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  1. Packers-Bears II: A sharp turn in the rivalry

    Kevin Seifert

    When the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers met in the 2010 NFC Championship Game, we noted how professional and cordial their rivalry was. Their fans might hate each other, but the teams themselves rarely crossed into trash-talk and never engaged i...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  2. Packers-Bears II: Futures in the balance

    Kevin Seifert

    You know how we are around here. We don't like to live in the moment. We want to look ahead, to anticipate what's next, to project and speculate and prognosticate. When at all possible, we look for deep meaning and revealing symbolism in everyday eve...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  3. BBAO: Nick Roach on the spot

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There has been plenty of fretting this week about the future of Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, but not much attention on the man who will replace him for the next few weeks. Nick Roach is making a si...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  4. NFC North third quarter Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    We've posted quarterly Stock Watches in October and November, and now it's time for the third installment of a once-weekly feature. FALLING 1. Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings quarterback: Ponder has brought the franchise to a crossroads as ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  5. Did D.J. Moore speak for all Bears players?

    Kevin Seifert

    As far as locker room spokesmen go, I wouldn't put cornerback D.J. Moore on the top of the Chicago Bears' list. Moore is a refreshingly open, if somewhat flaky, character who says whatever is on his mind. So while it's important that we note Moore's ...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  6. BBAO: Vikings bid to host Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As promised, the Minnesota Vikings have submitted a bid to host the Super Bowl in their new stadium, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com. The facility, approved this spring, is scheduled to open for the 2016 ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  7. BBAO: Speeding into Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Hello again and thanks for your understanding during an unusual holiday weekend. At last, NFC North blog headquarters is up and fully operational once again. I hope you provided Endor-like treatment to John Clayton d...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  8. BBAO: Super Bowl 'a reality' for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Overt talk of the Super Bowl is on everyone's mind at the Chicago Bears' training camp, as we noted in our official Camp Confidential. Receiver Brandon Marshall mentioned it during Friday night's practice at Soldier ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. BBAO: #ESPNBloggermock is coming ...

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, although I'm guessing it was a bit stressful knowing that ESPN.com would roll out its blogger mock Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET. I understand. The good thing is...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  12. NFC North free-agency primer

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears Key free agents: Tight end Kellen Davis, running back Matt Forte (franchise), cornerback Corey Graham, quarterback Caleb Hanie, defensive end Israel Idonije, cornerback Tim Jennings, quarterback Josh McCown, safety Brandon Meriweathe...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  13. NFC North playing-time tidbits

    Kevin Seifert

    We've used 2011 playing-time statistics to identify a number of trends and important points, from the perfect attendance of Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs to the reliability of Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew to the curious limitatio...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  14. 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
  15. Phil Emery: Bears find their Ted Thompson

    Kevin Seifert

    In retrospect, the Chicago Bears' 25-day search for a general manager played out exactly as they said it would. Team president Ted Phillips made clear he wasn't looking to turn the organization upside down after firing Jerry Angelo on Jan. 3. No, as ...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  16. 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