night, and McShay's just posted . ...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  14. Five QBs gone by Vikings' second pick?

    Kevin Seifert

    In the video below, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay offers a visual illustration for why I "reached" for a quarterback at the No. 12 overall pick of the ESPN.com blogger mock draft. By McShay's reckoning, the Vikings will have their pick of every ...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  15. Blog Network mock: Hello, Andy Dalton

    Kevin Seifert

    I was in favor of including trades in ESPN.com's third annual Blog Network mock draft, but the consensus was they would further cloud the muddy snapshot we already have of this draft. After all, with three days remaining until the first round begins,...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  16. Draft Watch: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com NFL blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: Dream scenario/Plan B. Chicago Bears Dream scenario: There is no doubt the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2011