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  1. BBAO: Nick Fairley talking Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In 2007, Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna predicted the team would win more than 10 games. The Lions finished 7-9. Six years later, Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is talking Super Bowl. Fairley stopped sho...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  2. Dreaming of the Eagles' home opener

    Kevin Seifert

    On Monday, we noted the possibility that the Green Bay Packers or Minnesota Vikings could open the season in the NFL's annual kickoff game at the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Here's another Week 1 quirk to consider, courtesy of NFC East c...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  3. Packers or Vikings for 2013 kickoff game?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl championship means they will host the NFL's annual kickoff game in early September. That means there is at least a chance that an NFC North team will be the opponent. For us, the 2013 schedule will include matchups...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  4. Super Bowl XLVII pick: Gold rush

    Kevin Seifert

    I don't pick NFC North games during the regular season or the playoffs, to the chagrin of those who seek more buffoonery than I already provide to be used against me. But the entire ESPN/ESPN.com crew submitted picks for Super Bowl XLVII, so I had li...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Pro Bowl: Game no longer relevant

    Kevin Seifert

    This week, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning offered a direct and impassioned plea to those surrounding him in a Hawaii ballroom. According to Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network, Manning asked players to give better effort in Sunday's Pro Bow...

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  7. Shield your eyes: Pro Bowl fan ballots

    Kevin Seifert

    The actual game is only part of the joke that is the Pro Bowl. The voting process is far from ideal, as evidenced by the NFC North representation in the final fan balloting released Thursday. Fan voting weighs one-third of the total determination ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Giants 38, Packers 10

    Kevin Seifert

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A few thoughts on a stunning 38-10 beat down at MetLife Stadium: What it means: It wasn't totally surprising to see the end of the Green Bay Packers' five-game winning streak in a road game against the Super Bowl champions...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  9. Green Bay Packers schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl two years ago and were 15-1 last season, but believe it or not, 2012 will mark the first year they have had five prime-time games in one regular season. They'll host the Chicago Bears (Thursday n...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  10. Pro Bowl suggestion: College All-Star game

    Kevin Seifert

    Because one of our players started the ball moving on what could be substantial changes to the NFL's Pro Bowl, I'll take it upon myself to track suggestions and developments in that area. It's a tough and thankless job, but someone has to do it. I'm ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  11. Packers-Giants for 2012 opener?

    Kevin Seifert

    The New York Giants are the Super Bowl champions. That means they'll host the NFL's Thursday night kickoff game in September. I realize I'm not the first one to mention it, but there is a decent chance of the Green Bay Packers serving as the Giants' ...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  12. BBAO: Endgame soon in Bears' GM search?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over So the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox -- er, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots -- will meet in Super Bowl XLVI. We here in the NFC North have a very East-Coast title game to look forward to. (Or no...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  13. Lions-Saints: Louis Delmas should play

    Kevin Seifert

    Not a moment too soon, the Detroit Lions appear on track to regain the services of a core defensive player. Safety Louis Delmas, a Pro Bowl alternate who has missed five consecutive games because of a sprained knee, practiced Tuesday and seems lik...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  14. Kickoff'11: McCarthy, Rodgers talk it out

    Kevin Seifert

    Something was off. No one could pinpoint it, and it was driving the Green Bay Packers crazy. A 2010 season that opened with Super Bowl expectations had already yielded three losses in the first six games, and a presumably world-class offense was inex...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  15. XLV: Erik Walden, Quinn Johnson inactive

    Kevin Seifert

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Green Bay Packers won't have linebacker Erik Walden for Super Bowl XLV. Walden (ankle) was among eight game-day deactivations the Packers just announced. Rookie Frank Zombo, who has missed most of the past two months becaus...

    Blog | February 06, 2011
  16. XLV: Packers won't face Pouncey

    Kevin Seifert

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The most significant injury story of Super Bowl XLV has reached its expected conclusion: The Pittsburgh Steelers have ruled out center Maurkice Pouncey from the game. Backup Doug Legursky will make his fifth NFL start -- but firs...

    Blog | February 04, 2011