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  1. BBAO: 'Another reminder' on Percy Harvin

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Well then. Wednesday evening got interesting pretty quickly. We weren't expecting Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin to be ready for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, but no one thought he was headed for ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  2. BBAO: Quiet start for Brian Urlacher

    Kevin Seifert

    It's a tribute to the Chicago Bears' defense, and perhaps also an indication of my early senility, that middle linebacker Brian Urlacher didn't make our "By the bye" post Thursday. Urlacher was probably the most-discussed player on the Bears' roster ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  3. 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
  4. New unis: NFC North version

    Kevin Seifert

    If you were plugged into social media Tuesday morning, chances are you were overwhelmed with discussion on the NFL/Nike uniform announcement. I would say that a few key marketers are getting hefty, hefty bonuses. I can report to you that, as expec...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  5. Finally: Your 2011 All-NFC North team

    Kevin Seifert

    It took longer than expected. Preliminary decisions were questioned. Debates extended into the wee hours. We went through a first draft, then a second and even a third. Countless observers were consulted. It wasn't until I had a full week to mull the...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  6. NFC North Pro Bowl analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Perfect sense: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the presumptive league MVP. He was pretty much a lock to be named the NFC's starter. Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is tied for the NFL lead in touchdown receptions (15). He wasn't ...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  7. NFC North Pro Bowl questions

    Kevin Seifert

    Most of you know I'm not a big fan of the Pro Bowl. I don't necessarily have a way of making it better, but that doesn't mean I have to like the current incarnation. In the end, the rosters are rarely a true rendering of the best players in the NFL. ...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  8. BBAO: Lions, Bears swap playoff position

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: FROM AN OUTPOST ALONG HWY. 29 IN WISCONSIN -- I've started the trek back to NFC North blog headquarters but wanted to stop and get the blog caught up. It also seemed like a good idea to get some sleep and sit out the...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  9. BBAO: Playoff scenarios and draft position

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sunday's action brought us two important turns here in the NFC North. First, the Detroit Lions took a hit in the NFC playoff standings and would not qualify if the season ended today. Second, the Minnesota Vikings...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  10. 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
  11. BBAO: Why was Harrison tested for tumor?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In the wake of the stunning news on Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison's brain tumor, many of you have asked a simple question: Is it standard for NFL teams to test for such ailments in the routine physical H...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  12. BBAO: Packers confident in Chad Clifton

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've spent so much time this summer discussing the Green Bay Packers' left guard competition, won by veteran T.J. Lang, that we haven't really noted that left tackle Chad Clifton has spent much of training camp on a...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  13. BBAO: Bears due in camp next week (!)

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It's great to be back, thanks. It looks like I missed a whole lot of nothing last week. As we await a new collective bargaining agreement and the presumed end of the NFL lockout, the big question is timing. Nowher...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  14. Lockout'11: Bears, Lions defenses in focus

    Kevin Seifert

    There has been plenty of discussion this offseason on the impact of the NFL lockout on offensive schemes, especially those for teams with either new coaches or new quarterbacks (or both). But what about the defense? Writing for NBCSports.com, Mike...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  15. BBAO: Clayton forecasts a shootout

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue all over: Super Bowl XLV will feature the NFL's top two scoring defenses, but ESPN.com's John Clayton suggests the game will be a shootout. Odds makers have put the over/under at 44 points, and Clayton writes: "Take the over."...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  16. Suh among four NFC North All-Pros

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFC North is the home of the only rookie named as an Associated Press first-team All-Pro. Congratulations to Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for that honor. Suh had already been named a Pro Bowl starter after leading NFL interior ...

    Blog | January 24, 2011