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  1. BBAO: Charles Tillman vs. Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sam Monson's snap-by-snap analysis of Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman's 2012 season over at Pro Football Focus includes a detailed breakdown of Tillman's two games against Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johns...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  2. Minnesota Vikings schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: It gets real in a hurry for the Minnesota Vikings, who open the season with consecutive NFC North games -- on the road. They'll play at the Detroit Lions in Week 1 and at the Chicago Bears in Week 2, the first time the NFL has asked them t...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  3. Green Bay Packers schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The Packers' 2013 schedule has a familiar ring. They open with the San Francisco 49ers for the second consecutive season, a quirk that also affords a rematch with the team that knocked them from the 2012 playoffs. They'll play the Detroit ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  4. Chicago Bears schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: New coach Marc Trestman will benefit from a relatively rare start to the schedule: two consecutive home games. The Chicago Bears haven't received that gift from the schedule makers since 1999. Overall, however, Trestman's first month on...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  5. Detroit Lions schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The Detroit Lions' 4-12 season last year apparently has reduced their national appeal. Their schedule includes only one prime-time game, a home date on "Monday Night Football" in Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens. Frankly, with the n...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  6. Tentative 2013 NFC North draft picks

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As the NFL scouting combine gets underway, we have an official but tentative round-by-round list of draft choices for NFC North teams. The quick breakdown is in the chart below, courtesy some spreadsheet magic from NFC West colleag...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  7. Bears: Assigning responsibility for 25 sacks

    Kevin Seifert

    Jay Cutler provided a simple but accurate analysis of the Chicago Bears' struggles for most of last Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers: "No one played well." Beyond a doubt, the Bears suffered breakdowns at every level -- the offensive li...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  8. Minnesota Vikings schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The Minnesota Vikings' schedule reflects low expectations for their 2012 season. They'll have one prime-time game, a Thursday night matchup in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and 13 of their other 15 games are scheduled for the ea...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  9. Chicago Bears schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The NFL gave the Chicago Bears the maximum allowable number of prime-time games. Amazingly, all five will come in the first 10 games of the season. (Full schedule here.) They include a Week 2 trip to the Green Bay Packers (Thursday nigh...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  10. Detroit Lions schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: A 2011 playoff appearance, along with the quarterback-receiver combination of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, was enough to earn the Detroit Lions four prime-time games and a total of five nationally televised games. The Lions will...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  11. 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
  12. NFC North compensatory pick breakdown

    Kevin Seifert

    A stunning number of you are asking for more details on the six compensatory draft picks awarded to NFC North teams Monday. I'm not one to judge, of course, so below you will find where each pick sits both in the round and overall in the draft. Fo...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  13. Tim Tebow and the NFC North (gotcha!)

    Kevin Seifert

    I dropped off Twitter for a few minutes Monday morning while focusing on our Pulitzer-worthy breakdown of Donald Driver's turn on "Dancing With the Stars." When I jumped back on, I had 103 new tweets. About half of them were asking whether an NFC Nor...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  14. Theories on the Packers' breakdown

    Kevin Seifert

    As you read this, Green Bay Packers players are scattering around the country, having vacated Lambeau Field weeks earlier than anyone expected. Instead of game-planning for the NFC Championship Game, coaches are reviewing the season and in some cases...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  15. NFC North free-agency breakdown

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at the free-agent priorities for each NFC North team: Chicago Bears Assemble a starting offensive line: As we've noted many times, the Bears have held off any public discussion about their five linemen pending the results of free agency...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  16. Minnesota Vikings schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: If the Minnesota Vikings open the season with a rookie quarterback, he'll at least have the comfort of playing two of his first three games at home. The Vikings would open the season at the San Diego Chargers, but then they would return fo...

    Blog | April 19, 2011