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  1. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 31-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, here are three issues that merit further examination: Benching a kick returner qualifies as a mild message at best, but nothing would be weaker than sending Stefan Logan back onto the fi...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  2. Matthew Stafford and Lions history

    Kevin Seifert

    During his 2009 job interview with the Detroit Lions, coach Jim Schwartz famously said it was time to find a replacement for quarterback Bobby Layne. The best quarterback in team history last donned a Lions uniform in 1958. Matthew Stafford has a ...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  3. New story: Mistakes don't doom Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    TAMPA, Fla. -- I scrambled up to the press box here late Sunday afternoon, seeking verification of some basic facts. Namely: The current year and the final score of the game that had just concluded at Raymond James Stadium. No, I hadn't fallen int...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  4. Flash Points: Franchise-turning events

    Kevin Seifert

    Examining the most crucial event in the history of every team in the division. The most important moment in Green Bay Packers history was nearly scuttled by an unlikely source. Shortly after Vince Lombardi accepted the Packers' job as head coach/g...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  5. Flash Points: Lions' defining moment

    Kevin Seifert

    What key event significantly changed the fortunes of the Lions -- for better or worse? Give us your take and we'll give you our definitive moment on May 17. The Detroit Lions have been playing football under one name or another since 1929, and alt...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  6. XLV: Packers still mulling practice site*

    Kevin Seifert

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Metroplex endured a rare snow and ice storm Tuesday morning, and high temperatures aren't expected to rise above freezing until Friday. The NFL has indicated the Green Bay Packers would move their first practice of Super Bowl ...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  7. Blanda's pro career began in Chicago

    Kevin Seifert

    The death of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback/kicker George Blanda brings to mind the earliest part of his professional career with the Chicago Bears. Here's how the folks at the Hall of Fame Players Association encapsulated that part of Blanda'...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  8. Best Lions Team Ever: 1970

    Kevin Seifert

    Notable players: Running back Mel Farr, center Ed Flanagan, tight end Charlie Sanders, linebacker Paul Naumoff, defensive tackle Alex Karras, cornerback Lem Barney, cornerback Dick LeBeau. Analysis: I'm fully aware that this franchise played for f...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  9. Black and Blue all over: Offseason's final week

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert And down the stretch we come. By the time this week is over, the entire NFC North will be in training camp in preparation for the 2009 season. But there is plenty of work to do before we get there. By my count...

    Blog | July 27, 2009
  10. Cutler makes some sense in the Black and Blue

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Cutler A few weeks ago, we referred to the Jay Cutler story as "fun speculation" as it applied to the NFC North. You had three division teams expressing a desire ...

    Blog | March 16, 2009
  11. Black and Blue all over: Free agency, Phase II

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. It was decidedly quiet in these parts after Friday's flurry of moves. Yes, the second tier of NFL free agency has begun. The big names are off the board, and now teams ...

    Blog | March 09, 2009
  12. Handicapping the top of the draft

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert INDIANAPOLIS -- We warned you last week. If you're looking for guesses about specific teams drafting particular players, you're reading the wrong NFC North blog on the ESPN blog network. But with Detroit...

    Blog | February 22, 2009
  13. Black and Blue all over: Angelo on Tait

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert The Chicago Bears are hoping right tackle John Tait will reconsider his plans to retire and went to the length Tuesday of posting a story about his situation on the team's Web site. Here's the statement ...

    Blog | February 18, 2009
  14. Learning from the Cardinals

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert The Arizona Cardinals suffered through eight consecutive losing seasons from 1999-2006. They managed an 8-8 record last season, improved one game in 2008 and will play for the NFL championship Sunday in Super Bo...

    Blog | January 28, 2009
  15. On the clock: Lions' candidates on the No. 1 pick

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Through Tuesday evening, the Detroit Lions had trotted out two finalists for their head coaching job to speak with the local media. Both men -- Tennessee defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and Miami assistant he...

    Blog | January 14, 2009
  16. Black and Blue all over: Curse nears expiration

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert If you believe in curses, this week is big for you. Because one of the all-time hexes in sports is about to expire. As the Detroit News' Bob Wojnowski details in this entertaining column, the Lions are poised to eme...

    Blog | October 02, 2008