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  1. Post-draft storylines in the NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    NFC North teams added dozens of intriguing young players over the weekend. They filled glaring holes and added to already-established strengths. Some areas remain weak, of course, while other selections created new storylines we hadn't anticipated. ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  2. BBAO: 'Make or break' for Jay Cutler

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler began on-field work Tuesday with his fourth offensive coordinator in five years. The timing of this transition, however, is a bit more dramatic than the rest. As Michael C. Wri...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  3. BBAO: Catching up after Urlacher, Jennings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: So we've been sidetracked a bit with two intra-division stories: The Minnesota Vikings' cursory talks with Chicago Bears free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher, and the Vikings' decision to host Green Bay Packers recei...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  4. BBAO: Injuries piling up for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There has been so much talk this week about, well, talk, that we've reached Friday of Packers-Bears week and have a pile of injury information to sort through. Thanks to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com, we know ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  5. BBAO: Twitter chat coming Thursday

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As I alluded to Tuesday, we're planning a second opportunity for live chat-like interaction this week considering the magnitude of Sunday's game at Soldier Field. We hit the SportsNation crowd Tuesday. On Thursday...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  6. BBAO: Backfield role for Mike Thomas?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Here's an interesting possibility for how the Detroit Lions might use new slot receiver Mike Thomas, whom they acquired Tuesday from the Jacksonville Jaguars: out of the backfield in a pass-catching role the Lions on...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  7. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Chicago Bears' 23-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams, here are three issues that merit further examination: To this point, the Bears' 41-point explosion in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts is looking like the exception rather than t...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  8. Previewing Preseason Week 2, Part II

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to two more nights of exciting Week 2 preseason action in the NFC North: Detroit Lions Opponent: Baltimore Ravens Location: M&T Bank Stadium Day/Time: Friday/8 p.m. ET Personnel notes: The Lions continue to experiment wi...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  9. BBAO: Moving on to the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Good morning. I'm scrambling to make an 8:15 a.m. (CT) start to the Green Bay Packers' training camp practice, as some of you may be as well. It'll be the start of three days for us in the shadows ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  10. Biggest improvements in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    SportsCenter's divisional analysis moves to the NFC North on Tuesday night (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET). We've already discussed our most versatile players as well as potential breakout players, so let's give our television pals a pre-show primer on the bigge...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  11. Packers atop 2015 NFL Power Rankings

    Kevin Seifert

    A committee of ESPN experts -- including Trent Dilfer, Mel Kiper, Gary Horton, Matt Williamson -- assembled this offseason to create a unique version of our traditional Power Rankings. Naturally, NFC North teams are featured prominently in what am...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  12. Catching up on the Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- We've gone a little light Thursday on the Chicago Bears, mostly because coach Lovie Smith spoke with reporters at the same time I was sitting in on an extended availability with Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. But our friends at ESP...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  13. Bears show Lions execution amid brutality

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- This is what we want from our NFC North football, isn't it? We want two hard-hitting teams bashing heads, before the whistle and after, for 60 minutes. We love it when weather conditions affect the game. We live for all-out brawls that red...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  14. NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    FALLING 1. Communication in the Green Bay Packers' secondary: It's true that Packers defensive backs made three of the most critical plays in Sunday's victory over the San Diego Chargers. Safety Charlie Peprah and cornerback Tramon Williams each r...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  15. BBAO: Martz agrees with Cutler's take

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: On Thursday, we noted a plea from Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to adjust an offense that has left him under pressure too often in the passing game. So it's worth nothing that offensive coordinator Mike Martz ...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  16. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Chicago Bears' 24-13 loss to the Detroit Lions, here are three issues that merit further examination: Last week, I suggested holding off on a full-scale panic about the Bears' defense. I'm still not there yet. But a second look at Lions...

    Blog | October 11, 2011